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WaPo: Yeah, Morgan got pwned last night
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Posted on 01/11/2013 11:47:30 AM PST by chessplayer

Normally I’d be tempted to just add this as an update to the previous post, but it’s just too delicious not to highlight on its own. As Duane wrote in his GR post, Piers Morgan went from his embarrassing display in his interview with Ben Shapiro to lamenting about Shapiro’s “intransigent” performance with Mark Kelly afterward. Eric Wemple at the Washington Post confirms that Shapiro wasn’t intransigent — he was just a lot smarter than Morgan and beat him at his own game:

Wemple then excerpts Shapiro’s challenge to Morgan on handguns. Murders by rifle are relatively rare, more rare than murders by knives, for example. Most murders by firearm involve handguns — so why isn’t Morgan backing a handgun ban, too? Wemple cuts out the best part of Shapiro’s pushback, though:

SHAPIRO: This is what I wanted to ask you, Piers, because I have seen you talk about assault weapons a lot, and I have seen Mark Kelly talk about assault weapons. The vast majority of murders in this country that are committed with guns are committed with handguns, they are not committed assault weapons. Are you willing to ban handguns in this country, across this country?

MORGAN: No, that’s not what I’m asking for.

SHAPIRO: Why not? Don’t you care about the kids who are being killed in Chicago as much as the kids in Sandy Hook?

That’s the exact kind of argument that Morgan uses on his guests, but can’t handle when used back on him. Wemple points out that Morgan seemed completely unprepared for his own tactics to be used on himself, and for Shapiro’s preparation:

Where Jones proved needy of a background screening, Shapiro was rational and on point. Where Jones failed to directly address Morgan’s points, Shapiro went right at them. Where Jones monologued, Shapiro got through his points quickly and shut up. All those skills came in handy as Morgan tried to trap Shapiro by noting that Ronald Reagan had supported curbs on assault weapons:

MORGAN: One of the great right-wing presidents of modern times agreed with me.

Shapiro’s priceless retort: “So?”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; benshapiro; guncontrol; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 01/11/2013 11:47:37 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Ben Shapiro(!) of Breitbart hands Piers Morgan his a**.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 11:54:59 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: chessplayer
Shapiro also was direct about the real reason for the right to keep & bear arms.

Unless we start being honest about what the 2nd Amendment was put there for - as a defense against tyrants - we'll surely lose it.

3 posted on 01/11/2013 11:54:59 AM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

“So” is actually a great response! This communist interloper thought he tempered the argument and maybe even gain some fans with the Reagan mention. Ain’t gonna work douchebag. I think he’s feeling the heat.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 11:55:36 AM PST by albie
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To: chessplayer

5 posted on 01/11/2013 11:57:31 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: chessplayer

Its not that hard to PWN Morgan..he’s an idiot..he would go back to the UK but can’t since he knows he will go to the pokey for wiretapping..he hates America, hates our Constitution, but apparently loves our currency


6 posted on 01/11/2013 11:58:02 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Its not that hard to PWN Morgan..he’s an idiot..he would go back to the UK but can’t since he knows he will go to the pokey for wiretapping..he hates America, hates our Constitution, but apparently loves our currency


For what he did to British troops, they don’t want him back.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 12:01:49 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Servant of the Cross
MORGAN: One of the great right-wing presidents of modern times agreed with me.

Shapiro’s priceless retort: “So?”

I kneel before Shapiro's wisdom. I'm in awe.

Liberal elites do their best to use anything a Republican has said - as a tool - to beat us. Liberal elites use the Bible the same way... even when they don't believe a word of it.

Thank you Mr. Shapiro - thank you so much...

8 posted on 01/11/2013 12:01:57 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: chessplayer
Hey Pierce -!!!

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9 posted on 01/11/2013 12:03:50 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: Hoodat

One of my buds here in L.A. works for the Price is Right and sometimes, his duties send him to the studio beside for Jeopardy. The stories he tells about the other contestants ridiculing other contestants for the first stages are brutal. Sometimes fist fights happen after 1 dude was getting killed by more than 50,000 points by the others...lesson to be learned, you better be smart.


10 posted on 01/11/2013 12:08:20 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GOPJ

“Liberal elites use the Bible the same way... even when they don’t believe a word of it.”

I had the same “argument” with a homo parishioner. Whenever there’s Gay week, the ass muncher parishioners show up at mass, in force. If it’s not gay week, they are literally invisible. When I said “if you want to be accepted like everyone else, why are you gays not here on the regular mass time?”. He clammed up and hilariously said “you are a bigot!’ :)


11 posted on 01/11/2013 12:12:07 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: chessplayer

Id be all for sending Morgan’s ugly ass to Iran but I think even Iran has their standards


12 posted on 01/11/2013 12:12:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer
Great Job Ben!!!

Just bought his new book to show my appreciation.

13 posted on 01/11/2013 12:12:34 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: GOPJ

But didn’t Shapiro agree that there should be universal background checks and a national register? I wonder if that would include private sales. Otherwise, he did well.


