CNN host fails to respond to challenge
Paul Joseph Watson
January 14, 2013
CNN host Piers Morgan has seemingly chickened out of a second clash with Alex Jones on gun control, refusing to respond to a challenge by Jones that would have seen the two square off in a moderated debate.
On Wednesday, Jones challenged Morgan to another face-off that would follow classic debate rules, be overseen by an independent moderator and allow an equal amount of time for each speaker.
Despite the fact that Morgan has addressed Jones directly in a number of tweets since the challenge was issued, he has failed to respond to the challenge itself five days after it was made.
Whether or not Morgan is being prevented form having Jones back on the show by his CNN bosses remains to be seen, but Jones stipulated that the debate could also take place on his syndicated radio show or at a neutral venue.
During the 2013 Golden Globes last night, Morgan again chided Jones by joking, “the British really ARE coming again,” in reference to a large number of the award winners being British. During his volatile appearance on Morgan’s show, Jones made the point that the second amendment was primarily added to the Constitution by the founders as a safeguard against government tyranny in the aftermath of the revolutionary war against the British.
The CNN host has made similar haughty sideswipes in the past, previously bragging that he was, “Born (With Natural British) Supremacy.”
Over the weekend, immigration group ALIPAC called for Morgan to be fired by CNN for making on-air death threats against Alex Jones as he joked with guests on the Tuesday edition of Piers Morgan Tonight.
While debating Morgan’s contentious interview with Alex Jones, author Buzz Bissinger remarked, “But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him.”
“I’d love to see that,” responded Huffington Post’s Abby Huntsman, adding, “In uniform.”
“I’ll borrow my brother’s uniform,” Morgan responded.
Morgan’s supporters followed up by expressing their desire to see Alex Jones shot dead because of his pro-gun rights stance.
Despite Morgan’s repeated claims that his gun control views are shared by a clear majority of Americans, a rally in support of the CNN host held at CNN center in Washington DC last week was attended by just four people.