Back in the day, mainstream journalists were extremely careful about which awards they accepted. The odds that Walter Cronkite would have accepted a gong from The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are about as high as the odds that Natalie Gal [above] will attend the 2014 International Conference on Hypernuclear and Strange Particle Physics. But you would have found Ms. Gal hanging with the Brady Bunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel Tuesday night “celebrating advocates and visionaries working to prevent gun violence,” along with CNN chat show host Piers Morgan. Morgan made the scene to accept his Brady Center Advocate Award for “browbeating, belittling and bedeviling Americans who cherish their civil, human and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms” [paraphrasing]. Morgan was overheard complaining about the quality of the champagne. True story.