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 - 09:37 | 3094429 Disenchanted
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Fuck off back home to your BOE masters Piers...

what a wanker.

 

merry mithras everyone.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:51 | 3094452 GetZeeGold
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merry mithras everyone.

 

Ain't no law against it......yet - Cyndi Lauper

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094480 Disenchanted
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true...in theory the 1st Amendment means we're free to worship the false religion of our choice.

 

actually it just means there will be no established State religion, like fer instance The Church of England.

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

 

after the comma it can be interpreted pretty widely I guess...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:40 | 3094541 willwork4food
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They come fer my Bible and I'l put a few LEAKS in those varmits!!!

Merry Christmas!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:02 | 3094581 GetZeeGold
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Merry Christmas!

 

Ain't no law against it......yet - Cyndi Lauper

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:55 | 3095598 Buckaroo Banzai
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The state religion is now Atheism, and has been for about 40 years.

The Supreme Court is a sorry bag of shit.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:36 | 3094431 philipat
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Actually, the UK really doesn't want him back. If you insist, please give us a little more time to prove his involvement in the phone hacking scandle, then you can repatriate him straight into jail, where he belongs. Do not pass Go.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:39 | 3094434 BigInJapan
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Anyone have a link to the petition?
Lets help drag this butterface hacker out into the light.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:12 | 3094471 nmewn
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And again, for the ONE MILLIONTH time, Americans ask the indignant, preening, self-righteous, culturally insecure Piers Morgan...

Does your personal bodyguard carry a gun?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:28 | 3094520 j0nx
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This is the question Americans need to be asking of ANYONE who is calling for gun control. Look what they do themselves, not what they say. And anyone who has personal armed security but calls for gun control needs to be called out by the people onto the podium and forced to defend their own actions because sure as shit the MSM won't ask that question.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:48 | 3094557 nmewn
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Exactly right.

They sit there in their televised smugness (surrounded by armed bodyguards and metal detectors) and assure the population that our personal security is only four to ten minutes away...instead of a split second like theirs.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:53 | 3094559 WestVillageIdiot
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It's easy to understand gun control.  Just look at NYC.  They clip the wings of all the eagles and then say, "you'll be glad we're here when you need us". 

It's not about gun control.  It's just about CONTROL. 

 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:27 | 3094620 nmewn
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It is about control, absolutely.

The elite mind has always been maladjusted in this way because they are so far removed from the populace. They might as well live on Mars for all their interaction with the public at large.

But of course, they have polling conducted for that, so they don't have to smell us, one supposes ;-)

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:40 | 3094715 foodstampbarry
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"It's not about gun control.  It's just about CONTROL"

Bingo! We have a winner! ding ding ding!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094435 bigerny
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"CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation"

Yet another Turducken.It's what's for Christmas.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094436 Perpetual Burn
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I seriously have no fucking idea where this guy came from and how

he got famous.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:56 | 3094461 Disenchanted
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from wiki:

 

Morgan studied Journalism at Harlow College. After a brief career at Lloyds of London,

 

http://www.freefoto.com/images/31/04/31_04_70---Lloyd-s-of-London--The-C...

 

so the 'square mile' loosed him upon the world...imagine that.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:20 | 3095423 Pseudo Anonym
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I seriously have no fucking idea where this guy came from and how he got famous.

i think he sucked donald trump's dick on the apprentice show; but i could be wrong; may not be the same cocksucker.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:36 | 3095446 formadesika3
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Don't know about that, but he does seems to have a crush on Ted Nugent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMso12zeYDQ

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094437 northerngirl
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I thought his show was canceled due to low ratings?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:43 | 3094439 philipat
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I thought CNN was cancelled due to low ratings?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:45 | 3094446 GetZeeGold
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No, it's still on....believe it or not.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:54 | 3094455 francis_sawyer
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I thought that the United States was cancelled due to low ratings...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:00 | 3094464 GetZeeGold
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In Russia....you get canceled. Especially if you're in a rock band and you don't really care for the current administration.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:03 | 3094467 Disenchanted
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just a tip from yer uncle dis...

