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Piers Morgan: Now I see U.S. Government Tyranny – Gun Rights Advocates May Have A Point

Is British CNN host Piers Morgan finally admitting gun advocates have a point when they say the Second Amendment is to protect citizens from tyrannical government?

Ladies and gentlemen  I have a brief announcement for you. Breaking news: Hell has just frozen over and flying monkeys have been spotted flying over Cleveland. Piers Morgan has admitted that the government’s behavior is bordering on tyrannical and that gun control advocates have a point when they say they need guns due to the possibility of government tyranny.

Morgan has made headlines for many months as he loudly trumpeted the cause of gun control, even to the detriment of his shows ratings.

Since the Sandy Hook massacre last year – in which Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 students and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. – Morgan has made advocating for gun-control legislation a frequent topic of his program, clashing with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich or rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent, for example, and calling Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt “an unbelievably stupid man” for disagreeing with him.

Following reports of his vitriolic attacks, a petition was started on the White House “We the People” website demanding Morgan be deported back to England – and it now has more than 109,000 signatures.

As WND reported, despite his avid criticism of guns, Morgan protects his own personal property with signs warning that it is guarded by “Armed Response Security Systems,” according to a recent investigation by self-described “guerrilla journalist” James O’Keefe.

And on March 11, Morgan insisted that, “people need the nanny state occasionally.”

Now – after learning of the Obama administration’s involvement in the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups and its secret seizure of Associated Press phone records – the CNN host admitted to guest Penn Jillette that perhaps gun advocates were right about creeping tyranny after all:

“I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them,” Morgan said. “I said, ‘Don’t be ridiculous! Your government won’t turn itself on you. …

“But, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”

He continued, “I think what the IRS did is bordering on tyrannical behavior. I think what the Department of Justice has done to the AP is bordering on tyrannical behavior.”

Jillette agreed with Morgan, stating, “There’s no doubt about that. Once you use the word ‘bordering,’  that’s ‘true’.

“I also think that it shows you that how much we can trust the government and just sit back– which is not very much at all. We have to be ever vigilant.”



State Senator Stacey Campfield to Piers Morgan: Now That Gun Control Failed When Are You Moving Back to England?

Piers Morgan for someone who hasnt got a brain he does a lot of talking

You’ve got to give Piers Morgan credit for one thing: Try to point out any facts that he doesn’t want to hear, he can brush right past them and keep on talking as though he actually has a point.

He manages to act arrogant and condescending even though he was the guy who got FIRED from a BRITISH TABLOID for falsifying news. Somehow, though, he manages to take himself seriously enough to overcome the fact that no one else can. How does a discredited foreign reporter get a job at CNN? Oh, I forgot… CNN doesn’t need anyone to report real news, just people who will say whatever the government wants said.

Noel Sheppard brings us the following news article, oozing with hypocrisy and condescension from Morgan:

State Senator to Piers Morgan: Now That Gun Control Failed When Are You Moving Back to England?

CNN’s Piers Morgan had a fiery debate with controversial State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday.

At one point, Campfield said, “Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England. Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is standing firm, refusing to apologize for a joke he made about assault pressure cookers that clearly mocked the push for more gun control in America. He’s been criticized for making the joke so soon after the Boston bombings. And State Senator Stacy Campfield joins me now.

Mr. Campfield, what was this all about? Why did you do this?

STACEY CAMPFIELD, TENNESSEE STATE SENATOR: Just pointing out the hypocrisy of the left, how they push for gun control ten seconds after Sandy Hook shooting. And yet when something else happens, they refuse to say that hey, it’s not an inanimate object; it’s actually the person. So when people go on and say, we have to get rid of guns, we got to push for gun control, it’s just ridiculous. It’s like pushing for pressure cooker control after the explosion.

MORGAN: What other things can you do with a pressure cooker other than kill people?

CAMPFIELD: You can cook food.

MORGAN: Right. What other things can you do with a gun other than shoot things?

CAMPFIELD: Other than shooting. I guess you can use it as a walking stick. You can hunt with it. You can go target practice. You can do all sorts of things.

MORGAN: You use a gun as a walking stick, do you?

CAMPFIELD: I guess theoretically you could. You could use it as a hammer if you really wanted to. But what’s that have to do with anything? We’re talking about an inanimate object that does nothing by itself. It does absolutely nothing by itself, just like a pressure cooker does absolutely nothing by itself. Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England. Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know.

MORGAN: I’m going to hang around and just see if people can’t grow enough courage in this country to face the reality of your gun violence problem.

For those that missed it, Campfield on Sunday posted a picture of a pressure cooker at his blog with various captions relating to assault weapons. It was titled “Here Comes Feinstein Again.”

He took a lot of heat about it in the media and posted a follow-up saying:

If my post was inappropriate talking about “crock pot control” then where is the outrage from the left when they push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting? Im [sic] sorry if I exposed your double standard….

Well, not really.

Let’s be clear, Campfield has been a controversial State Senator for years, and I in no way endorse his actions.

However, it’s indicative of the current strategy at the so-called most trusted name in news to do outrageous things or bring on controversial guests in order to drive ratings.

As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN on Sunday featured chef Anthony Bourdain saying numerous expletives during primetime. Some speculated that this was all a ratings ploy.

So too it seems is bringing on controversial elected officials virtually no one has heard of – typically Republican of course! – for Morgan to spar with and ridicule rather than have a reasoned discussion about important issues of the day.

If that’s what CNN thinks people want to see, only time will tell if they’re right.

On the other hand, despite Campfield’s oddities, it was indeed a pleasure seeing someone ask Morgan to his face when he’s going to move back to England.

About the Author:

Noel Sheppard is the Associate Editor of NewsBusters. Click here to follow Noel Sheppard on Twitter.

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