File this under ‘Blog as I say, not as I post’

The occupational hazard of pontificating in public is that people sometimes actually listen to what you say and write.

CNN has posted the following on its Political Ticker blog:

CNN contributor and blogger Erick Erickson

CNN contributor and blogger Erick Erickson

South Carolina blogger Will Folks defended himself Wednesday after Erick Erickson, the editor of the influential conservative website, accused Folks of lying about having an affair with gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.

Erickson, a CNN contributor, accused Folks of “pulling the noose” on a “high-tech lynching” of Haley to gin up traffic for his website and torpedo her campaign. Haley is Erickson’s preferred candidate in the four-way South Carolina Republican primary race.

Unless he produces definitive evidence of an affair, Erickson wrote, Folks should “shut the hell up.”

Which is curious, because just six months ago, Erickson wrote a famous post, in the aftermath of House Speaker Glenn Richardson’s fall, to which he awarded this title: “When Breaking Out the Guillotine, It is Best to Chop Off All Heads at Once. The Costs of Cleanup are Cheaper.”

The young Robespierre from Macon declared that Georgia’s state Capitol housed “a host of potential leaders waiting in the wings all with adultery problems,” tossed out some very explicit names, but offered up not a single fact to back the claims up.

Erickson closed with this:

For those of you, particularly the men who are named herein and their employees, crying foul about me daring to actually talk about the rumors and say precisely what those rumors are, answer this question. Why is it that the people most concerned about these stories and pushing them hardest are not political enemies of these men, but their political friends?

Sounds vaguely like the situation over in South Carolina.

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17 comments Add your comment

The General

May 27th, 2010
5:16 pm

Galloway, it sounds NOTHING like the situation over in South Carolina. You just wish it were so.


May 27th, 2010
5:26 pm

“young Robespierre”

Solid. Very solid.

Better think twice

May 27th, 2010
5:49 pm

Erick Erickson = Errand boy for Rush and Hannity. Glad someone is finally calling this slob out on all of his rumor mongering. This guy has bashed and bashed without any substantial evidence. The only thing that is clear about Erickson is that he does all this for personal gain and to jockey up the ladder of “most influential conservatives.” Hopefully one day this hypocrite will realize what he is doing is no different from the politicians he accuses of acting out for personal gain. What a joke…


May 27th, 2010
5:54 pm

Sir Erick has been out of control for some time now. He’s a victim of reading his own press. For somebody that claims to be a conservative, he sure supports quite a few moderates – Karen Handel being a prime example….


May 27th, 2010
5:56 pm

nice try galloway. but not even close. are you having an affair? with yourself? might do some good to spread that.

Joseph Baxter

May 27th, 2010
7:29 pm

I love how Erickson thinks he can deem candidates “true conservatives” when the two that come to mind don’t even have legislative records and the former is clearly a moderate: Karen Handel & Chuck Efstration.

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The REAL GodHatesTrash, Superstar

May 28th, 2010
6:15 am

Erikkkson is a fat unctuous whiny slob, like all Georgia GOPers.


May 28th, 2010
7:59 am

why are you wasting ink on this guy? intelligent conservatives know better – they just can’t say it out loud.


May 28th, 2010
8:28 am

Erickson’s photo looks like he just found an extra twinkie in the bottom of the box.

This is Norman Maine

May 28th, 2010
8:34 am

So Erickson is a hypocrite? Thanks sir, for pointing out the obvious. Right-wingers and hypocrisy go together like peanut butter and jelly.


May 28th, 2010
4:42 pm

Yeah, He like you has been trashing Ray Mcberry also. What is your latest take on Ray. I think you and Eric are birds of a feather.

Red, White and Blue State

May 28th, 2010
7:24 pm

Eick Erickson should shut the hell up. What a worthless hack.

Fulton Resident

June 1st, 2010
10:20 am

Erick Erickson is a hypocrite? Shocking. How could he say horrible untrue things – he’s such a good Christian.


June 1st, 2010
11:06 am

Ericson is a liberal.He has fooled a lot of of people, not all.

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Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

June 1st, 2010
5:14 pm

Don’t tar Macon with this fraud. Macon’s a good town, with good people.

Erickson grew up on Big Oil’s teat in Louisiana and Dubai (or another hotbed of oil-rich Islam). He came to Georgia to try to do a better job faking being an actual American.