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Greta Van Susteren Slams Fox News Colleagues For Sexist Report

Greta Van Susteren Slams Fox News Colleagues For Sexist Report

Greta Van Susteren isn’t happy with her male colleagues at Fox News after they lamented a report that 40 percent of American households have a mother as the primary breadwinner.

During a Lou Dobbs Tonight panel, Fox News commentators Erick Erickson, Lou Dobbs, Doug Schoen, and Juan Williams discussed the findings, which they painted as “troubling” for American society.

Greta Van Susteren responded to the segment on Thursday in a blog post.

Van Susteren wrote: “Have these men lost their minds? (and these are my colleagues??!! oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them) (next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote?)”

Greta Van Susteren wasn’t the only one to take notice of the segment. Other publications and pundits slammed the conclusions of the Fox News crew, who equated female breadwinners to some kind of economic apocalypse.

“What we’re seeing with four out of 10 families, now the woman is the primary breadwinner,” Juan Williams said. “You’re seeing the disintegration of marriage, you’re seeing men who were hard hit by the economic recession in ways that women weren’t. But you’re seeing, I think, systemically, larger than the political stories that we follow every day, something going terribly wrong in American society, and it’s hurting our children, and it’s going to have impact for generations to come.”

Erickson even tried to interject science into the discussion.

“When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role,” he said. “The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complementary relationships in nuclear families, and it’s tearing us apart.”

Here is the segment that caught Greta Van Susteren’s attention:

Do you think Greta Van Susteren has a legitimate gripe with the Fox News segment on female breadwinners?

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114 Responses to “Greta Van Susteren Slams Fox News Colleagues For Sexist Report”

  1. Anonymous

    Hey Greta, I guess prejudice doesn't exist until it hits you in the face.

  2. Larry E Hassard

    She's just now seeing who she is surrounded by? LOL Can't wait until COulter comes to their defense.

  3. Jan Blackbeltntude Barnes

    She is JUST NOW figuring out it's time for the erstwhile rats to leave the veritable sinking ship?

  4. Anonymous

    Every day, these dolts substantiate the tag "Faux News". 2 things, "gentlemen" – 1. You lost the election by failing to realize that WOMEN and minorities have a voice in this country – and more importantly, and impact. 2. In the animal kingdom, the female is the hunter and provider – from the Lion down to the Mosquito. Idiots

  5. David N. Dunkle

    You give right-wing morons a podium and guess what you get? "Lou Dobbs Tonight." I'm amazed that anyone, including – or perhaps especially – Van Susteren, is amazed by this. After all, these are the same sort of Fox looney tunes who keep calling evolution "just a theory."

  6. Gretchen White

    So, what these whiners are saying is it is all the women's fault; so much for that whole "personal responsibility" thing.

  7. Daniel Scully

    I just cannot believe people think this way…what are they talking about? Of course women are the bread-winners in our society; Deindustrialization to service markets in America suggests that women are far more economically viable to handle the change.

  8. Ron Webb

    Next the Pancake butt horse face Ann C will ride the to rescue for these assclowns.

  9. Anonymous

    What with the fruitation of radical feminism and the activist 'gay' agenda, why is Greta outraged? The radical feminists have continuously raged against men in the household and that woman can "do it all".

    Now they are complaining because they are finding how difficult it is to be a prue ideolog.

    Living in the age where the "Murphy Browns" are being canonised is showing, how 'so-called liberation' norms are not helpful in the raising of children.

    Many fathers truly desire to be active in their childrens lives, however it is extremely difficult when dealing with the rampant institutionalised 'misandry' of popular culture. When was the last time a father on screen was depicted as a "Father knows best" mentor?

    We men are tired of being derided as just 'sperm donors'.

    The women divorce the men to exclaim their liberation, yet continue to blame it on the man.

  10. Anonymous

    Intolerance hates even intolerants.

    Greta, if you're surprised by this, you're not half as bright as I thought you were.

  11. Harry Shapiro

    Aaron Butler You might want to photoshop that picture before you start talking about dogs. The both of you could use a flea collar.

  12. Elishe Birmingham

    And this is a surprise because? Fox news and it's crew have always been about men being the leaders and women being held to the minority role in American life. Look at the Conservative Republican Senate, that's how they really think.

  13. Greg Miller

    Um Getta, yes, you should have went to them and had a conversation with them first, before you blasted your colleagues in your blog. They are your colleagues, so they deserve the discussion with you first.

