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August 17th, 2011
06:50 PM ET

Christine O'Donnell walks off "Piers Morgan Tonight" during gay marriage questions

In an interview airing tonight at 9pmET/PT, Christine O'Donnell walks off the set of "Piers Morgan Tonight" following questions about gay marriage. "You're borderline being a little bit rude," she tells Piers Morgan. "I think I'm being rather charming and respectful," says Morgan.

O'Donnell was on to talk about her new book "Troublemaker." Watch the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT – also on the show is Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

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  1. MDEUK

    Ouch! She didn't handle that well; she obviously didn't know about Pier's British tabloid heritage!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • worldisajoke

      it is totally tabloid, and she handled it perfectly in my opinion.

      CNN is not a news show, it is a self important TMZ show presenting itself as a source of "truth" ...what a joke. It is all about the $$$$$ for Piers and Anderson. .

      August 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • SickofLiars

        You have CNN confused with your precious FOX sweetie. And if your idea of perfect behavior is acting like a hypocritical coward, then yes, O'Donnel behaved "perfectly".

        August 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Julia Navarro

        Jealous?

        August 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Levi

        TMZ is a great program, which puts CNN in good company. News is news, is news, and presenting it timely, and in an informative format is much appreciated.

        Living in NOLA, I quickly grew to only trust CNN for my news after Katrina and the oil disaster. CNN kept these issues on the front page, and did so international.

        As has been pointed out earlier in this thread, those not liking CNN should go elsewhere. Go back to Fox and continue your daily brainwashing, following along like a bunch of cattle headed to slaughter.

        August 18, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Tammy

        Sickofliers? you won't even use your real name. enjoy the Kool-aid.

        August 18, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Cassie

        I agree with you that she handled not wanting to answer the question nicely. i also think that it is innapropriet for him to say "why are you being weird?" when she wasn't, he was just pulling in a war against her by saying that. Thats televisionf or you. using psychological techniques on the television veiwers. age old tactic. But I do think it would have been okay for her to discuss her views. She shouldn't be ashamed of her beliefs, they are hers. And i'm sure a lot of americans would have agreed with her whether they would admit it or not. America needs to change.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        I guess with FOX and CNN having 3 letters, you may get confused.....

        August 18, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Neutral

        Very interesting because i could name hmm lets see O'reilly, Hannity, 4 of the people on the The five and so on and so on that are not even hide it a little bias.

        August 19, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Julia Navarro

      Us Brits are known for speaking as it is

      August 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Marjorie

        "We"

        August 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • oh_indeed3

        I love the Brits!

        August 18, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • tony

      Shame on you Piers!! I don't watch you show and I will never watch it after witnessing how you wanted to push your agenda to ask irrelevant questions to Ms O'Donnell. She clearly stated that she is not running for office and not on your show to push a certain agenda. She handled your rude questions in a very professional manner. She repeatedly explained to you that your questions were clearly unrelated to her book. You wanted to shame her on your talk show and she had every right to walk off your show! You proved to the world that you are a sleezy and irrelevant talk show host who seeks big ratings by being disrespectful to your guest. I have zero respect for you and your agenda to try and bully your guest to answer irrelevant questions!!

      August 18, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mark

        Dancing around questions. Everyone is afraid of answering a simple question as to not offend anyone and/or group. Answer the question and move on. What's the big deal. She and her handlers, handled it poorly. Speak up, Speak out, Speak loud and stand behind how you feel. This is America.

        August 18, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
      • sirald66

        The agenda is journalism and an interview.

        If she is pitching her book to 'inspire the tea party into a second american revolution', then what she says in the book (ie gay marriage) is totally relevant.

        August 18, 2011 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
      • damon ewing

        you people are so messed up! he asked her about the things she said, not anybody else an she could not answer the question? what the hell is that? i dont care if you came to a show to talk about one thing, but you seen his show befor so you know he was going to ask the off topic questions, which was your own statements!! she cant and her handlers cant be that stupid, but i guess an knew she was!! befor you go on a show be prepared and know what you are talking about! she was back tracking just like the rest of the dump ass repub who put there foot in their ass an mouth!!!!!

        August 18, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        Thanks, Tony. My thoughts exactly. I thought Piers had switched from tabloid to news, but I have been noticing for the past few months how devoted he is to idle gossip. It seems to get him so excited! I thought he was obnoxious in the way he kept trying to embarrass her over things she had done in the past. Who among us has NOT done stupid things in our past! On the other hand, I would have just answered the question and moved on. It hurt her rep to walk off and let him get the best of her.

        August 18, 2011 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Dale

        I agree. The questions were demeaning and disrespectful. They were intended to embarass her and nothing more.

        August 18, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
      • Dane

        it's OK to SLAM any woman that runs or has ever ran for President.
        It's OK to to make her look crazy, stupid or mentally unbalanced.
        Hillery, Palin, O'Donnell, Bachmann are the butt of every joke.
        Kimmel and Letterman are still making Palin jokes, 3 years after the election.
        Oprah has made billions off woman and will not back any woman.

        Woman have 50% of the vote and they think and vote the way they are told.

        Hmmmm, Maybe Woman are too stupid to be President.

        August 18, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Schwe1nehund

        Are you even thinking rationally? Its not okay to write something and refuse to talk about it just because its an 'inconvenience' for you. You wrote it, you damn well better be ready to answer questions about it.

        August 18, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Shay

        I don't think he did anything wrong.......I gather she was there to talk about her book right? Her position on gay marriage is in her book she admitted as much. I'm confused, what is the problem here? If all of the above are true First, how is the question(s) irrelevant and second, when did she repeatedly explained to him that his questions were clearly unrelated to her book. It is related t her book. Did she only want to talk about one specific issue in the book? Maybe if she hadn't addressed the issue of gay's and or gay marriage in her book he would not have asked the question. At one point she confusingly (at least for me) asks "did you read the book" I ask did she.

        August 18, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Barb Landon

        Shame on Pierce is right. I am absolutely appalled by the outright rudeness and disrespect he showed Christine O'Donnell. And I'm no fan of Ms. O'Donnell but his behavior bordered on abuse. She agreed to come on the show to talk about her book, period. I've been a loyal CNN viewer for several years. Watched Larry King before he retired. You can't SEND PIERCE BACK across the pond fast enough to suit me.

        August 18, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        I guess you expect it to be highly unlikely that people may have an opinion if they are not running for office......

        August 18, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        Huh? Irrelevant question? BLUF: She made herself look crazy.

        Go back and watch the interview again!

        He asked her, "Do you talk about it in the book?" She responded "Yes." When she said yes, she made the question relevant. All she had to do to make herself look sane was state, "I support it." OR "I don't support it." The follow-on question is "Why?" Regardless of reply, the answer to the follow-on is "The listeners will have to read the book to find out." (and smile.) She was there to plug her book.

        Rudeness was displayed on her side, not Peirs' side. She should apologize. If she does not want to answer questions relevant to her book then do not go on an show to promote your book.

        August 18, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Neutral

        First he disrespected no one, second it can't be irrelevant to her book if its in her book, and finally what kind of politician can't answer a straight forward question thats answered in her own book? Its like A: what did you make for dinner B: ahh i don't want to talk about it A: Oh so mystery meat my favorite

        August 19, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mike Lynn

    Walking out is failure. If you have legitimate thoughts you wish to view and standup for what you believe to be right and your not scared if your point of view then stand up and be counted. Walking out without comment is like or as bad as admitting your view is wrong.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Semper Fidelis

      No it isn't. Whenever they have a chat show in Britain, the guests are given an outline of the questions to be asked. If he sprang the question and she felt it was [a] intrusive or [b] not previously agreed, she had a perfect right to walk out.

      You people are always ready to judge without a scrap of evidence. She might be a politician and she might be in the public eye. What she ISN'T is a performing seal! Good for her for walking out.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • SickofLiars

        How is it reducing her to a "perfoming seal" to ask her about a relevant politcal topic that she included in her campaign platform?

        August 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pie-kun

        Sorry, but he was NOT being rude.

        I've barely ever watched Piers Morgan and even I know that he asks almost all the people he interviews about gay rights/gay marriage and almost all politicians/political figures are being asked about gay rights given the recent passage of gay marriage in New York and next month's repeal of DADT. Why couldn't she have just stated her opinion and move on to the next topic? Of course he's going to wonder why you don't want to answer what should be such a simple question for a person in the conservative movement.

        And I'm sorry Christine, but you are NOT a big interview to get. Everyone stopped caring about you the day after you lost the senate race, so you need to stop acting like you're a such a big deal. I'm surprised conservative groups even want you around anymore after you lost them a senate race that they could have easily won with the other candidate.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Julia Navarro

        She was promoting her book and by walking out she basically told the public don't buy it. When your in the public eye u have to accept public interest and if that interest is in a view u are selling in your book you do not walk out u stand by your view or stop writing. Facts are facts.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gicker

        Smarmy indeed. He's becoming harder, and harder to watch with every passing day. At this point I'd rather watch Jersey Shore reruns. UGH!

        August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • AARDVARK

        I'm with Mike on this one. If she REALLY believes in her positions and wants to sell the BOOK she's promoting, she should have enough BACKBONE to say so. And to be, in what appears to be her opinion, intimidated by questions of ambush, makes her a lousy candidate for public office not to mention carrying a crappy leadership style. I'm sure your Semper Fi handle here indicates you don't back down from a scrap. Why should she benefit from your support if she does. Misguided allegiance.

        August 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • dms460

        Isn't it being far more of a "performing seal" to answer only specific questions and not deviate from any intended message? Being asked questions that the interviewer - whose show you are on to promote a book - decides are relevant is certainly not being a trained seal. I can understand why she may have not wanted the interview to be reduced to a sound byte on gay marriage, but I really don't see this as being rude at all. Her presumption that a guest should dictate the course of the conversation shows a true lack of understanding. The media should be beholden and to the public, not to its sources.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Lauren

        It is a show...there is a risk when you go on media, different questions will be asked. All PR people know this. He asked about a subject in the book (which was very good by the way) and she made a bigger deal of not answering it...as to an outline – I worked on the Sally show for six years – yes there are outline but guests are warned that conversation by wander away from the planned script....it wouldn't make for good tv if the interviewee what just answering known questions.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • SP

      No it is not admitting your view is wrong, it is admitting the host is an ass.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Julia Navarro

        If she thought host was as ass she wouldnt have appeared...................... face facts ppl

        August 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeremy

    She is use to Fox news not talking about her bigoted views.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Double Standard

      Tsk, Tsk Jeremy, your post is bigoted. Someone who mocks other's views and opinions Bigot! Look it up!

      August 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • GaryNZ

        "Look it up" you say. Maybe you should follow your own advice. Bigot: "one obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his own opinions or prejidices", according to Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Surely this definition applies more to Ms O'Donnell (and her fellow TPers) than to Jeremy. And if "mocking" is going to be the hanging offence du jour, then there's going to be a long, long line to the gallows (but I'm sure the Tea party will be able to drum up a numerous knitting-needle-knicking brigade).

        August 18, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        HILARIOUS!

        "knitting-needle-knicking brigade" I'm going to have to use that one!

        Good post! LOL!

        August 18, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • oh_indeed3

      Fox news would have NEVER brought up the gay issue. The tea party news channel (Fox News) cares for their own.

      August 18, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Phar lap

    My dear man, you diffidently weren't rude.
    What on earth is wrong with her not answering your light hearted question, which is beyond me.
    If she represents the Tea Party, well not a good sign.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Miss thing

    Hardly making America great again. What a joke. This is an Important issue to many Americans & if she can't even have a rational conversation about it then she's obviously not fit to run for any office. The tea party is such B***S*** I feel sorry for people who really believe this is a real political party & not just a figment of the corporate media imagination designed to tell non thinking Americans what to believe. It's not a viable third party nor is it a solution for Washington dysfunction in any way. Sad really that "they" think we are so stupid.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Julia Navarro

      Well said

      August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • oh_indeed3

      Yeah, right, America should go through a second revolution – America should go back the way it used to be, right? – America controlled by white people having black slaves, Christian-bigoted hypocrite thieves(stealing America from the Indians). Back to the cowboy days. Who are the real trouble-makers, tea-party followers????????

