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Brian Williams to Former CIA Director Hayden: ‘How Are We Better Than Our Enemies?’

 

During an exclusive interview with former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden on Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams felt that it was worth creating a moral equivalency by asking Hayden to explain “how” the United States is “better than our enemies morally” following the release of a report about the CIA’s use of “torture” following the attacks on September 11, 2001. Minutes later, Williams also attempted to bait Hayden into condemning the CIA and its actions by proposing a scenario where, “god forbid, members of your family, had to undergo some of the treatments we are reading about in this report.”

 

CBS’s Pelley Asks Former Acting CIA Director If He Feels ‘Ashamed’ After Release of ‘Torture’ Report

 

On Tuesday night, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley did little to hide his liberal bias when it came to supporting the release of the report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee detailing the use of “torture” by the agency on terrorists following the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In addition to asking CBS News contributor and former acting CIA Director Mike Morell if he felt “ashamed” after the release of the report Tuesday, the program aired over two minutes of a 2007 interview Pelley conducted for 60 Minutes in which he clashed with former CIA Director George Tenet on the subject of enhanced interrogation methods.

 

NBC Nightly News Breaks Silence on Jonathan Gruber 32 Days After First Video Surfaced

 

After a month in which NBC Nightly News gave more prominence to ugly Christmas sweaters, grape salad, Al Roker’s 34-hour weather report, and a live broadcast of Peter Pan starring Brian Williams’ daughter, Allison, a House hearing with Jonathan Gruber prompted the broadcast to finally discover him. On Tuesday evening, NBC’s evening newscast acknowledged the name Jonathan Gruber for the first time and his insulting comments regarding ObamaCare a full 32 days after the group American Commitment unearthed the first Gruber video on November 7.

 

Fox News Airs 55 Minutes of Live Gruber Hearing Coverage, CNN and MSNBC? 0 Seconds

 

Tuesday’s congressional hearing that featured Jonathan Gruber being grilled about his controversial ObamaCare remarks was carried live by Fox News for 54 minutes, and 53 seconds. CNN and MSNBC didn’t bother to air any of the hearing live. The hearing lasted from 9:30am ET to about 1:35 pm ET, but the total amount of the Gruber hearing shown during that time on CNN and MSNBC came in the form of a handful of soundbites of Gruber’s apology.

 

Media Myth Exposed! Greg Orman Was No Independent

 

The campaign’s worst-kept secret was uncovered when the Kansas City Star, on Sunday, reported that Democrats had financially backed so-called independent candidate Greg Orman in his race to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The facade that Orman was an independent was kept up, throughout the campaign, by supposedly shrewd political reporters at ABC, CBS and NBC — even after Democratic candidate Chad Taylor had dropped out in early September.

 

Nets Obsessed Over Christie Charges, Allow 48 Seconds to Clearing

 

Last Friday, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence linking Chris Christie to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. After initially ignoring the report, ABC allowed 16 seconds on Friday night’s World News. Anchor David Muir briefly deemed this “welcome news” for the New Jersey Governor and possible 2016 contender. On day one of the report, NBC offered 17 seconds and CBS managed 15 seconds on Christie’s clearing. The grand total amounts to a scant 48 seconds. In comparison, the first day of the Bridgegate investigation back in January netted 34 and a half minutes, a 43-to-1 disparity.

 

NBC Reporter Sees Dem Senate Report ‘Rewriting History’ and ‘Settling Scores’

 

Appearing on MSNBC’s NewsNation on Tuesday, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel took the Democrat-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee to task for its so-called “torture report” slamming CIA interrogation tactics used against terrorist detainees: “I think this is really about changing the narrative of American history….everyone in the world knew what was going on, including by the way, the Senate, which is now pretending to be a bit of a babe in the woods.” Engel reiterated: “They knew what was going on at the time and in many cases were quite happy with the intelligence they were getting. I think this is about rewriting the narrative of history.”

Media BiASS: Irresponsible Journalism In Action!!

MSNBC Slams GOP Over ‘Irresponsible’ ‘Politics of Fear’ on Ebola

 

After citing numerous Republicans on the campaign trail criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the ebola crisis, on Thursday, MSNBC Daily Rundown host Craig Melvin condemned such criticism as “the politics of fear” and “irresponsible.” NBC’s senior political editor Mark Murray agreed with Melvin’s accusation: “You know, Craig, we’ve seen the politics of fear work in the past. In 2002, right after the 9/11 attacks, that was a dominant story. Republicans were able to capitalize right after 9/11. The 2004 presidential election was largely fought on the politics of fear. And this honestly is terrain where the Republican Party’s a lot more comfortable in having debates with the Democratic Party.”

