Greta Van Susteren Explodes at Fox News’ Contributor Erick Erickson: ‘He's a Jerk’

Greta Van Susteren Explodes at Fox News' Contributor Erick Erickson: 'He's a Jerk'

The Fox News host attacked a conservative commentator from her own network on Monday after he criticized Wendy Davis on Twitter

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren lit into fellow network colleague Erick Erickson in a post on her blog GretaWire after he tweeted harshly about Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, characterizing her as “Abortion Barbie.”

Van Susteren posted a large, sweaty photograph of the conservative pundit and headlined it, “What is wrong with this guy? He is such a jerk! He is a repeat offender!”

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Van Susteren was incensed by a recent Erickson tweet that linked to a critical article in the Dallas Morning News.

 

“So Abortion Barbie had a Sugar Daddy Ken,” Erickson wrote. “No (sic) exactly the bio she claimed.”

“We are a big nation with different viewpoints,” Van Susteren seethed. “We won't always agree but a strong debate is helpful when we disagree.  Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you. And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion.”

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“The best they can do is make themselves look really bad,” she continued in her lengthy blog post. ”No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious.  I suspect this guy feels that he makes himself relevant or even important if he says or tweets like this.  I just roll my eyes and wonder what is going on in his head!”

Erickson shot back at Van Susteren, tweeting, “Well, Abortion Barbie does have a vocal fan club. Might be larger except for the open season on anyone under 40 weeks.”

  • Crusader06

    Well, the man did call it like it is.

  • wregulatorguy

    Hey GRRRReta I believe you were the one that talked about freedom of speech and expression the other night. I think you need to move to CNN or one of the mainstream DemaNazi stations where you march the goose step and stay in line. Next to your pic the caption should read “What's wrong with this PIC? She is an igonarant B with a bad face lift.
    I think Abortion Barbie hits it dead NUTS on for this Fraud of a woman!

    • scoutout

      She had a stroke asssssshoooole!!!!!!

      • wregulatorguy

        She had a face lift right after the OJ trial and signed on with, I believe CNN Stupid FUC! Remember OJ, the white meat carver? Greta provided Expert legal advice to CNN at the time-STUPD AZ!

    • Well Duh

      What part of Free Speech Works Both Ways is confusing you?

      • wregulatorguy

        I am not the one confused. Free speech seems to apply only when certain very touchy groups like women and minorities are concerned. Free speech stops there; however, it is okay to bash white males, Catholics and those terrible conservatives. You will never see them even come near Muslims. Oh no. Those cavemen just may come and hurt them:)

  • scoutout

    What ever happened to true journalism?!? Thats why she wants to go to CNN. Because at FIXED NEWS (UN-FAIR AND UN-BALANCED) they are maybe at best two very objective ones there. I am a Democrat who NEVER votes straight party. Or against my personal views like some of you hard-core liberals and Neo-Cons do! I vote on someone fixing the welfare system, not whether or not she or he can shut down or otherwise make it im-FREAKING-posible to have an abortion (YEA! I SAID IT!!) What some of you folks don't get is that the House and the Senate despite what you believe are ALL RICH and they (ones in power now) could give a rat aaaasss about the public. I see that. Question is why don't you?!? All the goverment has accomplished in the last 12 yrs is put us in debt and polarize the public.

    • TINCAN878

      Hey aaaaaaasssssssssshole have you heard ??? the deficit has been cut in half for one thing…..

      • Pat Boyd

        Where have you been? The deficit has more than doubled since Obama came in!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Larry Foster

          Doubled ? you need to get off that dope you're using. Any fool knows that the deficit has fallen. Only an a$$hole would say different.

          • Pat Boyd

            Look at the debt clock, Larry. The DEBT is almost there….. to a DOUBLE. You are such a nice person with your comments, aren't you? LOL

          • Larry Foster

            Dear Pat….Debt and Deficit are not the same!!!!

          • Pat Boyd

            That was addressed in an earlier post, Larry. I do know the difference, but whose assets are being used to balance the scales? Huh?

          • Joe1938

            Another leftwingnut proves that the following can not be posted too many times…
            From an expert; Liberals are clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist Dr. Lyle Rossiter. Doctor Rossiter makes case that leftist ideology is a mental disorder.

