Erick Erickson ‘Stands By’ Rep. Joe Walsh’s Attacks on Veteran
Remember when I wrote “Rep. Joe Walsh Will Now Become a Right Wing Hero Because He Acted Like a Total Jerk on CNN?”
Sure enough, CNN contributor and right wing loon Erick Erickson is singing Walsh’s praises: CNN’s Erickson Defends GOP Rep’s Attack on Wounded Veteran.
After Walsh received widespread criticism for his comments, Erickson wrote a post on RedState.com: “I support Congressman Joe Walsh a thousand percent and you should too. Pony up your checkbooks while you are at it. He’s in the midst of a manufactured scandal because he dared utter an inconvenient truth.” Erickson claimed that “the left went into overdrive” when Walsh “pointed out that Duckworth’s service in the military is about the extent of her public campaign platform” and concluded that “[a]ll he did was tell it like it is. That’s what is so refreshing about Joe Walsh.” …
Appearing on CNN’s The Situation Room on Friday afternoon, Erickson continued his defense of Walsh and claimed that Duckworth “doesn’t spend a lot of time talking about the issues,” again avoiding and deflecting from Walsh’s attack on her military service.
He said that Walsh “calls it like he sees it,” adding “I actually stand by what Joe Walsh said.”
Introducing Erickson, host Wolf Blitzer said that the CNN contributor “caused a huge stir in the blogosphere” with his RedState.com post defending Walsh and that he’s now “getting hammered for all of that that.”
It’s pathetically bizarre how CNN gives a platform to hateful, dim-witted right wingers like Erickson and Dana Loesch — and lets them dump all over CNN’s real journalists, with no consequences at all.