 

CBS and NBC Continue Hyping ‘Fangate’, Yet Ignore Apology from Debate Organizers

 

CBS and NBC continued on Thursday night to harp on the so-called refusal of Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott to initially debate his opponent, Democrat and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, on Wednesday because of Crist’s usage of a fan that broke the rules of the debate. After each of the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) mentioned it on their morning newscasts, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News aired new segments and included NBC’s Brian Williams stating that what transpired on Wednesdaynight “may say more about the broken state of our politics these days than we’d like to admit.”

 

‘Big Three’ Pounce on ‘Fangate’: ‘An Awkward Moment That’s Blowing Up Online’

 

On Thursday morning, all three network morning shows hyped Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to appear on stage for a scheduled debate with his Democratic opponent, former Governor Charlie Crist, due to the appearance of an unapproved fan. Despite the “big three” enthusiastically covering the Republican governor’s “Fangate” episode, the networks have repeatedly refused to cover political controversies from Democrats running for office this year. The Florida Republican eventually came on stage and the debate began as scheduled, but that didn’t stop the “big three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) from jumping on the incident with NBC’s Matt Lauer playing it up as “an awkward moment that’s blowing up online today.”

 

NBC Ignores NY Times Scoop on Chemical Weapons in Iraq

 

As of Thursday morning, NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the New York Times’s front-page article on Wednesday about Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles in Iraq, which were discovered by U.S. forces after the Iraq War. NBC was quick to cast doubt on the existence of these WMD’s during the immediate aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion. Ann Curry asked a wounded soldier in April 2003, “Are you angry that what you were on a mission to protect America against weapons of mass destruction [which] may never have existed?” The network’s Big Three competitors did cover the liberal newspaper’s scoop on their Wednesday morning show. ABC’s Good Morning America gave the story a minimal amount of air time – 25 seconds.

Media BiASS!!

ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

 

Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News on Thursday evening failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8 percent. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported: “Today’s report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month, more than 8%, and that’s the largest decline in nearly a year.”

 

MSNBC’s Schultz Slams Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan; ‘Out There Selling the Turd in the Punch Bowl’

 

Ed Schultz spent a portion of his opening monologue on his MSNBC show Thursdayattacking Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his latest policy proposal to reform government welfare programs, declaring that Ryan is “more radical than ever” and he’s “out there selling the turd in the punch bowl.” After trumpeting the long-standing liberal policy of increasing the minimum wage, Schultz moved to attack Ryan and a speech he madeThursday in which he offered, among many topics, plans to consolidate government welfare programs and reform federal education spending.

 

CBS and NBC Finally Notice Criticism of Obama Fundraising Amid Crises, ABC Still Ignores

 

Both Wednesday’s CBS Evening News and Thursday’s NBC Today offered full reports on President Obama being criticized for attending Democratic Party fundraisers at a time of international crises. ABC continued to remain silent on the growing controversy. On Evening News, White House correspondent Major Garrett reported: “President Obama arrived late today in Los Angeles for his fifth meeting with big donors in two days.” A clip played of Garrett challenging Press Secretary Josh Ernest: “Could you address what many Americans believe is either the trivial or unnecessarily-distracting obligation of presidents – including this one – to raise money in the course of conducting important matters of state?”

 

NBC Notes Apollo 11 Astronauts’ Meeting With Obama; Ignores Press Shut Out of Oval Office

 

On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams reported the Apollo 11 astronauts’ meeting with President Obama to mark the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, but failed to mention that only photo journalists were permitted to cover the event. Williams spotlighted Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’s visit to the White House, and how “with them in spirit in the Oval Office today was the late, great Neil Armstrong.”

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Montana Democrat Accused of Plagiarizing Masters Thesis

 

On Thursday, July 24, the New York Times revealed that Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) plagiarized his Master’s thesis from the United States Army College and that at least 25 percent of his paper “was either taken without attribution from other authors’ works or improperly sourced.” Despite the embarrassing revelation, CBS This Morning was the only network morning news show to report on the plagiarism scandal whereas NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the story.

 

NY Times Decries ISIS’s ‘Brutal Crackdown’ on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn

 

ABC, CBS, and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS’s takeover of the key city of Mosul. The Islamic extremist group drove most of the Christians out of the city, and issued an ultimatum to those who remained: covert to Islam, pay a hefty tax, or face death. Refreshingly, the New York Times spotlighted the crisis in a Thursday op-ed, and noted that the Christian community in Mosul has lived there for nearly 2,000 years.

