White House Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Passes Threshold, Now At 60,000 Signatures

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Frankly we have no idea what this is all about, because as far as we are concerned, CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation (after once upon a time being the only go to place for objective breaking news), but it is rather funny. The Hill reports that "a White House petition calling for the deportation of CNN personality Piers Morgan, a U.K. citizen, over his recent comments criticizing U.S. gun laws rocketed past the 25,000 signatures it needed for an official response Monday. As of this writing, nearly 40,000 people had signed a petition demanding “Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.” A petition on the White House's “We the People” website needs 25,000 signatures in the first month of being posted to earn an official administration response. “I don't care about petition to deport me,” Morgan tweeted Monday. “I do care about poor NY firefighters murdered/injured with an assault weapon today. #GunControlNow.”

Politico adds:

CNN anchor Piers Morgan isn’t benefiting from much Christmas cheer, at least according to one measure: the number of signers on a petition urging the White House to deport Morgan has skyrocketed by Tuesday morning past 60,000 names.

 

The petition, created last week, had 60,080 supporters and is posted on the White House’s official petition site. It slams Morgan for comments he has made regarding gun control in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults at the school.

 

By Monday, the petition had passed at least 25,000 signatures — the number required to receive a White House response.

Back to The Hill:

The furor over Morgan’s comments began after a contentious interview between the CNN host and Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America.

 

During the interview on his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," Morgan hammered Pratt and his defense of the 2nd Amendment and American gun laws.

 

"The argument I keep hearing is 'well if everybody else was armed, it wouldn't happen.' It's a load of total hogwash," Morgan told Pratt and other gun rights advocates who appeared on the show.

 

"How many more kids have to die, before you guys say, 'we want less guns, not more?'" Morgan added.

 

His comments came as Pratt and others discussed the recent Sandy Hook School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 27 people -- including 20 young children -- were shot by 20-year old Adam Lanza.

So let's see: a Brit unhappy with the Second Amendment and knowing best how to override the US constitution?

More importantly in this case, a Brit desperate to stir up a popular response and any social outcry for those all important TV ratings and, of course, the year end bonus?

Well, he achieved his goal.

Those who wish to endorse making Morgan a UK problem can do so here.

We expect a counterpetition by UK citizens demanding that Morgan be prevented from reentering his homeland at all costs, to appear momentarily.

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Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:31 | 3094428 hooligan2009
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this guy has been and always will be a total leech..about as deep as a puddle and with a shoe size like iq. i don't think the brits will want him back and i pity anyone who has to deal with him.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094442 GetZeeGold
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I'm all for nailing his nuts to the clock tower. If he can free himself and find his way back....then so be it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:40 | 3094543 WestVillageIdiot
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It's just another Fauxberal trying to act like he gives a shit about people.  Notice how he doesn't give a shit about freedom.

Did he mention anything about banning the government from turning children into robots via ridiculous social programs, multi generational birthing schemes and the pharmaceutication of generations of young Americans?

I guess he forgot to mention those things.  Gun control is the Fauxberal, Hollywood, "look at me", cause of the day.

Beware do-gooders saying they are going to do "good". 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:42 | 3094546 CrockettAlmanac.com
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But there’s a much larger problem. Which is that we really don’t want Piers Morgan back if you do throw him out.

 

 

 

In response to the petition, Jeremy Clarkson, the British Top Gear presenter, added on Twitter: ‘Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleease don’t send him back.’

 

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/25/on-deporting-piers-mo...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:58 | 3094572 SWRichmond
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We have to do more than merely spit in their eyes, but it's a start.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:33 | 3094627 mick68
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Yep, time to stop signing petitions and start signing death certificates. Tired of playing word games with these fools.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:47 | 3094637 dwdollar
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Britian can send him to China for all I care, if they don't want him back. If they can't make use of his anti-gun "government is your savior" rhetoric then they can at least make good use of his organs.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:52 | 3094716 flacon
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If the American people think they have to PETITION the government then we know who is the boss. Government's ought to be under the feet of the people, not people under the feet of the government. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:37 | 3094816 The Shootist
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What would Chuck Norris do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRD-XPylH6E

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:22 | 3095031 dogbreath
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in the 30 or so years of my adult life I owned a TV for 6 months.  I sold it beause there was nothing but shit on.  That was in 1994.  Its even worse now.  If the vast majority of people are presumed to be intelligent how can they not come to the conclusion that TV is harmful and a waste of time.   What has TV become when a presenter can say " you're an incredibly stupid man, aren't you" and not be fired or get a punch in the face." 