  14. Joey Bozzoni

    Also, notice that this is such a bad idea for republicans to even join in on this discussion, even as one way as it is (demos slamming repubs) they KNOW it's not a good idea to join in. I'm honestly surprised that they even realize that, that is, that it wouldn't be a good idea to back up these fox (faux) morons. That's how bad this is, putting down women in general. These guys haven't sunk to a new low, this is their EVERY DAY behavior (albeit maybe not on camera)… maybe they thought it wasn't live? In any case, bad bad.

  15. Jim Elmore

    That's what I like about FOX. Even one of their own will call out someone from FOX for making a stupid statement. I'm not sure how all you haters that don't watch FOX know what's being said on FOX. Or maybe your the reason they have such great ratings. Thanks for watching and making FOX number 1 in ratings.

  16. Lisa Hicks

    sorry greta, I see a point in the guys comments. guess I am not looking for prejudice, but it is scary to think that the "family " is falling out of favor and the so-called man of the house is more than likely a wimp or non-existent. I'm not on either side but it is the truth and a change in our society. greta skips the part where young single moms are more likely to live in poverty. hooray for the women business owners and the successful working moms, just remember the 16 and pregnant.

  17. Lisa Hicks

    sorry greta, I see a point in the guys comments. guess I am not looking for prejudice, but it is scary to think that the "family " is falling out of favor and the so-called man of the house is more than likely a wimp or non-existent. I'm not on either side but it is the truth and a change in our society. greta skips the part where young single moms are more likely to live in poverty. hooray for the women business owners and the successful working moms, just remember the 16 and pregnant.

  18. Anonymous

    This would be laugh out loud funny if it wasn't serious as a heart attack: "“When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role,” he said.

    Yep. Pickin and choosin the "science" they like over REAL science, in which there are many, many matriarchal social structures among more highly intelligent creatures.

    I hope the blinders were finally lifted from Greta's eyes. Too bad it took darn near a personal insult to do it.

  19. Michael Rich

    The only thing troubling is FOX BS and opinions, which after the election can be swept into the trash bin with the tea bag racists, bigots, and self righteous small under-educated minds in our nation…

  20. Greg Miller

    Ok, but really. Does anyone disagree with what they said? In the animal kingdom the male is the dominent one. In our past society, when families were stronger, the man went out and worked and the Mother/wife had the choice of working outside the house, or staying home and taking care of the family. Many men are being laid off and out of work.

  21. Ralph Cate

    Oh my GOD! Men had the audacity to express their opinions? THAT my friends is what is wrong with society at large…. men can no longer be men…. period……

  22. Joey Bozzoni

    Also, notice that this is such a bad idea for republicans to even join in on this discussion, even as one way as it is (demos slamming repubs) they KNOW it's not a good idea to join in. I'm honestly surprised that they even realize that, that is, that it wouldn't be a good idea to back up these fox (faux) morons. That's how bad this is, putting down women in general. These guys haven't sunk to a new low, this is their EVERY DAY behavior (albeit maybe not on camera)… maybe they thought it wasn't live? In any case, bad bad bad. Women are just as smart as men (if not smarter, and this coming from a guy), and just as hard working. Why is it a surprise that women are fast becoming the primary breadwinners? A shame these neanderthal males on Faux don't know this, nor do they care about this, and worst of all, they are OFFENDED that women are [starting to] edging out males as the primary breadwinners. I'm sure they'll 'spin this' some way or another to TRY to make it something it's not, something 'better'. BUt, there is no way, just isn't. They are finally called out (on their own merits/actions!) for who they truly are, sexist, misogynistic morons.

  23. Barbara Coverley

    Greta, you can't argue with the socioeconomic reality of an increase in single mothers, coupled with a high divorce rate. Remember, many women who are head of householdare relatively uneducated and do not pull down your grandiose salary. I stand pretty much with Juan Williams on this one.

  24. Felix El Gato

    Greta Van Susteren is too ugly to be on television.

  25. Anonymous

    If you look at the White male pushed out of the work lace is recent history. You will see affirmative action written all over it. I ask when women workers are more important than male, "what is fair about that"?

  26. Jimmie Dimple Bradford Moore

    They are right, the family is diminishing. Children need a Mom & a Dad IN THE SAME HOUSE. Most mom's are not breadwinners they are welfare recipients because the children are born out of wedlock and the females don't have the education or means to work & pay day care. They just seem to have sex & babies………………………and we support them…They may be head of household but not primary BREAD WINNER, that requires a good paying job.

