Apparently, Fox News contributor Erick Erickson just can't or won't stop making sexist comments - and Fox News doesn't seem to care. Today's example, Erickson's tweet in which he referred to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a heroine to the pro-choice movement for her epic filibuster of a Texas anti-abortion bill, as "abortion Barbie."
Media Matters explains:
During an event at the National Press Club, The Weekly Standard asked Davis to respond to claims that there is no difference between some types of legal abortion and the crimes of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell. After retweeting a link to the post, Erickson tweeted that it's "a bit embarrassing that Abortion Barbie doesn't even have her facts straight on Kermit Gosnell considering abortion is her issue":
You'd think that after Erickson's offensive comments on the air about breadwinner Moms went viral - and he received an equally viral dressing down from Megyn Kelly - that he would have some qualms about such remarks. But no. Last month, after the Texas legislature passed the anti-abortion bill in a later session, he "joked" in a tweet that liberals should bookmark a coat hangar site. And now this.
So you have to wonder, is there any sexist comment that Fox will deem too offensive to keep Erickson in its stable of pundits?
Funny how you quack so much like other people who claim to hate us and yet cannot stay away. Plus, you have a yahoo email account, just like those other sock puppets. Since you have made your antagonistic point and on multiple threads, I see no reason for you to stick around.
I guess the difference would be that I don’t get paid $ to say provocative things.
He’s said more offensive things in the past and will again…I’ll save my fire for when that happens.
I cannot see a separation from that and calling people pigs over and over though.
Being neutral to politics makes it so much easier to be intelligent when speaking about them.
The stupid nature of the fight between parties breeds this hateful tone that buries any chance of people to reason with one another.
You entrench people by insulting them further in their beliefs and remove all sense from the conversation.
reminds me of the abortion issue. Seems neither party makes much sense regarding it. It seems easy to see how people can be horrified at abortion. It makes rational sense. So if people see it as murder, which is not illogical by any argument ,the other side calls them stupid, which makes the other side act aggressive.
Instead of people coming together and being sensitive of one another ,politics breeds stupidity because everyone involved acts in a way that divides. This continued behavior could not and will never solve any problems ever.
Then you blame the other side. I am very glad my understanding of the bible keeps me from getting involved in politics and I feel sad for people as they blindly and with ever increasing rage march towards certain collapse.
If you could live on another planet while watching humanity you would be so happy you are not there, and you would never hold any hope for man to solve his problems. Human rule, whether you are with the bibles view or not, has failed.
Closing your eyes to that truth and pressing forward with the same process has zero chance of working.
How much less so when you insult the people you disagree with. It should not take much thought to weigh that out.
I don’t have much nice to say about Maher, but what was his joke- like 30 seconds, and only that because of his speaking style? I could probably pull 30 hours of worse comments from Fox News, and double that from Limbaugh. And that’s before all the other AM radio hosts, and timing how long it takes to say all the viewer comments out loud.
Seriously, you’d think there’d be a point where these people could just, you know… shut up, but IOKIYAR.
It’s so enjoyable to watch the right have a meltdown over her. She is a true hero to many.