 

Merry Christmas yall 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:32 | 3095051 cbxer55
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Dogbreath

I do not have a tv either, for the same exact reasons. Sometimes on a day like today, I do wish I had one just to keep abreast of the weather and road conditions. Fortunately I have nowhere to go today, but tomorrow I have to return to work ( if I am not sick that is ). There is just nothing on the computer talking about Oklahoma road conditions (that I am aware of).

 

Anywho, Merry Christmas to all of ya.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:39 | 3095060 knukles
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How's about this?
We have a going away party for Piers at the Deportation Center and sever a Turdducken.  That's a Duck stuffed with a Chicken stuffed with a Mule Penis stuffed with a big Turd and he gets the Soft Nougat Center Filling.

Y'all realize that there was once a Revolution Fought upon these Hallowed Grounds to Rid Ourselves of the Hypocritical Tyrants from the UK.

 

Ah, circles within circles, the City arrives unheralded, again.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:20 | 3095116 dracos_ghost
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+1. And tap his phone for good measure.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:25 | 3095368 The Alarmist
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I don't suppose we could hang, draw & quarter him to remind ourselves of good, old-fashhioned English justice from the days before we/they had guns.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:53 | 3095464 JimBowie1958
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Sure we could; why do you suppose it has to be a legal thing?

Breaking the laws when it is called for is one of our nations best and most respectable traditions.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:23 | 3095363 dogbreath
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Just another arrogant englishman telling us what to believe.  like dawkins and hitchens.  

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:10 | 3095349 dogbreath
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Cb

 

road conditions in oklahoma.  isn't that wet or dry??  storm just blew through http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=weathermaps&pagecontent=weathermaps&maptype=sys&placecode=

High humidity and slightly freezing temps must suck

 

anything like this http://www.amaroadreports.ca/cameras

 

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:12 | 3095754 Rubicon
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American hypocrisy. Get your troops back home and shut the fuck up you ignorant pricks.

Morgan is a twat.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:05 | 3094864 Rick Masters
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So people who that profess to care about freedom want to deport someone for having an opinion different than their's. Sounds like the very definition of hypocrisy. Is the only right that matters the second amendment? BTW, I don't like Piers but still. And just because he isn't a citizen doesn't matter. What are we going to do deport anyone who says something the far right doesn't like. We do need guns--to protect ourselves from nuts who care so much about "freedom" they will kill anyone who has an opinion different from theirs. Scary stuff for thinking people everywhere in America though I'm sure I'll get a bunch of thumbs down from the stormfront and Yahoo! refugees who unfortunately found this site--a site that is now pandering to these fools instead of sticking to being the gold standard of great information on all things financial. Please Tyler, for Christamas start attacking the banks again--the real thieves and get rid of these articles that pander to these idiots that leeched onto these site and are sucking it dry. We already lost so many great commenters--yeah I'm talking to you Cheeky Bastard, wherever you, I miss ypu and Merry Christmas.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:31 | 3094932 blunderdog
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Ayep, that's it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:23 | 3095563 CrockettAlmanac.com
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That's it except you two missed the point that it's a joke. Does anyone really expect that Obama will deport Piers Morgan based on an online petition?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:47 | 3096058 blunderdog
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It's not a joke HERE. Of course they're not going to deport him, but look at how many ZH posters think it's a good IDEA for the Feds to be policing what opinions our green-card holders express publicly.

