Your Little Book!
From the Washington Post:
“Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate John Lott by scoffing at him.
Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate Larry Pratt by insulting him.
Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate Alex Jones by saying nothing.
And Piers Morgan struggled to find the appropriate strategy for dismissing Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com and a foe of extraordinary polemical agility.”
When it comes to the topic of gun control, Piers Morgan continues to show himself to be little more than a vernacular illusionist. Like the guy who sits at the table with 3 cups and 1 ball fooling and frustrating each passerby with his smooth and tricky sleight of hand, Morgan used his well honed skills of aversion and confusion to make Lott, Pratt, and Jones look silly and ill-prepared. In Jones’ case victory was handed over on a silver platter when Jones became a tad agitated (understatement intended).
But Ben Shapiro, Editor-at-Large at Breitbart.com, came to his interview on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, knowing the trick and by knowing, picked the right cup every time.
Shapiro was concise, confident, and most of all capable of putting Morgan on his heels, sending his straw men flying in the storm of facts Shapiro brought to the discussion. Including the bold accusation that Morgan was using the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting as a club to bully anyone who disagrees with his restrictive gun control stance.
Morgan, visibly taken back by the statement, could only reply with how dare you! “How dare you accuse me of standing on the graves of children that died there, how dare you?” To which Shapiro replied, “ I’ve seen you do it repeatedly, Piers…What you do, and I’ve seen you do it on your program, is you keep saying to folks if they disagree with you politically, then somehow this is a violation of what happened in Sandy Hook.” Morgan quickly switched the subject.’
At another point of the discussion Shapiro reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a miniature addition of the Constitution of the United States handing it to Morgan and encouraging him to read it, specifically the 2nd amendment. Morgan later in a huff would call it, “your little book”.
In a last ditch effort to save face and his crumbling argument, Morgan tried to turn the tables by accusing Shapiro of being the bully. Shapiro’s reply? “I call it punching back twice as hard”.
Which indeed is how you stop a bully. Ben Shapiro hit back at Piers Morgan and his baseless argument about guns in America with a powerful, knowledgeable, and fact-filled counter punch last night, the knock-out blow coming in “that little book”.
Well done, Mr. Shapiro. Well done.
- Piers Morgan accused of exploiting Newtown (washingtonpost.com)
- Video: Piers Morgan discovers Ben Shapiro isn’t Alex Jones (hotair.com)
- Piers Morgan Gets OWNED By Ben Shapiro (dprogram.net)
- Ben Shapiro on why civilians need military style assault weapons: “For the perspective possibility of resistance to tyranny” (piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com)