      August 18, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. UKGirl

    what an idiot, she's willing to come on and promote her book but not to answer questions that may be too difficult, I hope she doesn't run for office, because the questions asked of her may be too difficult for her.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Yianni51

    How Chritine O'Donnell got to be so relevant is a mystery to me. Her run for the Senate was an effort to ride on the government gravy train and become a millionaire like all of the other senators. After all, she has never held a real job, has she?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Khan

    That was totally ridiculous.She is a seasoned politician and should be able to handle what were perfectly lgitimate questions that Piers was asking.How on earth could O'Donnell describe Piers as rude is simply beyond me.As for the risible idea that she should get a free pass and only be allowed to talk about what's on her agenda, is simply beyond belief.Piers did nothing wrong but O'Donnell behaved like a prima donna, and should be castigated for her cowardice & immaturity.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. george

    NO VACATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT OR THE CONGRESS!..PLS. END THE 2 WARS..10 DAYS IN mARTHA'S vINEYARD..DOESN'T HE HAVE CAMP DAVID ?....AM DISAPPOINTED..SO MANY POOR IN THIS COUNTRY..

    August 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Schwe1nehund

      I hope you were using your caps-lock rage when George Bush started two 'budgetless' wars (read: contracts for Halliburton et al), and then went on to take more vacations than any other president in history.

      August 18, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • JM

        Could there be one blog conversation in which a liberal who has nothing else to say intelligently doesn't blame Bush? How is the former President in this conversation where is 6 degrees of separation? YES we know liberals hate BUSH and if they had their choice they would string up by the short and curlies. But this conversation isn't about Bush or Obama, it is about Christine O'Donnell who has never held public office. It is also about a Journalist that was forced to resign from the Daily Mirror because of questionable actions... NOT BUSH!

        August 18, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
      • GaryNZ

        JM: Maybe it's because Bush is the source of all this madness. What's the expression? "Follow the money". Do so and it leads back to GWB's irresponsible stupidity in creating humungous budget deficits (by reducing taxes while sending spending throug the roof by starting those two wars). Without the economic chaos that those actions caused there would be no political traction for Ms O'Donnell and her ilk.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Schwe1nehund

        JM, clearly you can't distinguish between a contextual response and a rant – but you've clearly got the latter down pat.

        August 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bob Funk

    Why not answer the question, especially since it was a huge campaign issue for her. It's like asking Palin what magazines she reads. These nutcases should walk off OK and keep on walking off until they disappear forever.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. vic , nashville ,tn

    She thought she is going to appear in America’s got talent for witch performance

    CNN mistake same guy sitting in both

    August 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Angie

    And this is the Tea Party? That this woman was ever taken seriously enough by the voters of her state to run for Senate is the true sign that most people, at least in her state and I would not doubt most of the nation, don't watch any news or read newspapers.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • NO commiecrats

      Have another beer o wise one. Thank to a lot of stupid broads like yourself the commies have bankrupted the country with their handouts!

      August 24, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Sherie

    Piers....you where not being rude. She just wanted sales. Glad she left. What a waste of your precious time.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • George

      Creep!

      August 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patricia Hendy

      Well said. No one should be afraid to promote one's creation made from one's thinking process that influenced the final output. You don't buy a "pig in a bag". International viewer

      August 18, 2011 at 7:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Al

    She probably used to be lesbian, and it now bothers her to think about it.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ProseLingo

      Sounds like projection to me.

      August 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. worldisajoke

    Piers asks questions to embarrass others with a smirk look on his face and is rude as a host. He kisses up to people he admires and mocks popular kicking posts with a veneer of decency. Such a jerk. This guest was appropriate to call him on trying to steer the conversation in direction he may have previously agreed not to go to get her on his groteqsue show. This kind of TMZ integrity should be a warning to other guests no tot go on this smug brits show.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jake

      You are a complete joke and a mug if you belive that garbage you posted. She obviously has something to hide and doesn't have the courage to air her opinions on TV. If she is doing interviews to try sell her grubby book then she should expect to answer questions on its content.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • CSABI

        If you can't distinguish rude behavior from proper behavior then there is littl eto be said. Piers was being obnoxious. It does not matter how stupid his guest his, he should not behave like a bully

        August 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • GaryNZ

        CSABL: "obnoxious"? Was he raising his voice? Did he use naughty words? Did he call Ms O'Donnell a fraud/idiot/harpy? Heavens, if he had been even more cautious in trying to eake out of her an opinion that apparently is in the book she is publishing, then we might have fallen asleep. Compare and contract to Fox broadcasters, and then you will start to understand the true meaning of the word.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jake

    Epic Fail from Christine – behaving like a spoilt child because she can't control Piers' questioning – I bet she ran off to her hangers-on and cried "he was mean to me!!" – she needs to grow up!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. tado

    I think she handled herself well. She explained to him that she agreed to the interview on specific talking points and he insisted on trying to steer her elsewhere. She made it clear she is NOT running for any political position and what is the purpous of the question.
    I now know why I do not watch America's got talent, nor NBC nor Cnn.....CNN by far is to the far far left and they are constantly after the republican candidates. but you very seldon ever hear them talking down a democrat...and I am so tired of hearing "oh it's because Obama is black" B.S. I don't like him because of his 50% white side why is he black when he is half and half????? When his father abandoned him who took care of him? his white grandmother...He is NOT BLACK he is just a person who is way over his head and wants to change this country in the wrong direction. So get off of this because he is black stupidity

    August 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Semper Fidelis

      Morgan was editor of one of Britain's tackiest tabloid newspapers. He wouldn't stick to the agreed agenda because he lives for sensationalism. Good for her that she walked out.
      He sounds posh, so you Americans – because you live by appearance, not decency – assume he's a gentleman. Bunch of Liberal whingers.

      If he interviewed your "Failure -in-Chief" and put him in a spot, you'd be up in arms. And that is NOT a racist comment. I don't care if he's green with yellow polka dots – he's a failure!

      Before the dems here have a hissy fit. I am British – Ihave a right to criticise him – When he fails because you oafs are masochistic enough to vote him back in – you'll bring MY country down too. Actually you owe us $356.5 Billion so we have a vested interest.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • SickofLiars

        You wouldn't be calling him a "failure-in-chief" if he were white.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mary

        I'm British as well, and you are ridiculous.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Schwe1nehund

        Speaking of Failures-in-Chief, how's Cameron running your country this week? Condemned any more social networks lately? lmao. Obama inherited the worst mess in 75 years, and the man's trying to give it his best. Blame congress for this country's woes.

        August 18, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Rick

        Semper-Fidelis, I WISH that Piers WOULD get our FAILURE-IN-CHIEF to sit with him in an Interview, I think he would
        make him tell the REAL TRUTH as to his place of birth, and what religous "faith" he is and maybe he could find out why Michelle Hates America also.
        I CANT BELIEVE these MORONS VOTED his A#@ into office!

        August 18, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • SickofLiars

      So why didn't you have any "go back to Ireland" signs to go with your "go back to Kenya" signs tado?

      August 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • doug

      MyMy.... How long did it take you to pull Obama into it. Blame it on Obama. She was asked a simple question. Not "are you or have you ever been a witch?" Simple question for someone who wants us to buy her book. Why can't she be asked the hard questions? For goodness sake the woman is trying to sell a book-BASED ON HER OPINIONS- and she can't give a pat politico response to an obvious, expected question?

      August 18, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      CNN ... "far far left" ??? "Constantly after the Republicans?" CNN is *not* by any stretch of the imagination a station with a strong political slant to it. MSNBC is more left wing. Republicans are *scarce* in primetime. Likewise with Fox News, it is unashamedly right wing and Democratic spokespeople are "scarce" on Fox News.

      oh btw, Piers needs to get schooled by Jeremy Paxman or John Humphrys. Those are two serious interviewers who do tough interviews very well.

      August 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. civilPolitics

    Hers walk off just shows how easy it is to spot a "phony" politician, the one who is in the fray not because they stand for something and want to work for it, but for the fame and money or orthodox ideology.

    This gives me the idea that a good litmus question for the sincerity of any politician is this simple question: How old do you think the Earth is?

    I do not care about the religious beliefs of any politician. I do not want a politician to take stand for Big bang theory or for Creationism. For me it is important that a politician makes informed, competent decision for the good of the country. Knowing how a politician stands on this simple question, I immediately know what decisions he/she will make.

    Piers Morgan, please, ask this question!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Terry

    I wonder why the people who gain a wide public voice feel everything is unfair but that which they want to talk about? If you're going to use your fame to have a voice, it is fair game to have it respond to anything requested of it.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • worldisajoke

      Terry,

      who in the spotlight ever agreed to this "fair game" nonsense people always talk about? why does anyone who ends up in the spotlight told they must accept all kinds of abuses and trespasses that you or I would never tolerate?

      August 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • SickofLiars

        In what parallel universe is being asked a simple question about a relevant politcal topic that a person used as part of their campaign platform an "abuse" or "trespass"?

        August 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Scott Chandler

    Of course Peirce Morgan is rude.
    He, and many other interview reports, doesn’t see it. I think they put themselves on a pedestal of some sort that justify to them such actions with wordsmithing and slanted questions designed to humiliate.
    Plus I don't think I've ever seen a reporter interrupt as often as he does. That alone is rude.
    Gosh, I wish CNN hadn't chosen him as Larry's replacement.
    I think he would be better suited as a tabloid reporter not a main-stream CNN reporter. Kinda of white-trashy.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • worldisajoke

      exactly, well said

      August 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Schwe1nehund

      Really? Phew, i couldn'v sworn you were a Hannity and O'Reilly fan. FYI, they make Piers look like a saint when it comes to interrupting and belligerent behavior.

      August 18, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • worldisajoke

        The lot of these wealthy talking heads are all doing the same thing. Some are a joke and everyone knows it and others, like CNN, pretend to be legit. They are all doing the same thing IMO.

        August 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
      • Scott Chandler

        I don’t know who Hannity or O’Reilly are but if their as rude or worse than Pierce then they’re poor reporters.

        August 19, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • GaryNZ

      Jolly gee gosh gosh gosh ScottCee! Did Mr Morgan bring a blush to your lily white complexion with his out-rag-eous idea of asking an author to expand on her ideas? Yes, indeedy, he should have kept to the weather and other quaint British topics like scones and clotted cream ...

      August 19, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Scott Chandler

        No, I didn’t blush over it. But he was doing more than asking her to expand on her ideas. He was rude and it was sorta clear. Maybe she is not a great thinker, we get a lot of those in our leadership today, but his interview was a sham and, even if she stayed, wasn’t going to be anything but a show where he humiliated his guest.
        I can normally form my own ideas if someone is good, bad, smart, dumb without an reporter leading and baiting a guest.
        Peirce, as will so many reporters today are not reporting, they’re commentating. Though they don’t say that.
        His actions are rude. ...Gosh Darn It :)...

        August 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. worldisajoke

    What would be the ultimate test in my opinion, is to see how anyone who supports Piers Morgan's style, would react if it was directed at you or someone you loved .

    The "fair game" thing accepted in the media is disrespectful of others. This case might be one of the less harmful of examples but the rudeness of some of these interviewers is worthy of a punch in the face half the time. But because anyone who ends up in the spotlight can be treated any way a talking head wants, we all have to go along . I applaud this person for not walking over Piers hijack and walking off.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • civilPolitics

      Why the media is considered disrespectful when asking politicians about their position on gay marriage,
      but the politicians who deny the gays civil rights are not considered disrespectful?

      August 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • worldisajoke

        Because, IMO, CNN appears to have invited this "guest" on their show under a pretence that CNN would respect her requests on what was discussed and what was not discussed and they appear to not have honoured their word to this "guest" but rather chose to hijack her to make her look bad and make themselves look good.

        Business as usual with these for profit tabloids.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Steve

    Piers,

    Hurry up and ask mcdonald what she did with the campaign contributions she ripped off !!!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. John

    This interview simply proves to me that Piers Morgan is nothing more than a tabloid sensationalist. Stick to So You Think You Can Dance or whatever other shows you're on. I'm a progressive Democrat and have no hidden agenda for a kook like Christine O'Donnell, but you're just bating her with as many outrageous, stupid issues that your staff can dig up. Why bother to have her on at all? Turning CNN off...

    August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael Montgomery

      Dude he is just doing his job. Asking her a simple question on what her view is on the topic,she is just trying to avoid it like alot of politicians these days

      August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. katie simoneit

    shame on you piers, you were anything BUT charming and respectful.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. B. Bergman

    Piers,

    I didn't think your questions were direct enough tonight to O'Donnell. You or your researchers should have quoted her from the book on her opinions about the issues you pressed her on. If she states she is against gay marriage in the book, you should have quoted from the book and asked her to defend her statements. You weren't tough enough on her. Even Larry King used quotes from his guests books and it really seemed like you were not prepared enough to handle the situation. You made it too easy for you to say "its in the book". You should have said "here's what you wrote? Is this really what you believe?" I think you came off as weak.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JB050505050

      FIRST TO GET IT RIGHT-
      Fortunately for us all, her decision making abilities will never matter. But Pierce, he's absolutely right. Next one, I am sure you'll be ready. We hope.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Tommy D.

