On The Record With Greta Van Susteren…
Much fuss, often too much, is always made about the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner (“Nerd Prom”) and this year was no exception. A cavalcade of celebrities came to town: TomCat, Demi, Ashton, Tyra (fierce!), Val Kilmer, Matthew Modine, totally dreamy Chase Crawford; you get the idea.
Much of this year’s post gala chatter centered on Greta van Susteren and her guest, Todd Palin who sat at the Fox News Channel table on Saturday evening. An earlier function that day got DC tongues wagging. Carol Lee of the Politico filed this after Tammy Haddad’s garden party on Saturday afternoon.
“…Todd Palin was being led around the brunch by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, who is apparently his host AND handler. POLITICO started to chat with Alaska’s “first dude” when Van Susteren intervened. The host… told us this brunch was “off the record” …
Greta took exception to the term “handler” and shot back on her blog.
We had a chance to chat with Greta as well, but our interest wasn’t Todd Palin. We wouldn’t go out of our way to see him in our own backyard, let alone Tammy’s. Since we’re all about business and longtime viewers of hers, we took the opportunity to ask Greta what she knew about the Wone case, knowing that exposure on her program could really tip the scales with awareness of the case.
We ran into her just as she was leaving and politely introduced ourselves and said we wanted to make sure that a certain unsolved DC murder case was on her radar. “Attorney.. colleague of Eric Holder… mysteriously slain in the home of another attorney, college friend… We think this trial is starting to heat up…”
“I know about it…the guy who was knifed,” she responded, telling us that with her years of experience as an attorney and DC roots makes her familiar with many of DC’s murder trials.
And this being Washington, she dropped a name. “…and Bernie Grimm is a friend of mine.” A 30 year friend and frequent guest on her show.
A brief exchange but we came away with something. The Wone case is on her radar. Whether she devotes any airtime to the case, she did not say, but we were told to keep her informed. We certainly will.
If she were to devote a segment or two to the Wone case we wonder how it would be accepted by her Fox News Channel audience. We hope to find out.
Greta, check. Paging Nancy Grace, TruTV (nee: CourtTV), Judge Judy?
-Doug and Craig