Thousands call for CNN to fire Erick Erickson for saying the DNC is like the 'Vagina Monologues'
Sep 5, 2012
This afternoon, in just over one hour, 23,000 people signed a petition asking CNN to fire contributor Erick Erickson.
His offense? He referred to the Democrats’ packed list of female speakers at their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina as “the Vagina Monologues”:
[quote]First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected.
After a flurry of furious tweets, Erickson — who once said he “kind of like[d] the idea” that women are barred from a golf club so that he wasn’t “hanging out at some women’s event” — half-heartedly expressed regret for his comment, saying “My apologies to those offended by my tweet. Wasn’t my intention.”
But UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, launched the petition calling on CNN to “Take him off the air right away” for his sexist line.
“Seriously?” the petition reads, “He hears powerful, eloquent women talking about crucial issues and that’s his reaction?”
Among the “Vagina Monologues” that Erickson was referring to were speeches by Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; Congressional candidate and double-amputee Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth; and the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
The petition is quickly gaining steam. UltraViolet representative Molly Haigh reports that, as of 4:30 pm on Wednesday, it has 32,000 signatures.
Really, as a woman I am happy when people like this let their inner-asshole out. They disgrace only themselves.
And the RNC was a flaccid sausagefest .
OK that's pretty funny.
Obviously 23,000 humorless lesbians disagree.
It's not funny. It's yet another example of a stupid Republican male spouting off about women when he shouldn't be.
What a cunt.
R8, would you have found it funny if he called it a fudgepacker convention?
Let me tell you, I'm not "pc" and if a Dem had said it, I would've laughed. Know why? Because we know exactly what the right thinks of women. We know exactly what their policies are against women. We know what they stand for, and that's why it wasn't funny.
Behind that "joke" is an asshole pushing for policies that are draconian.
That's the difference.
where's a link to sign the petition? I'd like to see his head roll. The electronic guillotine is better than no guillotine at all.
Oh shit, they've got a nun taking a ruler to "nice Catholic boy" Paul Ryan.
You know, Twitter really should be given some sort of public service award. No other invention has done more to show the inner assholes of our friends, family, acquaintences, public figures, celebrities and political figures, than Twitter.
Makes it easy to see the ugly parts of people that social stigma, discretion, and publicists try to hide.
Well they all look like angry, militant, ugly, lesbians to me.
Ugh, he looks like every douchebag in that party: Chubby, smug tool.
R15, you know what's funny about Twitter? So many douchebag rightwingers screaming about liberals trying to silence them, and they express this bullshit on twitter... twitter, where one of the founders is Biz Stone who is a vegan and who financially supports numerous social (ie. liberal) causes.
Despicable bigot. Fire his sorry fat ass.
I hope he gets ball cancer
Erick Erickson even looks like a conservative. He's fat and smarmy.
I live in Macon ga and know the fucker. He's all about his yard so I'll pour gas on it this week end. Want me to write something?
R23, don't give them any excuse to cry like a bitch -- they do enough of that when talking about imaginary Obama.
We don't want you getting in trouble. Don't do anything.
I just signed it, this asshole needs to be fired.
Give his career a (figurative) Viking funeral.
And the RNC was like "Puppetry of the Penis."
I don't like him in general, but he was calling this one as it is.
I bet Anderson will vigorously come to his defense.
CNN can go fuck themselves. They're competing for the Faux contingent, now.
Please leave his yard alone, R23. Listen to R24.
However, if you see him at the Piggly Wiggly, please snub him on our behalf.
[quote] However, if you see him at the Piggly Wiggly, please snub him on our behalf.
Better yet, play the "shopping for other people" game and throw the most embarrassing items you can think of into his cart.