Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CNN Needs Erickson To Have Diverse Voices

That's what CNN's Ed Henry said in a recent tweet:

For those Tweeting CNN shouldn't have hired @ewerickson as a contributor, seriously do you think a network should NOT have diverse voices

Let's recap some of the things this particular voice offers us in diversity:

And what about this bit from Erick's blog post in 2008 (thanks to Hart Williams in my comments for the link):

As the Clintons and their supporters continue their destruction of the Democratic Party, we see the latest salvo fired from the thighs of ugly nags.

From the nether regions that see no men, New York's National Association of Gals is out bashing Teddy Kennedy for endorsing Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton.

Bolds are mine. He is also needed to add diverse comments about former Supreme Court Justices as goat-f***ers.

Sigh. It's not the diversity of Erickson's voice that I protest here. It's the fact that he is an out-of-the-closet woman-hater and that detail makes no difference to the powers-that-be at CNN.