— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 18, 2015
Now that Erick “Voice of the GOP Gated Community” Erickson is studying up for his preacher’s license, he wants the established old-school Baptist shouter to STFU with the penny-ante “miracle cure” snake-oil peddling already. Per Media Matters:
Fox News contributor Erick Erickson recently criticized potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for pitching products like survival food and shady diabetes treatments, decrying the types of ads Huckabee endorsed as a “plague on conservatives.” But Erickson is a hypocrite — his RedState website also cashed in on Huckabee’s shady diabetes infomercial and has previously sold out readers to a wide range of hucksters and conspiracy theorists…
While the NYTimes gave Erickson a platform to contrast himself favorably with “hucksters,” Erickson’s own RedState site has repeatedly sold out its readers to the very same groups…
Prior to Huckabee’s involvement, Erickson’s RedState had previously sent out at least three email pitches — all featuring the subject line “1 Weird Spice That Destroys Diabetes” — promoting Barton Publishing’s “Diabetes Solution Kit.”
RedState has also sent numerous pitches to its readers from “Food4Patriots,” the survival food kit company the Times notes Huckabee has promoted.
When Politico noted in January that Erickson’s email list had been rented to the “scam PACs” that he has repeatedly criticized, it quoted Erickson saying that he does not control who rents his list and that “and it horrifies me that the list sometimes get rented to some of these guys.” (Salem Media company Townhall Media owns RedState and manages its email list.)…
Details & screenshots at the link. As always, I’m rooting for injuries.
Apart from watching the grifters turn on each other, what’s on the agenda for the evening?