April 2, 2010

Great job CNN! I guess Erick hasn't quite "grown up" yet, has he? I wonder if Howard Kurtz is going to ask him about this one. From Media Matters -- CNN's Erickson: I'll "[p]ull out my wife's shotgun" if they try to arrest me for not filling out the American Community Survey:

From the April 1 edition of WMAC's In the Morning with Erick Erickson:

ERICKSON: This is crazy. What gives the Commerce Department the right to ask me how often I flush my toilet? Or about going to work? I'm not filling out this form. I dare them to try and come throw me in jail. I dare them to. Pull out my wife's shotgun and see how that little ACS twerp likes being scared at the door. They're not going on my property. They can't do that. They don't have the legal right, and yet they're trying.

Media Matters has the entire transcript up in their post. As usual, we get a voice of sanity from Jon Stewart who slammed CNN for hiring Erickson in this segment.

UPDATE: For clarity, Erickson was not talking about filling out the standard Census form. As noted in the Media Matters article, he was reading portions of and commenting on this article in The Weekly Standard, The Orwellian American Community Survey which complains about the American Community Survey which is an extension of the Census. Not that it excuses his rhetoric in any way, shape or form.

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