14 posted on 01/11/2013 12:32:27 PM PST by kabar
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To: chessplayer

I am actually shocked that Pees on his feet Morgan did not want to ban hand guns. That is a shock. Normally anti gunners want them all. Every stinking one of them.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 12:36:14 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: skeeter

Morgan also bypassed the discussion of the shooters being young males and on psycotrophic drugs. Ben Shapiro tried to bring it up but Morgan with his usual snotty attitude talked over him and shut the conversation down.


16 posted on 01/11/2013 12:40:58 PM PST by Burlem
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To: Burlem

Yes, but Shapiro did not disappoint. Breitbart’s organization has cranked out some excellent voices for our side.


17 posted on 01/11/2013 12:46:08 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RetiredArmy
Normally anti gunners want them all.

It is called incrementalism. The Left excels at it.. Look at socialized medicine.

18 posted on 01/11/2013 12:46:55 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: RetiredArmy
Morgan was a loud advocate for the total gun ban in England.

Who knows - maybe he's since moderated his stance. Or maybe not.

19 posted on 01/11/2013 12:48:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RetiredArmy
I am actually shocked that Pees on his feet Morgan did not want to ban hand guns. That is a shock. Normally anti gunners want them all. Every stinking one of them.

Oh, they want them all alright. They're just more patient than we are...1 step at a time. First things first and before we know it we'll all have surrendered all our guns, every single one of them. That's their plan anyway...they're going to in for a big surprise though.

20 posted on 01/11/2013 1:42:02 PM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RetiredArmy
"I am actually shocked that Pees on his feet Morgan did not want to ban hand guns."

That is a tactic. They pretend to want a limited ban. Then later, they will profess to becoming enlightened and wanting a full ban.

Similar to Obama's "evolving position" on homosexuals in the military.

21 posted on 01/11/2013 1:43:26 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: RetiredArmy; All
I am actually shocked that Pees on his feet Morgan did not want to ban hand guns.

He wants to ban them. He just lied. It is what "progressives" do all the time.

22 posted on 01/11/2013 1:47:17 PM PST by marktwain
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To: skeeter

Didn’t see the show as I cannot stand the man, but I’ve been reading all the articles.

However, with a performance like that, Brietbart/Shapiro should have a training camp for incoming Republican politicians that teaches “HOW TO ABSOLUTELY BITCHSLAP THE LEFT EVERY TIME”.


23 posted on 01/11/2013 2:48:59 PM PST by qaz123
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To: skeeter

Bingo! People need to quit arguing the little stuff. They need to argue only the reason for the 2nd Amendment.

What Shapiro failed to do, was what people do all the time.
Quit allowing them to argue the little stuff, like clips and magazines. That stuff has nothing to do with the RKBA.

Lefties take away rights in increments. Do not let them.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 2:57:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: max americana

Excuse me, but are you saying that your CATHOLIC CHURCH has GAY WEEK????? If so >>>>RUN FROM THAT EVIL PARISH AND PRIEST!!!!!! He’s leading you astray....woe to him.


25 posted on 01/11/2013 3:40:41 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Burlem

It’s the DRUGS, STUPID!!! These kids that KILL are ALL ON THESE DRUGS!!!!!!! STOP THE MADNESS!!!!


26 posted on 01/11/2013 3:42:11 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Ann Archy

Yeah, we have a fag week or fag mass, forgot when. Once a year, that is the only time I avoid the actual mass time and attend the late mass.


27 posted on 01/11/2013 7:53:23 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: GOPJ

MORGAN: One of the great right-wing presidents of modern times agreed with me.


Note how Morgan says that. He didn’t say Reagans position was the same as his. He says Reagan agreed with HIM,,,Morgan. As if he had a conversation with Reagan,,,Morgan put forth his position,,,and Reagan agreed with it. Pure narcissism.


28 posted on 01/11/2013 10:38:54 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

You’re right about his being a narcissist... Here’s something you’ll enjoy from the link:

What looks like Piers Morgan advocating a cause is the equivalent of an American coming to Paris and running a talk show where he spends hours screaming at French guests about their hygiene, their morals and how much they owe the United States for WW2. It’s not so much a cause, as it is a lazy prejudice from the other side of the ocean.

But to dimwitted American liberals, who denounce class differences but wag their tails at the sound of a British accent, no matter how low class, Piers Morgan is another intelligent visitor from an advanced continent speaking truth to the native barbarians. That is how Morgan sees it too.

But Morgan is, above all else, a creature of the spotlight. A modern creation, he exists to be on camera. Fame is his oxygen. Media is how he pays the rent. He makes noise, throws causes at the wall and sees what people will pay attention to. The content doesn’t matter much. If Piers Morgan had to advocate cannibalism to keep CNN from firing him for another week, he would have a BBQ pit on the show by tonight.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2977336/posts


29 posted on 01/12/2013 7:48:22 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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