Van Susteren Accuses Carlson of Lying

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Greta puts Carlson on the spot.  Carlson attempts several smarmy responses consisting of attacks on Greta’s understanding of quotation marks in a highly patronizing tone. Greta was not amused. He refused to admit wrong-doing. He refused to be held accountable for his on-line rag’s phony “News” story.

Greta says at one point: “I think you’re lying, Tucker.” At another point: “Tucker, you tried to hide it”

It sure does seem that way, doesn’t it?

Somebody may wish to make Carlson an offer for the Daily Caller.  Though not officially on the market, it may be for sale.  Greta should have asked him about the Daily Caller’s current financial state.

I also hear smut-peddlers do well on the Internet.

Here’s Greta’s own view of the exchange: GretaWire

Unsurprisingly, S.E. Cupp(of GBTV fame) tweets to Carlson’s defense and attacks Greta as “confused” over quotation marks:

secupp:I’m all for defending Sarah, but Greta is confused. Meet quotation marks. They’re used to indicate what other people say. @TuckerCarlson

Terrific. Next, S.E. Cupp can school us all on parentheses as well. A little later:

secupp:Greta’s apparently imposing a no-speech zone around Palin, which does neither Palin nor her supporters any good.

S.E. Cupp clearly doesn’t get it.  If this was a story about something of substance, on issues, or something remotely real, it would be another matter.  I can’t imagine she’d want to respond to be taken to task for anything other than issues of substance either, and what S.E. Cupp isn’t understanding, for whatever reason, is that this nonsense of attacking people through the use of thugs as surrogates is probably not the most ethical form of journalism. (By way of full disclosure, some of Cupp’s writings have appeared on Carlson’s Daily Caller site.)

If it had been a story about issues, nobody would complain.  The problem is that these sort of pass-along hits on people, particularly in such vile language, are intended to damage their intended targets in a way that has nothing to do with politics or issues or anything of the sort.  It’s simply an attack hidden behind a claim of journalism.
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4 Responses to Van Susteren Accuses Carlson of Lying

  1. stevethird says:

    It's the nature of the story that is the issue here. One, it is meant to collect hits for a fading blog. That's lame but understandable.Two, the article doesn't just beg the question "Can we have a President who does this sort of thing?". It begs the question "Can we have a President who PEOPLE SAY does this sort of thing?" It puts the power to destroy in the hands of whoever feels like saying whatever about (in this case) Governor Palin AND whoever ( i.e. Carlson) SAYS they said it and then publicizes it. There is no personal or journalistic accountability here, and the lame Quotation marks defense hardly absolves TC.. The choice of punctuation mark is NOT the issue. It is the choice of who to quote (freak Tyson) saying what (freakish sexual horror) about whom (possibly the next President of the United States) and how to present it (drive-by headline for the drive-by headline readers). Greta is right….AGAIN. Vote with your cyberfeet. Boycott the Caller.

  2. Soozy says:

    Mark This Tucker incident would never happen if the critics were democrats as they have made Alinsky type of fighting their way to the WH (demeaning the opponent). However when our own do it to our own that is downright appalling and most concerning of the Republican party. And yes I was surprised at SE I like her but to agree demeaning someone is right I too am bewildered and confused. Thanks as always Mark for understanding and fighting for a woman. Suz

  3. Michael says:

    The lead on DC this morning was that Mr. Carlson "schooled" Mrs. Susteren.

    Perspective is, if nothing else, interesting.

    GB

    • MarkAmerica says:

      Ha ha! It's nice to know that objectivity is so important at DC. I think I'll write a blog post entitled: "I'm the King of the World" and therefore, it will be true, right? No? Thanks Michael! It's amazing to watch these folks in action. It's all Carlson has left. His brand is severely damaged by this, and he is scrambling to undo the damage. As Stacy Drake reminded him, though in a different context, "you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."