Fox News’ “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren took on a Virginia Democratic congressional candidate who vowed “war” on Fox News, Tea Party and NRA.
Mike Dickinson, running against House Republican Leader Eric Cantor, has come under fire for his heated comments on Twitter.
He had tweeted: “If elected I promise WAR on the tea party, @FoxNews, @NRA and other trash.”
“Why do you hate me?” Van Susteren asks Dickinson on her show Thursday evening.
“I have a problem with all of Fox News.” replied Dickinson.
Van Susteren: “What about me? I’m Fox News. I’m ‘trash’ apparently. What’s the problem with me?”
“I don’t have a problem you personally. I have a problem with the company you work for. I think the facts are misrepresented. Every day is an attack on Obama,” responds Dickinson.
The Fox News host seized on his accusation that Fox News misrepresented information by attacking his own record when he falsely claimed he was CEO to a local newspaper.
“Speaking of that letter to the [Richmond] Times-Dispatch you wrote, you claimed you were the CEO of a Mid-Atlantic Show Clubs which is a group of strip clubs and stuff, right?” the former trial lawyer quizzed her guest.
“That’s correct.” Dickinson admits.
Van Susteren continues: “That wasn’t true, was it?”
“I worked — I was a consultant for them,” answers Dickinson.
“It says CEO of Mid-Atlantic. That wasn’t quite true, was it? It was a lie. little bit of a lie, right? Tiny one, little bit of a lie?” presses the Fox host about his misrepresentation of having been a CEO when he was only a consultant.
“Yes,” smirks the Virginia candidate.
She then asked him about why he’s running for office.
“I’m running for office because I think we need politicians who say what they think and who don’t hold back. You should not sugar coat and you should not lie,” says the former strip club lobbyist.
After dismantling several of Dickinson’s claims, Van Susteren closed her interview: “You’re a piece of work.”