  27. Justin Soport

    Hey David Dunkel……………you talking about the same Evolution that was "proven to be true" by bones found and put in the Smithsonian……….only to find out the bones weren't even the bones of the animal they claimed them to have been? Oh, btw, the bones were later "removed" in silence.

  28. Buster Ford

    The media has always made sure we are separated by race, religion, and politics. Now the are working to separate gender. And they say the problem is the economy. I say the problem is the media. The media does not report the news anymore, the report their opinions and most of America believes the things they say. Folks, form your own opinion and don't listen to these fools. They will make you hate everything.

  29. RW Miller

    these power women just aren't going to be happy until they're in control. I sent out 1000 resumes and didn't get a bite; then I experimented by sending the exact same resume changing my name to Rhonda. Immediately, I began to get AT LEAST, a call a week.

  30. JC Young

    “When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society, and the other animals, the male typically is the dominant role,” – Lioness do all the hunting, jack wagons. Or Penguin males care for their eggs.

  31. Harry Shapiro

    Joey Bozzoni Spoken like a true Bozo. Bozzoni means feeazag in eyetalian.

  32. Alan Kahn

    Very profound insight by Juan williams, (:55 – 1:00), when he says "..You're seeing something going terrible wrong in American Society and it's hurting on children" That "SOMETHING" going terribly wrong is the high numbers of people who still continue to watch, believe and support the pundits, analysis and conclusions of Fox news, and the disturbing number of woman who still have anything to do with this organization, on air or off.

  33. Carol Hayes

    it IS just a theory. just like you evolutionists think creationism is a theory.

  34. Anonymous

    I wonder how these same men responded to the MT senator Conrad Burn's comments to a stewardess that she should go home and take care of her family. They just said the same damn thing.

  35. Sanford Thorson

    Democrat or republican, women all react the same way. They can preach their feminist opinions from the ramparts but men must STFU.

  36. Carol Hayes

    I believe in what the tea party stands for. You cannot call all of them racists and bigots because of a few. That would be like saying all Democrats are idiots because of race-baiters like Jackson and Sharpton being Democrats. Self righteous undereducated minds? Sounds like both ends of the Democratic party IMO. My guess is that most of the under-educated are collecting welfare and Obama-bucks and freebies in exchange for voting Democratic.

  37. Corey Nufer

    Wait, wait, you're telling me she's surprised she works with bigoted chauvinists with backwards views?

  38. Arvilla Stagg

    sure don`t like. fox news is the ONLY place we can get the truth. The other media outlets continue with their love affair of Obma. Hey, the man has warts, what a pity that is pointed out. Becha liked the caastration of bush though, didn`t ya???

  39. Donna Marie

    Really? You think the proper response to his comment is to talk about what you think he and his lady friend look like? Let's see your picture? And before your next witty response, my profile pic is a pic of Divine.

  40. Bruce Shenkel

    ITS TRUE, I KNOW OF AT LEAST 12 WOMEN IN MY TOWN AND NO DOUBT THERE's PROBABLY A LOT MORE WHO ARE THE MAIN BREAD WINNER IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD AND WITH CHILDREN ALSO. THEIR HUSBANDS , OR BOY FRIENDS, OR LIVE INS , OR WHAT HAVE YOU , WOULDN'T GO GET A JOB IF THEIR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS OR MORE , OF THE WOMEN THAT I KNOW OF. I, VE WORKED ALL MY LIFE NEVER DRAWED FOOD STAMPS , AND NEVER DRAWED AN UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK. IF I CAN DO IT SO CAN THEY! END OF STORY!

  41. Michael Dunlap

    David Juan Williams is a Democrat. Also these guys did not articliate the point well but the problem is that there a too many families raised without two parts. The Democrats have done a wonderful job in erasing poverty and the sort with all their social programs. NOT!!!!

  42. Michael Dunlap

    David Juan Williams is a Democrat. Also these guys did not articliate the point well but the problem is that there a too many families raised without two parts. The Democrats have done a wonderful job in erasing poverty and the sort with all their social programs. NOT!!!!

  43. Arvilla Stagg

    hope you still like it when the country goes belly up fella, and we are headed there. No way can 50 percent of the nation support the other 50 percent. get your head out of the sand.

  44. Arvilla Stagg

    hope you still like it when the country goes belly up fella, and we are headed there. No way can 50 percent of the nation support the other 50 percent. get your head out of the sand.

