This clip starts out discussing the Florida movie theater shooting by a retired LEO who hates texting. But scroll forward to about 2:15, because this is where CNN’s talking pie-hole (and disgraced former News Of The World editor) Piers Morgan starts to beat his civilian disarmament drum. When his hyperbolic questions fail to elicit a compliant response from Pasco County (FL) Sheriff Chris Nocco, Jolly Old Piers stops even pretending to interview him, and simply interviews himself for the rest of the clip.
I’ve really got to hand it to Piers Morgan. Not only has the disgraced former News Of The World editor dodged questions about his possible involvement in the UK phone hacking scandal (with all of the credibility of Barry Bonds’ steroid denials,) he’s also managed to find safe harbor in the United States, where it’s easier to avoid pesky searches and interrogations by the London Metropolitan Police.
Morgan presided over Rupert Murdoch’s obliterated News Of The World enterprise in the mid-1990s. In this story and video, he appears to acknowledge that he knowingly ran stories based on hacked telephone calls and texts.
Morgan left News Of The World in 1995, but his gutter journalism hardly ended there. He jumped ship to a rival tabloid newspaper, where he was eventually forced out after (you’ll never guess) another scandal, this one involving the British military and faked photographs.
Morgan has as little respect for people’s privacy as he does for their right of self-defense. Or self-defence, as the Brits would spell it. Why CNN keeps a disgraced alleged former tabloid ‘journalist’ like him on their books is beyond me. Either way, it’s all kinds of awesome to see him completely flummoxed by a plain-spoken Florida sheriff, exactly the kind of ‘little people’ Piers Morgan despises.