Erick Erickson Blasts Trump For Giving Press Credentials To Homocon “Fake News Cesspool” Blogger Jim Hoft

Right wing commentator Erick Erickson writes:

I think the White House does the American people a great disservice by inviting Gateway Pundit in to the press briefings. I’m not sure there is a greater purveyor of fake news on the left or right than that site. Inviting in a known purveyor of fake news gives that purveyor a credibility that is not deserved. It gives a credibility that will most assuredly be abused to spread even more fake news.

From malarkey about terrorism to showing NBA fans as Trump supporters to you name it, Gateway Pundit runs nonsense and I still have not determined if it is intentional or just because of some level of insanity. Gateway Pundit wrote that John Podesta was encouraging illegal immigrant voting based on an email that actually did not mention illegal immigrants. He posted a picture of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory parade and claimed it was a Trump rally. Then there was the confederate flag campaign button for Obama that actually was not from the campaign.

There was the time he claimed an Asian Washington Post reporter had been taking pictures of Rex Tillerson’s notes. Not only did he not apologize after trolls started sending the reporter death threats, but then he blamed the media for not properly outing who it was. My personal favorite was Gateway Pundit confusing closed captioning of “applause” with it being a command from Obama to applaud at his speech.

Erickson’s full piece is actually rather enjoyable. Infighting is funny, y’all.

  • Todd20036

    Even W didn’t deserve impeachment this soon in his administration.

    Trump does, though.

    • George W. Bush deserved impeachment in spades. So does Trump.

      • yeah, i’m not understanding Todd’s comment at all.

        an illegal war of choice that killed hundreds of thousands? that isn’t worthy of impeachment? and that’s just for starters, on the list of chimpy’s crimes.

        • Todd20036

          Fixed it.

    • -M-

      Well, aside from the election.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I’m a bigger Nazi than you!
    No, I’m a bigger Nazi than you!
    No, I’m a bigger Nazi than you!

    Infighting is fun.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      This is not an Administration of sane adults.
      You’re Fired! is gonna be a daily thing.

    • Cuberly
      • clay

        Yes, Mr. precedent, apparently you will be making illegal leaks as you have someone else deal on N Korea.

      • Additional to that point: He has his Android phone back. Staffers have been trying to keep it out of his tiny hands as much as possible after his “SEE YOU IN COURT!” rage-tweets.

      • Also, it’s hilarious, him bitching about leaks when he was begging Russia, Assange and Wikileaks to leak dirt on Clinton & the Dems during the campaign.

        • Cuberly

          Do you think he’s even aware of all this mess? As in, does he have a clue that he’s the one responsible for all this?

          He’s gone his whole life kicking the dog. Now when it’s not so easy to get away with it, is he flipping the hell out?

          • Todd20036

            More likely, he’s just too stupid to understand what is going on and too pig-headed to listen to anyone else.

            After all, he’s the smartest one in the room. Just ask him.

            Heck, just ask his sycophants. No one seems to complain… at least on the Nazi side

          • teeveedub

            Not only that, in order to remain as what he thought would be the smartest person in the room, he’s only appointed people who have just as many (or more) flaws in reasoning than he has.

      • bambinoitaliano

        The guy who can’t stop farting have the galls to complaint about the place being stink.

        • Todd20036

          Couldn’t be talking about me. My farts smell like roses.

          • Shy Guy

            Do you take these?

          • Raising_Rlyeh

            Roses, really? I’d have assumed it was more along the lines of KY or liquid silk 😛

        • Cuberly

          Rules are for the small people. They never apply to him.

          But he’s working in gov now. He’s bound to continue to keep f’king up.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I hope all these homocons get told to their collective faces. Money will not keep them out of the ovens these religious extremists intend to shove them in.

  • clay

    So, once they started saying “fake news”, we should have known they would be producing it.

    What’s their new catch phrase?

  • William

    Erick Erickson is a meat byproduct.

  • Jay George

    Maybe Alex Jones will save him a seat.

