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Video: Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan’s show
Hot Air ^ | 8/17/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/17/2011 5:08:08 PM PDT by Nachum

Via Gossip Cop, such is the viral potential of this video that you’re going to end up watching it somewhere. It might as well be here and now.

I don’t understand her objection. Did Morgan not let her talk about her book at all during the course of the interview? Or is she just really, really opposed to talking about gay marriage for whatever reason? Unless there’s an agreement before the show that certain topics are off-limits, the host is usually free to ask anything he/she wants. Palin just did an hour of questions with reporters last week at the Iowa state fair and didn’t rule any subject out of bounds, even though she’s not running for anything right now either. Very strange.

CNN, as you might expect, is milking it for all it’s worth.

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1 posted on 08/17/2011 5:08:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Please make her go away!!!!


2 posted on 08/17/2011 5:10:11 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: vicar7

Make who go away?


3 posted on 08/17/2011 5:14:10 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Nachum

She indicates that she discusses her views on gay marriage in her book, she says she wants to discuss the content of her book, she refuses to talk about her stance on gay marriage...weak. I don’t think he was being rude—obstinate, maybe, but not rude or disrespectful.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 5:16:34 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: vicar7

Why?


5 posted on 08/17/2011 5:16:44 PM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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To: Nachum

1968-Georgia Governor Lester Maddox walks off of the Joe Pyne show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRStbnZ1-u4


6 posted on 08/17/2011 5:19:46 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Nachum

On the upside, no one saw that happen.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 5:21:59 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Misplaced Texan

She walked off because they Piers asked her her view on gay marriage. She said I did not come to talk about that and walked off. Welcome to the big leagues put on your big girl panties and answer the question especially when you are selling your book.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 5:22:04 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: Nachum

What is the profile of someone who buys her book? Seriously. She is a publicity-seeker, nothing more and nothing less. Running for office is just the latest phase of her publicity seeking. Before that, it was going on Maher’s show and making outrageous statements about witch craft. The whole “I’m not a witch” line misses the point. The real point is she went on Maher’s show and said it to gain attention. Now she writes a book. Then walks off the stage in an interview. Publicity-seeking is the thread that runs through all of this. She wants to be important and to get attention. Her time is up and she needs to get off the stage.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Nachum
Well that was down right weird! I am no fan of Piers .. in fact I think he is a down right rude judge on American Idol and as a recent participant labeled him a “Larry King wanna-be” and a “Simon Cowl wanna-be”. I am also an angry tea-party supporter thinking that the GOP did not properly support Kristine O'Donnell.

All that being said, I do think she WAS weird in this interview and the questions asked of her were not off limits, especially if she states her opinions in her book. She just did her book sales a real negative and perhaps any future hopes for political office were also damaged with this poor interview handling.

10 posted on 08/17/2011 5:33:30 PM PDT by AgThorn (So, when are we going to quit blaming banking, wall street and everyone but the gov't for this mess?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The media invited her to that stage. As long as they give her invites she’ll stick around.

I’m not going to watch it because I don’t like her. I only supported her to stop Castle but didn’t think she was a great candidate and wasn’t sad she lost. I got what I wanted. Another establishment liberal hack of a Republican out of the US Senate


11 posted on 08/17/2011 5:34:13 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: AgThorn

I mean “America’s got Talent” not American Idol


12 posted on 08/17/2011 5:36:20 PM PDT by AgThorn (So, when are we going to quit blaming banking, wall street and everyone but the gov't for this mess?)
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To: AgThorn

I agree completely re: not being a fan of Piers (never watched his show) and the lack of support for O’Donnell.

But...I also agree she might have hurt herself. I heard her in a radio interview. Her thoughts were very disheveled...and carried forward to her speech pattern.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 5:43:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: grellis

He’s a flaming English dink. You know he wanted to get into relative techniques and methods.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 5:46:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AgThorn

didn’t see it... in my opinion, more conservatives should be walking off those shows... ‘s OK if you don’t like her, I think every post up to now has voiced that opinion of her. I think she’s got verve and has been plenty open as to what she believes... my bet is that certain things were agreed to at the start, and Morgan crossed the line, probably to see what she’d do, or even to hamper her book sales... screw Morgan, no matter who shows up, or walks off.


