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 - 23:01 | 3095610 Freddie
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Dude - this is NOT a 1st Amendment free speech issue  This is NWO fascist propaganda network speech which none of us can buy.    You don't have access to the "free speech" he has.  Assuming you even had the money to own a TV network - the NWO would not let you have access unless you were one of them.

Some conservatives foolishly think Fox/AlWaleed/Murdoch is an alternative but it is not.  Murdoch got caught n the cell phone hacking scandal with his News of The World and probably other papers.  He was told in the future to toe the NWO line or he and his son James would go to jail.

In addition, ALL of TV, the networks that own all the channels, care more about getting on the satellites for China and the Middle East (suck up to Islam or else).    People like Limbaugh and others have also ben told to toe the line now or else.  Murdoch was the first one to come out in favor of gun control for Americans followed by the Chinese Govt.

There is no free speech asswipe and tis network propaganda fascist TV 24x7 shit is to brainwash the masses.  You obviously are some dope who watches TV and Hollywood's crap.

It is not free speech it is global NWO news propaganda and Piers Morgan, Mordoch, the Chinese, Hollywood and all the other scum on TV can F O with their push to take away our rights.

And please the Tom Selleck TV character avatar is pretty childish.  Typical moron who watches TV.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:21 | 3095708 Terminus C
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Don't watch the tv news then. Didn't even know who this fascist fuckball was until this article was posted on ZH. He has the 'freedom' to say what his masters tell him to say and you have the freedom to not consume the fascist fuckball's message.

Very slippery slope when you start tell people what they can say and what they cannot.

John Stuart Mill bitchez!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:35 | 3094937 MFLTucson
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Sir, the consitutional right to free speech applies to American citizens only.  He is not one of us.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:52 | 3094972 blunderdog
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That's not true.  Read the Constitution and it's pretty clear.

The Constitution was conceived as a document which lays out the POWERS of the US Federal government.  Any power not specifically *granted* to the government is not legitimately claimed by it.

This includes various forms of prosecution of *any* person *anywhere* who may have said something the government does not like.

Feel free to leave bags of burning dogshit on his doorstep and risk prosecution yourself, but don't ask the Feds to claim more power because you don't like what the man has to say.  Freedom of speech is truly one of the most important elements of the Bill of Rights.

There was a time when this was UNDERSTOOD.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 21:01 | 3095476 JimBowie1958
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Well, I am gladd to see a lib defend freedom of speech these days.

Will look forward to your denunciation of bullying laws, Holocaust denialist laws and hate speech laws.

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 21:15 | 3095490 blunderdog
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I hereby officially and formally denounce, in every manner and form, "hate speech" laws.  I'm not totally clear on the meaning of the others you mention, though.

And by the way: you're no psychic.  Fuck off for thinking your desire to pigeonhole "liberals" gives you any insight into any individual's mind.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 00:09 | 3095667 JimBowie1958
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I dont give a shit what hole you exist in. All I see is you blathering about free speech for a foreign national who is being an asshole like he has some right to live here and do that. He is a guest and if he cant mind his fucking manners he should be packed up and shipped the hell out.

But I would bet my house that you have no regard for freedom of speech for Holocaust deniers nor that it troubles you that in most of Europe a person can be put in jail for an extended period of time for simply questioning the scope or nature of that historical event. Unlike any other historical event, if you so much as question anything about the Holocaust you get shunned, damned and jailed. How is that for free speech, jack off?

You  libtards think you can play both sides of every fucking fence you want to sit on; play one side then the other if it suits you like a whore.

Well, here is a clue, twatface; people are not so stupid that they wont eventually catch on to your damned game and that of those you defend.

You ass wipes are about to kick up a lot of dust, but you'll get a lot more than just the dust than you have bargained for.

And when it all settles the ones on top will be the same ones who always do; those with integrity, honor and the means to survive and triumph over the parasites like you.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:24 | 3095712 Terminus C
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Do you even know what the word 'liberal' means?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:28 | 3095928 ATM
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New meaning or old meaning?

The Totalitarians co-opted that word long ago.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:52 | 3096071 blunderdog
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Well, shit, you don't really give a flying fuck about the issues at all.  You just want to rant and rave and call me names.

Fuck off.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:28 | 3095048 Citxmech
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The basic protections of the Constitution apply to anyone on American soil.  Lots of case law that's right on point.  Immigration actions however, have been granted special status by congress and the supreme court, and being administrative procedings, are conducted according to different rules (limited judicial review, etc.).

Mr. Morgan could, for instance, legally be deported for cause but he would be entitled to a hearing on the matter.

Deportation is a pretty complex area of law, see e.g.:  Are Foreign Nationals Entitled to the Same
Constitutional Rights As Citizens?, 25 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 367-388 (2003), David Cole. [http://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/facpub/297/]

For a quick answer, however, see:  Kwong Hai Chew v. Colding, 344 U.S. 590, 598 n.5 (1953), standing for the proposition that the due process clause does not "acknowledge[] any distinction
between citizens and resident aliens."

