CNN Signs Conservative Contributor

By Andrew Gauthier 

Mediaite

CNN announced this morning the hiring of RedState.com editor Erick Erickson as a political contributor for their new 7pmET program, John King, USA.

The addition of Erickson to the team fits in well with John King‘s idea of the program as a political rundown of every part of the nation with a variety of opinions (Erickson will be located in Atlanta). Yet given that King’s predecessor, Lou Dobbs, felt that as an advocate journalist he was not a good fit for the future of the network, hiring someone to the right of Dobbs as a contributor for that time spot may send some mixed messages.

Explaining the decision to bring the conservative blogger on board, CNN political director Sam Feist said, “Erick’s a perfect fit for John King, USA” More…

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