Erickson's Fox News Implosion Was Only A Matter Of Time

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Erickson and KellyWith Erick Erickson coming under increasing scrutiny from his Fox News colleagues for his remarks that female breadwinners conflict with "biology" and "the natural world" and are "tearing [society] apart" - culminating in his complete immolation by Megyn Kelly on America Live - it's worth pointing out that Fox must have been well-aware of Erickson's long history of sexist comments when they hired him.

They didn't care.

Keep in mind, Erickson's rhetoric was no secret. Just a few months before he left CNN for Fox News, Erickson was widely criticized after he tweeted of the first night of the Democratic National Convention, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." He subsequently apologized, then was mysteriously absent from CNN's airwaves for the next two weeks, at the height of the presidential campaign on which he was purportedly hired to comment. Meanwhile, tens of thousands signed on to a petition from the women's advocacy group UltraViolet calling for his dismissal from CNN.

Erickson's "Vagina Monologues" comment was preceded by his description of the National Organization for Women as the "NAG Gang" who were "angry in their unibrows," which was preceded by him asking, "what is with Barack Obama caving to the women" in his administration, which was preceded by his description of feminists as humorless women "too ugly to get a date," which was preceded by Erickson's description - highlighted in his New York Times profile -- of Michelle Obama as "a Marxist harpy".

The RedState editor's implosion, live on Fox News, was inevitable. It was only a matter of when Ericksonfinally showed his true colors to the Fox audience.

That's simply who Erickson is -- a man who makes offensive comments about women. That's who Fox hired, and apparently what they were looking for.

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