The petition doesn't matter, no, but people who support the idea need a reminder about the whole first amendment thing.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:19 | 3095028 gooey center
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It's called subversion by a foreign agent you dipshit. If this site has gotten so bad why don't you fuckin quit reading it you dumb piece of shit masterbater.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:35 | 3095146 lincolnsteffens
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We don't need no stinkin' foreign subversives. We have enough home bread subversives. This ass hole can say just about anything he likes as far as I'm

concerned. He has merely shown himself for the mad dog he is. The contrast between a polite person being interviewed just stating simple facts and a raving spittle spewing name caller should be apparent to all.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:12 | 3095698 Terminus C
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Subversion by a foreign agent? Wow buddy... So you are suggesting that freedom of expression and belief be given only to a select few? Perhaps this freedom should only be held by those who agree with you?

This is the ultimate test of liberalism... how does a society that values freedom of expression handle those that seek to remove said freedoms? Liberal societies that cannot withstand the onset of tyranny do not deserve to be free. We have the government we deserve.

You want freedom bitchez? Take it. No-one gives you freedom, it is only defended and taken through strength.

Happy solstice!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:19 | 3095914 ATM
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When Piers Morgan's "opinion" is that I and the rest of the American people should be to submit to forced disarming and loss of the ability to protect ourselves against the tyrant then he should be subjected to all the hatred and scorn we can pile on his sorryTotalitarian ass.

Piers Morgan's opinion is dangerous to our Life, to our Liberty and to our Pursuit of Happiness. In another day that would be considered contemptable, treasonous and cause for punishment.

That day should be now.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:26 | 3095766 pbppbp
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Oh boy, the infowar wack-a-doodles are here.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:33 | 3095771 pbppbp
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"Subversion by a foreign agent" are you fucking kidding me you right wing whackos? You guys are making the Fascists over at Infowars sound like Nobel Laureates. I mean Piers Morgan has your knickers in a bunch? You silly hypocrites. Let the fool say whatever he wants just like your heroes over at Fox can spew their Propaganda. This is pathetic nonsense. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:28 | 3095130 Rogue Trooper
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Thumbs up from me Rick... you have made me think again at what this implies.

Agree that holding an alternative view should be upheld but the point was his directed attack on the 2nd amendment which is, in my humble opinion, the most important freedom of all.  The same should apply if an attack was made on the 1st amendment which, should this site be taken down, would clearly be the day that all was lost. However, as long as .gov does not have the monoploly on force the situation could well be recovered from thats why evern from the otherside of the world freedom lovers watch the fate of the 2nd amendment with a sense of dread.  If you guys fall then the UN monsters will take what rights we have to firearms away from us within the blink of a legislative session. So in way we are all fucked if you guys fall - so no pressure!

Thanks for the 'thought check'.  I for one have been playin' up the issue and layin' on the scarcasm around Peirs over the last few days and you have made me think.

I recall Cheeky Bastard as well he used come up with contrarian arguments which I may not have agreed with but he made me think.  There is always the danger of becoming so entrenched in ones own view that any alternative becomes heresy.  If that happens you can forget about freedom and we have become just another 'isim, ramming our views down everyones throat.

Merry christmas to you and your family.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:52 | 3095325 Spitzer
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Piers is a shock jock. Who cares ? I like him just because he's the only one on CNN who stirs some shit.

Now that fucking loser Jeff Zucker is going to drive CNN even further into the ground probably by fireing PM.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:18 | 3095295 agent default
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"And just because he isn't a citizen doesn't matter."  Bullshit.  It matters and it matters a fucking lot. In fact it is probably the one thing that matters the most.  He is not a citizen, he  is a guest and I don's care about your multicultural, globalized, internationalist crap.  He does not get to have a say on what happens here and how it happens and that's that.  This is the whole concept of a sovereign nation in case you missed it. There should be a law against this type of behavior by non nationals.

Unless you want Iran or Saudi Arabia to also have a say on what goes on here as well.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:20 | 3095918 ATM
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Thank You. Someone who actually get's it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:56 | 3095470 JimBowie1958
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Morgan has the right to free speech which means he has the right to say civil things, no screaming fire in a crowded theater, etc, and not get arrested for what he says.

