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Erick Erickson, RedState’s Editor in Chief, Joins CNN

March 16, 2010

This is good news! A strong voice for the right on CNN (perhaps they are finally using their collective heads?) and one who can not only hold his own, but dominate, in a den full of liberals.

An excerpt from CNN’s press release:

Prominent conservative commentator and editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN political director and vice president of Washington-based programming. Erickson will appear weeknights on John King, USA, which launches Monday, March 22, as well as provide perspective and commentary to other programs across the network.

“I grew up in Dubai and then in rural Louisiana as an obsessive news junkie. CNN was the only place to go for nonstop news,” said Erickson. “Joining CNN is like coming home and being in Atlanta makes the decision right for me and my family.”

“Erick’s a perfect fit for John King, USA, because not only is he an agenda-setter whose words are closely watched in Washington but as a person who still lives in small-town America, Erick is in touch with the very people John hopes to reach,” said Feist. “With Erick’s exceptional knowledge of politics as well as his role as a conservative opinion leader, he will add an important voice to CNN’s ideologically diverse group of political contributors.”

Erick Erickson currently serves as editor-in-chief of, a property of Eagle Publishing, Inc. Under his leadership, has become the preeminent right of center community online. Prior to leading, Erickson practiced law for six years and managed a number of political campaigns, and he currently serves as a member of the Macon, Georgia city council. He studied political science and history earning a bachelor’s degree at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Erickson also earned his juris doctorate from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.

Already, the news is making Lefty heads explode.  A sample:

KMB2476: RT @Atrios: dear cnn, “the best political team” by definition cannot include someone as stupid as erick erickson
mfpdx: @CNN You’ve hired RED states Eric Erickson? Ok, I’m COMPLETELY done with you now. #P2 are you seeing this? CONT
So awesome.

Read the rest of Erickson’s comments here

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