15 posted on 08/17/2011 5:48:10 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Nachum

What a pathetic joke she is. I said it all along.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 5:49:03 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus)
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To: Nachum

The DE tea party embarrassed themselves and the rest of us by nominating this ditz. I caught hell from the morons here who put their faith in her. Vindicated.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 5:55:26 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus)
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To: muawiyah
You know he wanted to get into relative techniques and methods.

Regardless of his desires, she came off as weak, weak, weak. If she can't handle debating a mouthpiece like him, she needs to step away from the spotlight.

18 posted on 08/17/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: berdie

That’s because she is and has always been a scamming grifter with nothing between her ears.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 5:57:13 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus)
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To: AgThorn

I had a boss that told me that no question is a bad question if it’s properly answered.

Did Christine indicate, as she started the process of leaving, that a handler-like person was telling her she needed to leave?


20 posted on 08/17/2011 5:59:36 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Huck

Not being from DE I didn’t care. She was interviewed by mark Levin on his show yesterday . I actually was surprised by her, she gave an excellent interview.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Huck

Word.


22 posted on 08/17/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Nachum; All

Uh, I watched the clip. I think COD was giving Piers a lot of leash...and he insisted on continuing to bait her.

He asked about Michele Bachmann’s stance on DOMA. COD said she wasn’t there to talk about MB’s stand on DOMA.

COD said she was there to talk about her book and the fiscal policies it promoted...but Piers continued to ask about the gay marriage issue.

COD said she wasn’t running for office, it wasn’t an issue she was interested in discussing.

I guaran-damn-tee you if there were an entertainer there who insisted on rules for an interview, CNN would sure as hell abide by them.

Piers insisted that he WAS talking about things in the book...but COD said she referred to her religious beliefs and NOT the gay marriage stuff.

COD hung in there for a while, and finally told Piers she wasn’t going to be treated rudely.

I don’t think she came off as nasty or stupid at all—she was trying to say, with a smiling face, that she wasn’t going to be drawn into an issue unrelated to her purpose.

She came out the winner—Piers came off as a snot.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yeah. I suspected as much. She was attacked and told Piers to stuff it.

I may actually watch it now.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 6:07:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yeah, and at 1:53, he says “I think I’m being rather charming”.......

As Dennis Prager often says.....nobody, and I mean nobody, has a great sense of self worth, self esteem, self goodness, self wisdom....and now self charm, as those on the LEFT. They are narcissists through and through.


25 posted on 08/17/2011 6:16:35 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Nachum

She’s like your buddy’s impossible to have fun around girl friend.

So long Buddy.


26 posted on 08/17/2011 6:18:03 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Nachum

The media will trot her out to make Tea Party people look like idiots.


27 posted on 08/17/2011 6:19:41 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: JNRoberts

Bingo. Saddening to see all the vitriol blasted at this young woman by folks even here on FR. You’d think this was DU at times.

Fact is, if we had a few more CODs in the Senate, there wouldn’t be a threat from RINOs like Olympia Snowe and Susan Shakeyvoice Collins. She may not be as polished as some would like, but then she’d be accused of being a mere performer.

There is just no winning with some smarmy folks...there are plenty on both sides of the aisle.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 6:20:43 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

Weird. I don’t remember hearing about her walking off Bill Maher’s show ...


29 posted on 08/17/2011 6:23:46 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: grellis
She wasn't there to debate him. He's an obnoxious fop and she had a book she wanted to peddle.

No doubt his handlers got Christine to show up by making various promises that weren't kept.

30 posted on 08/17/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Just saw it.

Hoo boy!

I want my $150 back.

She is weak, dumd and just a little bit manipulative.

then again, she should have known better than to go on Piers “The Limey” Morgan.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum
I actually watched it. Piers Morgan asked her opinion about gay marriage. She refused to answer. Piers refused to move on. Stalemate.

Unfortunately, Christine forgot the number one key to being interviewed: get your points in regardless of what the interviewer asks. Instead of criticizing him for being off point, she should have tried to be on-point herself.

32 posted on 08/17/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Nachum

Make this Limey go away!!!!


33 posted on 08/17/2011 6:31:41 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: vicar7
Christine O'Donnell ended Mike Castle's political career. What major contributions to the conservative movement have you made in your life?

Oh, yeah! I forgot. You post at FR./lol

34 posted on 08/17/2011 6:32:22 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Repeal The 17th

***1968-Georgia Governor Lester Maddox walks off of the Joe Pyne show:***

I remember the Joe Pyne show! He had some “interesting” guests on there!


35 posted on 08/17/2011 6:33:02 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Well, you’re certainly in for a whole lot of flamin’. You must be Karl Rove or a Bushie, etc.


36 posted on 08/17/2011 6:36:22 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yes, I agree.

I also have to say that it’s rare to find a conservative who can articulate a good reason not to permit same sex marriage. Using the Bible or God don’t fly with the LEFT and that is why I think Dennis Prager is the best I have heard.

He’s spot on when he says things like No great moral thinker “religious or NON religious” has ever advocated anything other than marriage between male and female.

And that this is not a civil rights or equality case because male and female are different. White people and black people aren’t. A white man and black man are equal, are the same. Male and Female are not.

But the LEFT agenda is to obliterate the differences between male and female. So when a boy wins homecoming queen at a high school, the LEFT says...”yes, this is good!”....while the girls who wanted to win go home wondering what the hell just happened.

And that Sexuality is a timebomb we are messing with, ESPECIALLY with little girls who will be taught in school by LEFT wing teachers and text books that for her to marry another female is just as normal as to marry a male.

Sexuality in males is not as complicated, ask a little boy if he’s going to marry another boy....he laughs at you. Ask a little girl if she’s going to marry a girl she’s confused, and doesn’t know how to react.

Already in a school in Los Angeles has notified parents they will no longer teach that marriage between male and female is the norm. And already there is a suit to allow polygamy on the same grounds as same sex.

As with everything the LEFT bases it’s values on “feelings”.they “emote” and the heart wants to allow same sex marriage.

But the LEFT doesn’t think things through, how this impacts children, and finally......a simple question to the LEFT wing like Piers.....”If you had children and something happened to you, would you want them to be raised by a couple in a male female marriage as parents....or a couple in same sex marriage?.”.......And why?

Very few conservatives that I see can articulate these arguments to the LEFT on this issue. In fact, I have seen none other than a Dennis Prager.


37 posted on 08/17/2011 6:37:03 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Nachum

“I’m not talking about policies. I’m not running for office,” O’Donnell said. “Ask Michele Bachmann what she thinks.”

When Morgan asked her why she was being “weird” about answering questions on her own statements, as well as issues she addresses in her new book, “Troublemaker,” O’Donnell fired back, saying she only wanted to talk about tea party principles she said she outlines in her book.

“That’s why I agreed to come on your show. That’s what I want to talk about,” O’Donnell said. “I’m not being weird. You’re being a little rude.”

“I was supposed to be speaking at the Republican Women’s Club at 6, and I chose to be a little late for that,” she said. “Not to endure a rude talk show host, but to talk to you about my book and the issues I address in my book.”

end snips...........

Article at:
O’Donnell walks out of CNN interview
By: CNN’s Ashley Killough

snips.....
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/17/odonnell-walks-out-of-cnn-interview/


38 posted on 08/17/2011 6:40:29 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: JNRoberts

Forgot to add the hutzpah of the LEFT. To think that for thousands of years, every great moral thinker got it all wrong on same sex marriage. But they come along and get it right. No arrogance of narcissism like LEFT wing arrogance and narcissism.


39 posted on 08/17/2011 6:41:24 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Nachum

ugh... forced to endure a 60 second ad before viewing the video!


40 posted on 08/17/2011 6:43:29 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Nachum

She was on the show to talk about fiscal policies and the Tea Party and her book, not gay marriage. She did not write a book on “Whither, Gay Marriage?”

