Say there's a political commentator out there who has called women's rights activists Nazis, called Michelle Obama a Marxist harpy wife, said that President Obama only won his Nobel Peace Prize because of affirmative action, and called the U.S. Department of Education's Safe Schools Czar "profoundly sick and immoral" because of his sexual orientation. Should this guy be rewarded with a promotion?Pretty disappointing, seeing that CNN has generally risen above the nastiness of some of the other stations.
Well, if you're CNN, the answer is yes. They've just hired Erick Erickson, an editor over at redstate.com, to be a political contributor on John King's new CNN show -- "John King, USA." Erickson is responsible for all of those comments above, and a whole host of other inflammatory comments that are bound to make John King's new show sound a lot more like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck. Is this really what CNN wants?