By Nicki Kenyon
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Arrogant Euro-snob Piers Morgan bade a farewell to his American CNN audiences Friday after tanking his show’s ratings for several years with preachy rhetoric, boring harangue and abuse of guests with whom he disagreed.
Morgan’s anti-gun tirades became trademark on Piers Morgan Live, especially after the Sandy Hook massacre, when he appeared to have lost all semblance of civility, and all ability to conduct an objective interview or even level-headed debate.
Morgan’s abuse of those he interviewed reached fevered pitch after he screamed at John Lott during an interview, would not allow him to finish a sentence, and then infamously ridiculed Dr. Lott’s appearance, writing that wanted to “reach across the desk and slap” Dr. Lott’s alleged “half-smirk” off him.
With “anti-violence” advocates like Morgan using their media pulpit to air their violent tendencies, is it any wonder Americans are glad they no longer see his sneering visage on their television screens?
John Lott wasn’t the only victim of Morgan’s hoplophobic vitriol. In an “interview” with Alan Gottlieb, Morgan claimed the Second Amendment Foundation founder was an “idiot” for holding “Guns Save Lives Day” to coincide with the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and accused him of exploiting the anniversary of the shooting to promote the fact that law-abiding citizens save lives every day with guns. This made us wonder what is it exactly Morgan thought he was doing by flogging the Newtown tragedy in order to promote his own agenda.
Pointing out that just one armed, responsible human being could have stopped Adam Lanza before he took all those lives is bad. Using the tragedy to promote an agenda that will invariably lead to another Adam Lanza taking advantage of vulnerable prey is good. That’s the world according to Morgan.
Morgan also called Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America an “incredibly stupid man” in an incredibly pompous, arrogant manner during one of his post-Newtown attempts to discredit gun-rights advocates, and screeched at Ben Shapiro that the Constitution of the United States was “that little book” when the latter argued that the Second Amendment is a part of our Law of the Land.
In the end, Morgan’s ratings reflected his toxicity, and he finally called it quits on Friday, but not before lobbing some parting shots at his favorite target — the “gun lobby”.
“The gun lobby in America has bullied this country’s politicians into a cowardly silence,” he hectored, one last time. “My point is simple: more guns doesn’t mean less crime, as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you.”
He alluded to those who have called him anti-American. Not so, he said, at his most saccharine. “I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive.”
He just doesn’t learn. Even in the wake of his abysmal ratings, which he admits were the result of his preaching on gun control (even though, he paints himself to be the victim of those stubborn, uncivilized American gun owners), his final parting shot was at the gun lobby, as if a plethora of scientific research and court rulings haven’t proven his anti-gun crusade to be invalid.
Morgan was allegedly a journalist — a journalist — who was so lazy or so blinded by his own agenda that he refused to believe Emily Miller (probably the only pro-Second Amendment guest on his show whom he did not denigrate and abuse) when she told him that guns save thousands, if not millions of lives each year.
So we at JPFO would like to bid a not-so-fond farewell to Piers Morgan.
We, Americans, do not like having a pompous Brit denigrate our culture and values.
We, Americans, do not like having an arrogant news monkey too lazy to do any actual research on defensive gun uses, use his microphone in a campaign to render us defenseless.
We do not appreciate someone who was fired from his editorial job at the Daily Mirror after publishing crudely falsified photographs of British troops allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners lecturing us about the immorality of holding “Guns Save Lives Day” to promote armed self defense on the anniversary of the day when a tragedy happened to those innocent victims who were denied that right.
Nor do we like a bitter little man hurling ad hominem attacks at scholars and activists whose achievements he could not hope to match, and whose level of determination and commitment to freedom he could not understand.
And if Piers Morgan happens to find a niche with a medium that appreciates his overbearing, supercilious attempts to influence public policy and render Americans defenseless, even after his puny ratings showed his style and subject matter to be lacking, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Nicki Kenyon has been an avid gun rights advocate since she returned to the United States from an overseas Army tour in Germany. She began writing about Second Amendment issues in 2001 when KeepAndBearArms.com published her first essay, “The Moment”. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from American Military University. Her area of expertise in those fields is European and Eurasian affairs. When not writing about gun rights or hanging out with her husband and son, she practices dry-firing her M1911 at the zombies of “The Walking Dead.”
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