Media BiASS: Completely BiASSED!

ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing

 

On Wednesday, ABC and CBS’s evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin’s Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption. World News and CBS Evening News previously omitted Nagin’s party ID when he was indicted in January 2013, and after a jury convicted him in February 2014. ABC’s Diane Sawyer hyped that the politician’s sentencing was “a staggering fall from grace for the man who rose to national fame leading his city through Hurricane Katrina,” but failed to mention that the Democrat was widely criticized for his handling of the disaster.

 

Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made ‘Treasonous Accusations’ Against Obama

 

MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing “treason” against Barack Obama by calling for the President’s impeachment. The guest host of The Ed Show first praised the President for “his tireless effort to help [illegal children who have crossed the border].” Dyson then fumed, “The President’s push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations.” During the last administration, however, Dyson called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

 

Rosie O’Donnell, 9/11 Truther and Hater of ‘Radical Christianity,’ Returns to ‘The View’

 

According to TMZ, 9/11 truther and denouncer of “radical Christianity” Rosie O’Donnell has signed a deal with ABC to once again be a permanent host of The View. In the wake of the retirement of Barbara Walters and the departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, the show has turned to the woman who once said this of America: “I just want to say something. 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?” On September 12, 2006, after token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck raised the threat of “radical Islam,” O’Donnell spat back: “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state.”

 

NBC’s Guthrie Tries to Blame Congress for Immigration Crisis

 

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie attempted to link House Republican opposition to Democrat-backed immigration reform legislation to the current border crisis: “There’s also this immigration reform bill that’s been passed in the Senate, it’s dead on arrival in the House….is it a situation where you think members of Congress would rather have the political issue than a potential resolution?” Guthrie posed that question to chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, who replied: “I think members of Congress don’t want this issue at all during the fall campaign….The regular immigration reform, totally dead. That’s not going to happen at all.”

 

Even Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Over Immigration Crisis

 

In an interview with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz on her Wednesday 12 p.m. ET hour show, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually tore into the President’s poor handling of the immigration crisis and his refusal to visit the border: “…the reality is that the White House has been slow to react. And that there is something to be said for presidential optics, if you will, for presidential appearances, that’s part of leadership, is it not?” Moments earlier, Munoz tried to argue that there were “a whole host of activities” being undertaken by the administration to “make sure that we stay ahead of the situation.” Mitchell interrupted: “But you’re not ahead of the situation. With all due respect, the reality on the ground is that the administration did not stay ahead of this.”

Media BiASS: Another Day of No News, Just Crap..

Obama Economy Contracts, CBS Sees ‘Strong Rebound’ While ABC Frets ‘Chianti Caper’

 

America suffered an economic setback in the first quarter of the year as the GDP for Obama’s economy was revised downward Thursday morning to a negative one percent, yet neither ABC’sWorld News nor the NBC Nightly News considered it newsworthy. The CBS Evening News spun the bad news into a positive. Reporter Anthony Mason insisted “it sets the economy up for rebound this quarter and there are some encouraging signs in the numbers.” ABC fretted over fake French wine, which Diane Sawyer dubbed “the Chianti caper.”

 

NBC’s Williams: Shouldn’t NSA Be ‘On Guard for A Perversion’ of Surveillance After ‘Bush and Cheney’?

 

During a live webcast on NBCNews.com immediately following Wednesday’s 10 p.m. ET airing of his interview with Edward Snowden, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams wondered why the National Security Agency was not more receptive to Snowden’s claims of unconstitutional spying: “Knowing that in war powers times…the Bush administration use of war powers with Bush and Cheney, isn’t the general counsel at the NSA a little bit on guard for a perversion, as Snowden put it?”

 

Brian Williams to Snowden: ‘Did You Vote for President Obama? Did He Disappoint You?’

 

During his lengthy interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams found time to ask if the wanted fugitive was an Obama supporter: “Did you vote for President Obama?” After Snowden refused to answer, Williams worried: “Did he disappoint you?” Snowden replied: “…whether or not I voted for President Obama, I was inspired by him. He gave me courage, he gave me hope. I really believed that he would be a positive force for the country. And I still hope he will be.” Williams added: “You, however, looked at it, you were hoping he would reverse some of the Bush policies. You were quoted as saying you were disappointed that he did not.” Snowden noted: “Well, he said he would.”