    RUDE, RUDE, RUDE! I'll never watch you again!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Mike

    Finally, Piers comes alive! I've been waiting and hoping for Larry King's replacement to elicit some real information and gut stuff and passion. It happened tonight. And I respect the way both he and Christine O'Donnell drew their lines in the sand, so my awakened enthusiasm isn't about ideology or point of view. Keep it going like this, Piers, and we viewers will never let you leave! Well done.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. fishhead

    BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\
    The best interview ever !
    You got that witch !!!!!!!!!!
    LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. kathy rogers

    interesting, just wonder if she will accept the invite for tomorrow night!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ProseLingo

      Were it me, I wouldn't want anything to do with him again either. It's obvious that he is just being rude to boost his own ratings. What's in it for her? I feel sorry for his wife.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Steve

    Piers,
    An excellent interview tonight , you brought out the real views of the T-party.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Ron

    I would have left too, she is not running for office. Her opinion is not relevant. Piers was looking to try to add to the sound bites that paint her as a kook. Tough love Piers ? Try better questions. I miss Larry He never abused his position of a non biased host.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael Montgomery

      According to him she talks about the subject in her book. Obviously he would ask her about it if she mentions it in her book

      August 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. ali

    Hi Piers. I care not one whit for Christine O'Donnell and am for gay marriage. However: It's my opinion that had you not rained masturbation questions and video on her just beforehand, you might've had half a chance to get an answer out of her on the subject of gay marriage. While you weren't rude on that topic, I do think you were rude in regards to masturbation. You would earn points if you would just call a spade a spade; you were being obnoxious right before you got to the topic of gay marriage. Perhaps, if gay marriage was a subject high on your interview priority list, you should have covered it before going to the base and embarrassing.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Former Viewer

      I totally agree with this comment. Grow up Piers. Aim higher.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Laurie

      Prior to this interview, Piers Morgan seemed pleasant enough, engaged the people he interviewed and showed respect. This interview was painful to watch from the beginning, The harping on the old shenanigans of Christine O'Donnell – who cares? She handled it like a sport, but he didn't let up. There was a sleaziness I hadn't noticed in Piers which disintingrated into a meanness. I don't care for her and am not aligned with the Tea Party politics, but will listen for a bit. Should she have walked off? Probably not, but Piers was like a pit bull badering her with stupid endless questioning of masturbation. What pained me was the humiliating way the camera pulled back and diminished her figure as she's still calling out "am I off?" Shame on CNN. Shame on Piers Morgan.

      August 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • rick

        I can't stand Piers Morgan and am glad he's gone to America meaning I see a lot less of him. However in this clip I actually don't think he did anything wrong except for coming across a bit smarmy. But then that is his default state so its hard to criticise him excessively for it.
        She came on his show to talk about her book, he asked her questions about the views she expressed in it. She might have thought it a bad idea to answer, but had she been a bit more tactful in her evasiveness she could have got away with it without looking like a spoilt child. This was very much a case of "I don't want to play anymore and its my ball so I'm taking it home!"
        If anyone wants to see a really challenging interview of a politician by a British interviewer, try looking here.

        August 18, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • An Obama Voter

      I also agree – Piers you went for sizzle and you were offensive.

      August 18, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Russell Dark

    YOU, Piers Morgan, are the most RUDE piece of CRAP I have ever watche on television. You act like a snotty-nosed little kid that was spoiled rotten as a child!!!!!!

    Grow up, you little twirp and learn to ask questions concerning issues that MOST people care about and not simply what CNN "journalist'" want to BROW BEAT people with. THAT ... YOUR RUDENESS was a perfect example of REAL HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Concerned 14 year old

      Sheesh if you have nothingnice to say dont say it you are being reported by me

      August 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • mervin

        If you're 14 I've got news for you – the word isn't nice and people express their opinions. Get used to it.

        August 18, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      If you want to see rudeness than go watch bill o'reilly.

      August 18, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. B. Bergman

    This wasn't a great interview...Piers came off as weak. He made Larry King's questions look hard ball. I would have liked to see Piers use quotes from O'Donnell's book. He let her off too easy!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Taner

    Well done Piers
    its clear that these "new age" republicans are nothing but propaganda slogans. A politician must be able to hold firm on their views under every pressure, a representative of the people must represent without promoting personal gain. It seems the tea party takes root in the great revolution of world history, yet cannot defend its erratic views. This is unlike the founding fathers who died for their pursuits. I ask that you bring certain other politicians to light for their madness, such politicians that put unnecessary strain on public relations (ie. sarah palin, michell bachman, rick perry, etc.) I hope i am not sounding rude as well, thank you for your program as always,

    August 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Str8tlk

    Of course Piers knew exactly what he was doing. He was trying to put her in a corner. Many time's he comes across with stuff just thrown out at the star. He needs to learn to pull back. Of course CNN is for everything with Anderson Cooper on staff. Play fair Piers, they could ask you about your problems back in jolly old England.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reality

      Morgan was asking about thing which was written in the book, she was there to promote the book, Morgan will ask the questions according to his viewership, not according to Faux.

      August 18, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Roz

    Really, would you treat a man in that manner. Why heckle anyone in that manner. Piers you made an ass of yourself trying to dig up old news for your own rating. Christine, good for you ending the interview. Back to FOX news!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Rasaay

    I thought it was a very nice interview until she mentioned that she is a christian and wanted to stay within the topic of her book. We have't seen a scene like this for a long time in television interview. Good stuff for Daily Show.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. John

    While I like Piers, he was being aggressive and a bit rude. Ms. O'Donnell answered his question which appeared to clearly be off topic and clearly urged him to move on but he apparently wanted to trap her in some kind of gotcha situation. Piers and his colleague Anderson Cooper seem much more aggressive in asking personal questions to female Republican candidates than they do to and Democratic candidates either male or female.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Chris

    Christine O'Donnell is a total whack job, but it was nice to see her walk off this whack job's show.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. lee

    The ENGLISH - no wonder he is SO RUDE AND HATEFUL. He is from ENGLAND and, OF COURSE, CNN hires him. Says a lot about CNN.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ProseLingo

      I truly love the English but I have noticed that a lot of them use the inflated ego to make up for whatever their insecurities are.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Pft

        What a ridiculous generalisation. That's like saying 'I love Americans but I have noticed that a lot of them tend to avoid giving their opinions on gay marriage. Oh and eat copious amounts of mcdonalds' you haven't met 'a lot' of the 7 million Brits in the world so don't make such outlandish statements.

        August 18, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Pft

      Well that post was pretty rude and hateful. Pot, kettle, black?

      August 18, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • jan

      I really miss Larry King. I really do not want to hear about gay issues. I think the airways are filled with Liberal talk show hosts trying to push this stuff down everyone s throat. I am more interested in other issues. but Piers cant seem to get off the subject however, I'm sure you are in with the powers that be to focus on gay rights. They wont be happy until everyone is gay.

      August 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. LotusBB

    Piers was never rude to O'Donnell, now she just gives me the heebie-jeebies!

    Before she began with the R word, her credibility had increased with her honesty and directness to the questions, the banter was great! Afterwards, her true self shines again as a meek person always needing direction from others so why should anyone really care about her opinion.

    Oy vai, she thinks you had the agenda?- Obviously she had her own.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Gene Ralman

    Piers had a good interview going with O'Donnell until he noticed he hit a nerve. Then, he locked on to it. It was obvious that the girl was going to walk when Piers wouldn't let go. Yes, O'Donnell could have reacted better, but Piers lost the interview.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Martine

    I agree with all the people who say that Piers Morgan is arrogant. He also has a huge chip on his shoulder. Who cares what happened in the 90's. Who cares about what people think about other people. Piers likes to stir the pot for no good reason and outcome. Piers Morgan is all about gossip and no substance. I can't watch this show anymore. Just awful.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • worldsajoke

      well said m, how often does he try and sheet a guest towards some silly gossip and the guest has to play along with the low road Piers tries to take people for no good reason.

      August 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. ProseLingo

    How embarassing for both Piers and CNN. Neither party handled that well but as the host could have been avoided by simply changing the subject instead of 'beating the dead horse'. She has a right to keep her views to herself just as everyone else does. Only a pompous person refuses to let an uncomfortable subjuct go for the obvious joy of the power play. Last I knew adults were supposed to be civil to each other. If the host were really in control of the show it wouldn't have got the point of awkwardness.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Average Girl

    What a load of crap, if it is in her book and she is doing a book interview, why won't she talk about it? She must be ashamed of her answer. A "good" catholic would have no problem stating out loud for all to hear that they believe gay marriage is a sin. So who exactly is she hiding from, catholics or gay people? I happen to not be catholic or gay, but here she is trying to tell us we should follow her ideas but she will not tell us what they are. This is a HUGE issue all over the country.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Chris

    I was very clear why she did not want to answer the question. She is associated to the Tea Party. Any comment or opinions she may share reflect directly on the party and their presidential Candidate Michelle Bochmann and ultimately would be damaging. She a politician that what they do is dodge and she's no different than her counter part. Its fine because she answered the question through that whole exchange.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Lefty

    Piers, I am the rudest Gemini Lefty in Queens, New York.,
    You were not rude at all.!!!!!
    She wamted air time to bash other Political Partys.
    Politics can get surgical with words, and some "men" on politics could swollow that either.
    I abhore shallow people who act like perfect humans, and yet wont speak up on tv, but have the ego to write a book
    and hide behind the cover...CRACK THAT WHIP PIERS-oH AND ASK AND DO TELL POLICY GETS MY VOTE.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mervin

      Exactly. She wanted a Kevin Trudeau style infomercial interview for her book

      August 18, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Miriam Stange

    As a 74 years old,,,please forget and quite begging that totally ridiculous young woman O'Donnell to return to your show. She walked off and took leave of your show and her book if she doesn't have the ovaries to stand behind the trash she writes in her book! Thiis Tea Bag most likely thought when God was giving out "brains" he said "trains"...she obviously did not get in the right line up! Spare us the Christine, Michelle or Sarahs...reality TV is already overwhelming and us seniors will just have to turn CNN off. mts

    August 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lee

      IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS WHICH POLITICAL PARTY WATCHES CNN .............. way to go LIBS. ONCE AGAIN, RUDE AND HATEFUL as ALWAYS.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Bill

    What I don't understand is why CNN and other media outlets continue to invite people like Christine O'Donnell and other d-list people onto the network. People like Ms. O,Donnell, Trump, and others contribute nothing but confusion and mindless chatter. This continue parade of idiotic pundits and yesterday news does nothing but dumb down America. Please stop CNN it getting old. Its bad enough we have to hear opinion after opinion all through what use to be serious news items. It the number one reason why I now go online to news outlets like Al Jazeera English so that I can learn something about the real world. Piers second guess Mr.Howard Schultz should had been the lead guess. At least America would of been hear something interesting and new.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Milton E.

    First let me say that I agree with all that mentioned Piers could have been more prepared. He should have had some quotes from her book(im thinking he did not read it).....which would have been easy to address as oppose to "tell what you think about this or that"....note: to his show's producer....make sure he is better prepared next time. But, I am very surprised by Ms. O'Donnell getting flusted by the question of Gay Marriage or Dont ask, Dont tell. When will people learn that you only get to play "miss wholesome" in the comfort of your own home. This society is moving toward a more reality-based time...unfortunate for some.....a true blessing for others. Grow up Christine.....Grow up.....you could have handled Piers better than that.....SHE MADE THE SAME MISTAKE SHE HAS DONE IN BOTH OF THE MEDIA CLIPS THAT HE SHOWED.....she trying to speak to what she thinks people want to hear.....Grow up !

    August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Cynthia

    You're not a journalist. You're sleazy. You NEVER would have grilled any man of any political party with the questions which you just pelted Christine O'Donnell – and to think you thought you were charming. Perhaps only in your own mind. This was the first time I'd ever watched your show. It's also the last.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nan

      Piers Morgan was rude to Christine ODonnell.... She answered his questions, but he was trying to intiminate her.... I don't blame her for walking off. I would have walked off long before she did and
      I hope in the future the rest of you viewers will see how rude he is and can be.... I thought she handled it very
      well ....

      August 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Miriam b.

