Yesterday, Blaze showed you the testy exchange between CNN host Piers Morgan and former Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell that occurred last night. That clip appeared to show a flustered O’Donnell refusing to give an answer to a straightforward gay marriage question, and then storm off the set, while a smug Piers Morgan pretended to have no idea why she was upset.
Well, that’s not the whole story.
What we’re not finding out is that in the lead-up to that segment, Morgan peppered O’Donnell with questions about sexuality such as “do you still think masturbation is wrong?” O’Donnell tried to take that comment in stride and explained her views on sexuality as a younger activist, but Morgan would not let up.
Morgan then asked her “are you still a supporter of total abstinence?” O’Donnell responded with “Are you the pro-masturbation talk show host?” This attempt at humor and deflection only egged Morgan on.
At that point, O’Donnell tried to change the subject to topics in her book, and Morgan sneeringly inquired “have you committed the sin of lust in your heart?”
We now have the video from CNN showing the awkward exchange:
“He had a decidedly inappropriate line of questions leading up to that, that many people – bloggers, are saying was just border-line creepy,” O’Donnell told WTTG-TV Thursday morning.
“And, I’m trying to move away from it, you know, I’m not a 20-year-old on MTV right now, so let’s get back to the political issues that I lay out in the book – and he wouldn’t let up,” she added. “I was not there to talk about sex – and he would not stop trying to talk about sex.”
WTTG also gave O’Donnell a chance to discuss her book and the thoughts she wants to share with America, instead of asking about sex and “lust.” You can watch below: