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.
So Abortion Barbie had a Sugar Daddy Ken. No exactly the bio she claimed. http://t.co/hXboCZYzjC
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 19, 2014
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 22, 2014
Wendy Davis is upset you want the truth and she can’t handle it. She’s so cute when she’s lying.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 21, 2014
After Van Susteren published her criticism, Erickson tweeted another dig at Davis.
Well, Abortion Barbie does have a vocal fan club. Might be larger except for the open season on anyone under 40 weeks.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 27, 2014