Erick Erickson’s Mom Denies Son’s Story About Boycotting Asian Food Because of Pearl Harbor

J.K. Trotter · 12/09/15 02:25PM

Erick Erickson—the influential conservative blogger, Atlanta-area radio host, and Fox News talking head—published a curious claim on Twitter this past Monday, which marked the 74th anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s coordinated attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor in 1941. “Growing up, I remember my parents never letting us have Asian food on December 7th,” he tweeted. “They were children of WWII.” He later noted that his sister remembered the same tradition.

Adam Weinstein · 12/31/13 09:30AM

Right-wing fat guy Erick Erickson fancies himself a theologian, and he whined about being bloodied by "ignorant" lefties after tweeting this. Actually, Erick, your "less than human" drivel is a self-serving anti-evangelical innovation that's at odds with N.T. Wright's position on Christian mortalism. Don't front.

Jeff Zucker Is Blowing Up CNN

Max Read · 01/29/13 12:39PM

Jeff Zucker, the flesh egg whose destruction of NBC earned him a job running CNN, has launched his reign of terror over the network: James Carville and Mary Matalin — gone! Erick Erickson — gone! Managing editor Mark Whitaker — gone! And lo: Chris Cuomo's silhouette appears on the horizon, ready to take on "a major role in a new CNN morning show and across the network."

The Right-Wing Version of 'We Are the 99 Percent': Heartbreaking

Max Read · 10/10/11 11:23PM

Did you know that if you are uninsured or jobless, you should just suck it up? That if you're overworked or underemployed, you should be thankful? Learn all that—and more!—at "We Are the 53%," the right wing's incredibly depressing response to Occupy Wall Street!

Sarah Palin's Diehard Supporters Are Scaring Republican Pundits

Jim Newell · 09/07/11 11:35AM

Nobody wants Sarah Palin to run for president, except for every Democratic political operative and a persistent twenty-ish percent of the Republican electorate who only want her. Of course, she probably won't. But Republican pundits really want her to clarify that decision soon, if only to silence her supremely irritating fans.

Erick Erickson, Lord of the House Republicans

Jim Newell · 07/25/11 03:41PM

There is precisely one person on Earth for whom this terrible debt ceiling debate has been a net positive: Erick Erickson, CNN political analyst and blogger at! He's used it to portray himself as the most important person in Republican party politics, with his trenchant blog posts. Did you know that House Republicans need his permission to do anything? It's true! Our politics are just that healthy.

Did Republicans Just Give Away the Debt Ceiling Fight?

Jim Newell · 07/12/11 03:52PM

There's been what appears to be a seismic shift in ye olde debt ceiling developments this afternoon, thanks to the Senate's in-house turtle, Mitch McConnell. We're still waiting to hear the "catch," since Mitch McConnell is a brilliant, mischievous sociopath who ruined much of Obama's first two years in office. But he's released a new proposal this afternoon that looks a lot like, well, caving with a lame attempt to save face.

CNN Talking Head Erick Erickson Will Endorse You, For Money

John Cook · 06/07/11 11:36AM

If you're stupid or horrible enough to want founder and habitually wrong professional right-wing shit-thrower Erick Erickson to publicly vouch for your product or candidacy, you're in luck! All you need is to pay him, money, in order to compensate him for his credibility among idiots.

Tom Green Promises to Quit Drinking

Ryan Tate · 10/06/09 07:25PM

The former Mr. Drew Barrymore overcompensated for an apparent drunk-tweet; a New York Times took a screenshot of his writer's block and Zoe Stagg was all backed up. It was a tough Tuesday for the Twitterati.