UPDATE: Counter-Petition: WE DON’T WANT HIM BACK !
Update from The Blaze: UK Petition – “We got rid of him once. Why should we have to suffer again.”
The Petition on the White House “We The People” Site reads:
“British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment,” the authors write. “We demand that 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.”
Morgan has been a proponent of gun control and uses his CNN bully pulpit to expound his views on the subject. He over-talks and trashes his “guests” with “his version” of how OUR United States Constitution should be construed. He laments that it is an outdated document- and basically needs to be transformed to suit HIS beliefs.
Penn and Teller present a quick explanation of The Second Amendment- WATCH HERE– (warning adult language).
He has been shamefully self promoting himself using the murder of the 20 innocent angels of the Newtown Connecticut Massacre to further his cause.
Of course, the unhinged liberal left has jumped on his bandwagon
At first glance, one might laugh and toss it off as “an exercise in futility.”
But over the past four days, the petition has “got legs”- and the petition (at press time) has garnered over 70,000 names – far more than the 25,000 needed to get the White House and Barack Obama’s attention.
At the rate it’s moving today- it resembles The National Debt Clock. (Just kidding).
The story was picked up by a number of internet news and blog sites – such as Politico, Hot Air, Breitbart, The Blaze and even the salacious Gawker . But the funniest compilation can be found at Michelle Malkin’s ingenious Twitter aggregation site, Twitchy.
Now Morgan, has been using this brouhaha to his own benefit. Tweeting and re-tweeting information about the petition. Because you see, he is a victim. AND it’s all about him. And he’s desperate for ratings.
Many have tried to stand up for Piers- expressing their extensive knowledge of The First Amendment- and HIS rights under Freedom Of Speech. This argument was quickly addressed by Wall Street Journal Writer, James Taranto- who posted the an article LINK HERE – in regards to Morgans legal rights as a guest in this great nation. He cited a case boiling it down to Twitter-simplicity: “Your opinion is protected, your presence in the U.S. is not. See Kleindienst v. Mandel (1972).”
Of course, the irony of all this is that Barack Obama and the White House Petition Site will most likely not comment on this situation at all. Because this regime is guilty of a similar set of circumstances.
Fast And Furious and Benghazi.
Benghazi and Fast and Furious: Two scandals involving dead Americans with scant coverage by the Lamestream Media- CNN, ABC and NBC. Great reportage by Sharyl Atkinsson of CBS. And coverage by Catherine Herridge and Bret Baier, and Sean Hannity of the hated Fox News Channel.
So twirl this off as some “passage of gas” in a windstorm. But larger issues loom below the surface.
The State Run Media needs to do it’s job.
The dinosaur media is dead. Long Live “The New Media.”
As if you hadn’t heard enough, Piers also wants to amend The Bible.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE – Just for Giggle-Snorts.
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