    From one Miriam to another, I completely agree! You would have better luck interviewing an ape. Happy birthday Elvis! What idiots these t baggers are.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Name*Jim

    Rude?? Give me a break ! You have gained my respect . You appear to be one of the few that didn't " back off" afraid to be criticized . She is the original " wing nut" Oh my , I so sorry , was I rude . Jim

    August 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LEE

      CNN CAN PUT TRASH ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, BUT THEY CENSOR THESE SILLY STATEMENTS.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Prema

    You were extremely rude, obnoxious and totally arrogant during your interview with Christine O'Donnell!.
    You did not come across as Einstein!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • miki

      Agreed Prema. Piers was totally a bully. He took the lowest line of questioning. Shame on him.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael Montgomery

      both prema and miki are haters. He is just asking her stance on the topic. I do not know why everyone is getting worked up. I guarantee alot of people didnt even watch the FULL interview.

      August 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • CSABI

        Michael...don't be a moron. I don't see anything that Prema an dmiki wrote that shows they are haters.

        August 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Missing Larry King_77

      I agree! The interview was totally inappropriate and WHY 'Piers Morgan ' would you stoop to such a low level? For Ratings?!!

      August 17, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. PTM24

    Wake up Piers! Challenge Schultz on something. He says Starbucks provides "compreshensive" health insurance for 200,000 employees for $250M a year. That's almost exactly $100 per month per employee. That is impossible.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. SBahoy

    Schultz says he was raised on the wrong side of the tracks "without acess to the American Dream". He is suffering from rich-guilt and has forgotten that his story is the American Dream. Somehow, someway, he clawed his way to incredible success. That is the American Dream. Not giving it to someonw.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Garth

    Piers, I agree with Ms. ODonnell. You were being rude.
    I just switched off your program. You get really interesting guests but you refuse to let them finish their points. Here in America we call that interrupting. It appears that you never learned that interrupting in boorish. You've lost me as a viewer.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike M.

      News flash, Garth: Piers will never read this.

      August 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Phil

      Right on brother, i am with you, Piece alway interrupt his guests and that is a sign of Britsh stupid an childish EGO.Larry King is realy the King in my eyes.

      August 19, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. G Briggs

    Pierce what were you guys thinking, giving Air time to that lady. What a waste. Howard Shultz should have had the whole hour. We are trying to help America, RIGHT?

    August 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. mary

    I smell a sequel for Bill Maher>O'Donnelious>that I would watch>please don't have this book promoting a used tea bag not a tea party would be>back on your show. I watched for the first time tonight and was disappointed that you did not walk out on her>in the the words of Putnam Pig>Oh CRAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

    August 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Eric

    I do think Pierce interrupts his guests too much
    But, in my opinion CNN is very balanced. MSNBC is liberal and will slant a story to their cause. FOX blatantly lies to push their agenda knowing most viewers will not verify but will certainbly spread the lies.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. LEFTY

    PIERS WAS NOT RUDE !!!!
    Whats her stance on gay marriage ??? A secret..
    According to her men are banned from masterbastion...
    Lets ask her husband how many nights a week she is rude....
    Keep your feelings out of politics or u will feel BE-Ruded.....haha.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Lakshmi

    Piers, You were not RUDE.....I thought it was a very relevant question and I am glad you doggedly put her on the spot.The gall of the woman to try to sidestep the question and try telling you what she wants to talk about!! Ask her to go to Sean Hannity's show on Fox if she wants scripted questions..... She is such a pea-brained person, I am surprised why you are giving her book or her any importance by calling her for an interview during prime time. Please do not waste your time and ours interviewing the types of Christine O donnell. Atleast I am glad you did not back off from the question.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Jaker

    Christine, you're fired. Goodbye! (Piers, will be familiar with this saying).

    You little "Troublemaker" you.

    PS. Piers, "Rock On".

    PPS. Who is Christine O' Donnell in the great scheme of US or world matters? Hmm?

    I know, tis' hard to figure, is that question.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Kiki Loaeza

    Piers Morgan could not be rude even if he tried, Cristine O'Donnell is obviously very insecure and parochial. Not good for any of her careers or life choices. She will maybe do better next time.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Chad Johnson

    She showed how intelligent she really is. What a total hypocrite and tool !

    August 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Kiki Loaeza

    Piers Morgan could not be rude even if he tried, Cristine O'Donnell is obviously very insecure and parochial. Not good for any of her careers or life choices. Maybe she will do better next time.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. CSABI

    Piers, I always have known th eBrits to have a sense of fair play, but your behavior during the interview shows that you are an exception. You came across as a sneering and arrogant bully. Pick on someone your size. I have no time for Christine Odonnell, but you have a responsibility as a host.
    Pride comes before a fall....I don't think you'll be smiling if you get exposed for the phone hacking ....

    August 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Missing Larry King_77

    I agree! The interview was totally inappropriate and WHY 'Piers Morgan' would you stoop to such a low, low level? For Ratings?!!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • fishhead

      It was totally inappropiate for Ms McWacko to run for office and be in the public eye.
      to make money aon a BOOOOK

      August 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. John C

    The Chritine O'donnell interview makes me realize that people we elect or almost elect to Congress just aren't as smart as everybody thinks they are, except that they all become millionaires with their position of power.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Tony

    Hey Piers...Just to be fair and balance.... you should ask Howard Schultz his opinion about masturbation....

    August 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. miki

    I am not a Tea Party advocate and I voted for Barack Obama. Having said this, I found Piers' interview with Christine ODonnell an unfortunate display of low level interviewing. It is clear he went for the jugular and in a bullying and aggressive manner. Ms. ODonnell is not running for anything and does not need to make clear her opinions on masturbation or gay marriage. While it may be in her book, if she refuses to answer on the third or fourth time, give it up already. Piers Morgan you should give some deep thought to your motivations and greedy desire for ratings.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Julia Navarro

    Am so amazed we can all watch the same interview yet all have diff views...... Notice the anti Piers views are by ppl who didnt actually watch the interview all they saw were pretty pictures

    August 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Veronica

    Piers, this is the first time I have EVER watched your show. I happened upon it and I am glad I did. Regarding Ms O’Donnell, You asked the right questions, you were not the rude one, and were funny as hell. And, I agreed with your pro vs. con comment (and yes, I am pro! and, I am also a catholic :)
    I do watch Fox and many of the other networks...I do not pick a network based on my voter registration; rather I look for the journalists versus the entertainer. Ms. O'Donnell should have answered your questions relating to her book she is trying to push - she looked very silly and wasted all of our time with that publicity stunt. Also, loved the piece with Starbucks CEO. Very interesting. Btw, I am a registered Republican. Great show - keep asking the relevant questions to everyone (dems, repubs etc) and I will keep watching!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. nowlin wells

    I think that the woman, Christine O'Donnell is very confused about who's show she was on and How to represent herself,as a mature individual. Piers Morgan is classy, and actually very tame. I would have asked her does she know anything about when President Regan was in Office and you went to the Super Market to visit Meat, cause it cost too much to buy. Also She is rather unstable and so she wrote a book, and exactly who is going to waste time, and she can not explain her beliiefs ? She should not come out to manage a show, but to show who she is, and she did that as someone without the understanding of communication to a mature Audiance '

    August 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. fishhead

    Piers – This is the very best you have done
    Yours truly
    Now loyal fan

    August 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Franky

    What a joke. I am embarrassed that she lives in the same state as me. She walks off a show when she is politically involved and asked a question as to her stand on a very important question. Yeah, we want her as president!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. guy durso

    Pierce,
    I think your show is very entertaining.
    How many people have walked off your show? Obviously she needs to stay off talk shows.
    Also, she needs to stay out of the cameras eye.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Owen Smith

    Stop. Think. Think a while if you need to. The wretched extreme remarks from folk who've not received a proper education or even scored acceptable SAT test scores should not be dismissed. We should, rather, welcome, our brothers and sisters who've lacked an opportunity to learn how to think. It's not their faults. It's the system's fault!

    People like some current right-wing extremists are where they are becuase our educational system has failed them. They've calvanized themselves around the notion that stupid people just might win a race and do stupid things in Washington. They delight in the fact that they've no real education beyond some 3rd rate, on-line college or, maybe, a land-grant school that doled out a lot of Fed loans to them. There's a Greek term for what the Tea Party is about. It's called "Kakistocracy"–goverment by the least enabled...the thiefs. The Tea Party are modern day political kleptomaniacs–e.g., their aim is to steal the government and brutalize it, not empower it. Moreover, look at what Bachman says and what Mussolini said.These are very dangerous times, but the dumb, poor, out-of-work folk hardly have a clue of the hammer that is knocking at the door.

    It's not the Democrats that working people should be concerned about. Rather, it is the people who are focused on shutting down American governance that should scare the hell out of them. If any polarizing presidential candidate gets elected, we're down to soup cans and campfires. I'm not arguing for one party or the other, but what I'm saying is that one better be damned sure he knows which hammer falls next when he casts his ballot. Moreover, I encourage folks to not be manipulated by the emotional language of politicans–e.g., "Sure, he's saying the right things. Then he lets you down when he learns how hard it is to get somthing through Congress." In short, we need to focus on candidates who can convince us that they can hammer out a deal...instead trying to sway our private beliefs. –Owen

    August 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Lemuel

    Piers was exceedingly lame tonight. He was bringing up the same tired old things that we heard during the campaign and was just trying to embarass her. She shouldn't have walked off, but there is no defense for Piers' questions.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Mike M.

    As a guest on a talk show, shouldn't Christine O'Donnell be a bit more open to all the content in her book that she wrote? Perhaps if she was a bit more open to Piers' questions and curiosities, maybe the audience would have gotten a better feel for the book.
    Coming onto a show to only talk about what you want to talk about is contradictory to how a talk show is supposed to work, am I right? She should have been more prepared to talk about ANYTHING from her book That would be like having O'Donnell appear on the Tonight Show and ignoring the questions Jay Leno asks her. Nobody can change the bias of a news station, so there really should be no excuse for "walking" out of the interview.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Lina Paniccia

    I agree, Piers was very sweet, adorable and charming. He was not rude at all. He had a right to ask that question and if she had nothing to hide there is no reason why she would avoid the question. If you're proud to be gay and not ashamed why avoid it. She was wrong about being able to talk about what she wants. It's his talk show and he should pick the topics not her. She's the guest not the host. That's why I love Piers Morgan. He's not shy or afraid to ask questions. If something is in the book, why not discuss it. What are you hiding?

    August 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Wanda Raycraft

    Did anyone see her tweet after the show? It said somethng like,,"I only agreed to appear on Piers' show if he promised not to hack my cell phone" What a joke she is. I went on her site after the walk off to really see what she's all about! Surprise, surprise she's a closed minded bigot who is bed with Fox News. I watched 2 interviews on the same subject one with Hannity and one with Greta and it was disgusting the way they were a mutual admiration society. The Tea Party is scary and it "conjures" up visions of a bubbling cauldron. emitting poison into the environment. Very Dark Arts like! Sorry couldn't resist the reference.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Carol

    Hey Simo,
    Like your answer to @Semper Fidelis

    August 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. 27atheart

    Mr Morgan is an interviewer, cheeky or not. The real show was the counter point to Ms. O'Donnell's action and statements with Mr.Schultz's commentary.

    On one hand, is a book author peddling their wares. Who decides that they will only discuss their talking points. The touting the "Second American Revolution" is pro Tea Party and proud of the partizan paralyzation and non negotiating position as good for business and the American people as this will fight the increasing debt.

    The other, is a business man creating a movement in which politicians will not receive money till amicable discourse, true leadership on all parts is restored with confidence and authenticity. He, in his business, has shown leadership on a global scale and points to the debacle of the, dept.-ceiling-budget-crisis non resolution as the greatest threat to America's fiduciary responsibility to the economy, business and the People.

    We can believe whom ever. So, I will cast my opinion by my wallet. I will not be buying a troublesome book but I will buy a $100.00 Starbucks card. I drink coffee, not Kool-aid.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. donald

    She wanted to "CONTROL" the entire interview,,,wonder what her book is all about..no more Borders so I will not see it in book stores ....doubt that the book will sell ...

    August 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. TJ

    Don't worry Piers, you're not the only interview that she walked out on today. She hung up on a phone interview today in SLC when they started question if her primary win of 6% was really a "Significant Margin" http://soundcloud.com/magallanes90/kxrk-x96-rfh-christine

    August 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. WAYNE

    Is she a FLAKE,,,, or what??? Why do they continue to give these clowns tv time?? Her, Sarah Palin are both flakes.To think people would vote for them. If Sarah Palin ever became President, I'd move to Canada!!!!!!!You want to run for office or write and promote a book, be ready to answer questions!!!!! ENOUGH OF MY TIME WASTED!!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cherie Hebert

      Could not agree more.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Leo

    Typical GOP/Teabagger when they venture off Fox News interviews. When they don't get the softball questions they want or submitted before the interview they scream about rude behavior and ambush attacks. How can any sane person think he was rude for asking her about something she wrote in her own book or maybe she dosen't know what was in the book in the first place!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wanda

      I know Leo. So totally true about Fox and the softball questions. She kept saying I'm here to talk about the book. WELL...... talk about it then!! What a joke she is and her book must be just as bad. Unfortunately it will probably sell more now .....