  45. Lester Rockwell

    Much like the race issue, the truth does not matter. We are no longer allowed to trust our own eyes or our own sensibilities regarding a myriad of issues if they conflict with political correctness or deliberate long term social engineering. Greta is not mad because she believes in the fallacy of the claims, she is concerned that someone is attempting to exhume the deeply buried coffin where we keep the truth.

  46. Michael McCartney

    The problem is, call it what you want, it is a problem. It's a problem for the man who doesn't feel masculine when his wife is out shining him. It's a problem for a wife when she looks down on her man. I have seen this many times. I have no problem with women running anything including the country, but I have seen many problems when their husbands are not as successful as them. You can call me what you like but that is reality. Ranting and raving doesn't change it.

  47. Arvilla Stagg

    you got that right, the media NEVER exposes the truth, they just ignore. Drat fox news for speaking out for those of us that didn`t vote for your master.

  48. Ray Bolton

    What rock have you been living under? This is news to you Greta? Good Lord, I know the stupidity was deep at Fox but I had no idea it was so deep its own colleges had no clue.

  49. Lester Rockwell

    Although I likely do not agree with Aaron's political POV, I think Aaron ad his girl are a very handsome couple Harry. Don't be a D-bag

  50. Ray Bolton

    Hell, I don't even know Aaron Butler but I am certain with your attitude your mother wants you out of her basement. Jerk.

  51. Janet Lynn McCullen

    It's a head scratcher to those in need of coddling. The truth, real journalism practiced at FNC is difficult for people unable to accept reality.

  52. William Johnson

    Greta did the right thing in slamming these four guys on the report. These guys should be ashamed of themselves. This is 2013, not 1913, and get used to it.

  53. Mark Fabre

    Funny how the people who don't watch Fox have so much to say based on a stupid blog site. Maybe if people actually watched and listened for themselves instead of being sheeple they could comment intelligently.

  54. Leigh Cross

    I think this is blown way out of proportion. I did not see the discussion but it sounds to me as though they were saying the fabric of traditional families was being compromised. I do not think anyone can argue that fact. Research has told us children are much more affected by the loss of a mother as a parent than a father. I can only assume that would be because women are natural nurturers. If that is what they were trying to convey I see nothing wrong with the discussion. Sound to me like a bunch of rabid dems trying to whip up a controversy where one does not exist.

  55. Bruce Shenkel

    HEY ' MR. RICH, HELLOOOOOOOO! ! ! DO YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE WHAT'S COMMING OUT OF THAT PIE HOLE OF YOURS ?? EARTH TO MIKE ! ! EARTH TO MIKE !!! I THINK THE LIGHTS ON, BUT NOBODYS HOME……… SAD……..

  56. Ron Joseph

    If you want to be a mom.. then bother to take time to be one. Single mother is not a badge of honor. Since mothers hit the work force kids have gone bat shit crazy. Easy for her and Megyn to talk shit, they all use nannys to handle their brood of unwanted dna.

  57. Anonymous

    Oh, I'm sure Juan meant nothing by his comment. He's innocent just like all of the white house liars he sticks up for.
    I wish he would leave FOX so I wouldn't have to flip the channel every time he comes on. Can't stand the guy.

  58. Anonymous

    Listening to that group of blowhards analyze this topic makes me ill. What a bunch of knownothings.

  59. Brad Jones

    yeah, and reality based television is also rated #1…the idiot demographic may rule the airwaves, but it's clear (and thankfully) they don't rule in the voter's booth

  60. Brad Jones

    yeah, and reality based television is also rated #1…the idiot demographic may rule the airwaves, but it's clear (and thankfully) they don't rule in the voter's booth

  61. Jerry Newell

    Don. Fox News is only for those with small minds.

  62. Kevin Lehmkuhl

    Arvilla Stagg the government has more resources than you'd think. i don't believe 300 million peoples tax money can build everything especially secret military projects/installations

  63. Anonymous

    She's shocked that the regressive, bigoted, misogynistic idiots at Fox Noise are regressive, bigoted, misogynistic idiots? What! Have you been living under a rock, Greta?

  64. Brad Jones

    oh yeah! Coulter is smartestist lady in America..right there with Bachmann and Palin! I just don't how how those babes can't seem to keep their jobs?

  65. Karen B. Castelli

    This link crashed by computer three times.

  66. Theresa McKeown

    Half the mothers in this country are raising their children alone, sadly. This is not sexist. The statistics are real. Mothers are the working poor as well. Fox was accurate in the reporting of working mothers, today.

