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Greta Van Susteren dubs Tucker Carlson 'a pig, purveyor of smut' over Palin story

Washington , Tue, 20 Sep 2011 ANI

Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson had an ugly, seven-minute shouting match on Fox News after the cable show host dubbed the Daily Caller editor-in-chief as a "pig" and "purveyor of smut" in her blog over Palin story.


Van Susteren kicked off her interview on "On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren" by asking Carlson to explain his decision to run a story this weekend under the headline "Mike Tyson: Saran Palin met the 'womb shifter'" on his website.


Writing on her blog, Van Susteren expressed outrage at how Carlson - whom she referred to as her "friend" - covered a radio interview in Las Vegas with Tyson in which the former heavyweight champ used crude and sexually offensive language in talking about inter-racial sex.


The headline on the Daily Caller story refers to Tyson's comments on the alleged sexual encounter over 20 years ago between Palin and past NBA star Glen Rice, which is claimed in Joe McGinniss' new biography of the former Alaska governor.


Tyson's graphic street language from the radio interview is quoted at length in the Daily Caller story.


After Carlson said he ran the story because he believed the news media would ignore Tyson's outrageous comments about Palin.


"I think you're lying, Tucker, about something," the Politico quoted Van Susteren as saying in return.


As a war of words ensued with Carlson holding his ground on his editorial decision, Van Susteren soon revealed a grudge she had been holding against the Daily Caller editor for six months.


"You know what Tucker, you're not a first offender with me. I gave you the benefit of the doubt when six months earlier you wrote that MILF comment on your tweet. You are not a first offender on this," she said, referring to a tweet Carlson wrote in March that said, "Palin's popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan."


This prompted Carlson to toss his first and last apology of the night to Van Susteren: "I've said dumb things - that was a dumb thing. I'll say more, I apologized and I'm genuinely sorry for it." (ANI)



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