          • Larry Foster

            @ Joe1938…I do not generally reply to rightwing idiots. You sir appear to be one.

        • Deadman404

          No the deficit has been halfed.
          If you're too stupid to understand the difference between debt and deficit then you're too stupid to have a valid opinion

          • Pat Boyd

            Oh, you want to get into semantics? Well, okay. Are you counting the assets of all Americans to make your statement that the deficit has been halved. You Liberals know nothing other than to attack and try to belittle by telling everyone else they are stupid. The debt has grown to over 17 Trillion since Obama came in. Are you the stupid one maybe, not to be able to see you can't spend and spend without taking a country down? We are so indebted to China that now we have to allow them to manufacture and import a monumental amount of our goods….even our light bulbs! You go right on touting your “intelligence” while you probably sit in your parent's basement playing X-Box and take, take everywhere you can. My opinion, buddy, is mine as is yours, so shove it!

          • Joe1938

            Well Pat, ya gotta remember that libs have a mental problem… From an expert; Liberals are clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist Dr. Lyle Rossiter. Doctor Rossiter makes case that leftist ideology is a mental disorder.

  • James

    I don't know or care who Erickson is but for Greta to lower herself to comment on his comments is so disappointing. Let the man have his opinion, Greta…and, please keep your mouth shut.

    • Blue Thunder

      I think you should keep your mouth shut!! Let them all have their opinion, except you!!

      • Chris998

        Why ? I mean Sunday it was a Huckabee, a colleague, Monday it was Davis who is the lowest of lows, even Megan Kelly was a bit harsh on Huck and he said nothing wrong, I read on google megan Kelly blamed Hannity for the bad name conservatives have and that both a Megan and greta had something to say about Lou Dobbs and a bread winner comment. I don't think it's a war on women as much as i'am starting to think this is a war on men. To do this to colleagues and contributors it isn't very professional does not make either one look good at all.

  • Pat Boyd

    Very disappointed Greta did this. Most Texans don't want our state turning into another California or New York by having someone like Wendy Davis as governor. We have done very well, thank you, under conservative leadership. Greta, Erickson has a right to his opinion as well as you. I'm surprised you are taking up for one of the far-left Liberals. I didn't realize you supported their agenda. Really disappointed.

    • Are You Serious?

      Very well?
      Texas is the only state that rates in the bottom five for education the top five for poverty rate and the least workers’ rights of any state
      Voting Republican in Texas is like hiring a paedophile as your kids’ nanny, it cheap but the potential consequences are horrific

      • Pat Boyd

        You don't know what you are talking about as usual!!!

        • Blue Thunder

          I was once told that Texas is the A-hole of the country. I didn't know what that referred to, at first. But lately, I've come to understand that statement to it's fullest. The state is simply full of crap!! A big flush is way overdue…..

          • highlander

            you are insulting people of Texas by using these terms. Well, in the name of free speech you got the right to do so in America. You are lucky that you are not in Saudi Arabia, your tongue would be cut and done by now.

          • Pat Boyd

            Really strange Blue, if Texas were so bad, why would we have such an influx of people from the rest of the nation? We maintained jobs and better financial stability than the majority of states during the downturn. The thing that irritates most outsiders is the love and pride Texans have for our state and the gratitude we have for being born TEXANS. Love it!!!!!

          • Joe1938

            Love them Texas Cowgirls!!! Yep, a lot of companies and people are leaving the socialist-communist-marxist state of California and going to Texas. Many of the people leaving have deep pockets so there goes the capital that could have created business in CA.

        • G. Michael Williams

          Umm..did you see the state's rankings? You are the one that is out of the loop. God didn't rape a 13 year old married virgin and kill the kid over a piece of fruit…the rest is make believe as well. Being good doesn't take an imaginary friend, it takes education.

          • Pat Boyd

            Okay G. Michael, you believe as you do, and we who have a promise that we know is real will continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers. God Bless.

          • G. Michael Williams

            See Pat? You don't address any fact..you simply hide behind your delusional belief system and require everyone to PROVE you wrong. You're an IDIOT that rejects reality for your EGO…Loser.

