Jan 21 2013
The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mirror. Foreword by Spivey.
It isn’t often that we in the AM get the chance to air our views on a MSM TV channel, in regard to ’issues’ that are purposely being distorted by a government. Alex Jones was given that chance by ABC TV’s Piers Morgan after being invited on his show to talk about the threat of a firearms ban in America. In doing so, Alex could have potentially destroyed Morgan.
Instead, he set the AM back years by continually straying off topic, threatening violence, childishly mimicking his host and generally coming across as a raving lunatic. Is it any wonder the Majority of people view us as all being cranks. If proof were needed to back up what im saying, just take a look at the articles below to see the way that the MSM has seized upon Alex’s performance in a drive to discredit the headway we are now finally beginning to make.
Alex cannot even defend his dreadful performance by saying that he couldn’t get a word in edge ways. After all, he knew all too well that the Corporate owned puppet, Morgan would try and make him look daft… He succeeded brilliantly.Yet all Alex had to do was stay calm and rational and answer Morgan’s questions in a polite knowledgeable way.
Instead he let his ego and then his temper get in the way and as such came across as not being able to put forward a logical response to Morgans anti – firearm stance. In fact, it has to be said that Morgan – who I cannot stand – played Alex like a favourite old Fiddle.
Morgan, the ex- editor of the Daily Mirror, appeared to have wrong footed Jones from the start by genially introducing Alex as the man behind the petition to deport him. Alex, who in turn had at first appeared to be calm and rational suddenly went bananas and brought up the Stock Exchange scam that Morgan was caught up in? Why? We all know Morgan’s a crook and in bringing it up, Alex appeared to be trying to score points, rather than destroy Morgan with logic.
Worse was to come when Morgan quoted a wrong statistic (no doubt intentionally) in regards to Alex’s viewing figures. Instead of giving Morgan a knowing smirk before humorously correcting him on the statistic, Alex was almost fit to burst with outrage and seemed almost to be bragging when he put Morgan right.
As for Mimicking Morgan’s English accent? Well, all I can say is that Alex made himself look like a churlish, uninformed, playground bully in doing so… A totally pathetic display. All he had to do was listen to Morgan’s questions and then expand on them with his answers for fucks sake. In doing so, Alex could have torn Morgan’s opposing view to bits.
And, even if Morgan had tried shutting him down, all Alex need do was point out that he should be entitled to answer in full and by not being allowed to do so would be an indication that he was deliberately being silenced because he was correct in what he was saying.
Had he done so, Jones would have come out on top. As it stands, he came away looking like a mug punter and did absolutely no good what so ever in making a case for keeping guns legal to own and carry. Fuck me, if Alex had been carrying a gun, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see him shoot Morgan, who was masterfully eliciting public sympathy by playing the frightened victim.
It seems to me that Alex is calm, rational and totally credible when he is putting someone right who hasn’t got the likes of Morgan’s confidence and cunning. However, when faced with a sly old pro, Alex appears to go to pieces and resorts to the kind of performance that we witnessed against Morgan. As a seasoned campaigner he should have known better. As soon as you lose your temper, you lose the argument.
And, before anyone accuses me of being Anti Jones, I can tell you that I’m Auntie Chris and nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, less than 48 hours before I posted this, I posted an article praising him for the stand he made against the TSA. Praise where praise is due, but by the same token, I won’t defend the indefensible.
Going on the statistics that I have seen, Alex is indeed fast losing friends. Who knows, maybe that is why Alex appeared so sensitive when Morgan understated his viewing figures. A lot of people are even beginning to wonder if Alex is actually batting for the other side. I don’t know about that, but certainly, Alex needs to lose the ego and fast.
What I do know however, is that David Icke would have taken Piers Morgan to pieces without so much as raising his voice or breaking sweat. Then again, therin lies the answer as to why David doesn’t get invited on to these shows, don’t cha know.
Piers’ EXPLOSIVE showdown with the man who wants to deport him: Sparks fly as CNN host discusses gun control with Alex Jones
Piers Morgan’s interview with the man leading the charge to have him deported turned explosive as the CNN anchor tried to discuss gun control in America.
Morgan brought radio talk show host Alex Jones onto his prime time show on Monday to explain why he thinks the British journalist and broadcaster should be banned from the U.S. for his views on gun control.
