CNN, America's Favorite Source of Dumb Guys Reading Twitter Out Loud, has signed conservative blogger Erick Erickson to their "Best Political Team." This is a wonderful hire, as it provides yet another excuse to avoid CNN entirely.
Erickson is the editor of RedState.com, a popular conservative blog. Here are some things he's done, in the last year or so:
- Called on protesters to "tell Nancy Pelosi to send Obama to a death panel."
- Tweeted that retiring Supreme Court justice David Souter is a "goat fucking child molester," then deleted that Tweet, and then Tweeted it again.
- Became so enraged about proposed regulations on dishwasher detergent that he wondered when the people would "march down to their state legislator's house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp." Over, once again, regulations on dishwasher detergent.
- Constantly makes incredibly dumb and historically challenged Hitler analogies.
Of course, those are all "crimes" against decency and honesty that almost any conservative blogger is guilty of. What is particularly galling is Erickson will never, ever say anything vaguely unexpected or interesting on TV. Ever. He will mislead and lie and dissemble and repeat talking points. He is a cog in the organized Republican message machine.