I'm not going to spend long on this and, frankly, it's getting kind of old. But Erick Erickson's response about the avalanche of (negative) feedback he's received since Friday is ...unbelievable.
For those who missed it (how could you?) here is the recap from Friday. Short Friday @EWErickson every 2 hours: (sarcasm) - OMG! Sarah STILL hasn't announced!! The Sky is Falling!
Here is Erickson's complete analysis of his actions from Friday:
I merely quoted Sarah Palin on Friday. She told Jake Tapper the end of September was her drop dead date. I have never seen so much vitriol from the supporters of one candidate for merely noting that the candidate herself said September was her drop dead date. She apparently told others she might take till October. But she herself said September was her “drop dead date.” For the past 72 hours, Sarah Palin’s most ardent supporters have been beating the hell out of me on twitter for lying. All I did was quote the woman. Some are also attacking Jake Tapper claiming he put those words in her mouth. Actually, the exchange was on tape and it was all Sarah Palin. This may be the first time I’ve ever been attacked for quoting someone accurately (Editor’s note: I had said “quoting a candidate accurately,” but then she missed her own “drop dead date” to become a candidate, didn’t she?!).Now we know why his Twitter handle begins with "EWE." I MERELY QUOTED SARAH PALIN? Hardly. ALL I DID WAS QUOTE THE WOMAN? Ahhh, no Erick. That is not ALL you did. Be man for God's Sake. Hell, just be a Christian. He ran an emotionally biased temper tantrum against - not only those who are very devoted to see Palin run - but against a woman who doesn't deserve that kind of disrespect.
Erickson's shows dishonesty and frankly - liberal tendencies to NOT admit
- A) HE MISQUOTED PALIN BY OMITTING THE TOTALITY OF HER COMMENTS,
- B) HE BADLY MISLEAD ON THE SCOTT CONROY REAL CLEAR POLITICS ARTICLE,
- C) HE HAD A DESIRE TO RIDICULE AND MARGINALIZE PALIN SUPPORTERS.