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:30 | 3095136 Stoploss
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It's lookin like a 100K before the day is out.

 

Pack your shit Piers..

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:50 | 3094451 JeremyWS
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Trust Us, WE DON'T WANT HIM BACK, Send to zimbabwe or something!!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:53 | 3094453 francis_sawyer
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Keep in mind that CNN, the "politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation", is reporting on a clusterfuck inside of a circle jerk... 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:05 | 3094470 Bicycle Repairman
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Morgan has been trying to stir up controversy and save his hide for months.  I suppose liberals in desperate need of validation will tune to Morgan and get it.  It just shows the depth to which Morgan, CNN and the MSM have sunk.

Their show is nearly over.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:41 | 3094544 WestVillageIdiot
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Please quit calling them "liberals".  They are as far from that word as anything I can imagine. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:39 | 3094632 Bicycle Repairman
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Unfortunately our Orwellian world has destroyerd the definition of 'liberal'.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:11 | 3094761 malikai
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That's why they're called neoliberals. Although I like to call them pseudoliberals.

Anyway, I think this guy is a closet gun activist. If you truly believe in something, you learn how to argue with facts, not emotion. And the last thing you do is resort to name calling.

We should give him a metal for galvanizing the gun community.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:47 | 3095072 Bad Attitude
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I thought Dear Leader had already galvanized the gun community. Comments from Piers Morgan and his ilk only push gun and ammunition sales higher. Piers Morgan is a nobody on a cable news channel that is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Personally, I won't sign any of those White House petitions because I don't trust Dear Leader with the information collected by those petitions.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:53 | 3095959 Disenchanted
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neoliberals, neoconservatives...both = same same, pseudo.

 

btw internet petitions are worth about as much as a bucket of warm spit. I don't bother with them.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:05 | 3094589 dick cheneys ghost
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cnn should rename itself to PNN.........Pentagon Network News

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:39 | 3094633 WillyGroper
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His interview w/ Willie Nelson was pretty amusing. Saw that after a small concert with Kinky Freidman which was a knee slappin good guffaw too. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:10 | 3095207 WTFUD
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Get with the programme peoples! If you sceptic tanks had half a brain then you would realise that the Real Cunt is your own Anderson Cooperman ( fake fake fake as there ever was and dangerous with it ). No fan of PM but come on; petition! you really are fucked USA if PM and not AA and Ruprick Murdoch are not your target. Sad

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:06 | 3094666 Omen IV
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i think Morgan is amusing!

he has been able to get 60k people riled up by busting their balls with free speeech on a public network with a position that has logic and can be refuted - sounds like he accomplished something!

why not just get the toughest guy out there for the NRA and debate him for money to charity - instead of complaining - who has the balls?

make it happen - take him on  - i have popcorn and single malt scotch ready for the event - i need entertainment

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:28 | 3094699 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Why limit the brouhaha to only two participants? This way thousands can join in the joke. Enjoy the spectacle.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:24 | 3095033 FEDbuster
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I have CNN blocked from my channel line-up, but I would un-block it for an hour if Morgan was going to interview Ted Nugent again.  There would have to be a few ground rules, including Morgan shutting his pie hole until Ted was done answering each question.  I saw Morgan's interview with Pratt of Gun Owners of America on Youtube.  The guy never shuts his mouth to listen to his guest's answers and constantly interrupts them.

Ted Nugent on gun control and the Second Amendment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soH2S9ZHeWE

Prior "interview" with Morgan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soH2S9ZHeWE

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 23:08 | 3095613 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Can't get CNN on rabbit ears. So, I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:44 | 3095170 lincolnsteffens
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I thought Nugent did a pretty good torpedo job on Morgan.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:03 | 3095190 koncaswatch
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What I particularly dislike about Mr. Morgan is his especially obnoxious brand of condescension to those who appose his point of view. The link while not providing the gun debate that you outlined is nonetheless enjoyable to watch; especially for those of us who dislike Morgan and believe in the inalienable (nature given) right to bear arms: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/embed/82283782

edit: A rather cogent reparte by Ted Nugent, eh?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:05 | 3095690 FEDbuster
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The link was to part 1 of an interview in 2011, before Morgan's one man campaign to rid the Bill of Rights of the Second Amendment.  I was hoping for a second invitation for Ted Nugent to come and talk about the more recent shootings (in mostly "gun free" zones or as Ted would call them "open killing fields for psychopaths"). 

Morgan's show won't make it through 2013, so it won't really matter.  Perhaps the BBC has a 10AM slot for him, with a sink, stove and refrigerator on the set?  Put a silly apron on him, and let the Brits watch him cook meals with celebrity guests.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 12:17 | 3096304 koncaswatch
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+1

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:40 | 3094721 Stoploss
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Mr. Morgan the hypocrite, is it not a fact that in Britain (land of the pussies), not only have you taken away the guns, but have failed miserably in your own "gun control".

