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Piers Morgan To Gun Owners Of America’s Larry Pratt: Try To Stick ‘To Facts, Not Lies’
Mediaite ^ | 1-9-12 | Anjali Sareen

Posted on 01/10/2013 1:31:42 AM PST by Mozilla

CNN host Piers Morgan interviewed Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, on his show Tuesday and made one simple request: “Try to stick, if you can, to facts, not lies.”

The statement came after an extremely heated interview in which Morgan and Pratt interrupted each other several times to make their points. Morgan began the interview by immediately becoming confrontational, asking Pratt why he felt he knew more than former General Stanley Allen McChrystal on gun control. Morgan then proceeded to read several statistics which proved that more guns are not the answer.

“The data you are using is a sham,” Pratt said.

“What an absolute, absolute lie,” Morgan exclaimed.

Morgan continued to argue against Pratt’s numbers, accusing him of “deliberately lying” and “deliberately twisting” the facts so that Americans would buy into his “ludicrous fear game” and rush out to buy more guns.

“What you do is outrageous,” Morgan added.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; cnn; guncontrol; guns; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom
Video of the heated debate at the link.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 1:31:48 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Piers has found his media niche.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 1:36:57 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said “conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: ansel12
Piers is simply not culturally compatible with America. There are numerous places where he'd feel more comfortable ~ he should go there.

Do we already have his addresses and phone numbers?

3 posted on 01/10/2013 1:43:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Mozilla

And to think Gangman apologized for pissing on the troops and the Country.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 1:48:40 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: muawiyah

I don’t know, and I haven’t seen his show, but the things that I read about him remind me of how creepy and repulsive he was on that Donald Trump show, The Apprentice.

Piers won, but he revealed an absolute emptiness, a total lacking of anything aside from a desire for personal gain and winning, he has no positive qualities nor internal feelings of shame or guilt, he is pure sociopath.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 1:50:03 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said “conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: Mozilla
“What you do is outrageous,” Morgan added.

That's what you exclaim when you look in the mirror, isn't it you flatulence-filled, useless POS!

6 posted on 01/10/2013 1:52:12 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Mozilla

At some point since the Beatles or so, people with British accents and “upbringing” (I have no idea where PM was schooled) came to appear believable and sexy to Americans. Piers capitalizes on this, but otherwise has very little going for him. He is in fact rather a lousy interviewer, his shows are invariably shallow and unenlightening, and he reveals, in these last interviews with Pratt / Lott etc. that he is little more than an opportunist. Aaron Zelman would have been a nice “next.”

The irony of course, historically, is that he is a Brit, over here, telling us what to do, and particularly, trying to disarm us.

There was a time that would have sent us into peals of laughter. Now the sheeple just do as the MSM says.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 2:03:03 AM PST by golux (man)
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To: ansel12

Well this guest really gave it to Piers in a more calmer way than Jones, but he told Piers he is a fool basically and that his facts are wrong and that he lives on another planet. It was a really great encounter where Piers was put in his place, but Piers kept fighting back.

All Piers wants to talk about is guns now. No more fluffy interviews or taped shows. He just wants to rant every show.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 2:40:04 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

This is why I approve of how Alex Jones’ method of talking to Morgan. The left has been shouting down & talking over any opposing viewpoint for more than 20 years.
Piers Morgan would be much happier in Australia. But they’ve already been disarmed, so he isn’t needed there.
He should go anyway- & take Thom Hartmann, Chistie Matthews, & little man Rachel with him.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 2:40:06 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

Well you should the full interview with this guest. He was arguing his points and real tough. It was a combative interview.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 2:42:23 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: KGeorge

Left out the word see. I mean you should see the full interview.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 2:43:17 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Looking for the You Tube now. Thanks, Mozilla.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 2:45:45 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: All

Here is the full interview with Larry Pratt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSfpsFfVdmk


13 posted on 01/10/2013 2:46:19 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

The best way to handle an a**hole like Morgan is to laugh at his rants; that really unnerves him. Then proceed to restate calmly and coolly... with a smile on your face ... the same points Alex Jones made that gun confiscation essentially guarantees an armed uprising.


