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The 25 Most Vile Statements by Fox News' Newest Pundit

As Erick Erickson leaves CNN for Fox News, let's take a look at why the station will love its newest employee.
 
 
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RACIAL ATTACKS

Erickson Endorsed Whites-Only Scholarship, Suggested Women Have Always Had Equal Opportunity. On the March 1, 2011, edition of CNN Newsroom, Erickson endorsed white-men-only scholarships provided by a Texas group called "Former Majority Association for Equality," saying, "If we're going to get rid of scholarships for African-Americans and get rid of scholarships for Hispanics and get rid of scholarships for Asians and get rid of scholarships for women, then let's get rid of the scholarships. But if we're not going to get rid of those, then let's keep this one." Erickson then suggested that women, Hispanics, and Asians have not been historically disadvantaged in America. [CNN, CNN Newsroom, 3/1/11, via Media Matters]

Erickson: "If It Weren't For Constitutionally Mandated Racial Gerrymandering," There'd Be Fewer Congressional Dems In South. On the September 16 edition of CNN's John King USA, Erickson said that "[i]f it weren't for constitutionally mandated racial gerrymandering in the south, you'd probably have even fewer Democrats down there." [CNN, John King USA, 9/16/10]

Erickson: Turn New Black Panthers' Case Into Willie Horton Ad. In a July 13, 2010, blog post headlined, "[New Black Panther Party member] King Samir Shabazz Should Be 2010's Willie Horton," Erickson wrote: "Republican candidates nationwide should seize on this issue. The Democrats are giving a pass to radicals who advocate killing white kids in the name of racial justice and who try to block voters from the polls." Erickson added: "The Democrats will scream racism. Let them. Republicans are not going to pick up significant black support anyway." [ Media Matters, 7/13/10]

ATTACKS ON WOMEN

Erickson Compared First Night Of Democratic National Convention To The "Vagina Monologues." Referring to the first night of the Democratic National Convention, during which first lady Michelle Obama and other women leaders appeared, Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected":

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[Twitter.com, 9/4/12]

Erickson: "Who Cares That" IBM CEO Wasn't Given Augusta Membership? "She's A Woman" And "Women Aren't Allowed." In response to controversy over the female IBM CEO being denied admittance to the Augusta National Golf Club, Erickson said "Who cares that she wasn't invited into the club? She's a woman. Women aren't allowed." [WSB, The Erick Erickson Show, 4/6/12]

Erickson: The National Association Of Women Are "The NAG Gang... The Angry Ones. Angry In Their Unibrows." On his radio show, Erickson parroted Rush Limbaugh's smear of the National Association of Women, calling them "The NAG gang, as the godfather of radio Rush Limbaugh would call them, the National Association of Gals. They are the angry ones. Angry in their unibrows I believe it was once said." [WSB, The Erick Erickson Show, 4/2/12, via Media Matters]

Erickson On Obama's Libya Strategy: "What Is It With Barack Obama Caving To The Women?" Saying he wanted to bring out his "inner sexist," Erickson attacked what he called "women drivers" in the administration, claiming that "back-seat driving by the women" will "get Barack Obama lost." Erickson, referring to President Obama's stance on Libya, continued: "What is it with Barack Obama caving to the women? I mean, now we know who rules his personal life. I guess Michelle is firmly in charge as well, if Barack Obama is going to cave that easy to three women in his administration over what to do with Libya." [RedState.com, 3/21/12]

 

Erickson Defended Rep. Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Remarks. When Rep. Todd Akin claimed it was "really rare" for victims of "legitimate rape" to become pregnant from assault, Erickson tweeted that the statement was "dumb" but that he would still support Akin in the Senate race: