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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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Erickson Threatened To "Pull Out [His] Wife's Shotgun" If Arrested For Not Filling Out American Community Survey. In response to the American Community Survey portion of the U.S. Census, Erickson insisted "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." [WMAC, In the Morning with Erick Erickson, 4/1/10, via Media Matters]

Erickson: "Watching A Hippie Protester Get Tased Just Makes My Day." Discussing an Occupy Wall Street protest, Erickson said "Watching a hippie protester get tased just makes my day. It is just made of awesome." [WSB, The Erick Erickson Show, 1/30/12, via Media Matters]


Erickson Likened Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist To A Child Molester. In August 2010, Erickson likened former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to a child molester, writing in a post on Twitter: "We know what Rubio's truck looks like. Is this Crist's?" For Crist's truck (according to Erickson), he linked to an image of a van with the words "free candy" written on the side. [ Media Matters, 8/24/10]

Erickson Equated Abortion With Holocaust. Erickson equated abortion with the Holocaust, saying, "I think the Holocaust of the millions of children killed in this country is pretty equal to [slavery]." [CNN, John King USA, 1/20/11]

Erickson Asked If "Atlanta Need[s] Its Own Version Of Katrina To Get Its Schools Fixed." In a January 18, 2011 post on Twitter, Erickson linked to an Associated Press article titled "Atlanta public school system put on probation" and asked: "Does Atlanta need its own version of Katrina to get its schools fixed?" 


[Twitter, 1/18/11, via Media Matters]

Erickson: "Social Security Is, For All Intents And Purposes, A Ponzi Scheme." In a September 8 Redstate post, Erickson said "Social Security is, for all intents and purposes, a ponzi scheme." [RedState, 9/8/11, via Media Matters]

Erickson Tweet Brings Back "Death Panels" Smear. From Erickson's twitter:


[Twitter, 4/4/11]

Erickson: In Wake Of Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Attempted Murder, It's Important To Stress "A Saving Faith In Jesus Christ." In the aftermath of the attempted assassination of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is Jewish, Erickson was upset that "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." [RedState, 1/11/11, via Media Matters]

Erickson: "God Is Upset" With Atheists. From Erickson's Twitter page:


[Twitter, 1/11/11]