A Fox News Channel fixture launched a verbal assault against a commentator from her own network. TheWrap.com reports that Greta Van Susteren singled out commentator Erick Erickson in a post on her blog GretaWire with the headline “What Is Wrong With This Guy?"
Van Susteren went after Erickson after he called Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” in a tweet.
“I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is a real jerk and is really lousy at being a spokesperson for his views,” Van Susteren wrote.
She added that people don’t always agree, but if “you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you.” Van Susteren continued: “And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad.”
In a tweet, Erickson responded to Van Susteren’s criticism, writing: “Well, Abortion Barbie does have a vocal fan club. Might be larger except for the open season on anyone under 40 weeks.”