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Greta Van Susteren Has Advice for Pres. Obama Following Foley Statement

greta-van-susterenFollowing President Obama’s statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, Greta Van Susteren took to GretaWire to advise the president.

“Time for President Obama to cut his vacation short and come home to DC,” Greta wrote in her headline. She added her two cents on the attire the president wore during his statement on Foley. “And he could put on a tie when he is talking about the beheading – this vacation casual is unacceptable in the face of this atrocity.”

And by the way, I am all for casual clothes — but he IS the President of the United States and he IS talking about a beheading of an American, not the annual Easter egg roll. Put on a tie. All eyes are on the President and he needs to convey the right message on all levels.

We’ll be on the lookout tonight to see if Greta has more to say on the subject on “On the Record.”

Greta Van Susteren Shares ‘Big’ Regret

Greta304x200Greta Van Susteren takes readers inside her media world on GretaWire, and this morning, she shared an editorial choice she regrets.

After explaining she’s recently been researching the genocide happening in Iraq, Greta wrote about another country that experienced mass genocide in the 1990s she regrets not covering.

I started digging deeper into the genocide (estimates 500,000 to 1,000,000 slaughtered!) of Rwanda and what hit me like a ton of bricks was the date. It started in April or May of 1994 and went on for many months. So….why did I miss it? My head was buried in OJ Simpson. I was too consumed with a Hollywood murder! Of course this is not to take away from the murder victims and the importance of their lives and murders….but you get the point. I can still recite dates and times about the OJ Simpson case but, until I started my new study about the genocide in Rwanda, all I could do was tell you ‘yes, there was genocide in Rwanda.’ That’s all. That’s pitiful. I certainly was not alone. Almost the entire US media was 24/7 OJ Simpson (from June 12, 1994 until October 1995.) So…that’s why you probably don’t know much about it since all we talked about in the media and showed you was a trial in California. Sometimes I think we in the media have our heads on wrong. I am not saying the Simpson coverage was wrong but I am saying I could have done a lot better.

Politico: David Gregory Cut Vacation Short to Host ‘Meet the Press’

david gregory_304x200POLITICO reports amid increasing rumors of his imminent ousting, David Gregory left his vacation midway through last week to moderate “Meet the Press” Sunday.

David Gregory wasn’t supposed to host “Meet the Press” on Sunday. He was on a planned vacation in Nantucket, where, the night before, he had hosted a special presentation of the Boston Pops, sponsored by Coastal Living and Real Simple. Midway through the week, however, Gregory changed his mind. His fate at “Meet the Press” had been the subject of numerous press reports. Page Six and others had declared him dead in the water come November. Several NBC personalities were already vying to replace him. Gregory was chartered back to Washington for Sunday’s program, having concluded, one NBC source said, that being off was “a dumb move” — that would have only further fueled speculation that the host was on his way out.

And yesterday, Greta Van Susteren echoed her colleague Chris Wallace‘s criticism of NBC News’ treatment of Gregory on GretaWire.

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 6

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 74 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 99
  • Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 114

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

156

TheFive:

215

Baier:

249

Greta:

220

O’Reilly:

385

Kelly:

335

Hannity:

238

O’Reilly:

248

Kelly:

225

MSNBC
Wagner:

74

EdShow:

96

Sharpton:

101

Matthews:

119

Hayes:

71

Maddow:

124

O’Donnell:

84

Hayes:

42

Maddow:

51

CNN
Tapper:

74

Blitzer:

79

Blitzer:

153

Burnett:

134

Cooper:

110

Bourdain:

152

Tonight:

107

Cooper:

115

CNNI:

94

HLN
Now:

58

Files:

43

Files:

59

Jane:

85

Grace:

100

Dr.Drew:

120

Files:

122

Files:

165

Files:

270

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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 67 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 107
  • Primetime: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 118 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 166

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

197

TheFive:

338

Baier:

282

Greta:

294

O’Reilly:

393

Kelly:

316

Hannity:

282

O’Reilly:

218

Kelly:

169

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

83

Sharpton:

92

Matthews:

100

Hayes:

101

Maddow:

152

O’Donnell:

101

Hayes:

85

Maddow:

62

CNN
Tapper:

122

Blitzer:

129

Blitzer:

117

Burnett:

152

Cooper:

141

Cooper:

177

Tonight:

165

Cooper:

107

CNNI:

125

HLN
Now:

74

Files:

53

Files:

85

Jane:

124

Grace:

155

Dr.Drew:

146

Files:

198

Files:

211

Files:

246

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Fox News Correspondent Steve Centanni is Retiring

CentanniSSteve Centanni, a veteran foreign correspondent for Fox News Channel, is retiring.

Centanni, 68, covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2006, during an earlier flare-up in violence in Gaza, Centanni and his cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped and held captive for 13 days. Centanni has been with Fox News since it launched in 1996. For the last several years, he’s been based out of FNC’s Washington, DC bureau.

Before FNC, Centanni, a San Francisco native, worked at KRON-TV and KTUU-TV. Greta Van Susteren shares her thoughts on Centanni.

Greta Responds to Criticism of Jill Abramson Interview

GretaGreta Van Susteren doesn’t mind criticism. But she does mind journalists critiquing her interviews without the benefit of a phone call.

“Had Spayd called me, she wouldn’t have to read this,” Van Susteren tells TVNewser, previewing a GretaWire post she wrote (read after the jump).

Greta is referring to a critical piece written by former Washington Post managing editor Elizabeth Spayd. Spayd criticized several journalists, including Van Susteren, for their interviews with former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson last week.

Spayd wrote Van Susteren focused too much on transparency in the Obama administration at the expense of going in-depth about Abramson’s firing. As we reported last week, Van Susteren did in fact ask Abramson about her firing. And Greta pointed that out this afternoon while calling out Spayd for not adhering to “journalism 101.”

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Greta Van Susteren to Fox Colleague: Your Tweets Are in ‘Very Bad Taste’

As news continued to unfold this afternoon on the downed Malaysia Airlines jet, Greta Van Susteren told one of her colleagues to temper his tweeting.

Todd Starnes, who’s a New York-based Fox News radio host, tweeted out:

Greta took exception to Starnes’ timing, posting his tweets–and her thoughts–on GretaWire.

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Jill Abramson tells Greta: New York Times ‘Plays it Straight’

Jill Abramson spoke exclusively with Greta Van Susteren last night about her firing from the New York Times, the Obama administration’s dealings with the press, and more.

Greta also asked if her Fox colleagues are wrong to characterize the Times as a left-wing paper. “I think that isn’t the right way to look at the Times,” Abramson responded. “The Times is a cosmopolitan newspaper…there are many stories where I think that characterization is just dead wrong. The Times plays it straight.”

The Ticker: Crime Pays, Abramson Speaks, DC Unaware

  • TV reporter Justin Gray was stopped at the Orlando airport because a TSA agent didn’t accept his ID: a driver license from the District of Columbia. “He demanded a passport,” Gray reports on WFTV, “Because he didn’t recognize my ID.”

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