Petition for CNN to fire Erick Erickson gets more than 100k signatures

After he referred to the DNC as the "Vagina Monologues"

Published September 7, 2012 9:12PM (EDT)


Could this be the final straw for Erick "David Souter is a "goat-f*cker" Erickson?

Erickson, who's both a CNN contributor and blogger for the conservative website Red State, is being targeted by a women's advocacy group after he tweeted this about the female speakers during day one of the DNC:

He tweeted an apology shortly after:

But that wasn't enough for the women's advocacy group UltraViolet, which shortly after launched a petition to get him yanked off of CNN. "Seriously?" the petition asks. "He hears powerful, eloquent women talking about crucial issues and that's his reaction? Perhaps it shouldn't be that surprising, given his history of insulting women." It then noted how Erickson defended Rush Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke.

The petition got about 23,000 signatures in over an hour, and by Friday had surpassed 100,000.

It's unclear whether this will have any impact on CNN, since they hired Erickson even after he referred to then-Supreme Court Justice David Souter as a "goat f*cking child molestor" in April, 2009. Given its ratings, though, 100,000 people probably sounds like a lot to CNN.

Via ThinkProgress.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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