Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FOX and Greta .. Greta and Sarah ... Greta's bad day!

This whole FOX vs WH, Greta, Palin, Oprah thing has got my little mind all a'flutter! It's too delicious to ignore!

It's a bad day for Greta! First, the White House decides to put FOX in its place and now Sarah has turned her back on FOX and mostly on Greta!

To begin with:>>> Sour Grapes at gretawire.com today! Poor Greta, she really thought she would win "the bookings race for Governor Sarah Palin's first book interview" ........... ?????

Greta, after all .. DESERVED it, didn't she??... And now look what's happened ! Sarah has stabbed her in the back and gone to OPRAH!

Psst Greta: you should have KNOWN Sarah would discard you like a used tissue, it's her MO! Weren't you listening to OTHERS who've worked with her?

Still ....... Greta asks on her blog:

So who won the bookings race for Governor Sarah Palin's first book interview? Oprah! And what makes this particularly interesting is that Oprah is a huge (and early) supporter of President Obama. During the election (when Palin was on the ticket and running) Oprah left the talk show set and stumped for candidate Obama against McCain and Palin.

Will Oprah ask the Governor about Bill Ayers? (remember the Governor talking about that on the campaign trail?) Will the interview be fascinating? or mean spirited? tough? touchy-feely? factual? inquisitive? straight forward? cold? warm? probing? (1)

Gee Greta, I was ALSO wondering about Oprah's questions!

Mine were:

1- How much OIL does Alaska produce NOW and how much would Drill Baby Drill 'really' produce? (I know, but Sarah won't know)

2- It's been said that you are not a 'thoughful' person. What do you think that means?

3- When you went into premature labour with an at-risk child, what were you thinking when you decided to fly from Dallas to Seattle to Anchorage then drive to Wasilla? Wasn't that reckless?

4- Your SarahPac solicits donations from Americans for whom $10.00 is a lot of money. You call yourself a soccer Mom, and one of the little people ... how do you connect that with the Kennedy-esque compound you are building in Alaska today?

5- When you said President Obama was 'palling around with terrorists' .... did you know who Bill Ayers was? Had you ever read about him?

6- Do you know that many of the most famous quotes by Reagan, are also famous quotes by Mao Tse Tung? Have you ever read any philosophers?

7- Katie Couric did NOT imply that people in Alaska had no access to news/book/magazines .. why did you feel the need to rephrase her question so that it appeared condescending, when it wasn't at all?

8- Do you think you are as well informed and capable as Hillary Clinton to be President? Do you know what a President does?
Will you ask about 'palling around' with the likes of Glen Beck, endorsing him on her site?

Will you challenge her on her 'death panel' scaremongering?

Will you ask her probing questions are the 'oil industry' that will reveal that she knows nothing about it?

How about asking her a few foreign policy questions?

Depreciating Value of the $$$ ??? I'd like to know how much she knows about International Finance 'stuff' .. does she know the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Hawaiian dollar???

and finally, Oprah, will you be changing your name to 'Greta' after the interview?

Time will tell, but for the moment, back to Greta!

Greta is obviously very dissappointed, after all the support she gives Sarah, I am sure she expected to be rewarded. After all, Greta made a fool of herself in AK with her 'interview' (hero worship) in Wasilla. And Greta plugs Sarah's site for her, increasing the numbers dramatically!

But ... Palin's reputation precedes her, Greta should have seen this coming.

Sarah is a USER, anyone who has worked with her has said so.

The McCain campaign staff said so, the legislators of Alaska said so, even Levi said so! (Where is Meg these days?)

Greta and Glen and ALL of FOX have served their purpose, and Sarah has moved on to 'brighter lights' ....... She has some inside the beltway heavy hitters now!

Greta is crushed! She thought she worked for a REAL TEE-VEE News Network! She though Sarah really liked her!

Note to Greta: You were the brainy girl in High School, weren't you?

And all the 'cute' guys and girls ignored you until they needed someone to 'borrow notes from' or be 'their LAB partner' right??

