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Greta Van Susteren Proves She Doesn’t Understand How the Web Works

You know, when you give political opinions in public, people are going to disagree with you and some of them are even going to throw personal insults at you. Even I, Iron Knee, get some email like that (yes, I know it is hard to believe). But apparently Fox News host Greta Van Susteren has a particularly thin skin.

A little over a week ago, Van Susteren received an email from someone she would only name as “Brian”. Among other things, Brian said “Your brain is empty. … Matter of fact, it is so empty, if you put a pea in your skull it would rattle around like a BB in a boxcar.” I mean, wow, what a devastating insult … not.

Rather than just ignore it like the rest of us do, Van Susteren decided to seek revenge on the innertubes, so she posted a reader poll asking “Who is dumber? Greta? Or Brian for spending his time watching someone he thinks is dumb.”

Apparently either Van Susteren doesn’t have many supporters or she just doesn’t understand how much the internet loves to pile on, but by the close of polling, fully 78% of the vote said that Greta was dumber. Of course, that’s only 43,335 people who think that Greta is dumb. Just think of the result if it had been more widely publicized.

I guess Van Susteren can take some solace. At least she didn’t do what Fox News host Clayton Morris did last Friday, when he read unrevised cue cards — not once but twice — and referred to himself as co-host Steve Doocy. Now that’s dumb.



  1. starluna wrote:

    This is the funniest thing I’ve heard today. Thanks for the laugh.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    Wow. I guess she made Brian’s point for him!

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Sammy wrote:

    What did she expect, being one of only two non-extreme righties on the network?

    Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink