Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I am no fan of Piers Morgan at TeaNN (formerly CNN). I didn't think I would ever miss Larry King, but Morgan manages to make me miss ol' Larry and his lame interviews.
Morgan was also one of Rupert Murdoch's lieutenants when things were going down at News of The World in the Rupertgate Scandal, so he may face prosecution in Great Britain someday when prosecutors roll up the chain to the top executives in the Rupertgate scandal.
This does not, however, give wingnut Americans any cause to silence Piers Morgan with threatening to deport him because they disagree with his views on gun control in the wake of Newtown, Connecticut. Anti-gun views spark petition to deport CNN host:
A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a
user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a "hostile attack against
the U.S. Constitution" by targeting the Second Amendment. It demands he
be deported immediately for "exploiting his position as a national
network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American
The petition has already hit the 25,000-signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,813 signatures.
Oh Lord, let's break this down. The first clue is that the petition was created by someone in Texas. It is a safe bet that many of the persons who have signed this petition to deport Piers Morgan have also signed one or more of the petitions on the White House e-petition website to allow Texas (and other states) to secede from the United States. These Neo-Confederate insurrectionists lack any credibilty as defenders of the U.S. Constitution when they themselves want to secede from the United States.
Irony is lost on these people.
As is typical for the "happiness is a warm gun" crowd, they are absolutists who believe that the Second Amendment is the only provision of the Constitution that matters (to them).
Which explains why they are so ready to reject the First Amendment rights of freedom of the press and freedom of speech for Piers Morgan and TeaNN. Some of these wingnuts might argue that these rights only apply to U.S. citizens and they, of course, would be wrong.
If these wingnuts are really upset about a foreigner "exploiting his position as a national
network television [owner] to stage attacks against the rights of American
citizens," that would be Aussie (naturalized U.S. citizen) Rupert Murdoch whose FAUX News Fraudcasting has done more damage to journalism and to America than any single entity. Yet wingnuts are loyal devotees of FAUX News Fraudcasting.
Let's get real: these wingnuts would like to rid this country of anyone who disagrees with their wingnut views, including their fellow American citizens.