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The Ugly Politics of Piers Morgan

Home - by - December 20, 2012 - 20:45 America/New_York - 30 Comments

Waiter, bring me a brain

Paul Whener discusses Morgan’s childish attack on NRA advocate, Larry Pratt , on Piers’ low-brow, low-information pony show.

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Mr. Morgan was furious, insulting, and childish during the interview. He called Pratt “an unbelievably stupid man,” “dangerous,” accused Pratt of being a liar, said, “You shame your country,” and for good measure added, “You don’t give a damn, do you, about the gun murder rate in America.”

On Morgan v. Pratt, I have three observations to make. The first is that you would think that if Mr. Pratt was as stupid as Morgan said, Morgan could easily best him in a debate. But he didn’t. And I say that as someone who has disagreements with Pratt on gun control.

Second, Morgan embodies an attitude that we’re seeing more and more on the left. It’s a nasty combination of supreme self-righteousness and reflexive demonization. Piers Morgan can’t accept that people of good will and decency might hold views that are very different than he does on gun control. And so it’s not enough to say Pratt is wrong; he has to be portrayed by Morgan as moronic and a moral monster. This act is lovely coming from those who from time to time, and when it’s convenient, lecture the rest of us on the importance of civility in public discourse.

Point three is that Morgan and his CNN colleagues Don Lemon and Soledad O’Brien have become vocal and emotional (but not particularly well-informed) advocates for gun control since the Newtown massacre.

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  1. Bad Brad

    December 20th, 2012

    Imagine grabbing this condescending British limie by the tie and head butting his ass so hard his ancestors had a head ache.

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 20th, 2012

    Green Card + Shredder = STFU, Pierced Moron :evil:

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  3. cfm990

    December 20th, 2012

    If this Her Majesties best. Than all I can say is…
    God save the Queen.

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  4. Deep Thoughts From Menderman

    December 20th, 2012

    Is Piers a US citizen or a British one? Did he simply abandon his birth country for greener pastures? How well would a Natural born US citizen that joined BBC and criticized a natural born Brit be accepted in London?

    If Great Britain is so “Great”, why did he leave it and come to a country full of violent gun toting “Idiots”?

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  5. Mr.Gates

    December 20th, 2012

    Morgan showed the world that he is a hater. Everything he says or does comes from that same place. That’s all anyone needs to know about him.

    Why do repubs and conserves go on these shows/networks? It’s time for an information boycott . Don’t let those pukes use “us” like that.

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  6. Alpha Maser

    December 20th, 2012

    F*ck the limey douche. Who gives a flying f*ck what he has to say besides low IQ vote twats?

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  7. super toe

    December 20th, 2012

    Ship his ass back to the Island of Misfit Boys.

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  8. old_oaks

    December 20th, 2012

    Keep it up Piers!

    Gun sellers LOVE IT!

    In a panic, because I’ve been trying to buy 30 round magazines off ebay. They’re now selling for $75-$100 each and every online retailer is back ordered, I just ran up to the local gun shop. They had cases of them the other day for $7.50 & $8.50 each.

    I got to the parking lot and wondered where everyone was.

    Turned out the store attained a sales day today greater than code allows, they closed around 2PM when they normally close at 9PM! As a result they were only allowing people who were picking up guns in the store.

    Guess where I will be tomorrow as soon as the doors open?

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  9. Bad Brad

    December 20th, 2012

    Check this out, he broke three ribs. This is a couple months after he called GWB and idiot for falling off a Segway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWx06tUxWo4
    /
    What a putz.

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  10. Xavier

    December 20th, 2012

    Morgan and O’Brien are media puppets tasked with protecting the MSM from being recognized as the main agent of gun culture in this country. Every network knows their largest money maker, violent broadcasting, could come under intense scrutiny in the coming months and they’re taking every step possible to keep your attention elsewhere.

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  11. Dagny

    December 20th, 2012

    who wanna bet he has an UZI-carrying entourage like Rushdie?

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  12. old_oaks

    December 20th, 2012

    Does anyone even watch CNN unless they’re being held hostage waiting in line to pay for something?

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  13. Anonymous

    December 20th, 2012

    Is there a Shire in England called Chicago?

    If your opponent in a debate can be made evil or stupid your co-host’s can just pile on.

    The Dot-head said something like “before he gets
    upset” just to make the narrative stick during
    the “debate” the other night.

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  14. hanoverfist

    December 20th, 2012

    ^^^^^Sorry,
    Google Chrome.:-P

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  15. Moe tom

    December 20th, 2012

    THere is another piece of shit that I would not mind breaking my fragile knuckles on his nose and fucked up teeth.

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  16. J Frank Parnell

    December 20th, 2012

    There was a time upon acting like this, the Pears of yesteryear took five in the chops and (were) shut up. You acted like a gentleman or a man brought you back in line.

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  17. Xavier

    December 20th, 2012

    XXXxxxWWWwww bfh I think your printer needs a new ribbon.

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  18. Doc

    December 20th, 2012

    I contacted a friend back in the UK and asked him to take this limey POS back and he more or less told me to get stuffed. They’re glad he’s over here and not there.

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  19. CrustyB

    December 20th, 2012

    Piers’ game is simple and moronic. He’s played it several times.

    The game takes three steps:

    1. Terrible thing has happened, there are dead victims.
    2. Here’s my anti-freedom, statist, red coat totalitarian solution.
    3. If you don’t agree in full with my particular solution then YOU HATE DEAD VICTIMS! MORAL OUTRAGE! LOUD NOISES!

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  20. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 20th, 2012

    Even Maddow is beating his show in the ratings. Eventually, even CNN (being some sort of news network, I am told) may find this out and look for a replacement.

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  21. Rick

    December 20th, 2012

    “Check this out, he broke three ribs.”

    Hope it hurt like a bastard.

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  22. Ten Megaton

    December 21st, 2012

    What do you expect. The man’s brain stem is sticking out his ass.

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  23. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 21st, 2012

    So Soledad and Piers did a screaming joebiden* on their guests.

    So now we know what is to be the tactic of the left for the next four years. If you want to attack the truth coming from the intelligent people, laugh it off or act dumbfounded that they would actually believe the truth.

    When my sons were about 3 years old, they used to hold their breath and stomp their feet to get their way. They didn’t, and we need to stop letting the left act like children throwing tantrums.

    * Belittling their guest/opponent with laughter or incredulity as a means of defense due to complete lack of knowledge of the topic.

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  24. Bad Brad

    December 21st, 2012

    Ten Megaton, I cracked a couple one time. Hurt like a sob. To bad he didn’t shove one through a lung.

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  25. Bob M.

    December 21st, 2012

    Who names their kid after a boat dock? :roll:

    Sorry boat dock – I can’t take you OR your silly effete British accent seriously. OR your vapid political positions.

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  26. simply enraged

    December 21st, 2012

    I guess it’s safe to assume that tnis snide WPOS can’t get work in his home country? Some entrepreneur should start printing up plastic copies of the Declaration of Independence, suitable for rolling and shoving up various orifices of such WPsOS – whether guests of this country or our own homegrown WPsOS.

    @ Old-Oaks: Try MidwayUSA. I ordered several MagPul 20 rounders earlier this week and didn’t get the impression that they were running out. Their 20 round MagPuls for .308 are on backorder though but they were still taking orders.

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  27. Czar of Defenestration

    December 21st, 2012

    PIERS MORGAN GETS PWNED
    (an oldie but goodie)

    PM: “The 2nd Amendment was devised with muskets in mind, not high-powered handguns and assault rifles. Fact.”

    Carol Roth: “It was devised 4 people 2b able 2 protect themselves w same type of weaponry used by those from whom they might need protection.”

    PM: “Where exactly does it say that in the Constitution – must have missed that?”

    Carol Roth: “Right next to the word ‘muskets’. “

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  28. charlotte

    December 21st, 2012

    I would have said: “Piers why don’t you fuck off to England where you can insult your own countrymen?”

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  29. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 21st, 2012

    The only reason I even know who this guy is is because I work nights and sometimes see him on the TV at 4:30 AM in a critical care room running his mouth and drooling in a manner similar to the sedated, intubated patient I happen to be attending. I think of this as a joke on the patient but in fact it’s the ethnic aides who set the TV channels in these situations.

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  30. Twellsy

    December 21st, 2012

    At the hospital where I work, our CEO had 2 televisions installed in the cafeteria. One was to be set on ESPN, the other is set on, wait for it, FOX NEWS. The CEO hates oblowme and he more or less says so in the e-mails he sends out about obamacare. Gotta love it.

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