Greta Van Susteren’s Mike Tyson piece just aired on the Fox network’s horrible newsmagazine, The Pulse. Besides her fake, stupid “I’m trying to be serious” look, the piece was not a total trash job like I expected it to be.
Tyson was convicted of raping Desree Washington in 1992, and the piece spent much time uncovering jurors, witnesses, and Tyson’s attorney, all contributing evidence that the trial was a sham.
Web media was flashing snippets of the piece all day, no doubt released early by Fox for just that purpose, in which Tyson was quoted as saying he was so mad at Washington that he would rape her today if he saw her.
The quote, typical Tyson, is certainly outrageous- but it’s equally as outrageous for a hack, pompous journalist like Van Susteren to provoke Tyson into a typically Tyson-esque quote just for ratings.