      August 18, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Yassess Leves From TMZ

    Hey I'm Yassess Leves From TMZ! Christine Is A Witch! Bunch Of GOP Candidates Goes Iowa Last Weekend. She's The Witch!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Jellybean

    The issue here is that she wrote a book that includes statements about gay marriage, she has previously spoken in public about gay marriage, and now that she's promoting her book, she thinks it's not fair game. That's total BS. If you don't want to talk about it, don't write about it.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Ben

    i don't trust either of these people.... nor any of the news channels mentioned... there all scandalous... profit driven & manipulative...

    August 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Cherie Hebert

    Attention Ms. O'Donnell, you are not the host of the Piers Morgan show. I believe Mr. Morgan sort of runs the show and you are a guest. If you want a show of your own, maybe you could do an infommercial and try selling your book that way.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Virginia

    Piers, I'm sorry that your original show plan has turned into general reporting of breaking news, more often than not, since its inception. I enjoy your style of interviewing guests. And I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for saving humanity tonight! You gave this nut a platform to show her true colors (again) and absolutely stopped her from wasting our time if she had any illusions of entering politics again. Keep up the good work.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Neutral

    What!? how can some people come on here and defend Fox and put down CNN? That is
    obviously bias thinking, because the real issue here just the question Peirce
    asked her. If it is in your book and you're on the show to discuss your book why
    not answer the question, instead she calls him rude, that makes no sense. Ok
    and lets be honest every news station is a little bias at some time, but CNN is
    more unintentional bias sometimes but Fox is plain out obviously bias. I'll give
    you an example although their is plenty. On the show the Five, Greg Gutfeld
    actually pulled out a Perry/Romney for president sticker during the show. Also
    out of the five only one is a rational thinker and that's Bob Beckel, the other
    4 just defends the tea party, defames the president and democrats and usually
    only Bob will disagree out of the five and make valid points. Really? fear and
    balance 4 to 1 ratio. I think not.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Merk

    Piers can be a bit pompous.Hhe has that twang in his voice that can make you squint, and wrinkle your nose when he speaks.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Dennis

    Pier, We watch every night and thought you interview and questioning of Christine was terrible, you handled the matter very poorly and your question were rediculious, I was surprisingly more impressed with Christine O'Donnell handling you and your rude and too personal questions, you could have moved on. You seemed to be close to losing control.
    We have gone from a fan and support of Pier Morgan to probably not watching you again, very disappointing performance.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jaker

      Oh Dennis – stop being a (ahem) "Menace".

      August 18, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Jeff

    This woman is the very essence of what is wrong with my generation. She is self-absorbed, lazy and poorly educated. It just shows what deep trouble this country is in when people such as this are put in places of power and influence. She's disgusting.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Mayyjjo

    If Ms. O'Donnell can't even stand up for her own book she shouldn't have agreed to go the show. Don't tell me she didn't know what to expect. She's had enough interviews to know. Piers wasn't being rude at all. He was merely asking her about her book. She was there to promote her stupid book, so answer the questions, dummy. Typical teaparty type. She should be next on the ridiculist.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Jeb Guy

    Piers M, your mentally ill socialist European blind view of reality showed through in nasty interview to nail Christine O'Donnell on 08-17-2011 demonstrates your CNN bias propaganda! “We the People” see through your socialist agenda. Move to Cuba and drive a 1952 clunker-junker if it works and you can buy gas. Socialism has always FAILED! Read History.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  101. John

    I am not a fan of either party ! But Piers was very rude.. Bottom line..... No excuses. If you invite her as a guest, treat her like you would want to be treated... Just saying...

    August 18, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Kathleen

    Regardless of political belief, conservative or liberal, it was clear Piers's intent was to embarrass Christina O'Donnell by repeatedly asking a non-relevant question. I agree for her own self respect she was correct in walking off the stage. He certainly wasn't charming as he called himself, but rather rude. I am not a fan of Christina's, but was looking forward to what she had to say. Unfortunately, never got to hear.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  103. ZCan

    The man was doing his job !!!!
    WOW! I think she should have answered the question instead of attacking his manners" which btw are nowhere near rude"! That's typical right wing behavior.
    It was sickening watching her talk.. It's women like her that ruin it for the rest of women.
    She's a perfect example of token puppet public personalities.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  104. Rob

    Why was Piers asking Christine about masturbation? Gutter interview.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Dianne

    My last time to watch this show because of the rude, unprofessional manner in which the interview of Christine was completed by Piers.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Nick

    The whole time Piers was attacking Chrisine instead of interviewing her with serious question. He talks about masturbation, witch craft, gay marriage, calling her names. Very bias and I don't blame Christine for leaving. She stayed for 20 minutes. Most women would have left after the 1st gutter question about masturbation

    August 18, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  107. Sam B

    He was completely out of line. She was a guest on his show. She politely declined to respond to his irrelevant line of questioning several times but he apparently felt the need to try to pressure her into engaging him. She is not running for any office so why would he think she would be required to answer his foolish questions? So what if she is against gay marriage? Most Americans are. Americans are already heading down that slippery slope pretty fast. I'm glad she has values. I would imagine she's also against our legalized murdering of unborn babies too. Its a sick world and journalists who antagonize those who try to inject some morality into this culture are a big reason why. Shame on you Piers. You tried to be a bully and ended up looking like a fool. Biggest mistake CNN has made.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  108. Jo Allard

    I am with you Piers. More fuel for the fire to roast the tea party terrorist. I love it. They are so full of themselves. It's beyond laughable. In the second revolution I predict that the tea party will be hung out to dry just like the Tories and the Royalists. We the people, the poor the downtrodden, the elderly and the disabled will prevail in the end. The whole world is watching you.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. Zavaré Tengra

    I don't think her walking out had much to with her not wanting to answer the " gay marriage" question..She probably felt badgered by Pierece with his " masturbation" and " witch" questions and video clips that went on for a bit too long.. The " gay marriage" question was probably the straw that broke the camels back..Either way, she came across as unprofessional and ridiculious... If you want your 15 minutes of fame to last longer, by dabbling in witccraft,politics or writing a book, grow a thicker skin!!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Henry

    P.Morgan showed the same classless tactics that got his old tabloid canceled.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  111. Levi

    O'Donnell merely established what she has denied in the past, including in her campaign spots, that being "she is a witch," and not a very bright one at that.

    Ms. Witch is a typical teabagger, dodging issues, flip-flopping on issues, and feeling they should never be asked any tough question, especially if it's one regarding anything they've spouted in the past.

    Piers was not rude, she was the rude one, but what do you expect from a witch!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Gary

    I don't like the Tea Party or Christine O but she was right to leave. You can't ask women a buch of silly questions about: masturbation, witchcraft, mocking her in old videos, and gay marriage. It wasn't an interview it was an attack the whole time. Good interviewers are more balance. If Piers wanted to attack her do so with 2 out of 10 questions not every single question. Shame on your Piers Morgan.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Eugene

    How would you feel if someone asked your mother, sister, daughter about masturbation on national tv when she was on air to talk about politics and her book. What's wrong with your Mr. Morgan you are the heir of Larry King.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mokkan

      Neither my mother, sister nor any other relatives have chosen to be public figures. Politicians are subject to judgment in the court of public opinion, and their statements and actions are justly scrutinized. They expect us to place our trust in them, and they should thus be accountable for those statements and actions. Piers did nothing more than try to address issues that O'Donnell herself took time to discuss in the very book she was promoting on his show. The integrity of any political journalist rests on their willingness and ability to ask questions relevant to current political climate, not relevant to the agenda of the interviewee. Piers took her to task, and kudos to him for that.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Mokkan

    Having read a number of the responses here, I'm compelled to pose a question to the pro-O'Donnell crowd: Do ISPs accommodate your chosen lifestyle, or do you have to physically move your rock to the nearest hotspot to get a Wifi connection?

    August 18, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Neutral

    Ok some people are saying Pierce was rude Pierce was this and that. OK what are you talking about she is a politician, he is a interviewer and this is a pretty straight forward question about the book she wrote. If we can't have faith in her to answer a question that should already be answered in her book how can we have confidence in her to do anything to help the country?

    August 18, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Jen

    I like CNN and Larry King's old show. Mr. Morgan you have turned it into gutter tv. Did you really ask an attractive woman about masturbation on national tv? Seriously to a woman who won the nomination of a major party to be US Senator. Then talk about witchcraft and 20 year old clips of her in her old hairdos then mock her nonstop then ask her about gay marriage.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sam B

      Great points Jen. I was waiting for the x-rated music to start playing in the background. I'm ashamed to be a fan of CNN tonight. I know of one show I will never be tempted to watch again.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  117. Chris

    Piers Morgan turned into Hugh Hefner tonight. Pervert

    August 18, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  118. AdrianChilders.com

    Hahaha Thats awesome! Is she gay?

    Piers you weren't rude at all. If she is a politician its expected that people want to know what her views are. When you go on a show to promote something you don't get to talk about it during the entire interview. Anyway, I'm sure this is good for ratings. Maybe you should start being a bit more rude. haha

    August 18, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  119. Irene

    P.Morgan is a dirty old Brit

    August 18, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Sugeeth

    Hi......... Piers........
    I was relaxed after late hard working day, when i saw u was interviewing Penn who has written a so called book
    "GOD, No!" U interviewed him in a nice and way. What u said was true that there are so many ppl around the world having Godly beliefs. Well, Im not sure those every belief is gonna last long according to my belief who's a born again christian youth (who broke out from a traditional christian church) in sri Lanka. Although ppl don't send u comments or feedback's from Asia there are so many ppl who are watching Ur program-me even in our country. I don't see its a book which will be an exciting book to read to every person has a Godly belief and across the globe. I'm not only mentioning abt The christian faith even other religions as u mentioned in. Hey Piers Why do humans automatically look up when they are in a situation, a spot of bother, in a problem where humans cannot solve! Beyond human control. Why is that? Its b'cos we, humans are creation of GOD the Father. That's why when certain pastors pray for sick in physically and mentally get healed completely. There is one name that any creation of GOD (True GOD of Israel) will obey and react to that name. A person who finds that name & calls upon that name will never be lost like atheists. Pls pray for Penn & his family, good to pray for another isn't it piers? Hey if there's anything u need as info of our beautiful country sri Lanka i will be able to help U! Keep up the Good work, stay in CNN. May GOD's Grace be upon U!

    August 18, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  121. Mila

    Piers Morgan = perverted old brit

    August 18, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  122. erzan

    Piers was being rude? then Fox news should be pulled off air. I've seen people point, raise their voice and speak over people plenty of times. He gave her time to reply and no reporter should be prevented asking sensitive questions when it comes to politicians. Why can't you thick people realize these people are suppose to be public SERVANTS. Ergo, if they want to represent us and have power, they should expect to be answer questions regarding their political held beliefs. We as the voters have a right to know them if they vote on laws that effect us. Some people are so thick is sad.

    August 18, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  123. SA

    Where's the freedom of speech that Americans talk so much about??? Would she have walked out if Larry King or Oprah did the same? DO NOT GO on broadcast media (or any media) to be interviewed, if you cannot hold your own. Walking out makes HER look bad, answer and move on. She must have a bad team if they can't even schedule her day (and not provide answers for tough questions!) and that she needs to walk out on an interview to make her next appointment. Round 2 – Fox News...
    Piers, you were not rude! Kudos!

    August 18, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  124. Marc

    No, Morgan was offensive and in the wrong and should be forced to apologize for being a bad interviewer and for twisting the truth. She walked out, not stormed. His badgering was repulsive and extremely rude. Not to mention highly unprofessional. Part of that article has nothing to do with what transpired. He asked her about gay marriage only. Why do people have to make such elaborations? Shameful.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  125. mervin

    Christine O'Donnell proved tonight that she is a freak. You're either fine with gay marriage or you're not. She's obviously against it. Why not just state that then move on. What a total total freak. Good Lord. "I skipped the womens republican convention for this."

    August 18, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Danny

    An additional source to see who is Ms O'Donnell:

    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/o/christine_odonnell/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=christine%20o'donnell&st=cse

    August 18, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  127. Michelle

    Piers-YOU were absolutely in the right! She was the rude B. She was just there to promote her book. I would not give her the benefit of the doubts again and let her on your show. Remember, it is your show and nobody elses and you do a great job. I love your personality and that is what makes you! Here is to many happy shows!