Well, Greta, Sarah was the popular cheerleader who borrowed your notes and never gave them back! So sorry. Thanks anyway, see ya. (wink)

I have been watching Greta for a long time, though not so much in recent years since she went to FOX.

Back in the 90's though, during the OJ trial, Greta was a nightly guest on Larry King, along with Roger Cossak (sp) ... she was fair, unbiased and usually RIGHT when she and Roger Cossak voiced their opinions on the trial. Greta would analyse that day's events, zero in on the relevant issues and explain what everything meant. She knew her stuff, and when Judge Ito convened the court the next morning, he pretty much did what Greta had predicted. So did the Jury.

Greta was the 'go to' person on all things Legal.

After the trial, Greta and Roger shared a show on CNN .. (can't remember the name): they discussed and examined current legal issues/stories. It was always informative, interesting and factual. Again, Greta was impressive; a skilled interviewer (cross-examiner) always on point cutting through the fluff to get at the issue.

THEN ... Greta joined FOX ! She did try (in the beginning) to keep it classy; but, somewhere around the time of the Aruba Girl story, she went tabloid. Nancy Grace the Bimbo (also a Larry King graduate, btw) had a nightly show competing with Greta. Where Nancy was self-righteous and judgemental, Greta was still in 'legal expert' mode. Soon, Greta joined the tabloid format.

I always respected Greta, because I admire educated, intelligent women; and make no mistake, Greta is very smart. The real story about Greta, in my view, is that she traded in her 'brain' for 'ratings'.

When Palin came along, Greta hitched her wagon to Sarah's rising star. Her 'interviews' with Palin were embarassing to watch, she was literally drooling over Sarah and Todd.

Greta might be offended to be lumped in with the likes of Beck, and so she should be! It seems that she she is still under the impression that she has a reputation for integrity and truthworthiness. It is a shock to her to be lumped in with the rest of the FOX bunch.
She may just now be realizing that her 'current fan base' are the same undereducated people that Beck draws in.... in her mind, she gave her viewers the credit they didn't deserve.

But... Greta .... you work for FOX ... is it really a surprise to you that FOX edits video clips, misrepresents what people actually say, starts lynch mobs etc ...

When did your 'legal mind' begin accepting this as 'normal'? When did you develop the ability to turn off your integrity?

Greta, when you lay down with dogs, you get fleas. Do you really expect people to see you differently (even if you are) ???

Keep your outrage, and examine where you steered your career, Greta ... I used to admire you so much, when you cared more about your integrity than your ratings.

Greta, are you just now realizing that you sold out?

FOX will dump you if you regain your integrity, just as Sarah has dumped you when someone bigger, like Oprah came along.

"Popular girls" ALWAYS dump the brainy girl when they see an 'open door'.

Sarah told you that herself, Greta. Remember?

I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is. Even if it's cracked up a little bit, maybe I'll plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don't let me miss an open door. (2)

(1) www.gretawire.com
(2) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/10/sarah-palin-fox-news-inte_n_142856.html

FOLLOW UP ON THE INTERVIEW:Greta's blog on November 17, 2009

AFTER the interview, Greta is still stinging from Sarah's decision to choose Oprah for the 1st big interview. This is how Greta handles it on her blog:

So today was the big day -- Oprah interviewed Governor Palin. I was very interested in watching the interview. As you know, there are many issues I don't agree with the Governor on (or anyone for that matter) and I was anxious to see how Governor Palin answered the policy questions. Yes, I confess I like also to hear the personal stuff...but candidates, so that we can measure them, need to be asked policy questions. We never know a person's view of an issue unless we ask. There is nothing like getting the answers right from the person. With politicians, I like a mixture of BOTH personal and policy / views on important matters.

We hear rumors (only from the media as the Governor has never said it) that she may run in 2012...so this book tour is/was the perfect opportunity to ask a few policy questions...find out what she thinks. Plus, it seems only fair to give her a chance to tell us her views on important issues (yes, like the ones the men get asked....war...economy....etc.) since she gets criticized for being light on policy. So... we should find out what she thinks about the heavy lifting issues, too, right?