  • Treant

    He’ll be back sucking Trump’s baby carrot when Trump signs legislation he likes. Cons are easy to fool.

  • Paul David

    The Democrats need to do all they can to encourage infighting amongst conservatives over the next 4 years.

    Considering they are all idiots, with a garbage fire of a political “philosophy,” it shouldn’t be that hard.

  • Stev84

    Pot. Kettle.

  • FAEN

    NOW a warning?

  • AJD

    Is it just me, or does the shorter guy on the right sort of look like Ramsay Bolton?

    • RaygunsGoZap

      He does

      • AJD

        So I guess that’s Hodor on the left, then.

    • Joe in PA

      Might be the gin…but I read that as Bossy Bottom. Hmmm.

    • Treant

      Ha! That or an alternate Evil Universe Peter Parker.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Is it just me, or do they both look like complete and utter dorks??

      • Treant

        Hey, I’m a dork. There’s nothing wrong with being a dork. Just close your eyes, ignore the Coke-bottle lenses, and enjoy the fact that I need to get around by feel and taste.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          This little dino never uses geek and dork as synonyms.
          Geeks OK, … dorks not so OK.

          • clay

            It might be a generational difference, but for me, geek will always be the sideshow freak who bites the heads off of live chickens. “Queer” I can take back; “geek” never.

    • Acronym Jim

      Ramsay Bolton was much sexier, much more cunning, and slightly less evil than that guy.

    • teeveedub

      I was thinking Tobey McGuire.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Another one for the #trumregrets list. A little premature, but she’ll be there soon enough.

    • Joe in PA

      Bwahahahaha! I don’t know which is more pathetic…thanking god for Trump or expecting him to raise minimum wage.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Right-ee-oo. Because no one boosts the minimum wage in state after state more than republicans!! LOL !!!

    • Earl

      I’m sure he’ll get right on that, right after he gives away all of his money.


    • Oh that poor, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid woman.

      I’d wish she got everything she deserved with that abominably stupid vote she cast, but other people would get hurt, too.

      Seriously, does she have any fucking clue that Donald lied and that it’s the GOP’s fondest wish to abolish the federal minimum wage?

      My god…the stupid, I can feel it burning, so I’d better stop.

      • Treant

        At this point, the damage is inevitable; nobody who had the power to do so did anything to stop this when they could.

        Therefore, hope the damage is so bad that the Republicans are on the outs for at least another eight years. A generation would be nice, but people’s memories are very short.

      • Joe in PA

        Breathe! 🙂

        Related stupidity: I was eating in a diner in bumfuck Florida on Sunday (to pick up the auto train), the place was full of what you would expect rural, rural central Florida to look like. We overheard one of them say “those stupid Democrats”.

        Hey, I had to get my sweet-tea fix for the year (it was good). 🙂

        • Well, considering Chuckie Schumer still thinks America wants Dems to move to the right and to try to run the country all bi-partisany with the GOPers, and when Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t think the Dipshit administration has done anything worth investigating or impeaching over… that’s when I’m fine with calling them stupid, too.

          • Joe in PA

            I hear you…but quite obviously these folks were not thinking the way you are. 😉

          • “off the table.”

            that’s when she lost me, and that was a long time ago, at this point.

          • Same here. Not even investigations.

            And then when the chances came for real investigations of the banksters who trashed our economy in ’07/08? Nada again.

          • Joe in PA

            Aside: while on said auto train I spoke to a nice couple from Buffalo. We quickly figured out where we stood re: trump. When I brought up Schumer she interestingly demurred, got quiet and it became obvious she didn’t like him.

          • Lawerence Collins

            Schumer and Pelosi, establishment Democratic thugs. They don’t care about us.

          • NancyP

            Maybe we fly-over types should write them letters concerning national security, graft, incompetence worthy of investigation. If writing your own Representative or Senator, cc the appropriate House or Senate minority leader.

      • Cuberly

        Well, he did say he’d raise it to 10, then he walked that back and said he wanted to abolish it. Lord knows where she got that hope she’s clinging to. It’s not based in fact.

