Speaking of Anti-Birtherism … Red State (Erick Erickson) Bans Birthers

Erick Erickson, the editor of Red State, is a perfect example of the “taint phobics” I mentioned below. Previously he has banned Ron Paul supporters, and he has little tolerance for people who discuss the gold standard and the Fed.*

Now he has banned birthers.

I am working on a longer article on the phenomenon of taint phobia, but thought I would pass on this latest development.

* I have read it alleged that Red State bans positive discussions of the gold standard and criticisms of the Fed, but I can’t confirm this. The ban may be more along the lines of not tolerating much open advocacy. If anyone can direct me to a link regarding Red State and their policy on gold standard/Fed discussions I would appreciate it. Red State’s posting policy is actually quite sparse, but the ban on new Ron Paul supporters was openly posted on the site as was the recent birther ban.

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8 thoughts on “Speaking of Anti-Birtherism … Red State (Erick Erickson) Bans Birthers

  1. jamesvkruse

    Can anyone get into the new blog page of Michael Tuggle at dixienet? I can’t, and they haven’t responded to my comment about it yet.

  2. Puggg

    CrudState — Ignore them. I gave up on it when Comrade Erikson came out against bills that would allow CCW permit holders to leave guns in their parked cars at their job’s parking lots — Erikson’s “reasoning” was the property rights of corporations. I guess the employees of said corporations don’t have a right to defend themselves for their life. Just another neo-con blubber machine. Prediction: In two years, RedState will be just as left-wing as Little Green Footballs and Andrew Sullivan.

  3. Brad C


    I’ve been wondering about that, too. It’s been down quite awhile now. The Rebellion blog has been hacked before.

  4. Patroon

    Oh did you all hear the good news? Erick Erickson is now going to be a pundit on CNN. No wonder he’s banning the Birthers. He once called David Souter a child molester but God forbid anyone with “extreme” views gets on his websites.

  5. Montana

    In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.

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