(photo: Mike Tyson, gynecological/political commentator)
Greta Van Susteren (one of the nice ones at FNC) is having a full-on shit-fit over the Daily Caller owner Tucker Carlson's prominently posting of a story with the headline: “Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met the ‘womb shifter.’”
She's calling her old friend a “pig” and “purveyor of smut.”
It was inspired by but had little to do with allegations made about Palin in Joe McGinniss’ new book The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin that she had an affair with former NBA star Glen Rice.
Carlson responded, telling POLITICO on Monday:
“One of the most famous athletes in the world attacks one of the of most famous political figures in the world. That struck us as news. We didn’t endorse what Tyson said; we in fact condemned it. I can’t imagine how any fair reader of our story could conclude that we were anything but disgusted by what Tyson said. [emphasis ours]
That struck us as news!? Mike Tyson musing about Sarah Palin's uterus as a sexual part in a dumb jock show on local ESPN radio?? Really?
And a bigger wow is that a Fox News talent is complaining!
This world, dear Greta, where a cretin like Mike Tyson's speculations on the nether parts of female politicians is considered mainstream news was created by none other than your boss Rupert Murdoch.
It's a grimy world where clickworthiness = news. And you, Rupert and all led us into it after his success converting British newpapers into supermarket tabs and cable teevee into lowest common denominating entertainment with more than a whiff of right-wing stink.
So let's just celebrate the male prowess of large black athletes and the “white girls” like Sarah Palin who, according to Tyson, have sex with a black men to “get that out of their system.”
These are very famous people- even their genitals are news. Get used to it.