Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dan Abrams, etc.

Did you all know MSNBC has brought back the Dan Abrams program?
One hour before Greta, live. It doesn't show up in my DirecTV guide.
It just says MSNBC LIVE. Tune in, I like that guy.

It's been quite awhile since I posted to the blog. I have to work
for a living, unfortuneately. I am on the upswing of a serious back
injury recovery over the past month. I have been watching the cable news
channels all day, everyday. Since before the MN bridge broke, I have been
flat on my back, in pain, ughing and owwing. No pain pills. Just ice.

All day, it is OJ, Utah miners, Britney Spears, MN bridge collapse,
NJ schoolyard murders, election 2008 candidates, east coast weather,
war on terror, illegal immigrants, Conn. home invasion, missing
persons, Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy, Lindsay Lohan, and Michael Vick.

At the end of the day it is Greta and guess what? It is the same ole,
same ole that all the other FOX News shows have been covering all day.
Nothing new. Don't laugh, yeah, I used to really think Greta worked. Stop
laughing. I mean it. I am such an idiot, I guess. This woman is picking
about seven stories from a menu of 15 a day. No wonder she has most of the
facts of the stories she covers wrong. She is just dishing out the
leftovers that broke earlier in the day. Leftover spaghetti. Not even
that impressive.

Best of wishes to Paris and Nicole and Dan Abrams. You go!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

You Have All Been Told Some Fantastic Lies!

"You Have All Been Told Some Fantastic Lies!" - David Evans

I only wish Kirk Osborn were here to share this day!
His hard work was certainly instrumental to this outcome.
Reade, Collin and David are all innocent. Bless NC Attorney
General Roy Cooper for his complete honesty, for not skirting
the truth for the sake of the taxpayers, politics or political
correctness, for his frankness and candidness.

It has been a long road, albeit Greta Van Susteren's roadblocks,
but the Duke Lacrosse players are vindicated.

Read the dismissal motion.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

In Memory Of Kirk Osborn, A Beautiful Man

According to the Raleigh N&O, Kirk Osborn has died today. Kirk has
been Reade Seligmann's tireless attorney on the Duke Lacrosse case.

Over the past year, I was fortunate to correspond with Kirk via
e-mail and came to know him as a beautiful man. He always answered
each and every message. Such a champion of the presumption of
innocence, such a champion of Reade's innocence, such a champion
of the supporters and bloggers of the Duke Lacrosse case. I am so
saddened to learn of his death. I know he was not a very old man
so this is such a shock. My heart goes out to his family and Reade and
to Kirk's colleagues and friends. I know he made a great contribution to
justice for Reade and others. His intelligence, compassion, commitment and
temperment held well against a man like Mike Nifong in the courts. I still
have recordings of the hearings before they ruled the cameras out showing
Kirk's steadfast, compelling, yet tempered arguments in the face of
Nifong's persecution of his client. I am going to keep those tapes. There
was a champion, there was Kirk Osborn. Rest in peace, my hero.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Visit: One Smart Chick

I invite all those seeking to honor the memory
of Anna Nicole Smith and her wishes to visit a
new blog:

One Smart Chick

Blogger Captain Jane carefully analyzes the issues posed
in the media surrounding Anna's death and gives support
to Howard K. Stern, Anna's surviving partner in life who
is busy fathering Dannielynn, their daughter. Salute
to Jane!

Will Greta ask Bush about pardoning Libby?

The only thing I am looking forward to hearing
from Bush tomorrow during Greta Van Susteren's
interview with him is if he plans to pardon
Scooter Libby. Greta likes to brag about playing
with 'the big boys' now instead of just being a legal
analyst. Will she be MAN enough to ask Bush this

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Lately, I am too fed up with Greta Van Susteren and her
slandering of Howard K. Stern to want to blog about her show.
It is just too disgusting. So instead, I want to recommend a
wonderful blog I have found that is dedicated to honoring
the memory and wishes of Anna Nicole Smith and the efforts
of Howard K. Stern to fulfill those wishes. Please visit:

There is a blog there as well as a forum and many, many
wonderful people working together to offset the hatred being
spread by Greta Van Susteren and I recently learned that
TMZ is owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN, HNN, Court TV
so you can expect to hear Nancy Grace, Larry King and Catherine
Crier giving hollow echoes to the hatred of Harvey Levin. Why
Greta has to follow suit, I do not understand. There are no
corporate relations between Fox News and Time Warner. Maybe
Greta is just evil. That is all I can think of. She will get
hers, no matter, what comes around goes around.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Greta Van Susteren Slanders Howard K. Stern

On February 21, Greta Van Susteren slandered Howard K. Stern,
the attorney for Anna Nicole Smith, stating that he had not
had a very successful legal career in response to testimony
by Stern that he was depending on his parents for money.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Howard K. Stern just
won his appeal last year that was heard in United States Supreme
Court. We know Greta has never had any case heard in our nation's
highest court, let alone won the approval of its honored
justices. Just because his work on that case is subject to
payment according to a contingency retainer, payable in the amount
of $6 million upon final judgment, and that judgment has yet to
be awarded, it does not negate its value at this time. Stern also
testified that the money received from his parents was on loan,
not gifted. It is not a legal form of income. Who has not
mortgaged a home with a loan before?

It is not like Stern has not been working. He has a job to do
to litigate Anna Nicole Smith's claim to her late husbands estate.
The litigation is continuing and may not be settled for years. There
is work to be done for attorneys involved in litigation, especially
when it involves climbing the ladder of courts that lead to our US
Supreme Court.

Obviously Stern is getting a bad rap based on the circumstances
of Smith's recent death. One thing I think we can conclude is that
Stern is not responsible for her death because he has not been
arrested for it and the cause of death has been known for at least
four days when the ME stated that people are going to be surprised
when the cause of death is released to the public.

On February 20 and 21 when Greta played the video of Smith being
filmed by Stern with her face painted, it seems obvious the intent
was an inflammatory attack on Stern. Blogs and quickly
concluded that Stern was a golddigger. But think about it. Did Stern
sell the video to the media? No he didn't. Greta received it from
Ford Shelly who stole it from Smith's residence. Yes, stole it, which
Greta disputes. The fact is that when a tenant dies, the owner does not
have any right to the property of the dead tenant. And any co-tenants
still living in the residence must be legally evicted. That is both the
law in the US and in the Bahamas. What Ford Shelly did was criminal when
he removed property from the home of Anna Nicole Smith after her death.
It makes no difference if he claims he was protecting it or not; either
way, removal was theft. He also changed the locks. He did not have to
remove the property in order to protect it. Changing the locks and
securing the residence was sufficient. He should have notified the police
if he feared other theft.

I am sick of the bad rap Stern is getting from Greta and and
other media. He is truly an underdog. A smart one though. He wants to
bury Smith and father her daughter as Smith wanted. So far he is pretty
successful. He is using Bahaman law to retain custody of the child and
as of now, no one can figure out any way to interfere with that. What
matters more to him, honoring Anna's wishes or the desires of the
biological father of the baby? As it stands, Stern is the legal father
and that is enough based on Bahaman law. His name is on the birth
certificate. Anna put it there. It does not matter that Stern is not
the biological father. Bahama law trumps that. I hope Stern prevails
just because he is emerging as the underdog in this fight and he is
getting a bad, unfair rap, one he has done nothing to deserve. All he
has done is try to honor Anna's wishes. There is no evidence he is a
murderer, a drug enabler, or any other form of criminal. He is on a
mission and damn it, he is succeeding. It is just like our Duke Lacrosse
players down in Durham.

Let the underdogs prevail. People like Greta and Ford Shelly and
Harvey Levin that resort to slander tactics and property theft and
crucification in the media are low. They lack character and integrity.
But we already knew that about Greta. She is the one that lied to us about
the birth of the Duke accuser's baby in November just so she could become
the media story herself by being the first to report it even though there
was no truth to it. And on she goes...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Greta Van Susteren, Projecting: Here Come the Haters

Today, Greta Van Susteren wrote her first blog entry for 2007. It
is titled: Here Come the Haters. She is referring to those who
rely on personal attacks to poison constructive debates and discussion
of issues. She does not name anyone in particular. She doesn't define
or qualify tactics used.

The first thing that came to mind when I read this sermon was the last
time Greta used her show to personally attack Nicole Richie after she was
arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. On December 12,
Greta made the following attacks about Nicole to her legal panel:

"It's like a loaded weapon."

