Greta Van Susteren’s Benazir Bhutto Phone Interview

By Alissa Krinsky 

Greta Van Susteren has scored what is being called an exclusive phone interview with former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who is currently under house arrrest.

“She describes what is going on in front of her house,” Van Susteren writes on her GretaWire blog, “the barbed wire, police etc. Note that we had one technical problem &mdash the call dropped after the first few seconds…but we quickly called back.”

The blog says an audio clip of the 10-15 minute conversation will be posted at some point.

>Update: Despite the interview being called “exclusive”, both CNN and ABC’s Good Morning America featured phone interviews with Bhutto earlier today. CNN had a live phoner at 4:29 a.m. Eastern, and GMA ran a taped conversation at 7:04 a.m. Eastern.

>Update, Update: On her blog, Van Susteren has “a little fun” with TVNewser, saying she never used the word “exclusive” to describe her Bhutto interview. Some background: TVNewser used the word “exclusive” after being told by an FNC spokesperson that it was. The spokesperson had checked first with some of Van Susteren’s producers.