The topic has been the focus of Piers Morgan’s shows since the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Jones, however, spent nearly all of the time screaming at Morgan at the top of his lungs, calling him a ‘redcoat foreigner’ and threatening revolution if anyone tried to ‘take our guns.’
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‘Let me say, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. No matter how many lemmings you get out there on the street begging for them to be taken. We will not relinquish them,’ Jones said.
Jones, a well-known conspiracy theorist whose radio show and website, InfoWars.com, reaches millions of Americans, at one point challenged Morgan to a boxing match.
He also claimed ‘mass murder suicide pills’ like the anti-depressant Prozac were the real cause of massacres like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the late screening of the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ in Aurora, Colorado.
Throughout the exchange, Morgan attempted to foster a debate about gun control, beginning with the fact that the United States counted more than 11,000 gun murders last year while Britain had only 35.
He tried many times to calm Jones down and get him to answer his questions.
Most of the time, it was a failed effort and Jones was insistent on getting his own points across.
Morgan, a Mail On Sunday columnist and former editor of The Daily Mirror and News Of The World, began one exchange by saying: ‘Let’s try again. You accuse me of attacking the second amendment… ‘
Jones responded: ‘I wanna get people off pills that the insert says will make you commit suicide and kill people. I wanna blame the real culprit – suicide pills. Mass murder pills.’
When asked again about the difference in the murder rates between the U.S. and Britain, Jones responded: ‘You’re a hatchet man of the New World Order’ – referring to the belief among conspiracy theorists that an international cabal is working to break down national boundaries and control the entire world.
Morgan was persistent: ‘Let’s try again. How many gun murders were there in Britain last year?’
Jones responded: ‘I don’t know, how many chimpanzees can dance on the head of a pin?’
Jones is leading a drive to petition the White House, under its We the People program, to deport Morgan back to Britain because he ‘is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment.’
The petition has more than 105,000 votes – more than four times the number required to receive an official White House response.
Jones explained the reason for the petition, saying: ‘It’s to point out that you’re a foreigner, a redcoat, here telling us what to do.’
‘Redcoat’ refers to the red uniforms British soldiers wore as they fought the colonists during the Revolutionary War.
Before he had even managed to arrive for his appearance on Piers Morgan’s show, Jones had already been filmed in argumentative scenes.
A known critic of Homeland Security, Jones felt he was being singled out when Austin-Bergstrom airport security made him remove his shoes.
In the ensuing argument, Jones claims, he was threatened with arrest by police until he agreed to their request.
After Morgan’s interview with Jones first aired, the White House press office responded to questions about the petition with a statement saying: ‘The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one.
‘In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy.’
‘THE SECOND AMENDMENT ISN’T FOR DUCK HUNTING. IT’S THERE TO PROTECT US!’: READ TRANSCRIPT OF ALEX JONES’S RANT HERE
Alex Jones starts by explaining his reason for supporting the Second Amendment
ALEX JONES: We did it as a way to bring attention to the fact that we have all of these foreigners, and the Russian government, the official Chinese government — Mao said political power goes out of the barrel of a gun, he killed about 80 million people because he’s the only guy who had the guns — so we did it to point out that this is globalism, and the mega banks that control the planet and brag they have taken over — in Bloomberg, AP, Reuters, you name it — brag that they’re going to get our guns as well.
They’ve taken everybody’s guns, but the Swiss and the American people and when they get our guns, they can have their world tyranny while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armored vehicles, tanks, helicopters, predator drones, armed now in U.S. skies, being used to arrest people in North Dakota.
The Second Amendment isn’t there for duck hunting. It’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs. Take the woman in India, your piece earlier on CNN earlier, I was watching during Anderson Cooper’s show, didn’t tell you the women of India have signed giant petitions to get firearms because the police can’t and won’t protect them.
The answer is — wait a minute, I have FBI crime statistics that come out of a year late, 2011, 20-plus percent crime drop in the last nine years, real violent crime because more guns means less crime. Britain took the guns 15, 16 years ago.
Tripling of your overall violent crime. True, we have a higher gun violence level, but overall, muggings, stabbing, deaths — those men [allegedly] raped that woman in India to death with an iron rod 4 feet long. You can’t ban the iron rods.
The guns, the iron rods, Piers, didn’t do it, the tyrants did it. Hitler took the guns Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns, and I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesn’t matter how many lemmings you get out there in the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?
