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09/07/2016 02:35 am ET

Greta Van Susteren Outfoxes Fox News, Redirects Website To Animal Rescue

Way to leave in a blaze of glory.
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Broadcaster Greta Van Susteren took a subtle swipe at Fox News’ haste to scrub her name from its masthead.

In a short post on Facebook, Van Susteren said her former employer had already redirected the website GretaWire.com to the Fox News landing page. While the network does, in fact, own that URL, Fox also redirected Van Susteren's personal website, Greta.com.

“Obviously that is not right since I own it and they do not,” Van Susteren wrote on Facebook. “So I then went into my own domain of Greta.com and redirected it to where I want it to go.”

You can click here to see what happens.

The Maryland-based PetConnect Rescue noticed Van Susteren’s redirect and spontaneously urged her fans to “help abandoned dogs and cats today.”

“Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned dogs and cats and place them in loving and permanent homes,” a bio of the organization reads. “Each day, we respond to desperate email and phone pleas to rescue dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia.”

Van Susteren, a 14-year veteran of the network, announced her departure on Tuesday, just two months before the upcoming presidential election and hours after 21st Century Fox announced a $20 million settlement in Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment case against former CEO Roger Ailes.

HuffPost’s Michael Calderone called the sudden move “highly unusual.” But Van Susteren wrote on Facebook that Fox had “not felt like home to me for a few years and I took advantage of the clause in my contract which allows me to leave now.

“The clause had a time limitation, meaning I could not wait.”

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