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Va. Dem. who says Fox lies admits lying about adult business ties on Fox News

On Thursday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., admitted lying about his ties to local area strip clubs while appearing on Fox News' "On the Record" with Greta van Susteren. Ironically, Dickinson was first noticed after claiming Fox News lies.

Va. Dem Mike Dickinson admits lying on Fox News.
Mike Dickinson via Daily Kos

Van Susteren asked Dickinson directly why he hated her. Dickinson was initially unable to give a coherent answer but ultimately said he had a problem with her guests.

After reading his tweet, she asked what Dickinson had against her. He responded by saying his problem was the company itself.

"I don't have a problem with you personally," he said. "I have a problem with the company you work for."

He then claimed the network misrepresents facts and wrongly attacks Obama. But he was unable to provide a single shred of evidence to back up his claim.

Dickinson admitted he couldn't point to any example of van Susteren misrepresenting facts. He eventually admitted that his problem was with the guests she allows on her program.

He complained about her previous guests, who were talking about the situation with the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Dickinson said van Susteren should have said they were breaking the law.

"Did you not hear me say the court order that I read?" she asked. After Dickinson said he heard her, she asked sarcastically if he wanted her to repeat it two or three times.

"Yes," Dickinson said. "But you still put them on," he added, claiming it was encouraging people to fight the police and the federal government.

After a back-and-forth on the Tea Party, van Susteren began exposing Dickinson as a liar. She started by referencing a letter Dickinson wrote to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in which he claimed to be the CEO of a chain of adult businesses.

"That wasn't true, was it?" she asked Dickinson.

"I worked for them," Dickinson said. "I consulted for them. I did."

But consulting for a company and serving as a CEO are two very different things. Van Susteren continued to press Dickinson.

"It says, CEO of Mid-Atlantic. Were you the CEO?" she asked.

"I was the, I guess, the consulting operations director," he stammered in response.

"So, that wasn't quite true, was it?" she asked. "It was a lie."

Eventually, she got Dickinson to admit on camera that he lied when he claimed to be a CEO in his letter. She then turned to his web site.

"You didn't put in here about how you were a lobbyist for strip clubs and you learned from Larry Flynt not to sugar-coat, but to tell it like it is," she said. "But you didn't tell it like it is here, right?"

Dickinson said he would tell anyone who asked about it. Van Susteren, however, didn't buy his explanation.

She then hammered him about his outrageous tweets while claiming to abhor partisan bickering. As we have reported several times, Dickinson routinely attacks people he doesn't like as "trash," and has compared the NRA and the Tea Party to the KKK.

"You wanna take back your war on Fox?" she asked after exposing his lies. Dickinson, however, said he would not end his war on the network.

"I'm not taking back my war on fox (sic)," he said on Twitter. Video of the segment can be seen above.

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