          • Chris998

            She is entitled to her belief system and to express her view. She did not insult you, she should receive the same respect .

          • G. Michael Williams

            No, she expressed her uninformed opinion, that doesn't deserve respect….She's entitled to have it…I'm entitled to ridicule. Demanding respect for stupid is commonly attempted by the stupid.

          • Joe1938

            Only idiots have to revert to vitriolic oratory and name calling.

      • Chris998

        What does that have to do ith Low life Davis, that is not the point, the point is her lack of character.

    • shane Hamby

      oh my gosh. She is just stating that it was sexist and in poor taste. His comment was uncalled for is all. Just because Greta is standing up to someone saying an ignorant comment doesn't mean she endorses anyone. Give Greta a break. She at least is balanced more than others at FAUX News. Your defintely Pat Boyd are for the FAR RIGHT agenda if you think calling someone an abortion barbie is correct. That is truly disgusting.

      • Chris998

        There was no point , it's not a war men on women, since a Erick was not the one who gave her the name and the people of Texas who did and they did so awhile back. What. Greta suddenly has to come to the disgusting women's aid because she let her women lib issues get the better of her facts? I think this is more of sensitive women manufacturing a war between the sexes it appears to me it's more like a war of diva prima Donna's who think they can throw their weight around for a few cheap head lines and create dis harmony with their colleagues and contributors. That is IMHO

    • Chris998

      I totally agree, she even got taken to the olds he'd on her own blog with Huck most of about 1500 did not agree with her and on the Erick blog I would say a good 1200 didn't agree. And all of a sudden she finds out hat the people of Texas call Davis amd she is offended. What I find offensive is when you push abortion for 20 week pregnancy ”s dogs are treated with more compassion. If you have ever see a pic of a 20 week old baby it's just horrible. Yes, I was disappointed myself I agree Pat.

  • Deadman404

    @James – So Greta isn't allowed to disagree?
    Free speech works both ways

  • NavyFlyer1325

    Greta, you are such Twat! If you don't understand that Conservatives are in a Death Match with ZeroBama and his Sycophantic Bootlicking followers and supporters, you, along with the rest of us in regular American Society, will be relegated to the dustbin of History. There are no niceties in this fight, no holds that are barred, no tactic that is too low or is unworthy of them: “The State is Paramount, and so The Party Elite.” It comes right out of the old Soviet playbook, if you care to read it, if it hasn't been cleansed yet from the Public Libraries. Just read the accounts of the Soviet Gulag survivors. We cannot field nor continue to elect Republican candidates who do not recognize this Fight-to-the-Death for the soul, thoughts, and freedoms of our Great Republic, and who are not willing to get blood on their shoes in the process.

  • Chris998

    I wonder when she will find out. It. Was not Erick who gave Davis the Nick name abortion Barbie, it was the people of Texas! I don't know where Greta's head is but in my opinion I do not see how any one would want to come to Davis's aid. Especially when she has pushed for 20 week abortions. I think abortion Barbie is to nice if you have seen a picture of a 20 week old fetus I think Frau Himmler would be a better name. Hey, what the heck , greta got a story about her in the Huffington post, and i'am sure Davis was happy some one was in her corner, do t ask me why, because I do t get it.

    • Joe1938

      Chris998, We can toss the Margaret Sanger name in with Frau Himmler.

  • Joe1938

    Well, different thread but this had to blog somewhere and this is the 1st place available.
    To: Greta Van Susteren
    From: JB
    Re: Only one question, really?
    Greta, re your question “What about the persecuted women of Afghanistan?”;
    I have a few more questions…
    What about the persecuted women of Iraq?
    What about the persecuted women of Iran?
    What about the persecuted women of Saudi Arabia?
    What about the persecuted women of Syria?
    What about the persecuted women of Pakistan?
    What about the persecuted women in any muslim country?
    What about the persecuted women by muslims throughout the world?
    What about the persecuted muslim women of the world?
    What about the persecuted women by islim?
    Where are the one percenter radical and extremely vocal women rights ladies?
    Many pages could filled with very similar questions.