He goes on talk about the lower number of gun deaths in the UK
ALEX JONES: I already said earlier that England had lower gun crime rate because you took all the guns. But you have hoards of people burning down cities and beating old women’s brains out out everyday.
They arrest people in England if they defend themselves, that’s on record. My God, you have a total police state. Everybody is fleeing the country because — you’ve had to flee, bud. Yeah, you fled here. Why don’t you go back and face the charges for the hacking scandal?
PIERS MORGAN: Answer this question. How many –
JONES: Why did you get fired from the Daily Mirror for putting out fake stories? You’re a hatchet man of the New World Order. You’re a hatchet man! And I’m going to say this here, you think you’re a tough guy? Have me back with a boxing ring and I’ll wear red, white, and blue, and you’ll wear your Jolly Roger.
Alex Jones: fierce gun advocate doubles as prolific conspiracy theorist
Jones’s emphatic gun-rights tirade against Piers Morgan is just one trademark of the New World Order-fearing radio host
Those familiar with radio host Alex Jones were not surprised by his fiery performance Monday night on Piers Morgan, where Jones called theCNN host a “hatchet man of the New World Order” during an impassioned tirade in support of the second amendment.
Fiery language, vehement diatribes and conspiratorial claims are Jones’s trademarks, and have branded him as one of the most prolific voices of conspiracy in the US, where he hosts a radio show, has two websites and works as a film-maker. The information he distributes through these mediums coalesce under a theme of fear of the New World Order – an imagined group of powerful elites who are colluding to create a one-world, totalitarian government that will, in Jones’s mind, inevitably take control if things like stricter gun laws happen.
That’s why Jones, and a number of his followers, believe that the government orchestrated 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Tucson and Aurora mass shootings.
At the Bilderberg conference of international leaders in June, protester John Kopel said: “Alex has been, more than anyone by far, instrumental in waking people up to what’s going on in the world today; the Bilderbergs, the destruction of our constitution and our rights, mass poisoning, mass vaccinations. He’s done it all.”
Jones’s consistently emphatic tirades against the New World Order transcend political divisions, though his opinions often align him with the far right, and he styles himself as a libertarian. His opinions are united by fear, which can be seen on his website, where advertisements for doomsday gear dot the sidebars.
Alongside the water purification system and food reserve advertisements are campaigns for Jones’s film, Strategic Relocation, which explains how people can relocate to safety in case of the New World Order takeover. Strategic Relocation is one of the most recent additions to Jones’s filmography, which also includes Police State II: the Takeover and Fall of the Republic: Vol 1, the Presidency of Barack H Obama.
The mainstream media is another of Jones’s enemies, but when CNN offered Jones the opportunity to speak about why he wants Piers Morgandeported from the US, he welcomed the opportunity to launch a red-faced tirade warning that “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!”
Morgan, struggling to get a word in, attempted to reason with Jones by saying that countries with stricter gun laws, specifically the UK, have have lower rates of gun murders. Jones agreed that the UK has a lower gun rate because it “took away” guns, but said the country has “hordes of people burning down cities and beating old women’s brains out out every day.” He then said Morgan was one of many British people fleeing its “total police state”.
He railed: “Why did you get fired from the Daily Mirror for putting out fake stories? You’re a hatchet man of the New World Order. You’re a hatchet man! And I’m going to say this here: you think you’re a tough guy? Have me back with a boxing ring and I’ll wear red, white, and blue, and you’ll wear your Jolly Roger.”
Morgan responded to his interview with Jones on Tuesday and told Politico: “He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for.
“That kind of vitriol, hatred, and zealotry is really quite scary. I didn’t feel threatened by him, but I’m concerned that someone like him has that level of influence,” Morgan said. “There’s got to be a level of discourse that can rise above what happened last night. It was undignified, unedifying.”
Jones responded to the viral success of the interview by posting a YouTube video where he says that New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a mafia out to get Jones. “If something happens to us, or we’re killed by crackheads, it was the NYPD or mafia they hired,” Jones said.
Jones went on CNN to defend an online White House petition that asked to “Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.” The petition has received more than 100,000 signatures, far surpassing the 25,000 necessary to receive a response from the White House.
White House spokesperson Jay Carney addressed the petition and said: “The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy.”
