Maddow Welcomes Greta to MSNBC

MSNBC had Rachel Maddow official welcome for Fox News host Greta Van Susteren to the viewers at MSNBC. 

It was good that Maddow and Van Susternen were in different cities, because there is no telling how far this love fest was going to go? 

Greta will host "For the Record" (wow! must have taken all of 2 minutes to come up with that name) on MSNBC. 

Maddow kicked off by asking if the Fox News faithful are mad at Greta for growing from the far right network to now the far left? 

MADDOW:  But I’ve got to ask you, if your FOX fans are mad at you for coming to MSNBC, do they feel like you're crossing enemy lines?

VAN SUSTEREN:  Oh, listen, I’m getting hit from the right and left.  But that happens.  I mean, you know it, too, being in the business.  People get mad at you every single night.  

And, look, I just want -- I just want them to give me a chance.  If they don't like me, fine, but at least give me a chance.  I think that the MSNBC audience is going to like me.  I hope the FOX audience comes over here.  I’m interested in the facts and wherever the facts lead me.

And, look, I like a robust debate.  People don't always agree with each other.  My own husband doesn't always agree with me.  My own family doesn't agree with me.  

So, you know, look, I -- I want to have a good time over here.  I want to do a good job for MSNBC.  I want to do a really good job so you're proud of me, my colleagues are proud of me and most of all, I want to do a good job for the viewers and the voters at home because these are very, very serious times, and people have really big problems, and they're really worried about the future.  And I’m hoping to put a spotlight on the problems, try to chase down some facts and maybe get some good things going on.  

MADDOW:  You know, one of the things I have that always been envious of you for is your ability to get anybody to talk to you.  Like, your history, your interview history is like reading an encyclopedia.  But in the last year or two, you've been particularly good at getting Donald Trump to talk to you about getting all the Republicans to talk to you.  

Let me ask you, honestly, do you feel like some of that was specific to the fact that you were at FOX, or do you think that those Republican connections that you made, the Republican guests you've been able to book up to and including the president-elect, do you think they will still want to talk to you over here?  I certainly hope so.  

VAN SUSTEREN:  I think so.  I mean, look, I’m curious and I think they're going to come over here.  I’m going to give them a fair shake.  I’m going to give Republicans a fair shake.  I’m going to give Democrats a fair shake.  

Of course Greta will land Trump on MSNBC. Of everyone at Fox News, Van Susteren was more in the tank for Trump more than anyone other than Sean Hannity.