Greta Responds to Politico: 'I Have Never Given Gov. Palin Advice'

Greta Van Susteren is clearly sick and tired of people accusing her of advising Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

She's also fed up with what she referred to Sunday as a "hit and run":

This is why I hate “sources” and where journalism can be grossly unfair — in the law you have to step up on the witness stand and identify yourself and take an oath to tell the truth.

According to Van Susteren, that's not what Politico did on Sunday:

Is ABC’s Clair Shipman getting this - below - about her husband, former Time Magazine reporter and now Vice President Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff  Jay Carney? I hope not.  NBC’s Andrea Mitchell for her husband Alan Greenspan?  I hope not.  CBS’s Rita Braver, wife of lawyer Bob Barnett, who has represented or is currently the Clintons, the Bushes, President Obama and even Governor Palin for book deals and more?  I hope not.

Interesting questions, yes? After all, given some of the high-profile liberal journalists with politically connected husbands, why is she being so singled out? Is it because she works for Fox News?

Van Susteren never asked that question:

This is pretty silly….Politico has a story that is fanciful and silly. [...]

Usually I don’t bother to answer stuff written about me - true, false or exaggerated - since I know no one dies from what is written and I shrug it off.  But today….I want to give you an idea of something really silly and I won’t bother to answer it all but to give you a taste of the silliness (and to try to stop others from likewise taking this and running with it!)

Here is a sample from the article:

“….Another former Palin ally still in touch with the governor was blunt when asked to explain Palin’s missteps since the election: “Taking advice from Greta and her husband,” said this source….”  [Politico.com is the website click here]

Advice from me? huh [sic]? I am flattered someone would think people take advice from me but this is fanciful.

Note that it is from a  “source” — is that code for phoney? In this instance yes.   This is why I hate “sources” and where journalism can be grossly unfair — in the law you have to step up on the witness stand and identify yourself and take an oath to tell the truth.  You can’t do a “hit and run!”

I have never given Governor Palin advice - she does not need it from me.  I don’t even have her phone number or her email address.  I don’t think I have ever had a conversation with her off camera and if I have, it was 45 seconds!
Interested readers should review her entire piece here and Politico's here
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.