Conspiracy nut Alex Jones goes bananas on Piers Morgan’s show. All good fun, but Jones doesn’t speak for gun owners
Alex Jones appeared on Piers Morgan’s show last night to explain why Piers should be deported from the US. Jones is a Right-wing radio star who deals in wide-eyed conspiracy theories of the “Queen Elizabeth is a Communist Lizard” variety. So, predictably, Jones brought on the crazy. Some highlights:
1. The US government is killing everyone with suicide pills, otherwise known as “Prozac”
2. Britain is something between an anarchy (“you have hordes of people burning down cities and beating old women’s brains out everyday”) and a police state (“they arrest people in England if they defend themselves”)
3. Barack Obama is building himself up to an all-out war against the suckers who voted for him (“the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armoured vehicles, tanks, helicopters, predator drones, armed now in US skies, being used to arrest people in North Dakota”)
4. The only people in the world capable of resisting the New World Order tyranny are those with guns. According to Jones, that leaves America and Switzerland – surely the strangest, most useless alliance for liberty ever concocted. “You’ll take my Swiss Army Knife from ma cold dead hands…”
I’ve written before that conspiracies often reflect interesting things about the culture that produces them, but that shouldn’t deflect from their basic insanity. Alex Jones is a fruit loop, pure and simple – and proof that he’s a fruit loop is that he doesn’t realise he’s a fruit loop. The mad are mad because they do mad things but don’t think it’s mad to do them: most insane people operate by a rational order of their very own. Jones’ rambling, shouting, pointing and victorious asides are symptoms of a man who thinks he’s winning his fight with Morgan simply by turning up. His face reads, “I’m really blowing their minds back home right now!” Alas, the only truly blown mind is Mr Jones’.
But anger at this segment should not be directed at the demented augur of the New World Order. It should be directed at Piers Morgan. There are plenty of sane, articulate pro-gun people out there that he could have interviewed – so why give airtime to Jones? True, Morgan has spoken with Larry Pratt, Ann Coulter and others. But it’s almost slander against conservatives to suggest that Jones is a legitimate spokesman for mainstream libertarianism. Indeed, there’s little justification for having Jones on the show other than he makes Morgan look good by comparison – and conservatives bad by association. This is the first debate that Piers has hosted that he’s definitively won. And that’s largely because Jones never lets him speak.
Although, his guest does land a couple of punches. For instance: “Everybody is fleeing [Britain] because — you’ve had to flee, bud. Yeah, you fled here. Why don’t you go back and face the charges for the hacking scandal?” Ouch.
Alex Jones v Piers Morgan: Watch American shock jock’s bizarre tirade at CNN host over US gun controls
The Daily Mirror
DJ Alex Jones predicted a second American Revolutionary War if guns were taken from US citizens and challenged Morgan to a boxing fight
A US DJ launched a bizarre attack on Piers Morgan, challenging him to a boxing fight and threatening war if guns are taken from American citizens.
Shock jock Alex Jones also accused the TV host, of being part of global conspiracy theory, the New World Order, and planning to disarm the US.
Jones was invited onto Morgan’s CNN show after launching a petition to have the former Daily Mirror editor deported over his calls for tighter gun controls in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
But the debate descended into chaos and Jones veered off into a one-man tirade at Morgan, even mocking his English accent at times.
The controversial broadcaster predicted a second American Revolutionary War if new gun laws were brought in.
He screamed: “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!
“It doesn’t matter how many lemmings you get out there in the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?”
He also referred to the recent gang-rape and murder of an Indian student in his bizarre attempt to rationalise his argument.
He said: “True, we have a higher gun violence level, but overall, muggings, stabbing, deaths — those men raped that woman to India to death with an iron rod 4 feet long.
“You can’t ban the iron rods. The guns, the iron rods, Piers, didn’t do it, the tyrants did it.
“Hitler took the guns! Stalin took the guns! Mao took the guns! Fidel Castro took the guns! Hugo Chavez took the guns!”
The DJ branded Morgan a “hatchet man of the New World Order” and challenged him to a boxing match.
He added: “You think you’re a tough guy? Have me back with a boxing ring and I’ll wear red, white, and blue and you’ll wear your Jolly Roger.”
‘It’s very simple. It’s not about banning all their guns or attacking the Second Amendment. It’s a very specific campaign to take these military-style assault weapons off the streets’ - Piers Morgan, CNN broadcaster.
I would describe Morgan as a Propagandist rather than a Broadcaster. Then again, I would describe him as a Twat rather than a Propagandist. As for the above quote; yes maybe that is what he has called for, but then again a lot of rights were taken away from the Jews in Germany and other parts of Europe before the ‘final solution’ got under way.