Pussy Riot = managed, false opposition

;p

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094473 GetZeeGold
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We would transmit information to Vladimir......but that's where it came from.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:09 | 3094476 Bicycle Repairman
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Yes, obviously.

Pussy riot should be jailed.  All of them.  Hard time.  Then Morgan's show might have a focus: "Pussy Riot in Jail, Day X"

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:13 | 3094486 GetZeeGold
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That would make on hell of a movie. Dibs on the title.....if you're not going to use it of course.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:31 | 3094529 Bicycle Repairman
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I think Russ Meyers already took it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:47 | 3094551 CrockettAlmanac.com
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+1 but it really should be a +2.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:54 | 3094975 Esso
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+ Double D!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:08 | 3095547 Bicycle Repairman
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Who gave Russ Meyers a red arrow?  Morgan, you poufta, is that you?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:10 | 3095984 Disenchanted
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To me the whole Pussy Riot thing stunk of behind the scenes manipulation from the get go...from an internet commenter at FT:

 

This is a good piece and an interesting take on the controversy. I wonder, however, why it is almost never mentioned by commentators that the church in question, the massive and beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Savior, was blown up by the Bolsheviks and later turned into outdoor swimming pool. The trauma inflicted on Orthodoxy runs deep in Russia and made the group's choice of locale for the 'performance' particularly painful and even malicious.
Yes I wonder who made that choice of locale for them...I wouldn't trust Putin as far as I could throw him. He reminds me a lot of our 'dear leaders' here in the 'good ol USA' who profess their concern for the people a little too loudly.
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094444 cossack55
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Ratings do not matter at CNN. Only the Truth (truth as determined by TBS and TimeWarner).

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:49 | 3094449 GetZeeGold
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Word is NPR is about to buy them out.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:55 | 3094564 WestVillageIdiot
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Propaganda is like fine Scotch.  You can never have too much.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094440 Debeachesand Je...
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What a AssHole,ship his fat ass back to Great Britian as fast as possible.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094443 I am on to you
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Just an idea,send the guy to the Midlle East,there he can show his great mind, of justice:

Give him a gun,and let him fight with his freinds, from MI6,out in the desert,killing brown people!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:12 | 3094483 philipat
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Actually, it would be more appropriate to send him to The Middle East WITHOUT a gun??

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:58 | 3095603 Buckaroo Banzai
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..and without his pants.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:46 | 3094447 Translator
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At Obowel's daughter's school, there are 11 ARMED guards..........

 

 

 

One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else.........

 

 

 

Yep, Obama and Romney are "exactly the same"..........just like Idiot Ron Paul voters here keep saying.......

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:42 | 3094727 oddball
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You were so close... lol  What people here say is, "One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else.  Further more the red=blue team party drones have got to be the most thick skulled robots, they really beleive an election is going to solve, 10, 30, 100 years worth of, 'One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else' guberment scam.  

 

Go on thinking if only "my guy was elected, things would be different, those damn Ron Paul idiots!", while you shake your fist in the air. 

 

Merry Christmas! 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:01 | 3094749 edb5s
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Haha yeah, that first bit was ok (hence the undoubtedly premature up arrows). 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:46 | 3094448 whoopsing
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" How many more kids have to die,before you guys say what we want yoiu to say" Morgan added <fixed>

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:50 | 3094450 Seasmoke
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Someone shoot Piers and put him out of his misery.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:54 | 3094454 GetZeeGold
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-1

The dude reads ZH......who knew?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:02 | 3094751 UNCOMPROMISED
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Someone shoot him in his pussy with a large caliber. Let him bleed out slow or spend his life draining his colostomy bag.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:55 | 3094458 Dr. Gonzo
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Just signed it. I always hated that prick.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094460 M4570D0N
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edit: nevermind. Need moar coffee

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