Why do talk show hosts always want to talk about gay marriage?

Piers would never do this to a liberal.

Christine could see, in fact Ray Charles could see where this interview was heading.

She, nor any conservative, does not have to sit through hosts goign off on rabbit trails, as topics were probably already defined beforehand.

Good for her. She’s on there to sell books. Her handler probably saw that only ten people nationwide were watching this show, including the people in the control room.

Piers just doesn’t like getting the tables turned on him.

Libs and Dems can be obnoxious, but somehow conservatives are just supposed to sit and take it. She told Piers the topic was not one she wanted to spend time on, as it was not important. He would not “move on”, so she left.

If Ann Coulter did that, people would be standing up and applauding.

Besides, to the CODS crowd, she’s just a “Troublemaker”.


41 posted on 08/17/2011 6:43:29 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Huck
What a pathetic joke she is. I said it all along.

But, back in 2008, we were assured by the True Believers that she was the one that "liberals feared".

This is why I am so opposed to the unquestioning adoration of obviously unelectable candidates, even if they are pretty with great legs. It just puts Left-wingers in Congress and in the White house.

42 posted on 08/17/2011 6:47:16 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Nachum

Having watched it, I’m surprised at all the praise I recall hearing about Piers being a great interviewer. Maybe he’s still settling into the job. Any, I don’t think he was being rude to ask about something he read about in her book- if in fact he did read it and she did write about it. He was kind enough to say that it was a good book and told viewers were they could purchase it.


43 posted on 08/17/2011 6:51:22 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: Repeal The 17th

In the ‘60s of my youth it was considered a badge of honor to walk off a tv show when the host or fellow guests got rude or inconsiderate. It was soooooo fun to watch a star rip off the microphone, throw it on the table and stalk off the stage. Jack Paar practically had a guest walk off every night. I can remember when Lily Tomlin almost never made it past the intro, lol!

Times have changed and now stupid guests sit there and take it and it’s considered “brave” somehow. The last person to walk off the set was the late, great Bob Novak on some stupid show with James Carville.

I salute Christine - bringing back the best of the ‘60s!


44 posted on 08/17/2011 6:52:43 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: bwc2221; vicar7
Christine O'Donnell ended Mike Castle's political career. What major contributions to the conservative movement have you made in your life?

Well, unlike Christine O'Donnell, vicar7 did not put a self-descrbibed Marxist in the U.S. Senate for 6 years.

Chris Coon wrote"Chris Coons: The making of a bearded Marxist" for his college paper. Thanks to Christine O'Donnell, he is now a U.S. Senator.

But, you are one of those who would rather have a Marxist that supports the conservative agenda zero percent of the time rather than a RINO that support the conservative agenda 50% of the time just so that you can pat yourself on the back and brag about how Politically Pure you are.

45 posted on 08/17/2011 6:56:36 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We have some real woman haters here on FR. It’s been mind- boggling to read in the last few years the hate-ons for Michelle, Sarah and Christine. Personally, because of my strong points of view, I’ve been called “sweetie,” “honey,” and “go bake some cookies,” from fellow freepers and I’m not comparing myself in any way with those 3 gals. Weird.


46 posted on 08/17/2011 7:00:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: Polybius

There is nothing virtuous about turning away a RINO who will give us 50% of what we want and deliberately feeling good about installing a 100% Marxist. That is STUPID. DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!!


47 posted on 08/17/2011 7:02:26 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: AgThorn

No biggie, we knew what you meant...Have a good one.


48 posted on 08/17/2011 7:12:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: muawiyah

He is an awful person IMHO. However, he has been interviewing for 25 years and never had anyone walk off his stage during an interview. Being that she is the only one and he asked a reasonable question, she is 100 percent at fault on this one.


49 posted on 08/17/2011 7:14:57 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: miss marmelstein

Woopie and that other chick walked off the View with McCain or someone and everyone here thought it was just horrible.


50 posted on 08/17/2011 7:24:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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