The blogosphere has added another star to the mainstream media pundit list. Unfortunately, it’s Erick Erickson of Red State, who has long history of saying truly vile things and is little more than a budding Michael Savage. And he’s just been hired by CNN. Media Matters documents and links to some of those really vile things he’s said. Like this:
At Red State, Erickson defended Glenn Beck’s assertion that President Obama is a “racist.” Erickson stated, “A while back, Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a ‘racist.’ Given all the terrorists, thugs, and racists Barack Obama has chosen as close personal friends (see e.g. Rev. Wright), it’s not a stretch to say it.” Erickson went on to call for a boycott of companies that have pulled out of Beck’s show and are, according to Erickson, “kowtowing to Barack Obama’s worshippers, brownshirts, goons, and thugs.”
In a blog post headlined, “Is Obama Shagging Hookers Behind the Media’s Back?” Erickson stated, “I assume not. I assume that Obama’s marxist harpy wife would go Lorena Bobbit on him should he even think about it, but I ask the question to make one simple point: Barack Obama, like Elliott Spitzer, is a creation of the liberal media and, as a result, could be a serial killing transvestite and the media would turn a blind eye.”
On his Twitter account, Erickson responded to Souter’s retirement from the Supreme Court by stating, “The nation loses the only goat fucking child molester ever to serve on the Supreme Court.”
Nice hire, CNN.