But he has no right to live in this country as a foreign national.

So if enough Americans want him gone and the government ships his stinky ass out, it i neither contrary to our freedom of speech nor our consititution.

If he cant be respectful of our constitution, then fuck him.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:59 | 3095606 grey7beard
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>> articles that pander to these idiots

Bingo.  This site has become yet another worthless fish wrapper, pandering to the lowest common denominator on the right.  It is a shame, but for whatever reason, this seems to be the typical trajectory of financial, especially precious metals, sites.  I understand the unthinking shitbags dominating the comments section, but I don't understand why respecting, free thinking web sites always seem to succumb to pandering the the feeble minded. 

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:35 | 3095724 DanDaley
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It's one thing to take BS off of all the American libtards -those one can tolerate like having an idiotic relative, but to have some English bastard coming over here and shooting his mouth off as if he knows the first thing about this country...he should suffer some serious consequences.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:18 | 3094903 The Alsatian
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More Powerrrr to Clarkson. Shame that the Top Gear "Christmas" special won't air until February.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:54 | 3095329 Spitzer
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How did he take Larry Kings job if he is such a piece of shit that nobody likes ?

He is way better then anyone on CNN. He likes Bill O'rilly.

He 's in it for the fun.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:13 | 3095554 dogbreath
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and a coupla mil a year.   whore

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:29 | 3094929 Larry Dallas
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There's not enough Top Gear in the world to make up for Piers Morgan...

And I'm not including that crap US version, either.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:35 | 3095099 Rogue Trooper
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Well said Crockett, I for one puke at what the country, in which I was originally born, has become.  Still they got what they deserved.  I'm surpised that Clarkson stays.  He is vilified consistently for his so uncalled "insensitive" views.  A second point for god sake do not send him to NZ we have enough righteous progressive media clowns already.  Plus we have unfortunatley imported many former UK Police who are salivating at the chance to put in place UK style gun laws for our own protection.

On one news site they suggested that Piers enjoys the comfort of three armed guards.  Can anyone verify that?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:26 | 3094925 S5936
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Mealy mouthed & phoney as a 3 dollar bill.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:14 | 3095212 e_goldstein
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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 02:42 | 3095747 elementary
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Funny how Piers Morgan cleverly forgets that once guns were banned in his country, violent crimes increased 40%. Facts are always so inconvenient for those who only listen to the sound of their own voices. Piers of Shit!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:35 | 3094634 TradingChief
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So waterboarding WAS torture but NOT anymore because you needed to do it. First ammendment rights (freedom of speech) only applies if you are supporting the second ammendment or NRA? I got it now,  I was confused there for awhile, forgive me  ROTFLMAO

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:34 | 3094811 Citxmech
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Oh lighten the fuck up.  Yes, as long as that dickweed is on American soil he can exercise our Constitutional rights to free speech.  By the same token, WE can still exercise ours by telling him to shut the fuck up.

Do you really think that anyone here actually thinks this is going to get him deported?

This could get newsplay however, and would be a great sign of grass-roots mobilization that is currently getting underplayed in the media.

Not to mention it's just plain funny as shit.

Merry Christmas!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:09 | 3094886 Rick Masters
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It is funny but there are people who take this dead seriously. Let's not encourage them. That's why I'm against it. At what point does it bceome not a joke? The poster above you got nine thumbs down already fo defending freedome of speech. Scary these people are fear lead them to dark side, yes.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:15 | 3094895 The Shootist
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It's not a joke to me. The Brits have banned an American icon, I'm looking at you Savage.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:40 | 3095155 lincolnsteffens
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I've listened to Savage many times and I think he is worse than anything on

Fox or CNN. He lives just to stir up hate and get an argument going. I won't listed to

the asshole any more than I'll listen to Morgan.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:05 | 3095343 Spitzer
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fuck off

Savage has values and hates Islam and is not afraid to say it.

 

why do you watch him so much ?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:59 | 3095475 JimBowie1958
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I personally would like to punch him in his coxucking faggot mouth.

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