More than 65,000 People Sign Petition to Deport Piers Morgan

Dec 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

More than 65,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website to deport CNN host Piers Morgan, who rankled some with his call for a ban on assault rifles, reports the U.K.’s Sky News.

The number of signatures means the Obama administration will respond, the story adds. The petition was posted on the White House website by a Texas journalist following an interview Morgan conducted with Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt.

Pratt suggested some victims in the Sandy Hook school shootings could have been saved if the teachers had been armed. That made Morgan incredulous, with the host asking, "You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?"

Morgan added, "You have absolutely no coherent argument. You don’t actually give a damn about the gun murder rate in America."

Morgan made a reference to the petition on Twitter, writing, "Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported."

 

3 Comments

  1. The NRA and it’s supporters are WAY out of line.
    Now their backers are calling to have Piers Morgan taken off CNN, and deported. That figures. All they understand is removal of anyone who would raise a voice in opposition to their extreeme views.
    It is time to say NO to the NRA, their gun making financial supporters, PACs and the politicians they own.
    Peter Bright

  2. And not for the NRA on this issue. But I am for deporting Piers Morgan. He’s so personally biased he just can’t conduct a good interview. Viewers can make their mind on the intelligence and intentions of an interviewed guest; we don’t need Morgan calling them names.

  3. While I heartily agree that if Piers Morgan is going to claim that he is a journalist, than he should conduct himself as a journalist. I don’t know about deporting him though. If we deported every loud-mouth blowhard claiming to be a journalist, there wouldn’t be any one left at CNN, FOX, MSNBC or any of the other cable “news” organizations. If we just stop watching, they’ll eventually be replaced by real journalists.

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