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Piers Morgan Gets in Twitter War With Radio Host Opie (of ‘Opie & Anthony’)
THE BLAZE ^ | Posted on December 19, 2012 | Mike Opelka

Posted on 12/19/2012 11:10:08 AM PST by sopwith

On Tuesday, CNN’s Piers Morgan and admitted shock jock Gregg “Opie” Hughes of Sirius Satelite Radio’s “Opie and Anthony Show” got into a war of words on Twitter. At the center of the battle between these two media stars was what Hughes calls CNN’s over-saturated coverage of the school shootings (and more specifically the shooter) in Newtown, CT.

This all started on Monday morning when “Opie” — tired of the endless coverage of the shooter on all of the media outlets — posted this video asking the media why it is not okay to show people running on the field at sporting events, but it is accepted and expected when news operations overwhelm their audiences with coverage of mass murderers like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter?

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: cnn; ct; media; newtown; piersmorgan; uk; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 12/19/2012 11:10:14 AM PST by sopwith
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To: sopwith

Take the poll at the bottom.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 11:14:00 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sopwith

Its simple Opie, if showing fans running on the field at sporting events promoted left wing causes then they would show it. Since it doesn’t they do not show it.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 11:18:13 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: sopwith

Glad someone else thinks it’s oversaturated....I’m ready to destroy the TV in our break room, which is on CNN all day!


4 posted on 12/19/2012 11:20:01 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: sopwith

Excellent point - when considering what changes in society have likely led to these incidents in increasing numbers the MSM and their off the hook coverage have to be at the top of the list.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 11:22:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: sopwith
That's funny. Opie is the more liberal of the two. Anthony on the other hand is a proud gun owner and staunch Obama hater. It wouldn't surprise me if he's on freerepublic as well...
6 posted on 12/19/2012 11:23:45 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

I wonder what Ted, Chip, and Uncle Paul have to say about this.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 11:26:43 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine
I wonder what Ted, Chip, and Uncle Paul have to say about this.

Uncle Paul just wishes CNN would have more kids programming ;-)

8 posted on 12/19/2012 11:29:26 AM PST by apillar
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To: sopwith

Opie makes a solid point. And I’m more inclined to believe the link between pornography as News than a video game.

My Grandfather did more than play video games when he was a kid as the driver and gunner of a Sherman in Normandy, but he didn’t come back and shoot up any schools. Same goes for all of our combat veterans.

At what point do people own up to the fact that man, as animal, can do criminally stupid and destructive things - regardless of weapon choice? And there is nothing that banning things will do about it.

Did the Khmer Rouge have video games? I don’t remember... Stalin must have been a serious COD guru or something...


9 posted on 12/19/2012 11:30:59 AM PST by Noamie
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To: sopwith

Morgan makes me sick. Didn’t he flee England to avoid prison over wiretapping charges? I think he’s trying to bait somebody into taking a swing at him to prove how “violent” Americans are. Careful what you wish for, Pierce.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 11:31:14 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: NRA1995

You should do what we did when our break-room TV was constantly on CNN. We unplugged it. When the manager asked why, we said it was so depressing that it affected company morale, which was true.

We enjoyed the silence so much it was not turned on again.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 11:31:22 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: sopwith

over-saturation is putting it kindly. They need to let the families grieve in peace and leave the children alone so that they can get themselves together again. I was especially horrified that they put children on camera right after the incident to tell everyone what happened - I didn’t think that was right to do to the kids. This type of hype is only going to inspire some nutcase to top this incident.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 11:39:58 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: NRA1995

I refuse to watch the coverage of this. Thank God for the Food Network!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 11:43:52 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: sopwith

“It’s a shame they both can’t lose”. Henry Kissenger


14 posted on 12/19/2012 11:44:13 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: sopwith
Drudge: BRITISH HOST SLAMS AMERICANS FOR GUNS

Progressive Wallahs issue another fat wad against America.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 11:45:14 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: sopwith

Good Lord...I agree with Opie and Roger Ebert.

Good for them. Glad they’re on our side on this one.

BTW, folks, the “Newswipe” video embedded at Blaze is worth going over there all by itself. I think I’m going to post it to facebook.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 11:45:49 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: ozzymandus

Yep! He’s not well liked in England, either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QfW58Efcck


17 posted on 12/19/2012 11:52:15 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: apillar

crinkle, crinkle..


18 posted on 12/19/2012 12:01:03 PM PST by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: NRA1995

It could be worse - MSNBC all day.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 12:08:28 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

The last time the Brits tried to take the guns away from Americans, they lost.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 12:11:54 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: sopwith

No surprises here. The Brits have had a problem with Americans owning guns for over 237 years.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 12:14:53 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Something is wrong with his head... like he had to wear a rubber helmet as a kid.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 12:56:54 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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He’s got a date in the Olde Bailey if he ever goes back for Phone Hacking.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 1:34:47 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: sopwith

A twit on twitter..


24 posted on 12/20/2012 2:34:05 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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