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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Former executive director of South Carolina’s Republican Party/troll Todd Kincannon has been getting a lot of attention for his sexist attacks on the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, Wendy Davis. But he’s an amateur compared to RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, who is also a paid contributor to Fox News.

Erickson has been calling Davis “Abortion Barbie” since she made national news for filibustering the Texas GOP’s new abortion restrictions. When Republicans began attacking the state senator about her biography, the blogger led the charge, accusing Davis of having a “Sugar Daddy Ken.”

His comments crossed the line for Fox News’ host Greta Van Susteren.

“I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is a real jerk and is really lousy at being a spokesperson for his views,” she wrote in a post on her blog GretaWire. The host also claimed that she wasn’t familiar with her colleague’s work, though she had blogged about him once before.

Erickson loved the post, shared it and claimed he had “won the Internet.”

He clearly has visions of what happened the last time he offended a female Fox News host by saying women are not meant to work. Megyn Kelly had him on her show to defend the comments and humiliated him — but also made him more famous in the process.

There’s no sanction for being offensive in the right-wing media; rather, it’s a business opportunity. And that’s a good thing for the left, says New York magazine’s Frank Rich.

“The more that Fox News viewers are duped into believing that the misinformation they are fed by Ailes is fair and balanced, the more easily they can be ambushed by reality as they were on Election Night 2012,” Rich writes in a new piece chiding liberals for taking the channel seriously.

Erickson’s defenders point out that Rush Limbaugh made nearly identical attacks on Davis without raising Van Susteren’s ire. Limbaugh is a regular guest on her show and, besides, he’s already famous enough.

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27 Responses to Fox News Hosts Punish Sexist Colleague — By Making Him More Famous

  1. You mean Wendy Davis really isn’t Abortion Barbie? Hmmm, she walks like a duck, talks like a duck and even quacks like a duck. I guess what you are saying is, even though the FACTS are as plain as day, just move on people, there is nothing to see or hear here. Right? Silly me, I meant Left….?

    • Come on lady, what kind of substances have you mixed up today and inhaled? Erick Erickson is a total jerk. Calling Wendy Davis an “Abortion Barbie” is something any man who respects himself and respects other ladies could not even think of. What about him going to the gym and burn out those fats he carries along with him instead of using his time in name calling?

      • Wendy Davis is a LIAR, a MANipulator and an embarrassment to women. You want to call people total jerks? How about making fun and laughing at Handicapped people? Yeah, that shit gets a pass…you lefties are such freaking hypocrites.

        • You republicans have a big problem. You are going after Wendy Davis because you know as soon as she is the Governor, that will be the end of republicans to win the White House for ever and ever, AMEN. Why can’t you accept the reality instead of meandering. Come with good ideas and sell to people, they might buy them, but going after one person and a woman because she is threatening your dominance, am afraid very few will buy your horrible idea.

          • Why can’t republicans accept reality? Because if/when they do they become democrats. Denying reality is not just something they do, it defines them. Add the fact that strong intelligent women scare the crap out of them and the package is complete.

        • Gee, I’m a woman, and she’s not an embarrassment to me at all. And, I know A LOT of other women who agree with me. How dare you to TRY to speak for we women when you don’t know what you’re talking about.

        • I encourage all to click on mkpike profile..and read some doozies there…Check out this gem at twitchy….it goes to a pattern eh?

          mkpike • 3 days ago at Discussion on Twitchy titled
          Fired-up Bristol Palin slams lying ‘hero of the Left’ Wendy Davis

          “Most of the women on Fox are not only beautiful, but are highly educated. So your comments are very ignorant. But I guess when you watch and listen to the skanks on MSNBC, those types kind of grow on you, you know the ones, not only do they not have high IQ’s, they are painful to look at.”

          OY!

      • And YOU must be head of the Obama Nazi Regime. Republican women don’t need Outreach Programs to pay for their Birth Control or their Irresponsible behavior. It’s called being an Adult. Something the people on the left know NOTHING about.

        • Excellent . . . the more you carry on with that line, the more people you alienate. Seriously, that kind of garbage is SO 2010. But by all means, DO proceed.

        • So who would pay for your birth control pills if men had to take them? It would be a completely different story, wouldn’t it? What do you been “irresponsible behavior”??? Irresponsible for not bringing unwanted children into the world? Irresponsible for making sure that children are cared for and loved? You are an a** mk…..go join the fox news baboons and mind your own business, unless you own a uterus.

          • Not to mention “irresponsible” for submitting to a husband who does not care if you have 20 kids, even wants you to, and says the Bible tells you to give him sex anytime, whether you want it or not?

        • Only women are irresponsible???

          I might be mistaken, but I thought that “it takes two to tango.”

          Or are men above acting irresponsibly?

        • Um…just thought you might like to know:

          No matter how much you whine and snivel, Obama is still your leader. And can you guess what else?

          Yup — he’s as black as ever. Is that what has your panties in a wad, Tater? Sorry ’bout your luck. Being a Republican woman must be sort of like being a chicken in the KFC drive-thru: Perfectly allowable – just not very smart.

  2. The right wing universe is where the outrageous becomes commonplace, and conspiracy theories and name calling are routine. This is because they really only talk to themselves and as Frank Rich’s article points out, and have a declining market share. The Fox base audience is 68-70 yrs. old and is monochromatic. He is right by saying the left gives FOX too much attention and just let it fade away since they are not attracting younger viewers. Soon advertisers will realize that the demographic FOX speaks to is beyond buying appliances and lots of consumer goods and will spend less and less advertising dollars there. Then Murdoch’s offspring will take over and the FOX that we have known will cease to exist

  3. Is there some secret site that the Tea Party led GOP has that clones these idiots and then trots them out for FOX?

  4. Why does it seem like the ones who say things like this jerk said, look like guys who have to pay for any sex they get? Probably has to look in the mirror to see his willy. Limbaugh also comes to mind. To even think of either of them grunting and sweating on top of me make me want to be celibate.

  5. Fon “Faux News hosts punish sexist collegue? Hardly..they’ve intentionally blwon this out of proportion for more ratings a usual…

    Jaosn correctly reports:

    “Former executive director of South Carolina’s Republican Party/troll Todd Kincannon has been getting a lot of attention for his sexist attacks on the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, Wendy Davis. But he’s an amateur compared to RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson, who is also a paid contributor to Fox News. Erickson has been calling Davis “Abortion Barbie” since she made national news for filibustering the Texas GOP’s new abortion restrictions. When Republicans began attacking the state senator about her biography, the blogger led the charge, accusing Davis of having a “Sugar Daddy Ken.” His comments crossed the line for Fox News’ host Greta Van Susteren. “I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is a real jerk and is really lousy at being a spokesperson for his views,” she wrote in a post on her blog GretaWire.”

    and

    ““The more that Fox News viewers are duped into believing that the misinformation they are fed by Ailes is fair and balanced, the more easily they can be ambushed by reality as they were on Election Night 2012,” Rich writes in a new piece chiding liberals for taking the channel seriously.”

    Faux News at its best.

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