Recently CNN announced that RedState.com managing editor Erick Erickson would be joining the CNN team as one of their commentators (along with another recent addition to the CNN team CNN has proved yet again it has no qualms about scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to staffing issues). CNN is fond of trying to sell itself as the “above the fray” cable news network, more interested reporting the news in a fair non-biased manner than it is ratings, the hire of Mr. Erickson proves nothing could be further from the truth. Here are a few of Mr. Erickson’s more memorable quotes:
“At what point do the people tell the politicians to go to hell? At what point do they get off the couch, march down to their state legislator’s house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot?” Later in the post, Erickson added: “Were I in Washington State, I’d be cleaning my gun right about now waiting to protect my property from the coming riots or the government apparatchiks coming to enforce nonsensical legislation.”
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 Bobbitt on him should he even think about it, but I ask the question to make one simple point: Barack Obama, like Elliott (sic) 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 called retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter “a goat-f- child molester.”
“Turned on twitter today and there was a barrage of angry feminists upset with me telling them to get in the kitchen and learn to cook”; “Good thing I didn’t suggest the feminists … you know … shave. They’d be at my house trying a post-birth abortion on me”; and “Feminists have no sense of humor, but clearly God did in creating feminists.”
This is not CNN’s first attempt attempt at boosting it’s sagging ratings by crawling around in the mud and finding the slimmest creature it can to put on camera, after all this is the network that first put Glenn Beck on TV. Make no mistake, I have no issue with any news network giving air time to all sides of the political argument however when you repeatedly put people on who not only delight in the most insulting and vile of rhetoric but people who gleefully encourage mob violence you’ve crossed a line. Shame on you CNN.