    August 18, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  128. kevin

    Shove the gay issue down our throats , why not they shove it up their butts. Time to throw-up!

    August 18, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  129. Tara

    Piers: 1 O'Donnell: 0. Don't write a book about politics if you can't handle the gay marriage question. Why would I read her book if she can't even answer a straightforward question?

    August 18, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  130. reality

    People who are calling Morgan arrogant must watch the O'rielly and Hannity than only they are going to understand the meaning of arrogance.

    August 18, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  131. Catherine Simard

    It was a very simple question and I agree with Mr. Morgan, "a highly political one". Very easy to answer: Do you agree or not? Another person afraid of expressing their view for fear of consequences on their career! Walking off an interview is seriously childish!

    August 18, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  132. Linda

    I tape Piers every night and watch him in the am. I began to notice something weird after his Charlie Sheen interview. EVERY guest who came on after Charlie, Piers would excitedly ask, "What do you think about this Charlie Sheen thing?" Most of the guests looked puzzled and wanted to move on. You can tell by Piers dancing eyes and pursed little lips that he THRIVES on juicy gossip. Re O'Donnell: who wants to talk about masturbation/gay marriage when you came to talk about economic problems in America? I was mortified for her when he kept showing old tapes from her young years. I did many stupid things when I was in my 20s. Who hasn't? Piers, you are not a news reporter, you are a gossip mongerer. An embarrassment to CNN. Go back to the tabloids.

    August 18, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Jerry Doll

    Piers Morgan has sreached a new low. You would think CNN could do better than Piers Morgan

    August 18, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • smithy

      Piers is a discredited journo in the uk – check out why he was fired from his job as editor of one of our gutter press tabloids. We wish he would be extradited to the uk to face charges over phone hacking.

      August 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. Mad Monte

    Just looking at Pierce makes me want to puke, listening to his snotty remarks makes me want to slap him. As for Ms. O'Donnell, she should admit that she is a closet gay who is against gay rights. That might make her book more interesting. I definitely wouldn't buy her book now.

    August 18, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  135. John H.

    It is telling that while she walked off after Piers kept asking about her views of masturbation, and weather she had ever sinned in her heart, the subject was considered so charged that CNN reported that it was over questions concerning gay marriage.

    I am not by any means a supporter of tea party agenda, or O'Donnel (I am more of a progressive Dem), but if they don't think the subject is fit for reporting, why would it be OK for Piers to ask the question?

    August 18, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  136. vickie

    Being shallow and unable to hold your own in a tough situation is not a factor of being a woman; rather, it's a factor of being a shallow and weak person. That's what we witnessed. Once you take a public stance on an issue, if you don't have the backbone to stand behind it, then you'd better keep your mouth shut. And your pen quiet. Your words aren't worth the paper they're written on nor the ink expended in the writing.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Well said Vickie! Shallow, high school, petty, snotty behaviour. Don't write a book with your opinions in it, then do a book tour to promote that book, and then get made when people as your opinion.

      August 18, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  137. billy warren

    how can someone be such a jerk to make someone walk off a so-called show. you should be fired

    August 18, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  138. Pakiceid

    Sir, you rock !!
    no you were not rude. and I love the way you replied ' NO I think I am Rather charming '
    Great Skills

    August 18, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  139. Rick

    That was a pretty funny interview. I think the question was fair, as it concerned her book. Was it rude... no. Was this just more political dancing.... yes. This is the business of policy and politics. Piers makes money off of this stuff... so get over it. Everyone who ever thinks about doing an interview should consider that they will be given a curve-ball question that they might not want to answer.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  140. Rob

    Desperate for ratings, Piers follows a line of questioning (grossly unrelated to her book – see below) that he knows will fire up the intellectually weak and morally depraved, as well as give him a personal sense of sick satisfaction.

    "Troublemaker is about where O’Donnell comes from—the Philadelphia suburbs with five kids to a room—and what she weathered in the 2010 election. But the core of the book is a clear, straightforward discussion of an America that yearns to embrace freedom and opportunity through personal responsibility, and how it is hamstrung and stymied by excessive regulation, taxation, and the sanctimony of a “nanny state.” And Troublemaker will deliver an important, rousing message about what we do with the quiet anger in America today: where we can go, and how strong we can be, from here. Warning readers that challenging the status quo makes the political establishment push back, O'Donnell wants to build a movement that will continue to goad it." – Amazon

    August 18, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  141. frank burnsf

    Based on this interview, it appears she will be a Tea Party hero. She talks about the second American Revolution - this time, I guess the enemy is the US government itself. It sounds treasonous, but there is a bright side - these are the same people who are fond of saying "America, love it or leave it!" So, we ought to be seeing a mass exit of Tea Partiers, and I say, good riddance.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  142. Stephen King

    Good job, Piers.

    It's not Mr. Morgan's job to provide a nice white billboard for people to advertise their newest more or less creative endeavors on. The man runs a talk show, and it's explicitly advertised as a talk show where he asks tough questions. I like watching his show for that very reason. If O'Donnell didn't realize that was the type of show she was going onto, shame on her. Shame on her more, though, for thinking she was going to discuss a tough topic–did she really say "the second American revolution?–and yet not talk about tough current issues. She's an idiot, and Mr. Morgan did a very good job of making that clear.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  143. pam

    I just watched the videos. Boy! I dont like him already! He was very rude, offensive, and disrespectful! I can understand it is "business" in what he does, but there is a fine line, and he crossed it! Go O'Donnell!

    August 18, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  144. Angel Santiago

    Piers, I saw last night that your requested that Ms. O'Donnell come back to your show tonight....why bother. Why give her a spotlight when she has nothing to offer as a politician or anything for that matter. Bring on your show talented, profeesional people as you have been doing. I see the news medias gives so much attention to these people like O'Donnell and Sara Palin...another waste of time, of course she got the spotlight last week, because the media ran to her instead of covering the candidates that are running. When Sara decides to run for Presidency, then give her the attention and take her more seriously.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  145. Sharon Cannon

    She was asking people to buy her book, so YES she should have answered the guestion, or not done the interview.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  146. John Mazurek

    Piers,

    I am very conservative and a Tea Party member in my community in Georgia.

    I have found you to be a very insightful and thorough interviewer. I can guess at your politics but it would be a guess becasue the times I have watched your program you maintain a very good posture of objective journalism.

    In the case of Christine O'Donnell, I found your qestions simple, direct and totally within the pervue of the interview.
    Mrs O'Donnell needs some growing up, I now understand why she lost to an opponent who should not been elected dog catcher.

    Thanks,

    John
    PS: You got me hooked, I will be watching more!!

    August 18, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  147. Carla Edelman

    Thank you, Piers! You didn't have to make Christine O'Donnell look bad–she did it all by herself! If she thinks that she's
    a big enough player to stir up interest in her by walking off, she's misguided. Maybe if Pres. Obama walked off it would
    be a story, but Christine who? C'mon, Christine, you have to be ready and willing to handle the question, any question,
    because the public needs to know what you're made of. Piers, you did your job masterfully and we expect nothing less
    of a good journalist. You were relentless in your quest for an answer, and the more evasive she became, the more you
    probed, inadvertently exposing her weakness. This is the real world, Christine; the public demands and deserves to
    know who you are if you are serious about governing anything. We can't trust you if we don't know you, and we will
    never trust you if you back off from a question and have a hissy-fit moment because the interview is not going your
    way. You showed your immaturity and inability to withstand pressure, and this was just an interview! It was an
    opportunity for you to shine and prove you could handle any question, and you answered by walking off. Your stunt was
    an embarrassment only to you, and Piers never looked better. When you walked off, the expression on his face was priceless; he appeared completely amused as he watched a spoiled child (that he had to tolerate), walk away when she
    didn't get her way. I've always believed she is uninformed and irrelevant; now I know my beliefs are correct. Keep up
    the excellent work, Piers; the media is our only hope of knowing anyone with political aspirations, and honestly, I want
    to know so much more. I cannot entrust any portion of my country's government to anyone who is not forthcoming and
    refuses to be accountable. Christine, you already lost whatever it is you're hoping to win.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Debbie Powers

    Yahoo, Piers, you pulled a Larry King, You rock......yes... best interview...you were not out of line. Why is she so defensive? I would never buy her book.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  149. Aislinn

    Piers clearly was trying to derail the conversation about the book to shine the worst possible light on O'Donnell. It is a shameful way to act. I don't like or respect O'Donnell even though I agree with the Tea Party movement. But I disagree with Piers underhanded bait and switch tactic to get her on the show to ridicule her publicly for her beliefs (ones which I do not support). Journalism has become all agenda and no balance. Piers shows his true colors here as just another agenda-seeker who cares nothing of balance or truth. It was dirty of him.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  150. worldisajoke

    Piers morgan would not treat Brad Pitt or Bill Clinton or some other person he admires this way.

    If a person is your guest, you do not force things on them, you treat them respectfully. That Morgan stash calm and smiles while being a smug bully, does not full most people and the guest called him on it and foe the next week , he and Anderson Cooper will revel in their little mockery of a "guest" standing up for themselves on their mighty all important "truth" show. What a farce. These two wealthy twits enjoying their moment in the "news" spotlight, think they are superior to the select people they talk down to.

    There is no poorer listener or a person less interested in what people have t say than Piers Morgan. .

    August 18, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carsy E.

      I would expect that Piers wouldn't treat them that way, because as humanitarians, they have earned our respect; Chris-
      tine cannot ever hope to come close. What is an interviewer going to ask Pres. Clinton about his personal life or views
      that we haven't already heard? He's answered the questions, and I commend him for never walking away. What is an interviewer going to ask Brad Pitt about his personal life that we already don't know? These two have put themselves out
      there; they haven't run away from anything, because they understand that their public persona is key to their popularity
      and trust. Their good works in the service of their country speak volumes as to who they are, and Piers would be mis-
      guided to take such truly relevant people and hammer away at an insignificant question. The problem with ODonnell is
      that she has nothing to say (that doesn't serve her own sense of self-importance), and she has contributed nothing that
      is noteworthy to any event or need in our country. OOPS–I forgot, she has contributed her IDEAS, now there's a
      treasure, but we must read her book to find some of those ideas, because she is too immature to discuss the ones that
      may not make her look good to all viewers on national television. The only mistake CNN made was having her on the
      show at all, but I think if anyone can write the book on how to interview someone who has nothing to say, it should be
      Piers. He was brilliant.

      August 18, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  151. Nancie

    Piers, you need to understand what no means. You are no Larry King, that's for sure!

    August 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  152. keithBX

    Would have been even funnier if the clip was shown from "Monty Python & the Holy Grail" – "SHE'S A WITCH!"...
    "BURN HER ANYWAY!!!!"

    August 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  153. Lance J. Gosnell

    What about the comment about how she hopes her book inspires the Tea Party to bring America back to a Second American Revolution. Honestly, what is she talking about? We only had one American Revolution unless she is hoping they cause one and if that is the case they are doing a might damn fine job.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  154. Nushi

    What a loser she is!!! She can't even hold an interview. I am so glad she walked out. She wasn't worth listening to anyway. He was gracious and polite and she was trying to get away with answering the questions. Now everyone knows how unrealiable she is. I would NOT buying any book that is written by her, good or bad. She is obviously racist.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  155. James C.

    Relax Piers, you did a great job and your interview was in order. Just remember that this wanna-be, O'Donnell, has a big head and thinks she is above the standards that we normal people must follow. She just wanted to sell her book and nothing else. I wouldn't interview her again, and give her the pleasure of speaking to the world about her book. Let her design and do her own PR. I ask that you keep going with your methods and I will continue to watch your show every night. Great Work Piers!

    August 18, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  156. Roxanne

    I don' t think Piers was rude at all. he was simply asking her questions that she has had expressed her views on before. She was the one that was rude. She acted like a spoiled brat who didn't get to talk about what SHE wanted to she went home. Boo Hoo! He is the host...HE asks the questions. This was NOT the Christine O'Donnell Show.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  157. E.

    ...she has no views. She said she didn't want to discuss legislative agenda and then states her book address issues on policy making. ????? She's just cashing out on Tea-idiots.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  158. Todd johnson

    I'm not a fan or admirer of Piers Morgan, but I have to say in all fairness, that I thought he handled the interview brilliantly. His questions were fair, respectful, and if anything, he just let the guest dig her own hole and make herself look incredibly foolish in the process. Even after she dissed him and walked off, he was just as polite and even-keeled, noting that it is a good book, encouraged folks to buy it, and acted like a gentleman. I think she really blew it as did her amateur handlers who seemed to pull her off the set and stand in front of the camera. What a joke. Can't blame the media on this one.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  159. Brian Hamilton

    Piers, you are a jerk..certainly not a journalist. Grow up.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  160. Donna

    He was not being rude, and it was a legitimate question. I think she was taking advantage of the fact that Piers WAS quite rude to his guest just the night before, and thought people would think she was justified in calling him rude.

