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The Stunning Hypocrisy of Erick Erickson

Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 10:46:10 am

In the aftermath of yesterday's comments by Donald Trump about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly, RedState's own Erick Erickson decided to disinvite Trump from his extremist right wing confab. Apparently, Trump's comments were a bridge too far.

It is a shame that a candidate for President confuses political correctness and common decency.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 8, 2015

guy who called supreme court justice a "goat fucking child molester" now tone policing. ive seen everything now. pic.twitter.com/FNY1z5xfCc

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 8, 2015

Has no one, especially other journalists and pundits, bothered to consider that Erickson is not one to talk about tone or content of speech, when Erickson's own statements are a hate-filled orgy of misogyny, racism, and xenophobia?

(HT to Dr_Matt for graphic)

That's just a small sample of the comments by Erickson himself. Yet he continues to act like the tone police in public comments:

Erickson: 'We will not reduce size and scope of our fed gov't if we're screaming at people, calling them whores and queer and the n-word.'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 8, 2015

Then there's the fever swamps that are the commenters on RedState itself. In fact, Trump's comments are indistinguishable from the commenters there.

In other words, it seems that Erickson's reason to disinvite has more to do with the target of Trump's statement than the content of Trump's statement. Moreover, Erickson was silent about Trump calling women bimbos, let alone calling Mexicans rapists. His misogyny and xenophobia has been on display from the moment Trump got into the race, but Erickson didn't disinvite him over those statements. For if Trump had directed his statement at someone, say a Democrat, Erickson would applaud.

After all, Erickson applauded Trump's statements attacking Rosie O'Donnell just the other day.

How awesome is Fox for letting Trump come on and bash Rosie!! Awesome.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 25, 2007

This is the GOP and its core constituency. This is Erick Erickson and RedState.

UPDATE at 8/8/15 7:37:31 am by lawhawk

Trump also goes after Erickson's past comments. Really one of more remarkable presidential campaign statements ever pic.twitter.com/tdagAbJ8GO

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) August 8, 2015

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