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Camp Gretawire

In which we check in with Gretawire to see what Oprah Van Susteren is chatting about and what her boisterous fan club is saying back.

When Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren blogs, her tight-knit community of readers react with haste and enthusiasm, no matter what the topic. She asks for “light comedy” movie recommendations, she gets 356 comments with suggestions. She asks what her readers think of “grumpy cat,” they answer with 53 all-too-pensive thoughts. She says she hates to see Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasslebeck leave “The View,” and 100+ “I hate The View” comments arrive.

Perhaps the best posts, however, are the “open thread” posts, wherein Van Susteren let’s her fans go all willy-nilly and shoot off on whatever strikes their fancy. This morning, Van Susteren published such a post and within 30 minutes there were more than 100 comments. Here’s a sampling of what’s on their minds, spelling and grammar unchanged:


“According to the CDC, sexually transmitted disease has reached epidemic scale. You thought a hangover was bad.”– Belletide



Potential awards

“in the future we could also have a hollywood series called Gang bangers, with Golden Globes being given out for the best shooter, best hoe, most drug used, the money generated could take care of the elderly in the hood.”– Old MP Sergeant

Extended vacations


Family planning

“Any woman who get an abortion (except for medical condition, rape or incest) should have her tubes tied so she can never have any more kids.”– Old MP Sergeant, again

The time change

“Hi Greta: A good morning and day to you, John, and ALL your furry family….PLEASE my Princess is having a TERRIBLE time adjusting to daylight svgs. time!!!! Now, instead of getting me up at 5:00 AM….well it is now somewhere 3:00 AM….I wonder if anyone ever taught her how to tell time !!! Oh,well, she is wonderful, whatever….hey , learned she now likes “Sheba”…INSTEAD of expensive Fancy Feast!!! YEA! for our budget !!! Blessings, Greta….Mareman”– Mareman

Race relations in America

“What chance does a skinny guy with a dark complexion and a funny name have to get elected president of the United States?

“Does that sound sickeningly racist to anyone?”– SocialismSucks2, quoting a joke made by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) at the Gridiron dinner Saturday.

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