    My favorite part was when she said he should asl Bachman questions about this issue since she is runnig for public office when, of course, bachman is refusing to answer questions on this issue, too. Sensitive much, ladies?

    If you said it in the past, and it is your belief, stand up for it and be proud! If you are NOT proud that you said it in the past, this is your opportunity to say so. She could have gone either way in her response and come off well. Walking away made her look nothing but bad.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  161. Demos

    I think Morgan is an arrogant old Englishman. This guy is bad news in Britain. CNN needs to get him off the air as the shows are in decline. Nobody can replace good old Larry.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  162. Brenda Anderson

    Why must people always try to define someone by their beliefs if it is not what you believe so be it, is she beating down your door trying to force you to see it the way she does. He was just looking for something to generate more interest for his show and she didn't want to play the game. End of Story If you get backed in a corner concerning a topic you do not care to talk about isn't it best to walk away, to many people are so use to the PC line when someone does not want to discuss an issue they are wrong not to.................I don't think so, but he would have made it all about a yea/nay gay issue. I say go for it leave if you’re not comfortable with the interview. He got his desired result people are talking about his show and that was no doubt all he wanted, he didn't ask because he is championing the cause

    August 18, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  163. Raven

    I can't believe she called Piers rude, he is one of the few interviewers I watch because he is always respectfu, calm and allows the interviewee to answer the question. Unlike some who ask then interrupt and yell and state their opinions instead. Keep up the good work Piers. There are too few like you. You and Don Leamon keep me coming back to watch interviews!

    August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  164. Keepyourotherjob

    It would seem just a matter of time before CNN's ratings slouch below those of Microsoft-NBC.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  165. LA Bevilacqua

    Obviously she is trying to sell her book rather than engage with a professional journalist who was trying to conduct an interview.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  166. worldisajoke

    Doug, invite me as a "guest" to a dinner party of yours and belabour a question or topic I don't want to talk about and ask you not to talk about , and I will leave. If you compare Morgan's conduct between "guests" he kisses the backsides of and those he labels fair game . I do label that behaviour as bullying and on camera to make him look benign and his guest look like the problem. It is grotesque and why we tolerate this from being we have granted the spotlight is beyond me.

    The for profit, so called "news" has gone so far of course trying to be entertaining and competing with Hollywood and tabloids .

    August 18, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  167. Bill

    The gay issue is big because it's an issue of discrimination. And a government that covets this because of religion, which if there was only one religion and everyone was a part of would make sense. If she (the Tea Party) can't answer a simple question (stand up for your beliefs), and this is an example of the political course, then this country will only deteriorate further.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  168. Debbie M

    Whey is he called a 'host' and his interviewee a 'guest'?

    Seems more appropriate to refer to his ilk as 'perps' and the guest as 'victims'.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  169. Daysi

    She wasn’t professional not unswerving the question, is clear that she felt offensive and very emotional with a topic that is in the interest of the American people. I understand she can be a conservative person but not ignorant in avoiding a question about gay people, who are American too. She needs to learn to answer all questions…She is a public person, unfortunately without self-identification.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  170. Bill McLane

    I don't think Morgan was rude nor do I think O'Donell was offended. What I think happened here was O'Donell decided to walk off the CNN program long before she arrived on the set so she would have something to whine about when she appears on Fox programs.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  171. Stephen in VA

    This whole thing was planned, I'd bet. Had O'Donnell just completed the interview, it would have gone down to something that was only watched by fans of either Morgan or her. When she walked out, she elevated this to the level of gossipy news, which brings her and her book to greater attention–positive, negative, doesn't matter; it's all book sales. Harry Potter sold very poorly until the Baptists started burning the books. No such thing as bad publicity, they say.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  172. Nessus

    Piers,

    You were totally awesome in the Christine O'Donnel interview. I loved it.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  173. Bryan B.

    The whole event's another example of Tea Party childishness. The whole "If I can't control the situation then I quit" standard of behavior. It's their standard of behavior – assuming they speak for all Americans and speaking over everyone in a bullying manner. It's all so Talibanish, the way they want to control the world.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  174. Nessus

    What is wrong with you people? Piers stuck to the facts with O'Donnell. O'Donnell was so evasive it was totally funny. Piers cannot help it if O'Donnell wishes to look like an idiot. O'Donnell did not want to answer the questions because she's not a candidate for office, it is too funny, what a lame excuse.
    O'Donnell, who are you? Quit hiding behind the facade.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  175. Scott Chandler

    For me it's not about Christine, she's not too bright, it's not about CNN, democratic leaning, Fox News, republican leaning, or even about dinner parties.
    It's about Piece. He's rude on his show and on other shows. I wish CNN would find a replacement for him. Having Piece as Larry King's replacement is, for me, terrible.
    I do watch the show sometime, though not as often as I did with Larry King, because I’m interested in the people he is interviewing. But he’s always a distraction, intrudes too much, doesn’t lead the conversation well, humiliates guests, etc. He’s rude and should be replaced.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  176. Nessus

    Too funny, it won't be long before O'Donnell starts talking about Gays and withcraft, OFF the air. She will show her true self away from the cameras.

    Nessus

    August 18, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  177. Scott Chandler

    For me it's not about Christine, she's not too bright, it's not about CNN, democratic leaning, Fox News, republican leaning, or even about dinner parties.
    It's about Piece. He's rude on his show and on other shows. I wish CNN would find a replacement for him. Having Piece as Larry King's replacement is, for me, terrible.
    I do watch the show sometime, though not as often as I did with Larry King, because I’m interested in the people he is interviewing. But he’s always a distraction, intrudes too much, doesn’t lead the conversation well, humiliates guests, etc. He’s rude and should be replaced.
    He will never have the skill of a Larry King. Not many would. But CNN could find someone that wasn't as tabliod or white-trashy as Pierce.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  178. PJ

    I'm sick to death hearing about "gay rights." I'm glad she chose not to answer Pierce question. She isn't a politician and I'm not interested in her personal thoughts on the matter. If Pierce wanted clarification on a statement in her book regarding gay rights he should have quoted it from the book with the page number it could be found on. It was a bad interview and personally he came off unprofessional.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  179. James

    I watch Piers on AGT and Piers Morgan Tonight. I love his dry British sarcasm,Ms. O'Donnel should have answered the questions. But Piers i take offense to the comment you made "Christine O'Donnell, making America great again." I can't think of why you would have said that! What did that statement have to do with anything? The majority of politicians including the President (not just President Obama) is not what makes America great, they have proven time and again that they are interested in serving themselves and their projects not the people of America. The unwielding spirit of the American people is what makes America great! I'm glad she left the show, I would much rather listen to you and Penn Jillette.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  180. Katherine

    Everyone knows that tea partiers do not support anyone different and that dont share their same views.
    Michelle B's only response NOW because before she announced she was running for President was an avid speaker against Gays and DADT, now her "standard" response is "Im not here to judge, Im here running for President" and over and over again when asked the Gay question, this is her response but Michelle, we have the footage! lol. lets go to the video tapeS.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  181. Howard

    Ask every guest you have this exact same question (politician or not) and then you can say that you treat everyone fairly. Until then it is just a fake news show trying to get ratings.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  182. SF

    I agree with O'Donnell. I'm done with Piers and CNN.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  183. sue gettings

    I am glad she walked off, she is a idiot, she cant even answer the question.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  184. Scott Chandler

    I fully agree.

    The Christine lady doesn't seem the sharpest but what Pierce did was rude. That's not an interview. That's attacking. I want to see interviews and learn about the guests. I can make up my own mind aboiut what I think about the guest. I don't care to see guests attacked and directed into 'Gatcha Interviews'.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • i fisher

      I used to enjoy Piers Morgan, but i will never watch his show again. He invited Christine O'donnel on to attack her. IT WAS SO OBVIOUS. SHE WAS A LADY, SHE ADMITTED HER MISTAKES. TO SHOW HER AD AND TELL HER IT WAS CREEPY, IS JUST BAD MANNERS. I AM ENGLISH, AND I WAS ASHAMED OF MY COUNTRYMAN. IF THAT WAS KIM KARDASHIAN HE WOULD BE SO SWARMY AND NEVER DO THAT TO HER. HE IS A STAR WORSHIPPER. IT WAS AN OBVIOUS SET UP. SHAME ON THE PRODUCERS! LARRY KING WOULD NEVER DO THAT!

      August 20, 2011 at 4:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  185. TruthAddict

    That's really not a fair fight – Piers versus The Witch. Piers handled that situation like a true professional. I was skeptical when it was announced that he would be Larry's King successor, but Piers has proven to be the best interviewer in the industry.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  186. Darlene Davis

    Way to go, Piers! You were a gentleman with Christine O'Donnell. She was TOTALLY out of line, and made herself look completely inept!

    August 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  187. Bill

    Piers was a little rude... And a little stupid for interviewing this twit. The Tea Party people and Glen Beck's, Ann Coulter's, etc. are the Alice Cooper's, Rob Zombie's, Howard Stern's, Steve Dahl's, Jerry Springer's, and Ozzy Osbourne's of the 2010's. They're getting rich on shock. Alice, Rob, Howard, etc. were/are harmless because they didn't form policy, yet the Tea Party types claimed they eroded social values. The Tea Partiers are dangerous, however, given the policies they claim to support threaten our First Amendment right to freedom of religion, the funding of our schools, and virtually all other government funded social programs. To continue giving the Tea Party fruit cakes a voice is irresponsible. Find some other people to interview; some educated people with viable solutions. Turn off the shock politicians.

    August 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  188. 1977

    She's so pathetic !!!

    August 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  189. Andrea

    She is a coward, and the road has just one way, that's why she wrote on the book, but doesn't talk about it.the way that talks what she wants without discussing about it! Bottom line coward!

    August 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  190. Bgram

    Just another liberal playing the "gay" card to bash a conservative. Why is it okay? Why is "gay" in our face every where we turn? "Hey, I am straight and I am gonna make a big deal about it". Really, nobody cares! Get over yourselves. When are we going to have a "Straight Pride" parade?

    August 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  191. Justin

    Bottom line is if you are in the public spotlight you need to expect to answer questions (controversial and not). If you are a politician, then you are absolutely should be interviewed with further scrutiny, especially if you have strong stances on controversial subjects. Gay marriage is a major issue for many (not me personally) and politicians who refuse to answer questbions on stances such as these should be hit with major criticism. This goes for Chris Christie who refuses to answer if he believe in evolution, Herman Cain who refuses to provide a straight answer on his views of Muslims and Michelle Bachman on nearly every question she gets asked. Who do these people think they are that they can refuse to answer questions on fundamental social issues and force journalist and the media to only ask what they feel comfortable answering truthfully. It is simply because these people know they will receive backlash on there social views (because there views are backwards) and so they choose to ignore them in order to make political gain.

    This is what Americans like me say is what forces us to lose credibility in our so called political leaders. Grow up and answer the questions if you believe so strongly in your views!

    August 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  192. Bad kitty no milk tonight

    We have found a WITCH may we BURN her????
    How do you know she's is a Witch?
    Ah, she LOOKS like one!!!!

    August 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  193. Sabatini

    After viewing the video and reading the comments made by all above, I have to agree that:
    "He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was insane."
    Scaramouche

    August 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  194. worldisajoke

    Justin my good man, check it out, that is just another version of idiot # 2

    August 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justin

      Which is then saying that in the end, you believe, nobody is smart and thus why the "worldisajoke".

      However this creates a paradox for if a self-proclaimed idiot says the rest of the world is all idiots.

      August 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • worldisajoke

        perhaps

        August 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  195. worldisajoke

    What is so wrong with setting parameters and rules to a person whom you are granting an on air interview? And what is so wrong with ending an interview that is being filmed where the person seems to be ben ton making you look badly? I don't really understand people who go on and expose themselves to for profit stations like CNN, but I goes it is the risk individuals take to self promote. So such people really can't cry foul when it goes badly.

    August 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  196. worldisajoke

    These days CNN acts like it's the high court room of public opinion and people are on trial and Morgan and Cooper are some superior appointed authority taking on behalf of the people. They really need to get over themselves. These wealthy highly paid puppets of CNN sure as heck don't represent me or my point of view.