  67. Lester Rockwell

    The haters parrot what they here and they are told Fox news is bad. These major news networks have been tested over and over and it has been consistently determined over that Fox leans slightly right (I think Beck who, like Obermann, was dismissed for being too extreme and Hannity skewed the data) but was more balanced along political ideology than any other major network.

    To a person who is politically left (who believes in group think and blurting out approved knee jerk slogans when key words like Fox News are mentioned), if a news company does not parrot the approved verbiage that you can hear on every other station, then the news agency must be the mouthpiece of some dark overlord which overseas a powerful secret society funded by the oil companies and Monsanto

    So compelling were these findings, that CNN restructured the entire network so that their programming would portray events from a more neutral standpoint.

  68. Anonymous

    Greta, you work for FOX, mouthpiece for the Republican Party. Are you really the last woman in America to realize that the right wing looks down their noses at women?

  69. Wayne Emery

    I know alot of female breadwinners, alot, and many make deep six figure incomes but they pale compared to the number of single moms busting it trying to make ends meet……I think this is the fact the Fox dudes were trying to communicate…..deny it all you want but its out there Greta…open your eyes.

  70. Don Bradshaw

    They only tell you what you want to hear. There's a big difference.

  71. Mark Kahlsdorf

    How Smart is Greta, she believes in Scientology!

  72. Edward Hill

    Funny when you corner a fox hater you can get them to admit they never have watched it. They are the ones who say they are the most open minded but the truth is they are the most close minded bunch you will ever come across.

  73. Jennifer Hendricks

    Let's see, I am a woman, mother of four and I work. But I chose not to work while I fulfilled my role as a mother in rearing my children. Now they are home raising thiers. I'm grateful that I set that example for them. They are married to successful men and each know their God given roles for family unity and success. I knew I could do better than day care. I am not offended by these men's comments. They are right. Thank goodness some have sense as to why society and families are in the mess they're in. Children's well being in the famiy should always come first. Mother's can't be father's and father's can't be mother's. Is this such a difficult obvious fact for the human race to see? Why must society try to confuse children with role reversals and think they can change natural law. Impossible to do. But keep trying because that's what is being done at the expense of all of humanity. Not like we can screw up the family even more than what's already being done to screw it up with role reversal, gay marriage, and divorce! God and His laws will always be the right thing for all of humankind. No man can change that fact, we only suffer the devastaing, destructive consequences to not living His laws. Man can not change God. He is unchangable or He would cease to be God. But to you progressive, left wingnuts keep convincing yourself you can do what you want and push your agenda on everyone else and think you're smarter than God. You are all Satanists fools and will suffer God's wrath. Some of that wrath is already taking place in the form of higher taxes, job loss, curruption, super storms, floods, tornado's, and all manner of natural disasters. You can run, but you can't hide. He knows where you live and what evil you are committing. Good luck to you smarty pants.

  74. Betty Roberts

    Greta is taking this highly "personal" as a hit to us women and not as the smart well paid educated woman she happens to be. Surprises me she would not actually look at the facts and statistics of what is going on. Sorry Greta, you’re wrong on this one. Don't get your panties in a bunch, pull them up and "evaluate" what has happened to the family and why. Not to mention all the homosexuals who are coming out of the closet, raising children who will be just like them. If they had their way all women would be of no use and humans would become extinct. The guys are right on this one.

  75. Christy Benson

    Totally agree with you Don….real journalism,truth,FOX News said togehter=oxymoron!

  76. Gail Coleman

    Arvilla Stagg – good response…couldn't have done it better myself!!!

  77. Anonymous

    This is the typical elites knee jerk reaction. Don't assume they are talking about educated women making good salaries and living in upper middle class neighborhoods. Bread winner just means she is working and paying the bills. sometimes working more than one job to make ends meet. Nobody cares if some educated women who is making a good salary and wants to have a child on her own. I would like to see the income break down of the 40 percent so you can see the real story.

  78. Paul Turner

    I think you've hit the nail on the head Jimmie. I sold my first house to a woman with three kids. After the deal was done, I asked where her husband worked. She said she was single. So I asked her what she did for a living. "I don't work", she said. After that, I figured the taxpayers just bought my house. That's the mess we're in.

  79. Joe Ingram

    Attention ladies, I hate working, but I love cleaning and taking care of children.

    You bring home the bacon, I'll supply the sausage.

  80. Gavin Riegel

    Arvilla Stagg's logic must be "if you dont consistently bash and make up propaganda on Obama, than you're clearly an Obama lover."

  81. Rudy Vickery

    DM, someone really messed you up. Was it your parents?