Editor Imposes Strict Rule About Writers’ Stances On Abortion
In ancient times, reporters’ personal beliefs did not get in the way of their reporting. But over at The Resurgent, Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson is commemorating Holy Week by asking his readers for money and reminding them that only pro-life writers will get published on the front page of his publication.
Each day, an online publication has only one front page. But who cares about details? With Monday being April 15, or tax day, he calls it “terrible timing.”
“Did you know that to be a front page writer at The Resurgent, one must be pro-life?” Erickson asked his readers in a morning email.
Quickly moving on: He needs moolah.
Erickson said he has had to hold fundraisers — which he notes that he “loathes.”
But this week, despite the bad timing, he said he doesn’t mind asking people for money.
Want to know why?
“I know not everyone comes to The Resurgent for the faith and religious pieces,” he wrote. “But I feel compelled to offer them up even at the expense of traffic and, relatedly, ad revenue. But people need to remember there are things that matter more than Trump, Democrats, Republicans, and the [Robert] Mueller report. This week, we remember that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again. And we want to write about that stuff at The Resurgent.”
Mueller’s report is scheduled to be released Thursday.
So at least until then, we can focus on the “things that matter more.” (RELATED; Erick Erickson and MSNBC’s Katy Tur Are Not Bosom Buddies)
Especially important for Erickson is his publication’s annual conference. VP Mike Pence, a close pal of Erickson’s, has already been invited.
In 2015, Erickson, then the editor of RedState, angrily disinvited then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from an event after he infamously remarked that then — Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever.” Trump haters quickly deduced that he was referring to Kelly’s vagina. President Trump has since sufficiently wooed Erickson to the point where he now publicly supports his 2020 reelection effort. (RELATED: Outspoken Conservatives Go To Bat For CNN’s Kaitlan Collins)
Erickson recently strongly backed Pence’s view on gay marriage in the face of South Bend Mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg challenging the vice president.
Buttigieg, who is married to a man, has repeatedly confronted Pence on the campaign trail, saying, “If he has a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, it is with my creator.”
Pence told CNN he has a right to his religious views.
Erickson piled on: “Pence has never once said anything about Buttigieg being gay,” he wrote. “He holds himself out as a more tolerant Christian than Pence but reveals his deep intolerance of Pence as a faithful Christian. He uses Pence’s Christian orthodoxy to suggest Buttigieg’s Christianity is somehow better. … Buttigieg is just another in a long line of Democrats who are willing to punish Christians for living out their faith.”
On that note, Erickson’s The Resurgent needs 13K for a hotel payment.