Piers Morgan, Alex Jones face off


CNNGenesis Communications Radio Networks star constitutionalist host Alex Jones faced off with the CNN host 1/7 over the petition to get Morgan deported back to the UK over his views on gun-control. It’s pretty passionate, as this CNN recap of the event recalls (excerpts):

Jones, sitting on the set of “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday, nodded in agreement, as Morgan framed the gun advocate’s desire to have the Englishman thrown out of the United States.

Morgan is “a hatchet man of the New World Order,” Jones said. He warned that there will be a new American revolution, if Morgan and others, including international banks, who he believes are conspiring to wipe out gun owners’ rights, succeed.

Morgan on his show has taken the topic of gun violence under his wing since Adam Lanza opened fire with an assault rifle, taking the lives of 27 people in Newtown. The journalist makes no bones about the fact that he has a passionate stance on the issue.

“I’m in favor of a nationwide ban on military style semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” he said as he opened his Monday night show, before introducing Jones.

Jones has backed the petition on the White House’s website demanding Morgan be deported for expressing this opinion. Over 104,000 Americans have signed it, Morgan said.

Morgan prefaced his confrontation with Jones with a live report on Monday’s testimony by accused Aurora movie theater gunman James Holmes and a live interview with relatives of two victims who died in the hail of bullet unleashed there from an assault rifle in July.

“I appreciate you having your first amendment right. I am glad you are speaking out,” said Dave Hoover, whose nephew died in the movie theater.

Jones thanked Morgan for having him on the show then said that he and others started the petition to point out that “we have all of these foreigners” and globalist forces, including “megabanks that control the planet,” trying to take away American guns.

“When they get our guns, they can have their world tyranny,” he said.

Morgan’s attempt to interject questions ran up against Jone’s heated chain of arguments that lead up to a crescendo of despotic world leaders who he said took away guns — Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, Chavez.

Elevating his tone to a yell, his finger shaking in Morgan’s face, Jones exclaimed:

“1776 will commence again, if you try to take our firearms! It doesn’t matter how many lemmings (mindless followers) you get out on the street begging for them to have their guns taken! We will not relinquish them! Do you understand??”

As Jones continued with the heated lecture, Morgan looked on tight-lipped, observed and waited.

After two-and-a-half minutes, Jones rounded it off with a friendly offer to take Morgan out shooting, so he could “become an American” and “join the Republic.”

Morgan asked: “Are you finished?”

Jones said: “Yes.” Then began his next tirade, accusing Morgan of supporting the makers of Prozac as a sponsor, as he blamed the drug for making Americans crazier.

He wants to ban it for being a “suicide” and “murder” pill, as he put it.

Morgan interjected gently again, asking for Jones to participate in dialogue with him.

“You’re a very loud man,” Morgan said, as he attempted to quiz Jones about the comparative difference in firearm homicides between the United States and the United Kingdom — where 35 people were killed in shootings in 2012, compared to more than 11,000 in the United States.

Jones brushed him off, conceded that Europe has a much lower gun crime rate but threw in claims that “hordes of people” burned down houses in Europe and beat “old women’s brains out every day.”

“That’s a ridiculous statement,” Morgan said.

Jones called Britain a “police state.”

Jones continued to energetically turn the conversation into a heated monologue, while accusing Morgan of “running the show” and objecting to the host having note cards for the show.

Jones leveled personal attacks Morgan, peaking in an offer to climb into a boxing ring with him and at the end of the interview imitating the Briton’s English accent, before cursing him a “Redcoat” and telling to go back to where he came from, if he doesn’t like the situation with guns in the United States.

Jones owns about 50 weapons, he said. His radio show can be heard on 140 radio shows around the country, he said.

Piers Morgan: Sandy Hook must be a tipping point for change

Morgan thinks fewer and fewer Americans believe advocates like Jones. “A tipping point has been reached,” he said.

In addition to the limitations on assault rifles, Morgan wants gun show loopholes closed and demands gun dealers be required to run background checks on purchasers at shows.

He also advocates an increase in federal funding for mental health treatment to anyone who needs it.

See the CNN story here

RBR-TVBR observation: Jeff Zucker, now running CNN, must be happy. This is exactly the kind of thing that will up the network’s slumped ratings. They need more of it, and Alex Jones’ star has risen dramatically since the late 90’s when he was virtually only heard over shortwave radio. We don’t want to get into the gun control debate, because it’s not our venue, but it certainly didn’t take long after Newtown for the “gun-grabbers,” as Jones puts it, had their legislation in the mix. Jones points out that the Second Amendment is the final check-and-balance against a government out of control, read: tyranny.