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CNN Hires Conservative; Hell Freezes Over

By on 3.16.10 | 2:06PM

We're still two weeks away from April 1, so this is evidently no joke:

Prominent conservative commentator and editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, appearing primarily on CNN's new show John King, USA¸ the network announced Tuesday.
Erickson, a self described "obsessive news junkie" who grew up in Dubai and rural Louisiana, will also provide perspective and commentary on other programs across the network . . .
"Erick's a perfect fit for John King, USA, because not only is he an agenda-setter whose words are closely watched in Washington, but as a person who still lives in small-town America, Erick is in touch with the very people John hopes to reach," said Sam Feist, CNN political director and vice president of Washington-based programming . . .

Speaking of "a perfect fit," Steven Benen throws a fit at the liberal Washington Monthly. The very idea of CNN hiring a conservative blogger -- how dare they!

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