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Greta Van Susteren is the Second Greatest Political Mind of our Time

Hotline’s Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson has been crowned “Greatest Political Mind of our Time” after winning Comedy Central’s Indecision Game smartphone tournament challenge. Wilson came out ahead of Fox News host Greta Van Susteren in the final round of competition.

Wilson and Van Susteren were among 20 of the nation’s leading political reporters and pundits who took part in this year’s competition, which launched at the RNC last month. Competitors hovered over their smartphones, answering political trivia questions in a March Madness-style bracket tournament.

Wilson and Van Susteren beat out opponents from the NBC News, Fox News, Washington Post, Salon, Politico and Roll Call.

“Greta was being nice to me for some reason,” Wilson told Politico’s Patrick Gavin. “It’s a cool app and a fun concept, the closest anyone has come to a political version of Risk in about 50 years.”

A formal award ceremony is expected in the coming days.

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Who’s Winning Comedy Central’s (Secret) Political Trivia Tournament?

The political conventions are a busy two weeks in the news business, but a handful of reporters and anchors managed to find time in Tampa and Charlotte to compete in a clandestine political trivia tournament on Comedy Central’s “Indecision Game” app.

Reporters and pundits from several news outlets — including Fox News, NBC News and Politico — were entered into a March Madness-style bracket, competing against each other throughout both conventions. Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren and The Hotline editor-in-chief Reid Wilson are the last two standing.

Van Susteren and Wilson will face off next week for the title of “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time.”

Van Susteren posted a video of her competing from the RNC in Tampa on Gretawire. “I may have a future in this,” she joked. Watch after the jump. Read more