In September 2016, Fox News abruptly announced the exit of Greta Van Susteren along with naming her replacement, Brit Hume. Shortly thereafter, Van Susteren took to social media to share her side of the story:
From my Facebook page pic.twitter.com/9kZdRVjViZ
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 6, 2016
She wrote, in part,:
“Fox has not felt like home to me for a few years, and I took advantage of a clause in my contract which allows me to leave now.”
Recently, rumors have swirled regarding where Van Susteren will make her return to television, including reports it would be with MSNBC. These rumors have been accompanied by heavy criticism.
Now Van Susteren has taken to social media to hit back at critics:
Can we get something straight? When people work for a large company – including a network – they are not responsible for…
She begins by writing:
“Can we get something straight? When people work for a large company – including a network – they are not responsible for everyone else who works there. They ARE responsible for themselves. Why do I post this? Because I have seen so many comments critical of me for working at Fox, and now the chatter that I may be going to another network, CNN or MS/NBC. Yes, it is indeed true that I am considering going back to TV but that is not the point of this posting but rather to emphasize that if I do go back, like always, I will be responsible for myself and my hour. This is the way it has always been…and if I sign a contract and you liked my show before, you will like it now (I am the same person.). And if you didn’t like my show before? Well…you won’t like what I do now.”
But Van Susteren didn’t stop there. She also took a swing at the news media:
“But in the end? We should all look at issues, not just take sides. We won’t always agree, but we are on the same team as Americans with the same goals – peace, prosperity and opportunity. In the news we should identify problems – get the facts – and try to come up with solutions. That’s what the news business should be about…looking to make things better, not stirring up venom. We won’t always agree – even my own family does not always agree with me – but I really want to try, yes try, to make things better, make things better for you and for next generations to come.
Happy New Year.”
Van Susteren has confirmed on Twitter that she is in negotiations but as of December 28th, had not signed a contract. She hasn’t officially announced who those negotiations are with, but has stated she will be making a decision after the holidays.