"Do you find out who she got the vicodin from or the marijuana?"

"When the first report came in on 911, it said she was going the wrong way."

"As a prosecutor, what do you give her?"

No presumption of innocence! And the 911 call about driving the wrong way
was never substantiated to be about Nicole. It was a call about a vehicle that
looked like hers, but no plates were identified. The windows were tinted and
it was nighttime. You cannot see the driver. That is media spin started by TMZ would qualify as one of Greta's haters and Greta qualifies
as one of the persons her blog today preaches to. Nicole was not charged
with driving the wrong way. There was no evidence to support such a charge.
It is a product purely from media spin. People that drive the wrong way on the
freeway do not just get tickets for it in California, they are arrested and
charged with a crime. California Vehicle Code:

40000.13. A violation of any of the following provisions is a misdemeanor,
and not an infraction:

(d) Section 21651, subdivision (b), relating to wrong-way driving on
divided highways.

Now if that does not qualify as hatred, taking an arrest and making it into
something doubly worse with no evidence to support it other than hearsay
from another 'hater' and adding on charges that never exist in reality just
to vent hatred, vent personal attacks, I do not know what does.

When Paris Hilton was arrested, the same thing. Greta free-associated on
the air, 'What does Paris Hilton do for a living?' What does she do? She has
her own TV show. She has released her own music CD where she sings. She
created the music video to go with the music. She is the founder of a nightclub
in Florida named after herself. She has worked as a model, a designer, a writer,
a producer and she has hosted Saturday Night Live. To ask what Paris
does is as close to a personal attack as it gets. In fact Paris Hilton has earned
in salaries and earnings more than double the amount of her inheritance
from the Hilton Inn fortune. Not many heiresses can accomplish that. She
has earned way more than Greta has in her career and unlike Greta, she does
not rely on a spouse to bring home the billion dollar fortune like Greta's
husband, John P. Coale did when he won the big tobacco class action
settlements and taking a hefty lawyer's fee off the top of tens of billions of
dollars. No, Paris goes out and earns her wealth the hard way. No wonder
Greta reserves so much hatred for Paris and Nicole. They have their
inheritances plus an amplitude more they have earned themselves. Greta's
Fox News contract only paid her just under a million dollars a year. What is
five million when Paris makes ten?

So when Greta starts preaching about the haters, she is an expert because
she herself is a stealthy hater. Greta's blog today has nothing to do with
hate. It has to do with her politics. Don't be fooled.

Edited to add: Just breaking, Paris Hilton pleaded no contest to reckless
driving today in a plea agreement that dismisses her DUI charges. Notice,, the haters that Greta listens to is spinning the pleading as a 'no
contest in her DUI case'. Again, pure hatred adding up to the kind of
personal attacks Greta subscribes to. Let's just wait and see how she
reports the plea deal on her program.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Where is the Gretawire in 2007?

On December 14, 2006, Greta Van Susteren's daily blog, Gretawire, went dark. It has been no more. As of today, the link for now leads, not to an edition of Gretawire, but to the homepage at for the show, On The Record. Where is Gretawire? Greta is being quiet on the front about this.

Yesterday on the O'Reilly Factor, Greta appeared as a guest with Bill and informed him they will have known each other for five whole years on Febuary 4, 2007. That day will mark the fifth anniversary of the show, On The Record, and the end of the fifth year of Greta's five year contract at Fox News.

Can we presume the disappearance of Gretawire is a hint leading to the soon to be disappearance of Greta after February 3, 2007? Greta has not been up to the job for months. She has treated the Duke Lacrosse Rape case as simpleinfo-tainment, never bothering to research the facts of the case herself. It was not until December 2006 that she learned there were no grand jury transcripts for these players' indictments! Eight months after the fact! That is rather a long time to get by doing the minimal essential for a job that is paying her about $1 million a year. She skates by cheering on the arrests of substance abusers like Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton who are more in need of medical treatment in place of self-medication for their biochemical inbalances and in rehab and compassion rather a gleeful media tramp making fun of their medical disabilities. Yes, Greta might do some research and learn that substance abuse and addiction is recognized as a legal disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. No, she would rather play big bully and laugh at their mugshots. How small and evil of her. I for one will be happy to see Greta go. I will not miss her or her hateful tirades one bit. Good riddance, bitchy one.
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