Fox News host Greta Van Susteren isn’t afraid to express a disagreement with one of her colleagues, even if it’s the channel’s grand poobah.
And so Van Susteren ventured into familiar territory once again on Tuesday, saying on-air that Bill O’Reilly was wrong to call for the resignation of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden over the Ebola outbreak.
“You know, from time to time, lots of people around this network have disagreements,” she said during an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“My colleague, Bill O’Reilly, has called for the head of the CDC to resign. I disagree totally with him. I think Dr. Frieden has done a good job and I want him to continue to lead this,” she said.
Those disagreements certainly do happen “from time to time” with Van Susteren. Earlier this year, she called Fox News contributor Erick Erickson a “jerk” for describing Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis “abortion Barbie.”
She even seemed to call out O’Reilly back in March when he protested the extensive news coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, although she didn’t refer to him by name.
On Tuesday, Van Susteren was more explicit.
“I think Bill O’Reilly’s dead wrong on this one,” she told Fauci.