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White House Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Passes Threshold, Now At 60,000 Signatures
Zero Hedge ^ | 12/25/2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 12/25/2012 7:52:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Frankly we have no idea what this is all about, because as far as we are concerned, CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation (after once upon a time being the only go to place for objective breaking news), but it is rather funny. The Hill reports that "a White House petition calling for the deportation of CNN personality Piers Morgan, a U.K. citizen, over his recent comments criticizing U.S. gun laws rocketed past the 25,000 signatures it needed for an official response Monday. As of this writing, nearly 40,000 people had signed a petition demanding “Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.” A petition on the White House's “We the People” website needs 25,000 signatures in the first month of being posted to earn an official administration response. “I don't care about petition to deport me,” Morgan tweeted Monday. “I do care about poor NY firefighters murdered/injured with an assault weapon today. #GunControlNow.”

Politico adds:

CNN anchor Piers Morgan isn’t benefiting from much Christmas cheer, at least according to one measure: the number of signers on a petition urging the White House to deport Morgan has skyrocketed by Tuesday morning past 60,000 names.

 

The petition, created last week, had 60,080 supporters and is posted on the White House’s official petition site. It slams Morgan for comments he has made regarding gun control in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults at the school.

 

By Monday, the petition had passed at least 25,000 signatures — the number required to receive a White House response.

Back to The Hill:

The furor over Morgan’s comments began after a contentious interview between the CNN host and Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America.

 

During the interview on his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," Morgan hammered Pratt and his defense of the 2nd Amendment and American gun laws.

 

"The argument I keep hearing is 'well if everybody else was armed, it wouldn't happen.' It's a load of total hogwash," Morgan told Pratt and other gun rights advocates who appeared on the show.

 

"How many more kids have to die, before you guys say, 'we want less guns, not more?'" Morgan added.

 

His comments came as Pratt and others discussed the recent Sandy Hook School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 27 people -- including 20 young children -- were shot by 20-year old Adam Lanza.

So let's see: a Brit unhappy with the Second Amendment and knowing best how to override the US constitution?

More importantly in this case, a Brit desperate to stir up a popular response and any social outcry for those all important TV ratings and, of course, the year end bonus?

Well, he achieved his goal.

Those who wish to endorse making Morgan a UK problem can do so here.

We expect a counterpetition by UK citizens demanding that Morgan be prevented from reentering his homeland at all costs, to appear momentarily.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; deportation; guncontrol; oldnews; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Simple, does Piers Morgan have bodyguards? Are they armed? How about on “The View”, do any of them have bodyguards? Are they armed?


2 posted on 12/25/2012 8:08:45 PM PST by Gertie
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To: SeekAndFind

Numbers above 68,000
Deport that Limy back to England.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 8:21:20 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Just show him the water and make him swim.


4 posted on 12/25/2012 8:24:24 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: tennmountainman

RE: Deport that Limy back to England.

The Brits don’t want him back either...


5 posted on 12/25/2012 8:27:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

jermey Clarkson from Top Gear already said they do not want him back in the UK.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 8:41:15 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Still say you can’t deport someone for being stupid or saying stupid things. I guess you could if the US considers him persona non grata and pull his work visa (if he has one) and send him packing.


7 posted on 12/25/2012 8:45:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe it’s me but a “White House Petition’’ because this Brit Piers Morgan is bashing the 2nd. Amendment? Barack Obama’s White House wants this guy out of the country? The same Barack Obama who has been using the Constitution for toilet paper wants this Brit out of the country? I’d think they’d be pinning a medal on the f’ing guy. This is a joke!


8 posted on 12/25/2012 8:57:36 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: bmwcyle
Just show him the water and make him swim.

Add: Shoot the limey bastard if he tries heading back to shore!

Does this really need a humor tag?

9 posted on 12/25/2012 8:58:05 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I would help.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 8:59:55 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: SkyDancer
Still say you can’t deport someone for being stupid or saying stupid things.

Right, people can say any stupid thing they want and do any stupid thing they want.

I say, we take the safety labels off everything and let the stupidity run its course once and for all!

11 posted on 12/25/2012 9:00:14 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SkyDancer

you can for domestic subversion.

Also earlier case this year supreme court ruled foreign nationals do not have the same free speech protection we have.

I’m not a lawyer and can’t map this issue to the supreme court case.

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/bluman-v-federal-election-commission/


12 posted on 12/25/2012 9:01:48 PM PST by Morris70
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To: bmwcyle

There’s a long line forming .... ;-) I think the stupid limey bastard has pissed off more than his fair share of us Yanks huh?


13 posted on 12/25/2012 9:02:32 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Then some group will yell “Hate Speech!” which is, I think, against the law. Maybe gun owners can say that PM made a hate speech.


14 posted on 12/25/2012 9:04:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

Send him to North Korea. They have the type of government he loves.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 10:10:19 PM PST by Vietnam Vet From New Mexico (If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.)
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To: jmacusa

Agree. This is story is suspicious.


16 posted on 12/25/2012 10:45:04 PM PST by Thidwick
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To: SeekAndFind

Clarkson from UK Top Gear tweeted they don’t want him either.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2972258/posts


17 posted on 12/25/2012 11:49:03 PM PST by matt04
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To: SeekAndFind

A large chorus of Americans should besiege the studio Morgan plies his anti American tirades and sing this ovely song(warning! adult language!)http://www.leoslyrics.com/irish-drinking-song/bugger-off-lyrics/


18 posted on 12/26/2012 12:11:14 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: cableguymn

Mr. Clarkson Has expressed his delight on the thought of igniting Piers Morgan, if the authorities suspended the law for the occasion..


19 posted on 12/26/2012 12:13:39 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SkyDancer

Its idiotic that people seem to think this little petition means anything.

We need some serious civics lessons in America.


20 posted on 12/26/2012 2:51:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SkyDancer

Still say you can’t deport someone for being stupid or saying stupid things.


Foreign enemy working to violate/damage the Constitution.

Does that work for you?


21 posted on 12/26/2012 4:33:43 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: SeekAndFind

If his ratings are low enough CNN will drop him. Stop watching the fool.


22 posted on 12/26/2012 4:54:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Now 69,659 @8:03AM EST.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 5:10:07 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think we have a moral duty to send him halfway back. And feel free to mug him.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 7:22:48 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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