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Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro: How about a townhall debate where my other guests and I can berate you?
Hotair ^ | 01/15/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 01/15/2013 3:04:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind

They need a gun-rights supporter for their ritual shaming ceremony and since Shapiro embarrassed Morgan the other night, he was naturally a top choice. Alternate headline: "Man declines to serve as prop."

[W]hen it came time to book the show, Morgan’s team refused to tell Shapiro what the format of the show would be. When Shapiro said that he expected balance --- a second one-on-one interview with Morgan — Morgan’s producers balked. They did insist strongly, however, that Shapiro appear on the show, where he would be “in for the entire show” and “have a huge part.” When Shapiro again reiterated that balance would be a one-on-one, and asked for more details on what his role would be, Morgan’s producers went silent…

It seems relatively clear what Morgan’s plan was. If Shapiro was to be the centerpiece of the show but not to have any one-on-one facetime with Morgan, this was to be Morgan’s revenge for his clobbering in the last faceoff with Shapiro. During that debate, Shapiro accused Morgan of “standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook.” Morgan had no coherent response. This time, it seems, Morgan wasn’t just going to stand on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook – he was going to stack the audience with grieving parents and relatives of the victims of Newtown, then confront Shapiro with them.

The White House is also planning to stack the audience tomorrow with kids for Obama’s big gun-control announcement to remind America that he cares about children and gun-rights supporters don’t. While they’re there, President Caresalot should let them know how much more each of them will owe four years from now after Democrats get done blocking every last proposal for significant spending cuts. He used to pretend to worry about things like that as part of his “for the children” pre-presidential platform. Not anymore.

But I digress. Shapiro’s having fun turning the shame tables on Morgan on Twitter:

The debate will include gun crime victims, yes @benshapiro – do you have a problem looking them in the eye? Like I said, grow a pair.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2013

.@piersmorgan Tell you what, Piers. I get to bring Holocaust victims (you don’t believe governments can go tyrannical). “Balanced,” my ass.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 15, 2013

Me: @piersmorgan stands on graves of SH. @piersmorgan: How dare you! Now come here and let me club you with victims of SH!

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 15, 2013

Evidently Morgan’s producers have now agreed to two solo segments, so expect another round of faux-indignant “how dare you” stammering from the host tomorrow night. One thing that’s interesting to me about Morgan’s relentless guns grandstanding lately is that I haven’t seen much enthusiasm for it, even from people whom you might expect to cheer him on. Case in point: Watch the Colbert segment below. There’s an odd hint of antagonism to it even though you know Colbert agrees with him on the merits. Maybe that’s a function of suspicion over the old phone-hacking claims against him or maybe it’s as simple as gun-control fans thinking that Morgan’s lame interviews and insufferable posturing do the cause more harm than good. His ratings are strong lately but there seems to be no significant support base for him among lefty media. Or am I just missing it?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; benshapiro; guncontrol; guns; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; twitbrit; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 01/15/2013 3:04:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Cable News Nightmare: CNN (and Piers Morgan) in audience crisis

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/the-cable-news-nightmare-cnn-and-piers-morgan-in-audience-crisis-7808466.html


2 posted on 01/15/2013 3:09:25 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
I'll do it Piers. Bring them all.

Why don't we meet at Lexington Green ?

3 posted on 01/15/2013 3:12:18 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well Piers how about a gun control townhall discussion in Georgia, or Alabama, Texas, Kansas, with the crowd made up of veterans and rank and file police officers, workaday American citizens?


4 posted on 01/15/2013 3:16:15 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Invite Newt as well...


5 posted on 01/15/2013 3:17:16 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That link is from last June. Piers has stepped up on those small bodies to raise his ratings substantially over the past few weeks. He won’t stop talking about this until people stop watching - no matter how much he gets his butt kicked.

Remember...’if it bleeds it leads’


6 posted on 01/15/2013 3:21:24 PM PST by SpitfyrAce
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To: SeekAndFind

FUPM!!!


7 posted on 01/15/2013 3:25:39 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: SeekAndFind

Shapiro really got under Morgan’s skin, but Morgan is just using him now for ratings. I won’t watch it, but will instead wait for reports on the highlights.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 3:26:58 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: SeekAndFind

Piers is a putz and a coward.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 3:50:44 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

I watched the first interveiw... Shapiro used Alinsky tactics on that clown Piers Morgan....

piers was stunned and shocked he had to spar with a real informed conservative...

It was a beautiful thing to behold...


10 posted on 01/15/2013 3:59:30 PM PST by JZoback
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To: SeekAndFind

The kids at Sandy Hook were murdered because the kids all the teachers administrative and janitorial personal were NOT ARMED.. and nobody within at least two blocks of the site were armed.. maybe two miles of the place..

The LACK of armament murdered the people..


11 posted on 01/15/2013 4:07:50 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

How is ‘berate’ part of an actual ‘debate’?

Oh, that’s right. I was thinking of the old style of debating before the progressives took over.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 4:10:01 PM PST by servo1969
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To: JZoback
What's really cool was that Ben was too slippery for Piers. Ben got wind that he was going to be put on stage to be ganged up on in a show trial by Piers and his gun victims.
13 posted on 01/15/2013 4:10:09 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: JZoback

One thing about leftists lunatics like Piers Moron. They can’t handle people using their own tactics agains them.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 4:14:21 PM PST by Jean2
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To: SeekAndFind
Laugh of the day - from the article:
CNN, based in Atlanta, retains an expensive network of overseas bureaux and is still regarded as the nation's most reliable TV news brand. It has resisted the temptation to follow Fox and MSNBC in using partisan anchors.
Really???
15 posted on 01/15/2013 4:15:00 PM PST by Bob
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To: ilovesarah2012

When he starts talking about the children, the battle cry should be “Waco, Waco, Waco”


16 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:22 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do any sane people appear on CNN, the second-least watched news network? CNN is fortunate there is MSNBC or they would be in last place.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 5:16:32 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Piers O’Meara acts like a real moron.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 5:49:11 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: hosepipe

It begets the question...why wasn’t this kid at work? He was 20 years old !! At 20 years old I had two years in with a major corporation and had 32 hours of college credits going to night school.

But that’s the problem, there are no jobs nor is there a shortage of qualified workers such that he would even have a chance at gainful employment.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:15 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I coudn’t stomache the 1st 30 seconds. But it looks to me like Piers was arguing about meth limitations? Sudafed?

Meth manufacturers should be shot or hung upon conviction. The Hollywood producers who glorify it’s productions should also be shot.

Guns are our protection from the Hollywood created meth hords and the government itself.

20 posted on 01/15/2013 9:36:27 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs a Wedgie and Noogie on live TV.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 10:00:14 PM PST by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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