 

CBS Investigates the Latest on ‘Ugly’ VA Scandal Without Mentioning Obama’s Name

 

CBS journalists on Thursday morning investigated the latest details of the expanding Veterans Affairs scandal. Yet despite calling the newest revelation “ugly,” correspondent Nancy Cordes somehow managed to avoid using Barack Obama’s name or to discuss the White House. Instead, she focused on congressional culpability: “But the Inspector General’s report points out Congress and the VA have known about similar manipulations and delays for nearly a decade.” Cordes talked to a GOP House member and pressed: “Florida Republican Jeff Miller is the chair of the House VA committee. If you’ve known about problems like this for years why are you only now calling on the V.A. Secretary to resign?”

Media BiASS: Playing the Only Card They Hold..Racist!!

As Correspondents’ Dinner Comedy Act, McHale Denigrates Republicans as Racists

Joel McHale, the comedy performer at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, delivered some zingers at the cable networks, the President and Democrats, but reserved his political invective for Republicans, the only group whose motivations he impugned – specifically, as racists. His very first joke: “Good evening Mr. President — or, as Paul Ryan would call you, another inner city minority taking advantage of the federal government to feed and house your family.” Soon after that one, the host of E’s The Soup and an actor on NBC’s Community, hurled: “E is also home to the Kardashians who, believe it or not, are Republicans. And I know that because they’re always trying to screw black people.”

CBS Evening News Finally Notices Benghazi Emails; Discloses Exec.’s Family Tie to White House

On FridayCBS Evening News caught up with its Big Three competitors and reported on the latest developments on the controversy surrounding the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya. CBS also finally mentioned its own president’s family connection to a White House official involved in the Obama administration’s handling of the immediate aftermath of the attack. Nancy Cordes gave a full report on how the “the White House released previously unseen e-mails” about the federal government’s response to the terrorist strike, which led to House Speaker John Boehner forming a new select committee to investigate the attack. Scott Pelley also disclosed that “Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security advisor mentioned in Nancy’s story, is the brother of CBS News President David Rhodes.”

O’Reilly: ‘Disgraceful’ Media ‘Doesn’t Give a Damn’ About Benghazi

One day after accusing the press of ignoring the Benghazi scandal in order to protect President Obama,on Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ripped into the media yet again: “Does it get any worse than that in our democracy?…The Obama administration was completely derelict in the Benghazi terror attack and was dishonest in the aftermath. And the national press doesn’t give a damn? Disgraceful.”  O’Reilly cited desperate spinning of the controversy by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and observed: “While Carney may think the press corps is stupid, he knows the press corps doesn’t care, and that’s why he says these outrageous things. He knows the coverage will be minimal, except on Fox News.”

NBC Promotes Democrat Clay Aiken Running for Congress: ‘From Pop Singer to Politician’

On Friday, NBC’s Today kicked off its 2014 midterm election coverage by doing a fawning puff piece on former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken running for Congress in North Carolina as a Democrat. Co-host Willie Geist proclaimed: “A race that’s getting a lot of attention. Clay Aiken is used to being at the mercy of the voters. He came in second on American Idol in 2003 and now he’s running for Congress in North Carolina…”  In the report that followed, correspondent Kelly O’Donnell touted Aiken on the campaign trail: “When he says hello at Brownie Lou’s restaurant or breaks out a smile for selfies, Clay Aiken is campaigning for a big career change. From pop singer to politician.”

Don Rickles: Performing for President Ronald Reagan Was the ‘Highlight of My Life’

Comedian Don Rickles told David Letterman, on Friday’s Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural,” the 87-year-old (88 on May 8) recalled of his legendary career. He reminisced about how Frank Sinatra used his clout to overcome opposition to his inclusion by Reagan aides concerned Rickles would “make us all look like jerks.”

Media BiASS: The Wasteland That is Today’s ‘News’!

CBS’s Pelley Glowingly Wonders How the Pope ‘Inspired’ Obama; Omits Religious Liberty Spat

Friday’s CBS Evening News featured a previously unaired portion of Scott Pelley’s softball interview of President Obama on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. The Vatican noted on Thursday that “there was a discussion on questions of particular relevance for the Church…such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection” – a reference to the Catholic Church’s objection to ObamaCare’s abortifacient/contraception mandate. But instead of asking about this discussion, Pelley gave the President the kid glove treatment, and wondered how the encounter affected the liberal politician: “What did the Pope say to you in that meeting that inspired you?”

