Piers Morgan tweeted a photograph of a “rally” of his supporters outside CNN center in Washington, DC, but whereas over 100,000 Americans signed a petition to deport the CNN host, the rally in support of Morgan was noticeably less popular.
Four people showed up.
Morgan re-tweeted the image with the message, “Supporters rally behind @piersmorgan w signs outside #CNN DC bureau.”
Given that Morgan’s CNN viewing figures are only slightly less abysmal than those of fellow gun control advocate Chris Matthews, one wonders whether this turnout amounts to half his audience.
One of the “supporters” is holding a sign that encourages CNN to give Morgan a raise, presumably upset at the paucity of the former Daily Mirror editor’s $8 million dollar contract. Morgan got the prime time CNN gig despite being fired from the Mirror for printing a fake story and being embroiled in the phone hacking scandal.
Yesterday, the Obama administration defended Morgan’s right to use his first amendment to trash the Constitution, completely oblivious of the fact that non-citizen foreign nationals do not have first amendment rights under legal precedent.
In a related story, a new White House petition demands that the FBI investigate Morgan and guests that appeared on his Tuesday night show after they joked about murdering radio host Alex Jones with a semi-automatic weapon.
During the show, author Buzz Bissinger remarked, “But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him.”
“I’d love to see that,” responded Huffington Post’s Abby Huntsman, adding, “In uniform.”
“I’ll borrow my brother’s uniform,” Morgan responded.
In a separate comment, Bissinger creepily remarked that he didn’t wish Alex Jones to get a 3am phone call telling him his kids had been murdered.
The petition cites Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 in demanding a, “Federal Bureau of Investigation to undertake an investigation of Piers Morgan, Harry Gerard (Buzz) Bissinger, Abby Huntsman and CNN,” for making death threats live on air.
Yesterday, Jones challenged Morgan to a second debate to be overseen by a moderator, but Morgan has thus far failed to respond.