Ericson has a long history of anti-woman rhetoric. While working as a CNN correspondent in 2012 he favored the idea of banning women from the Master's Golf Tournament stating, "I don't want to hang out at some women's event!" The same year he referred to the all female speakers panel at the Democratic National Convention as "The Vagina Monologues". This May Ericson stated in his blog and on air that the increasing trend of women as familial bread winners is "hurting our children, and its going to have an impact for generations to come."
Media Resources: Salon 8/6/2013; Media Matters 8/6/2013; Think Progress 8/6/2013, 7/12/2013
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