Why is it, that most of the mass killings STILL involve guns?? Is it because if someone wants a gun, there is nothing that can be done to stop that. Your OWN COUNTRY has proven beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt your gun laws are as much a failure as your in-ability to see the truth.

So, in Britain, they have gun laws, (no plebe ownership).

But, somehow, some way, they are easily acquired

.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:52 | 3094739 UNCOMPROMISED
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Fucking brits. What a bunch of little cunts.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:50 | 3094737 Svener
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I like grenades. You know, practice throwing them and target practice for blast effectiveness. It's a hobby. I'm hoping for a grenade launcher from Santa.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:24 | 3094789 azzhatter
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Isn't that like a month's worth of CNN viewers?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:36 | 3094812 Dingleberry
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Seems like every major news outlet needs an erudite Brit to speak proper English and indoctrinate the masses.

Perhaps it's because our school system only produces ebonic-speaking, pimp-style magniloquence n' shit?

 

Merry Christmas, bitchez.

 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:57 | 3094980 Freddie
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No one mentions how this prick was involved in Murdoch's phone hacking scandal in the UK where people should have gone to jail.  It is still in whitewash mode.  He left the UK because he was worried he might go to jail.  The arsehole was also on Simon's stupid UK Idol BS show.

All the media, TV and Hollywood are scum.  They all support the NWO.   Turn it all off and F them.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:43 | 3095165 Rogue Trooper
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Very true Freedie.  He is a NWO clown and he's desperate to get his get out of dodge card by sucking up with the elite.  Hence the sycophantic photo up with Prez and wifee. Ever hopeful Peirs!.  Plus WTF with his three armed guards.  Hey Peirs, so Amerika is not safe? But scum like you are of value emough that you justify protection.

A fuckin hypocrite... that's all.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:43 | 3095167 Motorhead
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CNN sure knows how to pick 'em.  Elliot Spitzer was hired by them, too.  Two scum bags who should be in jail but instead are/were allowed to spread their verbal rubbish.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:10 | 3095004 garypaul
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I have no comment on the gun control issue, but is it illegal to "attack the second amendment"? Isn't that what a democracy is supposed to do - demand change where it may be desirable? Is the "free speech" part of the consitution to be ignored now? And how many "amendments" have been attacked in the past 12 months?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:33 | 3095053 Citxmech
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Depends on how you "attack it."  Advocating for a particular interpretation, taking legal action, or lobbying for a new amendment is all legit.  Conspiring to wrongfully deny anyone their existing protections would not be.  Problem is that damages for denying someone their rights are usually judged to be deminimis.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:10 | 3095006 Archangel9
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I don't like admire or think that he has an original though in his head. However, when you can step away from the emotion - I hateBritsoverhere...

He happens to be right.

Unil the US can show the world that they are trying to solve the enormous problem of almost 10,000 gun deaths each year...

The Piers Morgans of this world will continue to capitalise.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:41 | 3095157 absente reo
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You're right.  We don't want him back.  

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:49 | 3095261 ball-and-chain
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Screw the limey bastard.

Let's get him on the first boat out of here.

Free speech!

What?  Is he nuts?

We don't believe in free speech.

And we don't need no stinking badges.

http://www.angrysinner.blogspot.kr/2012/12/yesterday-i-hiked-five-miles-to-my.html

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:46 | 3095308 npcomplete
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Do his American guests get to complain about the monarchy during the interviews, you know, just as a cheap shot like he does to the guests, when he is complaining about USA laws? (acknowedge the figure role of the king/queen these days)

 

Our countries did have a little squabble over that issue, among others. That is also one of the biggies for why we have a Second Amendment on this side of the pond. Hope it stays that way.

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:31 | 3095378 Wile-E-Coyote
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Funny isn't it the USA prides itself on being a democracy, so keen to spread this doctrine it has been bombing third world countries into oblivion in the name of it since WW11.

Now someone has the nerve to challenge to gun nuts all you want to do is silence him, by gun if necessary. God bless America the land of the hypocrite.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 23:26 | 3095630 knightowl77
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The USA is a republic fuck nuts.....

My right to defend myself trumps his right to limit my options to that right. Period.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 06:01 | 3095836 Wile-E-Coyote
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Defend yourself? From what? Oh yeah your own government that you all vote into power every four years. FFS

Tell me when was the last battle you had to ssssssaaaaaaaavvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yourselfffffffff. Oh yeah when the fire department come out to put your house fire out, those pesky commi fire fighters need to be taken down. Or a classroom full of five year olds, real enemies of the state.

You lot should listen to yourselves, pathetic isn't the word.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:49 | 3095396 Roandavid
Wed, 12/26/2012 - 05:51 | 3095835 Wile-E-Coyote
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Get a credible source the Daily Mail is a rag paper.

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