Gerry Canavan

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Why Hasn’t CNN Fired Erik Erickson?

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Worse, why did they hire him in the first place?

CNN’s Erick Erickson is also Editor-in-Chief and “Dear Leader” of the conservative blog Red State, sothis charming passage posted by “The Directors” is presumably his doing: 

Here at RedState, we too have drawn a line. We will not endorse any candidate who will not reject the judicial usurpation of Roe v. Wade and affirm that the unborn are no less entitled to a right to live simply because of their size or their physical location. Those who wish to write on the front page of RedState must make the same pledge. The reason for this is simple: once before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again, but only if those committed to justice do not waiver or compromise, and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support.

That “only if” construct means that — according to Erick Erickson’s Red State — “mass bloodshed” will be “necessary” if elected officials don’t overturn Roe v. Wade. Again: Red State doesn’t say “mass bloodshed” may occur if elected officials don’t do what is “necessary to earn our support” — it says such bloodshed will be “necessary.” Erickson and his Red State colleagues didn’t indicate how much time elected officials have to earn their support before mass bloodshed becomes necessary.

Written by gerrycanavan

January 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

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