NYT Finds CNN Hatemonger Is Really a Big Softie

There’s a certain the-monster-isn’t-so-bad genre of journalism–profiling some character known for vicious misanthropy, usually a right-wing media personality, only to assure readers that once you get to know them, you realize that they don’t actually mean all the nasty things they say. (The Time cover story on Ann Coulter discussed here is perhaps the classic example.) Today the New York Times (5/12/10) offers us an intimate look at Eric Erickson under the headline “CNN Pundit Draws Ire From All Sides.” Erickson is the blogger best known for his assertion that Supreme Court Justice David Souter was a “goat-fucking child molester.” […]