Fox Host: Erickson A ‘Jerk’ For Calling Wendy Davis An ‘Abortion Barbie’

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January 27, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Monday criticized Red State editor-in-chief Erick Erickson for being “disrespectful to women,” particularly Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D), who he has called an “abortion barbie.”

“I don’t care how much you disagree or agree with Texas’ Wendy Davis, you have to agree that this guy, Erick Erickson, is a real jerk and is really lousy at being a spokesperson for his views,” Van Susteren wrote on her blog “GretaWire.”

Van Susteren said that Erickson did not smartly argue against Davis’ views, and instead acted “boorish.”

“Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you. And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion,” she said. “No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious.”

Van Susteren highlighted a few of Erickson’s tweets about Wendy Davis, which were made after the state senator acknowledged inconsistencies in her bio.

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After Van Susteren published her criticism, Erickson tweeted another dig at Davis.

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