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Piers Morgan: Most 'decent, civilized' Americans agree with me on gun control
The Politico ^ | January 10, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger

Posted on 01/10/2013 10:54:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday said he believes most “decent, civilized” Americans share his view on the need for stricter gun control laws.

Morgan stopped by CBS “This Morning” to discuss his show’s recent focus on gun control, as well as the connected petition to deport him from the country. The CNN host said the interviews he’s had recently with people such as Alex Jones — the gun advocate and creator of the “Deport Piers Morgan” petition — help keep the issue from fading from the public eye as has happened after past incidents of gun violence in the United States.

“Something has to give, and I think that the tipping point was Sandy Hook. And what I was determined to do, I thought, I know what’s going to happen here. There’ll be a week of mourning, there’ll be a week of talk about gun control,” Morgan said.

“What we’ve done by keeping it in the agenda we’ve had this week is we’ve made sure this hasn’t gone away, and that's the crucial thing” he added...

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alexjones; banglist; bugger; buggeroff; buggery; democrats; guncontrol; mediabias; piersmorgan; piersmorganbugger; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom
Advocacy journalism at its worst.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 10:54:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I just don’t believe that the majority of decent, civilized Americans do not share my view that something has to give,” he said. Well after all he does live in a fantasy world. If he wants gun control all he has to do is go home, why try and frack up our country. And by the way who gives a rats butt what Obama wants!


2 posted on 01/10/2013 10:58:58 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Piers Morgan types are running your country.

Thanks for not caring. :)


3 posted on 01/10/2013 11:02:33 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s out of FReepin mind.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 11:02:47 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Riiiight. And so by definition, anyone who disagrees with him is indecent and uncivilized. Got it.

Just call me VietVet de Barbarian then.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 11:03:40 PM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Founders well understood how the Brits defined “decent” and “civilized”; they meant docile and cooperative.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 11:06:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What would an indecent, less than civilized criminal in his OWN country know about decent, civilized people anywhere, let alone here?
This is taking hypocrisy to the outer limits.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 11:10:51 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FO you pooofter.

A** fist yourself and go home to Jolly Ole England.

You are nothing more than a boil in serious need of a lancing.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 11:30:38 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King George came for our guns some years ago and it did not end well for him.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 11:34:25 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i don’t agree with a wanker socialist from the uk who mocks my constitution, which has outlasted several governmental structures in his country, and over 20 french constitutions.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 11:41:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday said he believes most “decent, civilized” Americans share his view on the need for stricter gun control laws.

It's true -- all three Americans far enough left for this oxygen thief to consider them decent and civilized agree with him. I doubt it's more than three which is why it never seems to go anywhere electorally.

11 posted on 01/10/2013 11:44:26 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is nothing decent or civilized about leftists


12 posted on 01/10/2013 11:48:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Exactly, GeronL. They won’t hesitate to fabricate, manipulate, exploit, & outright lie to get whatever they want. It could be funny (ludicrous) if it weren’t so repulsive. Some of them are delusional & weak minded, but that doesn’t make them less culpable.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 12:13:21 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: Mastador1

The people I know who hold the opposing position against Piers Morgan are fine, upstanding, law-abiding citizens. He’s not even from this Country. Who does he think he is to judge our Constitution and our opinions?!


14 posted on 01/11/2013 12:42:04 AM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Piers Morgan, foreign bugger journalism at its finest...


15 posted on 01/11/2013 1:30:45 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm British and Piers Morgan is Damn Wrong
By Adam Shaw
Many Americans, since the Sandy Hook massacre, have been disgusted by Piers Morgan's snooty condescension toward their great country, and his blatant disregard for the Second Amendment. This culminated in his recent interview with talk show host Alex Jones, that ultimately backfired when his fiery guest wiped the floor with him.
16 posted on 01/11/2013 1:40:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
109,334 decent Americans voted to kick you out of this country for using your media position to undermine our constitution.

3,635 have voted to "Protect Piers Morgan's Rights under the First Amendment as an Individual and the Press! Keep Piers Morgan in the U.S.!"

Looks like Piers doesn't have nearly the support that he thinks he has.

17 posted on 01/11/2013 2:58:12 AM PST by RC one (.From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Piers, like most of his comrades in the media; are merely cheap Communist thugs...how long have you been a member of the party, Comrade Morgan?


