New York Times reporter James Risen appeared on Greta van Susteren’s FOX News show tonight to promote his new book (video below). Van Susteren touched on the subject of Risen’s noncompliance with the subpoena requiring his testimony in the pending prosecution of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for violation of the Espionage Act. Van Susteren clearly has no idea of the issues raised by Risen’s conduct. I wrote about them here in connection with this past Sunday’s 60 Minutes segment on Risen; Gabriel Schoenfeld wrote about them for us here.
Van Susteren treated Risen like a conquering hero. She made no effort to elucidate the issues raised by Risen for her viewers. It was an utterly lazy and pathetic performance, disgracing both Van Susteren herself and FOX News.