Greta Van Susteren Harrumphs Louis C.K. Out of Congressional Correspondence DinnerS

Noted comedian and Cinnabon connoisseur Louis C.K. has backed out of his speaking gig at the 68th annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents dinner, prompting wild speculation that his cancellation has something to do with Fox News's designated Sarah Palin circus handler, Greta Van Susteren. Though C.K.'s agent has said simply that the comedian "just didn't want to do it anymore," Van Susteren posted the following bit of vitriol about C.K.'s speaking engagement on her blog only a day earlier:

Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.

The headliner of this year's Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is "comedian" Louis C.K. Comedian? I don't think so. Pig? yes.

He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn't just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.

Is that you, Greta? I remember when Greta Van Susteren seemed merely like just another boring pundit on CNN, albeit one with the hypnotic habit of talking out of the side of her mouth like a buccaneer holding a dagger between her teeth. But let's be fair. Though there are plenty of Dick Tracy villains on the right of the political spectrum whose rampant misogyny Van Susteren regularly ignores, in the peculiar instance of Louis C.K., she has a point — he says an awful lot of terrible shit about women, most notably towards end of his otherwise funny 2008 stand-up movie Chewed Up in which the reality of an upcoming divorce infuses the familiar knocks on his wife with a palpable bitterness. Or so I've heard. Before Van Susteren goes on a blogging crusade against a comedian whose built a career on casual offensiveness, she might take a hard look at the party her network so stalwartly defends and wonder whether there isn't a "pig" or a few dozen on her side of the fence. [THR, GretaWire]

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