        • Joe in PA

          Fox News?

          • Cuberly

            ….the interwebz?

          • Joe in PA

            Ya know, after I typed that…I realized Fox News would never have said that. So maybe she’s just stupid? 🙂

          • Cuberly

            She seems to have a very selective, uh, memory?

        • Dramphooey

          She made it up. That is exactly what these people do. It is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. They make up shit about their god, who conveniently agrees with everything they think and now Trump is a god.

          • Cuberly

            Ugh! Like that Trump supporter that claimed CNN reported on millions of undocumented voting in the election. She refused to be corrected.

          • teeveedub

            The advantage of campaigning on a bunch of vague platitudes is that prospective voters can project whatever the fuck they want onto your candidacy, and vote based on that.

          • olandp

            That is exactly what Sarah Palin does. She puts together words that are barely related and comes out as nonsense, but many people read into it what ever they want it to mean, while giving Sarah deniability because she never really said anything that made sense.

          • -M-

            He promised everything and they all decided to believe whichever ones they liked.

          • DonnaLee

            Oh no, he did say it, but how couldn’t these people see he’d say whatever to certain audiences.

          • Tonyagbarks

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          • McSwagg

            That’s why dRumpf speaks as he does in incomplete and aborted sentences. His followers “fill in the blanks” with t heir own ideas and then attribute that to dRumpf and claim he agrees with them.

      • Stogiebear

        For a mouth-breather she sure is putting her life at risk by posing for that photo with her lips closed.

      • Nic Peterson

        She wants good schools for her keeeyids, healthcare, low fuel prices, but above all she wants browns and those pesky queers to mind their place.

        Folks, $15/hr is more than double what she might be making right now. Let that sink in for a minute.

        Now repeat after me with your best southern affectation: Well bless her heart.

    • Treant

      That’s why I vote Democratic; I’m hoping they’ll open concentration camps and ban gay marriage.

    • Joe in PA

      She seems smart.

    • sadoldguy

      Hint for the lady:
      The people you voted for think you should be property.

      • AJ Drew

        Chattel. sigh.

      • Todd20036

        No. Property is worth money

    • melllt

      Trump doesn’t pay the people that work building his hotels. Ohh, the stupid, it really is fascinating and amazing.

    • Dramphooey

      There is going to be a lot of this. Here in Pennsylvania the Republicans in our Legislature are looking to take away sick time from teachers! I know some and one who I would describe as political swinging either way is beside herself on the Facebook. Then this Trump clown who posts fake news links has the gall to comment on her complaint “thank God for unions.” WTF!? Then he comments below that “I didn’t vote for those assholes.” Wow, I wonder who the fuck did?!

      • clay

        and they’re looking to strip Philly’s local sick days law for food workers, ’cause loosing their tips isn’t enough punishment and neither is a Typhoid Mary on the buffet line.

    • ByronK

      Keep looking babe.

    • greenmanTN

      She was also apparently dropped on her head as a baby.

    • Gerry Fisher


    • -M-
      • Cuberly

        Yep, the thanking god part is, uh, yeah….unfortunate choice of words perhaps.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      And I’m hoping that President Trump tears down his awful towers to afford a better view of Central Park. I’m also hoping that he sends me a muffin basket, complete with a pure gold toilet. I really hope that he sits shiva for the poor animal that died that is now sitting atop his scaly scalp.

      All of these are more likely than the minimum wage being raised by him.

      • Cuberly


        Had an image of the trump-animal, set alight, floating down the Ganges. Many tears shed…..


      • Paula Key

        He doesn’t pay his workers/contractors etc, why do you think he cares about you?

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Jay George

      Yes investigation is important so how about getting the show on the road!

    • Joe in PA

      Thanks for posting.

      • bambinoitaliano

        You are welcome. I love JMG for all the informative news including many members here who continue to post many outside sources to keep all of us informed.

    • Joe in PA

      So, if Flynn goes under a congressional hearing, is that “under oath”? Like go-to-prison-if-he-lies under oath?