Not withstanding that fact, why the fuck is the smug crook being given airtime anyway? All I can say is thank fuck Obama has decided to keep him over there.
Just to clarify my position on Alex Jones. I admire all the work he has done and corruption he has exposed. I am far from convinced that he is batting for the other side. But I still say he made a total fuck up of his appearance on Morgans show.
Piers Morgan uses BBC interview to slam ‘stupid and dangerous’ guests from gun lobby who appeared on his CNN show
Piers Morgan last night criticised the U.S. gun lobby as ‘stupid and dangerous’ for suggesting that more firearms could reduce crime – and said he doesn’t care if his opinions make him unpopular.
His comments came as the White House defended freedom of speech and the press yesterday in a long-awaited response to an online petition to deport the 47-year-old over his views on gun control.
The CNN broadcaster got himself into a spectacularly bad-tempered confrontation on Monday when radio host Alex Jones challenged him to a boxing match following his calls for tougher gun laws.
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‘What happens here (in the US) affects me, my life and that of my family,’ he told BBC’s Newsnight last night. ‘The guns issue here is now so dangerous and out of control that something has to give.
‘The reaction of the gun lobby was to say more guns, less crime – arm everybody, (and) so this spiralling descent into gun madness continues. I do find it stupid and I do find it dangerous.
He said he was unphased by the ‘vitriol’ he was getting, and was trying to do ‘exactly the same’ as what President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were hoping to achieve.
‘It’s very simple,’ he told Newsnight. ‘It’s not about banning all their guns or attacking the Second Amendment. It’s a very specific campaign to take these military-style assault weapons off the streets.’
Meanwhile, the White House Press Secretary wrote a response in a blog post attached to the petition to deport Mr Morgan, which had gathered more than 109,000 signatures by yesterday.
‘Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First,’ Jay Carney said. ‘President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.
‘However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press – fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy.’
Mr Carney noted that the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, had ‘sparked an intense, and at times emotional, national conversation’ about guns.
Mr Morgan celebrated news of the response yesterday by saying on Twitter: ‘Breaking News: President Obama has officially decided I am not being deported.’
‘The reaction of the gun lobby was to say more guns, less crime – arm everybody, (and) so this spiralling descent into gun madness continues. I do find it stupid and I do find it dangerous’
Mr Carney’s response came after the petition on the White House website had gathered more than four times the requirement to warrant an official response from the administration.
The petition was started in response to an interview on Mr Morgan’s show in which he called Larry Pratt of Gun Owners for America an ‘idiot,’ ‘dangerous’ and ‘an unbelievably stupid man’.
In another debate, he shouted down economist John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime and branded him a liar for claiming gun crime trends in countries such as Britain supported his thesis.
The comments outraged gun owners across the U.S., who called for Mr Morgan to be deported.
Piers Morgan to face UK probe into Press ethics over his years as editor of tabloid newspaper
Piers Morgan is to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry into Press standards next week, it was confirmed yesterday.
The former Daily Mirror editor is expected to face questions about phone hacking following claims made by Heather Mills that her voicemail was hacked by a Mirror journalist.
Mr Morgan, 46, has denied any involvement but is likely to face questions about a number of comments he has made about hacking in the past.
In 2006, he said he had heard a message left by Sir Paul McCartney on Miss Mills’s phone, in which the former Beatle sounded ‘lonely, miserable and desperate’.
During an interview he conducted with supermodel Naomi Campbell in 2007, he said: ‘It was well known that if you didn’t change your PIN code when you were a celebrity who bought a new phone, reporters could access your mobile, tap in standard factory setting and hear your messages.’
Mr Morgan, a former News of the World editor and now a CNN host, also appeared to acknowledge that he was aware of phone hacking when he appeared on Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 in 2009.
He said: ‘Not a lot of that went on. A lot of it was done by third parties rather than the staff themselves.
‘That’s not to defend it, because obviously you were running the results of their work.’
Earlier this year Tory MP Louise Mensch accused Mr Morgan of exposing an affair between Sven Goran Eriksson and Ulrika Jonsson, which he knew had been obtained via phone hacking.
During a nine-minute row on live television, he denied the allegation and demanded an apology.
The last editor of the News of the World gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry yesterday.
Colin Myler said he felt ‘discomfort’ when he took over in 2007, after royal editor Clive Goodman and private detective Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for intercepting voicemail messages.