Washington Post’s David Ignatius Cheers On Obama ‘Trying To Understand’ the Way Putin Sees the World

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius did his best to shill for President Obama following the President’s interview with CBS’s Scott Pelley. Following a clip of Obama relating how Putin sees the world — “I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet Union” — the veteran Post reporter and columnist opined to host Bob Schieffer: “President Obama I thought was trying to do something that I just heard Henry Kissinger at a private gathering at Yale say, which is that it’s crucial for statesmen to try to see the world as their adversaries see it. And in that comment about the deeply held grievance that motivates Putin, I thought Obama was trying to do that.” Ignatius doubled-down in his defense of Obama and lectured that “ff Putin watched it he would say here is an American President who’s at least trying to understand the way I see the world.”

 

Networks Ignore Ultra-Low Support for ObamaCare; CBS Hypes ‘Surging’ Website Visits

Friday’s CBS Evening News picked up where the Big Three morning shows left off earlier in the day and trumpeted how “visitors have been surging to [HealthCare.gov] – about one-and-half million a day.” Scott Pelley did give a bit of slightly bad news during his 16-second news brief, noting that “today, the ObamaCare website was taken down for about 20 minutes, to fix a problem that affected log-ins.” However, the CBS evening newscast, along with Friday’s NBC Nightly News and ABC’s World News, glossed over the latest Associated Press poll, which found record-high disapproval of the controversial law: “[S]upport for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago…26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act.” This omission continues a nearly three-month-long trend by the Big Three networks to paper over bad news about ObamaCare.

Networks Cheer ObamaCare ‘Sign-Up Surge’ as ‘Milestone,’ Ignore Lack of Young Enrollees

On Thursday evening and Friday morning, ABC, NBC, and CBS all touted a “surge” in sign-ups for ObamaCare ahead of Monday’s March 31 deadline. What none of the networks mentioned was that the percentage of young, healthy enrollees was still short of the minimum necessary to sustain the health care law. On ABC’s World News on Thursday, anchor Diane Sawyer hailed the enrollment numbers as an “achievement” for President Obama as she proclaimed: “ObamaCare has hit a new milestone. More than 6 million people have now signed up. That’s almost the original goal of 7 million. They have seen a surge in this final sprint before the deadline on March 31st…”

CBS Frets Over ‘Tough’ Abortion Law Being Upheld, Skips What Ruling Actually Means

While the CBS Evening News on Thursday and Good Morning America on Friday allowed mere seconds to explain a court ruling upholding “tough” “new abortion restrictions” in Texas, only Fox News fully detailed what the decision and law actually do. Evening News guest anchor Sharyn Alfonsi briefly informed, “A federal appeals court today upheld Texas’ new abortion restrictions, among the toughest in the nation. Many abortion clinics have closed since the law was passed.” On Friday’s GMA, Amy Robach did a little better, noting, “The law requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and then restricts the availability of abortion-inducing drugs.” But GMA offered a mere 18 seconds and CBS a scant 15 seconds. In contrast, Fox and Friends covered the story three times. Plus, Fox and Friends First co-host Heather Childers described it as “a win for pro-lifers in Texas.”

Big Three Blackout: No Mention of Issa Threatening Contempt Charges for IRS Chief

On Wednesday, Fox News reported that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa threatened to hold the IRS commissioner in contempt of Congress if he didn’t hand over emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. So far none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows have mentioned the latest development in the ongoing investigation of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.

Networks Hail Bush 41 Getting ‘Profile in Courage’ Award for Hiking Taxes

All three network evening newscasts on Thursday found time to cheer the JFK Library Foundation announcing former President George H. W. Bush would the 2014 recipient of its annual Profile in Courage award. So what specific accomplishment did the organization cite from the Republican’s decades of public service? His decision to hike taxes in 1990 that cost him re-election and paved the way for Bill Clinton to become president. On NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Bush had famously said, ‘Read my lips. No new taxes.’ His decision to break that promise not only took courage, as the award says, it also may have cost him re-election.”

Piers Morgan Uses Swan Song to Call for the Disarmament of U.S. Citizens

Piers Morgan got in one last word in favor of gun control during the final episode of his CNN program on Friday, and called for the complete disarmament of the American citizenry: “As my brother, a British army colonel, says, ‘You always want an American next to you in a trench when the going gets tough.’ But that’s where, I think, guns belong…in the hands of highly-trained men and women fighting for democracy and freedom, not in the hands of civilians.” Morgan blasted the NRA by name and politicians for standing in the way of his pet cause: “The gun lobby in America, lead by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence.”