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Thousands sign petition calling on CNN to fire contributor over tweet
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 9/6/12 | Drew Joseph

Posted on 09/06/2012 5:26:19 PM PDT by SmithL

More than 70,000 people have signed a online petition calling on CNN to fire contributor Erick Erickson for an offensive tweet.

“First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected,” Erickson, who is also the editor of RedState.com, tweeted on Tuesday, referring to the opening day of the Democratic National Convention.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; dnc

1 posted on 09/06/2012 5:26:27 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

“Offensive” is absurdly overused these days.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: SmithL
An "online petition". ROTFLMAO! Morons are always guaranteed to play along with them.

The same people who click, "I Don't Know" or "No Opinion" on online polls.

3 posted on 09/06/2012 5:29:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: SmithL

4 posted on 09/06/2012 5:29:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SmithL

And yet they are ok with leftists dressing up as gigantic vaginas for the RNC.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SmithL

Amazing they got everyone who watched last nights convention to sign a Tweet.


6 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: SmithL

Oh the irony.

Forget CNN, Erick. You don’t need them.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:57 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: SmithL

Kudos to EE.

As Rush calls it, it’s the Star Wars Bar Scene.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 5:32:32 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: SmithL

Erickson should have just booed God and Israel, CNN and other libs would have adored him


9 posted on 09/06/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SmithL
Mild, compared to the average Rat's spoutings.
10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:34:47 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: SmithL

Am I the only one who found this tweet mildly amusing?


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: youngidiot

Those who are allegedly offended aren’t paying attention. Many of the Dems’ finest were proudly parading around in vagina costumes in Charlotte (and DC) last week. Erickson’s description was spot on.

And besides, The Vagina Monologues is the pinnacle artistic achievement of their culture. If anyone other than a conservative had said this, they would have been tickled - um - pink.


12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:37:33 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: SmithL
“First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected”

I must have misunderstood what he said.

I thought it was:

“First night of the Vagina Mega-Hogs in Charlotte going as expected”

13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:38:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: ealgeone
It would appear they were lucky that CNN did not use Bill Maher’s word for the offending organ or, in the case of Fluke, organism.
14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:38:14 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: SmithL

I don’t think that’s nearly as offensive as having women’s freedom as the theme with a Kennedy and a Clinton as speakers.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I, too, found it amusing AND pretty accurate. The Rats obsess over female genitalia and many issues related thereto in some manner, so I think EE nailed it pretty well.


16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: 4Liberty

Eric looks like the sell out he is, sucking up to CNN anyway. Doesn’t Eric know those are the ones with teeth?


17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by Herbster
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To: SmithL

Maybe the idiots should direct their anger at Eve Ensler.


18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: BerryDingle

So far, you have the most realistic, i.e., truthful, posting.


19 posted on 09/06/2012 5:44:12 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: SmithL

But yet these same people had no problem with Jason Biggs and his filthy disgusting tweets?

This was at least wryly humorous


20 posted on 09/06/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: SmithL

I had no idea Erick Erickson was even on CNN. When did that happen? I tune in now and then and have never seen him. I’ve heard him only on radio.


21 posted on 09/06/2012 5:46:36 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SmithL
Please don't tell me that these people were offended by Erickson's tweet. Leftists love The Vagina Monologues and they are quite happy to use vaginas as symbols.

Abandoned vagina costume at a Planned Parenthood rally in Charlotte.

(Leftists are also quite happy to litter. It is just so empowering to make other people clean up your mess!)

22 posted on 09/06/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Am I the only one who found this tweet mildly amusing?

It's just Eric being Eric. I thought it was funny.

And to the point.

23 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: SmithL
“First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected,”

LMBO!!
What a great line!

24 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:57 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL

If we petitioned to remove all of the Liberals who slander Republicans, we’d have no media but a trimmed FOX.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SmithL

LOL, one of the best lines I have seen describing this fiasco.

And for sure the best line he has ever uddered.

WTG Erick!


26 posted on 09/06/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: SmithL
Well, actually, I can understand the ire of those who tweeted for EE’s firing. After all, the DNC delegates must of been wary of such language given that Billy Jeff Clinton was in the house.
27 posted on 09/06/2012 6:06:44 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Very amusing. What have these people got against accuracy in reporting?


28 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:02 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: BerryDingle
That Vagina Slims ad is mah favohright, yessir! She's so liberated an' indeependent an' that tattoo and the whole balla wax--she gibs me a chubby, you know, it's that old feeling down below, lak blood in the water, uh huh! Hey baby, ah'll make ya famous! Someone holder down willya already? Hey you troopers, make yerselves useful, yum yum (smacking lips) Oh, and vote Obama! Yeah, right ....
29 posted on 09/06/2012 6:07:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Herbster

I like it that CNN has Erick on, he who never loses a point and delivers a kick in the groin regularly to they who never get what just happened until the next morning. Erick is hated by CNN viewers.


30 posted on 09/06/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Tucker39; Wiser now

Thank you!!


31 posted on 09/06/2012 6:30:07 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: BerryDingle
And that is a very good point....

Here we have the "party" that swears up and down..they are the party for women. Yet the 2012 Dim Convention keynote speaker is none other than Bill Clinton...impeached for lying about sex in the oval office with a subservient volunteer intern.

Not to mention all his past escapades...."RAPE" being charged. Un-wanted advances being charged.

It @%#$%^$ dazzles the mind...that the MSM see's NO PROBLEM WITH THIS!!!!

32 posted on 09/06/2012 6:45:43 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: SmithL

Stupid tweet, it was asinine actually! This smacks of a “hey, look at me” outburst.

Actions have consequences. I’m not a big fan of Erickson, having heard him live on the radio on numerous occasions. He’s a guy that makes a lot of noise about ill-considered opinions.

He’s a blow-hard with a small audience, in other words. And it pisses him off so he takes it out on his victim of the day. Glass-half-empty.


33 posted on 09/06/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: Iron Munro

No, you made it worse. You took something that was funny as it was and wrecked it with a bad pun. Stop.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 6:51:40 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: SmithL

He should be fired for that? I wouldn’t give these people that much power.


35 posted on 09/06/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
No, I thought it was worth a smile. Not much above HS locker-room humor but still better than what some so-called comedians come up with. A long time ago a guy I didn't even like much told me that good humor, things we think are funny, often involve something a little painful or embarrassing to someone else. Hence slapstick, roasts, etc.
36 posted on 09/06/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SmithL
“First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected,”

ROFLMAO.......I LOVE IT!!!
37 posted on 09/06/2012 7:10:40 PM PDT by oliviasdad (Sarah Palin for Eunergy Secretary / Newt for Sec. of State / Rand Paul for Head of Fed. Res.)
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To: Tucker39

“I, too, found it amusing AND pretty accurate. The Rats obsess over female genitalia and many issues related thereto in some manner, so I think EE nailed it pretty well.”

I wonder if the Dems will ever get to the point when they can think of women in terms of above the waist, rather than below the waist. I doubt it. They are fixated. What an insult to all women. How denigrating.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 7:47:40 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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