Spin Cycle

01.02.13

What Greta Van Susteren Really Did

I’m always calling on journalists to admit their mistakes; today it’s my turn.

I want to apologize to Fox’s Greta Van Susteren for adding incorrect information about her to a Daily Beast article.

In Lauren Ashburn’s piece about those who made fun of Hillary Clinton’s illness, I edited in a comment about whether she had suffered an “immaculate concussion” and attributed it to Van Susteren. In fact, it was said by Laura Ingraham.

What’s more, as the piece noted, Van Susteren took to task those who mocked Clinton’s illness, including her own Fox colleagues. For that, she deserves kudos, not an inaccurate account.