After the horrifying tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, CNN host Piers Morgan abandoned any semblance of impartiality in the gun control debate, going so far as to call one pro-gun advocate an “unbelievably stupid man.”
After a lively interview, Morgan told Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Owners of America: “You are a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense, and you shame your country.”
In response to his repeated criticism of the Second Amendment, a petition to deport the British television host began on the White House website. In roughly one week, more than 90,000 people have signed.
But Morgan appears to be enjoying the attention. After individuals like Michael Moore and author Joyce Carol Oates rallied to his defense (Oates even compared the petition to “Southern lynch mobs”), Morgan is doing his best to keep the petition in the limelight.
“Still only 90,000 Americans have signed the White House petition to deport me. That leaves 310,910,000 who presumably want me to stay,” he tweeted Friday.
After that, Morgan said it wasn’t on his “bucket list” to “suck on [Ted Nugent's] machine gun,” as Nugent recently said to those who would try to “disarm” him.
The Huffington Post describes Morgan’s tweets as “taunting,” adding:
Still, American anti-Morganites can find solace in the fact that, at the moment, their enemy has — in the words of Mitt Romney — self-deported to England for a vacation.
That will, of course, sadden the British wing of the anti-Morganites, who have their own petition demanding that he be kept in the United States, which creates the possibility that Morgan will be left floating somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as both countries strive to have the other one take him, but we digress.