18 posted on 01/11/2013 3:03:53 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People in this country have gotten the impression that anyone with a British accent is somehow more intelligent and sophisticated than other speakers of the English language.

People like Morgan realize this and milk it for all it’s worth.


19 posted on 01/11/2013 3:18:50 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have these people never heard of Charles Manson?


20 posted on 01/11/2013 3:44:20 AM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No true Scotsman....


21 posted on 01/11/2013 3:46:02 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In other words, if you don’t agree with him, you’re not decent and civilized. I don’t agree with him, and I am both civilized and decent. Ergo, his definitions of decent and civilized are logically proven to be incorrect.

I wish no harm to anyone who has no intent to harm me or other innocents. But it appears Ms Morgan intends harm to me by requiring me to disarm myself.


22 posted on 01/11/2013 4:11:01 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get out you worthless Brit.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 4:13:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess I am not decent or civilised, I believe we should all be allowed to carry without a permit.

I believe that Brits who do not wish to recognise and respect the rights of Americans should go back to Britain, even if they don’t want him back.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 5:33:40 AM PST by Venturer
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SOME OBSERVATIONS REGARDING BEN SHAPIRO, PIERS MORGAN AND MORGAN’s PREVIOUS GUEST — ALEX JONES....

Ben Shapiro, in his exchange with Piers Morgan, states correctly that the Second Amendment is written specifically for the American people to be well armed. They are to form a militia in times of crisis and will be used to protect the people of these united States. Folks this is about your property rights. It is also to have the effect of a counterweight; a deterrent to a government that becomes tyrannical.

It is not to be infringed.

Piers Morgan weaves a familiar script where he insisted on Shapiro to answer his question. If you noticed, the trap is set when Morgan doesn’t allow the guest to answer. He will intentionally interrupt the guest with another question or allegation. He will continue stacking the questions and allegations.

Indeed, Piers Morgan’s strategy is to paint a tapestry of the guest being “insensitive and absurd”.

In legal circles, such tactics would be a form of “leading the witness”, which would not be allowed in a court of law. Granted, the Piers Morgan show is not a court of law. Nevertheless, in any public debate there are rules of engagement. Each side is allowed to respond without constant interruption. Piers Morgan has an annoying habit of not letting his guest finish his point.

Alex Jones was adept in recognizing that the Piers Morgan Show is not a stage for a “fair” debate. Jones did not allow Piers Morgan to weave a web of questions and allegations. Each time Alex Jones fired back with a library of published statistics and facts.

In this regard, Alex Jones took Piers Morgan to the wood shed.

Unfortunately, Jones came off as a ranting, raving loon and his insistence that the US government had something to do with the destruction of the NY twin towers did him no favors.

It is also important noting that Piers Morgan and other anti-gun pundits ask repeatedly:

“Why does anyone need a military assault rifle like that of a AR-15?”

How many times was this question answered by the guests in those interviews?

Ben Shapiro answered it TWICE. It is to have the effect of a counterweight; a deterrent to a government that becomes tyrannical. Our government might not be tyrannical like Stalin or the Nazis now, but there is no guarantee that it won’t slowly evolve that way. THAT is why we need a means of protecting ourselves and DETERRING Tyranny.

Shapiro, being a Jew, effectively informs Piers of how his ancestors were affected in Europe under the Nazis because they had no means of protecting themselves.

Piers Morgan was given this answer and never responded to it.


25 posted on 01/11/2013 1:51:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: KGeorge

example of DUer trying to rewrite history

other DUers will repeat it on other sites, the MSM is sure to mention it sooner or later and then it becomes “common wisdom”.. lol

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2977153/posts?page=1


26 posted on 01/11/2013 2:23:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Absolutely nothing they do surprises me. (”All of the advancements of civilization came out of Africa”) I don’t think that’s going to happen except for maybe amongst themselves. (I haven’t been to the link yet. Another FReeper referred me to a conversation they were having earlier & that branched off, so I’ve been following that. Based on that- & the opposition they’re getting from within, I imagine they’re getting pretty desperate), things are not looking good for them.

People on other not usually political forums are about as fed up as we are. It isn’t just the gun thing, it’s everything.

I’ll go see. Thanks for the link.


27 posted on 01/11/2013 3:03:38 PM PST by KGeorge
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