14 posted on 01/10/2013 2:49:11 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: golux

O’Reilly with an accent. ... or, if you prefer, Jerry Rivers with an accent.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 3:09:55 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Mozilla

:snort: Like I noticed. Typos alll over my post. (which I noticed *as* it was loading. Of course) Sorry.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 3:13:35 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: Mozilla

I thought it was a great interview from Larry Pratt. He cleaned Piers clock pretty nicely. This is how you defend gun ownership rights calm and right on message not like some of the other interviews I have seen.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 4:56:56 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Mozilla

Who is Morgan to call other people liars? Does he deal in facts?

America wasn’t created to provide comfort to leftist Brits.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 5:31:22 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Christie at the beach

Morgan will continue his rants and attacks as long as people watch his show. Stop watching and he will evaporate back into the dust from which he came. Same goes for all the others who rant about ANYTHING just to get attention.


19 posted on 01/10/2013 5:35:16 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

I watched the video at the link. I will watch what I decide to watch and am glad that I watched all from FR.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 5:39:33 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Mozilla

Everyone join Gun Owners of America. I am a member.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 5:47:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Christie at the beach
I thought it was a great interview from Larry Pratt. He cleaned Piers clock pretty nicely.
Channel surfed onto it last night and I agree, Pratt was great.
When confronted by facts and the truth, PM just resorted to ad hominem attacks.
22 posted on 01/10/2013 5:59:57 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mozilla

Who is causing America to rush out and buy guns? Stick to the facts Pee-er and stop lying.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 6:04:25 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: bmwcyle
Everyone join Gun Owners of America. I am a member.

I am a member as well. It is a great organization that refuses to compromise on our rights, as the NRA has sometimes done.

24 posted on 01/10/2013 6:11:17 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Meeting with that idiot VP is worthless.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 6:46:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Mozilla

The constant lies and misinformation from the left on the gun (and other) issues unfortunately works, even in this age of the Internet and alternative media.

I was chatting with a colleague who mentioned an AR-15 consignment sale. Another colleague overheard this and stated “thats crazy. You can buy a machine gun at a consignment (ie. thrift-type) store?”

Firearm manufacturing and sales are the most regulated industry in the US, but the average uniformed voter thinks kids can buy an AR15 from NRA vending machines at school.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 7:05:42 AM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: ansel12

Sadly we are now allowing Piers Morgan a foreigner to insert himself into a debate on our Constitutional rights. Before this he was barely hanging on to his job.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 8:20:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mozilla
Does the left really want to piss off 100-million armed Americans?

Someone needs to kick this commie's ass, then back to where he came from.

28 posted on 01/10/2013 8:28:23 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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America wasn’t created to provide comfort to leftist Brits.

Hey Britch!

We Americans fought and won a war against you. You want some more?

I'm sure we can find some muskets around here somewhere.

29 posted on 01/10/2013 8:28:35 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It is ego, not brains, that cause people like Larry Pratt to offer themselves to the TV Gods.


30 posted on 01/10/2013 8:40:43 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Mozilla

I can’t watch 19 minutes of that twit.

I don’t think Alex Jones did our side any favors with his otuburst, but I do think we need to get in their faces more in a calmer way.

I just tell ‘em: “Not you. Not mine. Not ever.”


31 posted on 01/10/2013 8:46:19 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Mozilla

why is he here? didn’t he spy on folks during his UK media career?

ya know where ya can stuff some deportation papers, Piers?


32 posted on 01/10/2013 10:20:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: bmwcyle

I’ve had enough. I joined today.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 1:46:06 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Thank you


34 posted on 01/10/2013 1:47:23 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Mozilla

Just once I’d like to see someone say “Oh, yeah?” and spit a big old hocker right in some liberal’s face.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 8:01:49 PM PST by Terry Mross
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