CNN’s Extremist ShillPosted: January 24, 2011
For some reason, the media has decided to respond to right wing outrage for perceived ‘liberal’ biases by allowing access to any one with a half truth to tell or some radical right viewpoint. It’s one thing to air the views of a politician holding a public office–like Michelle Bachmann–whose grasp of reality, history, and science is demonstrably lacking, it’s completely another thing to hire and continually promote some one with extremist views and agendas. This is especially true when it is for no other reason than to air a given view point in some perceived act of fairness when no equally extreme voice on the left exists any where on the network. In fact, no equally extreme leftist voice exists in any media outlet.
Again, I say perceived fairness because there is never a real left wing equivalent out there equal to the likes of Red State’s Erick Erickson. If so, they’d have also hired at least some equivalent of Noam Chomsky or some one who is honestly liberal and honestly left wing. The continued employment of Erick Erickson goes beyond even the lowest standards set by the likes of the Buchanans. He’s about one hyperbole short of Pat Robertson; but just barely. The deal is that this guy is no Bob Novak or George Will conservative. He’s an extremist and radical because he constantly advocates violence and uses revolutionary rhetoric.
Here at RedState, we too have drawn a line. We will not endorse any candidate who will not reject the judicial usurpation of Roe v. Wade and affirm that the unborn are no less entitled to a right to live simply because of their size or their physical location. Those who wish to write on the front page of RedState must make the same pledge. The reason for this is simple: once before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again, but only if those committed to justice do not waiver or compromise, and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support.
Size or physical location? WTF kind of demented language is that? This man just made a call for women to be dehumanized into incubators, to have their liberty and privacy removed, and to have their personal religious viewpoints usurped by his own. How can CNN justify maintaining the likes of Erickson without–minimally–giving air time to a Marxist which would be a leftie equivalent. Bet yet, they need to fire him.
Nearly every one who has cracked a legitimate history book and read documents written by the founders knows that the basic ‘state’s rights’ vs. federal government’s rights was about slave ownership. The constitution was crafted carefully so that slave owning states could find enough leeway in the ‘state’s right provision’ to allow slavery. That was the purpose of the entire deal in a nutshell. The 13th amendment was required to close that particular loophole. The descendant’s of those folks that scream state’s rights now and limited constitutional authority support similar devious schemes that prevent key individuals from fully exercising their constitutional rights. They used it for Jim Crow Laws until specific laws and SCOTUS findings closed the loophole. They’ve extended its use to women’s bodies and medical treatment and relationship status for GLBT. Erickson’s terminology of judicial usurpation is justification for involuntary servitude and seeks to deprive certain classes of people of their liberty. That is radical. How can CNN provide a safe harbor for a radical?
Any one who invokes the term ‘state’s right’s’ invariably is evoking the use of state laws to abridge some one else’s liberties and freedoms. Putting Erickson and his arguments on TV is like handing the public airways over to slave owners and folks that rationalized Jim Crow Laws. He’s absolutely no different. His outrageous positions are far out of the mainstream . My guess is that CNN would never hire Noam Chomsky or socialist Brian Patrick Moore a seat for one segment, let alone an ongoing salaried position. But Erickson not only uses radical language, he uses revolutionary language. This makes him an extremist.
This man is not a conservative. What this man is advocating suggests that all woman in the U.S. that have had an abortion should be held up for the capital offense of premeditated murder. It follows, they should be executed under the law for premeditated murder. This would be the situation even if a woman simply takes the morning after pill.
This isn’t the only extremist thing this man has said or written. This one goes to the heart of why I’m suggesting his leftie equivalent isn’t just some benign Social Democrat but a Marxist. Again, he speaks in violent rhetoric and talks of situations when violence is required to overthrow the government. That is the language of a revolutionary.
CNN’s new contributor Erick Erickson claims to be toning down his incendiary rhetoric now that he’s more in the spotlight. But on the radio last week, Erickson said he would “pull out [his] wife’s shotgun” if a census worker came to try to jail him for not filling out his census form.
“This is crazy,” Erickson said last week on WMAC’s In the Morning with Erick Erickson of the census. “What gives the Commerce Department the right to ask me how often I flush my toilet? Or about going to work? I’m not filling out this form. I dare them to try and come throw me in jail. I dare them to. Pull out my wife’s shotgun and see how that little ACS twerp likes being scared at the door. They’re not going on my property. They can’t do that. They don’t have the legal right, and yet they’re trying.”
Don’t forget Eric Erickson’s appalling comments on the day that Jewish Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot. His commentary was pure proselytizing of a specific, narrow religious view.
CNN’s Erick Erickson is upset with what people aren’t saying about the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords:
Through it all though, well meaning people on both sides of the ideological and partisan divide are not talking about the one thing that should be talked about — a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
For the record: Rep. Giffords is Jewish, so “a saving faith in Jesus Christ” might not be “the one thing that should be talked about.”
The topic of faith in Christ makes people cringe. But whether you believe it or not, here is the reality: beyond us is a world we cannot see with our eyes. It impacts us on a daily basis. It is a world of very real angels and very real demons. It is a world of a very real God and a very real Satan, a very real Heaven and a very real Hell.
The back and forth and accusations and lies surrounding Jared Loughner should be a constant reminder to us that there is more at play in our world than what we see. And, frankly, at times like this I am more and more mindful of the great chasm in this world between the saved and damned.
This man is not a conservative. He wants to radically change the basic nature of our country and its laws. He’s an extremist because he advocates violence. What doesn’t CNN get about this?
Eric Erickson (Redstate.com): “at what point do [people] 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?”
Yes, that’s a quote from Eric from a thread he entitled “At What Point Do People Revolt?” Here’s another taste.
But it is going to have to get back to “leave me the hell alone” style federalism where the national government recedes and the people themselves will have to fight to take their states back from special interests out of touch with body politic as a whole.
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.
CNN, people that continually advocate violence are extremists. People that consider using the morning afterpill to be premeditated murder are not the least bit mainstream or conservative. Take this man off the airways and take him off now. His extremism has no place on anything prime time unless you’re sitting him next to his leftie counterpart–radical Marxist–to give your viewers some idea of what extremists of all type look like.