      • clay

        Why? DeVos lied during her Senate hearing and even got the appointment.

        • Paula


      • Palmer

        Remember Ollie North?

    • Jay George

      I am thankful for Congressman Cummings.

    • Jay George

      Dear Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton did win the election. Signed, the American voting public

  • melllt

    This is the actual headline you could read next from his totally not fake news site
    BREAKING: Obama Loyalists Planted the Stories to Oust Mike Flynn. All to Save the Terrible Iran Deal.

    • William

      It was Colonel Mustard with a lead pipe in the briefing room.

      • AJ Drew

        No no no, it was Agent Orange in the Iceberg Wedge Dining Hall (overpriced by the way, see the Yelp reviews,) with an Executive Order assistant.

      • Dramphooey

        Can you imagine playing Clue with these people? “That accusation is wrong; I’m holding the lead pipe card.” “That card is fake news and so I win the game.” Then you look at the solution envelope and somehow the asshole shoved the title deed for Park Place in it.

      • coram nobis

        No, it’s more like the Orient Express scenario where everybody had a motive and a different weapon.

        • William

          The Tippi Hedren scenario, pecked to death by crows.

  • AtticusP

    Wrote Erick Erickson from a neighboring cesspool…

  • MrRobotoLA

    This dipsh*t is also the one who posted a fake news story saying that lefties were targeting Grammy ho Joy Villa with death threats, when the only such tweet he could point to to prove this was a post by another reich wing homocon mocking lefties.

  • Ninja0980

    Assholes like Erick Erickson laid the groundwork for Trump so fuck them trying to act all high and mighty now.

    • Cuberly

      They planned for and wanted an apocalypse, just not exactly AN apocalypse.

  • Jeffrey

    I agree with Erick Erickson. One Silkwood Shower, please.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    The fake news cesspools are calling each other fake news cesspools.
    I’ve seen this scene somewhere before.

  • Henry Auvil

    When Erick Erickson is sounding like a voice of reason, the clip-clop of those Horsemen of the Apocalypse can’t be far behind.

    • wow, this is like, the third time today i’ve had to type, “i wish i didn’t have to agree with you, but i do.”


  • 2patricius2

    Fake news? Like the White House propaganda machine? Like Trump? Like Bannon and Breitbart? Or are they fake to Erickson?

  • He’s known as The Dumbest Man on the Internet for a reason. He not only spreads fake news knowingly, he often gets suckered, and spreads it unknowingly. He’s a dolt.

  • Pip

    Dammit… I hate when I have to cheer for the dark side… Now. I. Need. A. Bath. -_-

  • NancyP

    I am SOOOOO sick of this guy Hoft using our local identifier “Gateway”. Pick something else, please, leave St. Louis out of it.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Robert Conner

      Clowns to the left of me,
      jokers to the right, here I am
      stuck in the middle with Putin.

  • -M-

    Gee Erick. You don’t suppose spreading fake news and undermining trust in both government & real news organizations is a goal for some people in the White House?

  • Walter Maerlyn

    Erickson is technically correct (this once), and simultaneously hypocritical.
    But, a first is a first! It’s progress.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Not to be base, but does that gesture not mean “fuck me up the ass” in some cultures?

    • Robert Conner

      In some countries it means “asshole.” When Donald Trump does it, it’s self referential.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    All I gotta say is that Jim Hoft is as attractive as a paper plate of off-brand mac-and-cheese in the parking area of an interstate rest area.

    In the rain.

    • greenmanTN

      Did somebody leave the cake out in the rain AGAIN?!

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        It took so long to bake it.

        I don’t think that I can take this shit.

        Where the hell did I put the fucking recipe?!?

  • greenmanTN

    If someone gave Trump one of these it might keep him occupied for at least a year…

  • BigGuy

    Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette,, One America News Network, and Newsmax have all had opportunities to ask questions last week.

    Driftglass blog said that today and posted the headline:
    Turns Out Jeff Gannon Wasn’t a Monster. He was just ahead of the curve.