So did Oprah ask any policy questions ? or was it all personal or gossip?

Now that is funny, Greta implies that SHE would have asked 'policy' questions and that Oprah was pretty much just 'gossip' .. RIGHT Greta, because YOUR interview was all about policy huh?

Greta, Sarah's book has no policy statements .. it's ALL about Gossip. And Sarah's ME ME ME take on what happened to HER HER HER.

You're right though, it seems that Oprah's interview was softballed, as we all expected it to be.

Pot, meet Kettle, Greta!


  1. It may just be like wrestling. The whole network war games. I can't trust any of them and they aren't that entertaining. None of them have integrity.

  2. I thought that your article was so great that I reposted it on Daily Kos with links back to this site. Great insight.

  3. A Palinbot is admitting that Sarah's interview with Katie Couric didn't go so well?!? Has Hell frozen over?

    "Jo XXXXX

    The Couric interview is ancient history! It has absolutely no significance in the upcoming Oprah interview! Ms. Palin is brilliant, has demonstrated great discernment in her appearances and such. I am so excited to watch Palin not Oprah. We have to keep moving...Couric preyed on naivete and it won't happen again!"

    Get poor Sarah some cash so she can finish building that house!!

    "Roland XXXXXXX

    OK gang, so Governor Palin is going on Oprah. Now lets give her some bragging rights before she enters the lion's den, we need to make sure she hits that one million mark here, and then, let us all go "in4ten" and put several million... dollars into SarahPac.

    Get you spouse or significant other to sign up as a supporter of Governor Palin, get your immediate family, extended, extended family and friends. Heck, even buttonhole total strangers, one never knows."

  4. I also remember Greta from earlier and I wonder how much of her new persona has to do with John Coale. Was he the instigator for that face lift that gives her such a weird look and the fawning over Sarah Palin?

  5. Anybody know when she turned Scientologist? Just curious ... would that have something to do with it?

  6. Your description of brilliant Greta of the past (OJ and legal program) was right on the mark! I think that Fox offered her more money! I wonder how she looks at herself in the mirror every morning. She must not see what we see.

    As for Meg suddenly becoming silent: Could there have been a straw that just broke the camel's back? Meaning, did Sarah cancel just one appearance too many leaving Meg to release another ridiculous statement? Or, more likely, I think it is the war of the dueling PR's, meaning that Murdoch is running the show right now, in order to promote the book and get some of his money back. Murdoch may also be testing Sarah to see if she is any kind of viable candidate for future purposes. Meg is small-time, and Murdoch is big-time. The same way that being on Greta's show on Fox on cable is small-time, and being on Oprah's is big-time.

    In the end, they can dress Sarah up in the most expensive clothes, hire expensive make up artists and hairdressers and she still sounds like an idiot. Someone can write a book for her, write Face Book posts for her and she still cannot utter one important thought for herself. She has not faced one press conference with serious journalists asking her serious questions. Becasue she has no answers. But she sure can talk, welcome to the Oprah Show.

    One more thing about Oprah's show. Wouldn't it just be a hoot is some of the Chicago people featured in the 2008 campaign were either a topic of conversation or actually on Oprah's show? I wonder what Oprah things about Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.

  7. LOL yes it would be a hoot .. but Oprah isn't going to embarass Sarah. She will be courteous and welcoming and I doubt she will ask any probing questions.

    I expect the worse that will happen is Oprah asking a question about something in the book and Sarah won't know the answer, because ... well ... she didn't actually WRITE the book, ya know?

  8. I agree with Archivist. As safe as Sarah felt with Greta, she has no clue what direction Oprah may take, and it has to be eating away at her. I think Oprah will give her just enough rope to paint herself into a corner. It takes a long memory to keep a lie alive, and I just don't think Sarah has that quality.

  9. Please say a new post is coming soon. I miss your snarky insight!