The newspaper blamed the phone hacking scandal on a single ‘rogue reporter’ but Mr Myler said he realised that was not true after he saw an email which appeared to implicate two other journalists.
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Piers Morgan is “Inherently Flawed” and Needs to “Be Amended”.
By now, thanks to multiple repostings, most of America knows that CNN personality, Piers Morgan is neither a fan of the U.S. Constitution nor the Bible. Morgan has used his microphone to complain that both documents are ‘inherently flawed’ and need to be amended. He demands the Bible be rewritten to make it supportive of Gay Marriage and the Constitution should be redone to eliminate the 2nd amendment. His vitriolic attacks were made on his little watched CNN program.
It’s really hard to take this guy seriously. Integrity questions have surrounded him for over a decade. Morgan was once the editor of Britain’s “News of the World”; a tabloid not known for its particularly high level of journalism. He was fired as editor of the Daily Mirror due to publishing fraudulent photos that implied British Soldiers in Iraq were torturing prisoners. He was also implicated in an insider trading scandal. Though never convicted or even charged, the circumstantial evidence haunts him to this day.
CNN did not hire Mr. Morgan as a journalist, but as a ‘shock jock’, betting that since Americans are suckers for British accents that he would boost them in the ratings war. Oops, guess that one didn’t work out so well.
Headline aside, my intent with this rant is not to rebut Piers Morgan. His arguments don’t have enough meat to be worthy of a steak knife, much less a scalpel. They are his opinions and he is entitled to his them, even when they are only so much hot air and BBC English.
No, my beef is really with the outlets that give life to his ramblings. If “The Blaze”, “Drudge Report”, “Breitbart” and “World Net Daily” would stop publishing material about his diatribes, the nonsense would go away. No one watches his show. He gets more exposure in one day on the websites mentioned here than he gets from his own show in at least a week, maybe more.
In my opinion, reasoned, sensible liberals like Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Juan Williams are demeaned by the rantings of Morgan and his ilk. Piers Morgan is in the same category as Westboro Baptist Church in my book. If the media would cut of their air(time) supply, the beast would suffocate. And, darn it, even I am guilty now. Rats!
Guido Fawkes Blog
Three Conservative MPs have joined calls to see Piers Morgan answer questions about phone-hacking. Last week the Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders implicated the Mirror in the hacking scandal:
“…the Daily Mirror, when under the auspices of Piers Morgan, is suspected of using voicemail interception to reveal Sven-Goran Eriksson’s affair with Ulrika Jonsson. Given that there are questions over Scotland Yard’s handling of the current case, it is essential that its actions are reviewed independently and that future action against suspected phone hackers does not remain solely the domain of the Met.”
As Lord Justice Leveson prepares his inquiry, a long list of witnesses will be drawn up. This must include executives, editors and hacks of the News of the World’s rivals. This is about more than Murdoch now.
Member of Parliament, Aidan Burley, told Guido:
“In the light of these new allegations about telephone hacking during his editorship of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan should be called to the phone-hacking inquiry to face questions on oath.”
Nigel Adams MP added:
“If evidence surfaces that Piers Morgan had some knowledge of phone hacking while he was in the newspaper industry, it would of course seem sensible to ask him to appear before the inquiry.”
Douglas Carswell MP also called for Morgan to appear before Lord Leveson’s inquiry:
“Piers Morgan needs to come and explain what he knows about the vile practice of phone hacking and if he knew it was taking place at the Mirror. No celebrity is too grand to come and answer questions.”
And it’s not just lawmakers who are on Morgan’s case. Kevin Bakhurst, theBBC News Channel’s boss told Guido this morning that the BBC was actively pursuing the Morgan story and he had already invited Piers to explain on air via Twitter. Sky News have also given him an opportunity to clear his name live on Sky. Never like Piers to ignore some airtime…
UPDATE: Another Tory MP weighs in, with Louise Mensch stating:
“At the very least Mr Morgan should answer the allegations put forward by a prominent UK blog. It is also clear to me that the inquiry must cover not only News International, but Trinity Mirror Group, Associated Newspapers and other tabloid organisations.”
UPDATE II: In New York Business Insider says:
“It’s sounding less and less likely that CNN’s Piers Morgan is going to manage to stay free of the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal engulfing Britain…
…CNN had no comment when we reached out to them yesterday regarding the report.”