Yesterday, it was announced that MSNBC had parted ways with Greta Van Susteren, less than six months after bringing her on the host her own 6 PM daily program, For the Record. Following the unceremonious dumping by MSNBC — which reportedly took place as she was preparing for Thursday’s program — the ex-Fox News host took to Twitter to let it be known her short tenure at the network was over.
I am out at MSNBC –
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 29, 2017
While Greta got some well-wishes online from other MSNBCers, one well-known MSNBC host decided to take another approach.
— Jordan Gill (@KJordanGill) June 30, 2017
Yep, AM Joy host Joy Reid liked Van Susteren’s tweet saying that she was being let go by MSNBC.
And Greta reacted to that on Twitter, pointing out that she doesn’t know Reid but felt she would like her if they did know each other.
That's ok if she wanted me out. I don't know her but I know many people really like her at MSNBC. I am sure I would like her if I knew her. https://t.co/vH4JHClbaF
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 30, 2017
Is there any ulterior motive here based on perceived political leanings or jealousy due to Van Susteren being given a daily show after spending so much time at rival Fox News? Is this just merely an accident? Perhaps it’s an attempt to merely acknowledge a fellow colleague’s bad news?
During Greta’s time slot yesterday, substitute host Ali Velshi did not mention anything about the sudden move and the set was stripped of any graphics related to For the Record.
UPDATE 10:30 AM ET 7/1/2017: A rep for Joy Reid reached out to us and let us know that it was an accident and that Reid has since unliked the tweet.
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