    August 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  197. Blaine

    The host, I believe, is free to ask anything he/she chooses. The guest is free to answer any question he/she chooses. If the guest declines to answer or comment on a question, it's time for the host to move on to the next question. There is no point in turning an interview into an ugly Jerry Springer-type confrontation which seems to be Morgan's intent.

    The odd thing is, it is a very rare host who would badger a liberal guest as Morgan did O'Donnell. Yet, they never hesitate to badger conservative guests.

    This brings to mind the Newt Gingrich vs Chris Wallace confrontation during the recent GOP debate. Conservatives always seem to get "gotcha" questions. Liberals always seem to get "softball" questions.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justin

      Again, O'Donnell is not just a guest, she is a ex-politician who has/had influence over policy and law in our country. I find it an obligation for a host interviewing ALL politicians to get straight answers on controversial viewpoints. These socials issues (gay marriage, abortion, civil liberties) are very important to some...some more than others and they must be scrutinized.

      I agree that maybe Piers Morgan (who is a liberal) may be more inclined to push these things on a conservative because its a conservatives viewpoint that he may find radical. But, this should be a negative on Piers because a leap and a jump over to Fox you will have the same being done to a Liberal but a conservative host, such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, etc. The reason why it may not be so obvious on Fox is because Fox hardly ever brings on Liberal Politican and when they do they instead cut them off ( i.e. Bill O'Reilly).

      Regardless of the Hosts political view, all politicians must be asked the controversial issues (regardless if they want to be asked or not) because these views influence lives. My last point is that I strongly feel that Liberal views are less controversial and therefore there is less to scrutinize.

      August 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  198. Lee in Chicago

    What can you expect someone who ran for the senate and did not know the separation of church and state? She just wanted to sell her book and spread Tea Party ideology.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  199. DICK

    O'DONNELL IS SUCH AN IDIOT. SHE BELONGS WITH BACHMAN AND PALIN. WHO WOULD BY HER BOOK/

    August 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  200. Judy

    Piers . . . I cannot believe that you think you weren't rude and insulting. Now, I'll be the first to admit that Christine O'Donnell is somewhat ridiculous (as is Palin and Bachmann) but I feel you went to great lengths last night to ridicule and embarrass her. The first round of video clips were of her "witch" moments (both the Bill Mahar Politically Incorrect segment and her political ad responding to it); then you showed a whole series of clips of her as a young girl talking about masturbation. Your final segway to attempt to get her to talk about gay marriage only got you into deeper trouble.

    Frankly, it looked to me like you intended to debase and ridicule her . . . and I cannot believe that CNN is supporting you in this behavior. I noticed tonight you had some gentleman join you and reinforce your bad behavior . . . but no response from a serious, intelligent woman.

    Sorry, Piers . . . but very poor journalistic style. You should know better! Like I said before, I don't like her or her views but I applaud her for walking away from you last night.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  201. Patrick

    Mr. Morgan created the awkward moment....lost at his own game. Just be the bigger person and let it go. But you are not, and that's why you keep talking about it in an attempt to convince everybody you won when you didn't!!! Sorry bub. You lose. I dare you to show this message on CNN.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  202. L.E. Mental

    Good heavens I'm surprised Piers didn't walk out himself having such a duff guest who even as a former politician couldn't string an educated sentence together! She's got the 'ol religulous programming/conditioned 'speak' – it can't answer anything but its own spiel. I'd love to know the text of the speech Ms O'Donnell made to the republican women's dinner afterwierds (sic)... eh Piers? Rah rah rah! Is it? Or Blah blah blah!

    August 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  203. TJ

    I thought it was amusing how they were both trying be nice and still argued. Calm arguing

    August 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  204. Jennifer

    This is a great example of the Tea Party mentality. You either conform to their demands or they will take their ball and go home. The Republican Party has been hijacked by a bunch of nuts. While I have always been a Democrat, it seems that in the past that when the chips were down for the country both side of the aisle were able to work things out. Not the case with the Tea Party. Give in to their demands or they'll trash the county. I miss Bob Dole and Nutty Newt.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  205. LJ

    Carrie Prejean and Christine O'Donnell – I don't see the difference.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  206. Haley Powers

    It was pretty self serving after she left to put her down and get others to agree with you. Just move on to another topic

    August 19, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  207. Wanda

    Piers you were Not Rude but she was certainly creepy. I was thinking perhaps we are being too hard on her...maybe she was wearing new Running Shoes & wanted to try them out, yeah that's it.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  208. Wanda

    I forgot to mention that we Really Love Piers & his personality.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  209. Annie

    Come on Piers.........that Mr. Fallows you had reviewing Christine O'Donnell was just a fast talking big blow hard who would never say anything positive about anyone who is not a Democrat like he is. He sounded like a very mean man. Get someone who could give an honest unbiased review and make positive suggestions. You seemed to be a bit flustered yourself...a bit nervous and talking fast after O'Donnell said you were rude. Now, you are just keeping it up. I do have to admit that your piece on famous "walk offs" was funny.

    August 19, 2011 at 4:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  210. Heather

    How bloody, rude and seriously in appropriate! Pier Morgan is just like any other liberal. He needs to ask himself alot of those questions. Biggit ass! For real, Why?! So she came clean on alot of subjects in her book! Making her late for another interview was a stunt on his part! So her can take his stab at smearing her name too! Dirty Little bast$#*d! Go back to England!

    August 19, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  211. worldisajoke

    HAHA

    not only did Morgan cherry pick a panel last night to further attempt shame Christine O'Donnel for choosing to not tolerate his bullying and walk off, but when one of the experts he chose to try and further ridicule Christine O'Donnel started adding some balance to the discussion, and about her action, Morgan interrupted the guy and went to the other person fishing for more agreement that he was right and O'Donnell was wrong.

    It is an insecure passive agressive kids like Morgan and Cooper who often end up on TV.

    And I am not a fan of O'Donnell, barely know who she is. I just dislike CNN, it's overpaid talking heads, and the way it presents itself as the king of the people's court of opinion, just because it can afford to do so. And that Cooper and morgan reserve the right to hijack and embarrass guests on public television, our air time that we grant them as an audience, at their discretion is offensive to me.

    August 19, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  212. worldisajoke

    HAHA

    not only did Morgan follow up this incident and cherry pick a panel last night to further attempt shame Christine O'Donnel for choosing to not tolerate his bullying and walk off, but when one of the experts he chose to try and further ridicule Christine O'Donnel started adding some balance to the discussion, and about her action, Morgan interrupted the guy and went to the other person fishing for more agreement that he was right and O'Donnell was wrong.

    It is an insecure passive agressive kids like Morgan and Cooper who often end up on TV.

    And I am not a fan of O'Donnell, barely know who she is. I just dislike CNN, it's overpaid talking heads, and the way it presents itself as the king of the people's court of opinion, just because it can afford to do so. And that Cooper and morgan reserve the right to hijack and embarrass guests on public television, our air time that we grant them as an audience, at their discretion is offensive to me.

    August 19, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  213. worldisajoke

    You will notice, that Morgan is milking this incident, and showing the clip of her walking off over and over but not showing the part where he badgers her for an answer and will not accept her decline to discuss a topic. Watch the whole clip and then watch the clip Morgan is showing over an over. Very clever editing. Silly "news show" Blatantly dishonest.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  214. thomas mc

    How DARE he talk about the things she talked about to make a name for herself.
    The nerve!

    But hey, without hypocrisy, the Tea Party wouldn't have anything to offer except lies, bigotry and hate.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  215. Sonny

    Christine Old' DonKey is stupid period.

    August 19, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  216. Scott Chandler

    I fully agree. I didn't know much about Ms. ODonnell but I thought it might be interesting to hear what she had to say because of all the fuss about her witch ad. But Peirce wasn't going to allow that. He was going to lead her and embarrass her and hit her with 'gotcha questions'.
    I don't mean he has to just let her ramble on with anything she wanted to talk about but geeeez, give it a break Peirce.

    Larry King was an expert, Peirce is just Tabloid.

    And his chest pounding on last night's show was laughable if it wasn't for CNN's power in the media.

    August 19, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  217. kathy

    what a waste of air having that moron on.

    August 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scott Chandler

      For the most part I agree, though I don't think you should be call Peirce a Moron. He is just not good at his job.

      August 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  218. Mickey

    She would sooo get it.

    August 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  219. Jeff Morris

    I was watching the show and I thought that she was being subjected to an easy interview. The interview standard was well below the level of say Jesse Ventura, who was also been the show regarding his promotion of a product/show. Ms O'Donnell was there to promote a book called "Troublemaker" I believe. Well if thats the extent of her troublemaking, then the public and notably the US Senate were spared her rather limited talent and even more limited intellect.

    Well done Mr Morgan, but tell me: whats it like to interview an ornate lampshade with the light bulb burned out? It seems that's all Ms O'Donnell has to offer as a guest.

    Jeff Morris

    August 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  220. Mark

    Absolutely rude of Peirs. He showed himself to be a jerk. O'Donnell had set the terms for the interview and he persisted into an area she had said was out of bounds for that interview. If he didn't like the terms of the interview, he shouldn't have given the interview – that was his choice. He violated the terms and got dished. Bravo for O'Donnell standing up for what had been agreed on and not being bullied into rude interview tactics! And then Peirs acting like the wounded one! What a cry baby! What an idiot.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  221. Jim Rickards

    Having lived in Delaware many years I supported Christine's run and success in defeating a renown liberal republican senator. However while campaigning for the election she appeared to misspeak time and again. So here again she chooses to appear on a left wing talk show that she should have realized only invited her in order to embarrass and belittle her. I love and support you Christine but you just make to many poor decisions.

    August 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  222. CEP

    CNN – Send the blok back to london- WHY DO WE AMERICANS NEED TO HEAR FROM A BRITISH SLOB. NO MATTER HOW UNQUALIFIED she may be - We do not need this man coming into our living room each day..

    CNN 'The most trusted name in News' has just been busted by this sophisticated muckraker.. THROW HIM OUT – CEP

    August 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  223. Rocy

    I'm not here to defend O'donnell, but didn't Piers Morgan get into quite a huff a couple of times when asked about the phone hacking scandal?

    August 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  224. jp

    It is your mistake to have invited her in the first place, WHO IS SHE ?? she doesnt deserve attention, keep your good Job Piers Morgan,

    August 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  225. LM

    I always had a sense that Christine O'Donnell was unbalanced and this interview solidified that.....

    August 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  226. yohanne

    I will not vote for her (if she runs in office).
    I will not buy nor read her book.
    What's that thing, irrelevant? lol.
    Know that all issues are relevant. No matter how you decide by yourself, whether they are or they are not.

    August 19, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  227. yohanne

    No, Pierce handled the interview well. It's just that o' donell was a BIG JOKE!
    what's the anme of the book? making trouble? lol...
    She is definitely not fit to lead america.

    Well here's the simple logic:
    if you can't handle a simple and single question,
    HOW CAN YOU EVER HANDLE a whole lot of them?

    Say, if you're in the higher office, you are accountable to those responsibilities
    whether you choose them or not.

    Because in this case, you do not define them,
    the responsibilities define you!

    A lot of people describe Pierce as worse,
    but the fact is,
    she couldn't just stand up to him,
    and she had let her emotion ruined it for her, and I say
    that's more arrogance in her part than in Pierce' part.

    How can you expect a President to act like what she did (if ever she becomes a President).

    August 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  228. claryssa correa

    I don't understand why the press waist so much time on this girl that we all know stupid...?
    She wrote a book that probably someone else wrote it for her... Lets move on!

    August 20, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  229. Kat

    Another Sara Palin in training.... Talking points all day long. All I have to say is OMG! what an idiot.

    August 20, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  230. RAY

    I by no means am an O'Donnell fan but Piers Morgan is snide as well as a sensationalist. He programs in the interest of his viewers and is truly not concerned about his guests feelings. Is this okay? Sure, no one actually has
    to go on his program. However, when politicians pick and choose exposure they are categorized immediately as cowards. I conclude, on the whole, that those who choose a political career have some sort of personality deficiency to begin with.

    August 20, 2011 at 2:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  231. Kim

    Piers – I noticed that a good percentage of people commenting on this blog entry don't support your treatment of Ms. O'Donnell. Why wasn't this point of view represented on your show tonight (Friday)? At some point someone mentioned that yours was a "news" show – where's the balanced reporting in this "news"?

    August 20, 2011 at 4:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  232. Skip

    I think you are wrong Morgan in pushing O'Donnell to respond to questions she choses not to answer...You need to respect other people...However! I do enjoy your show...

    August 20, 2011 at 5:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  233. Nedlip

    Piers,
    The question on masturbation was WAY out of line. You're getting to be known as the Great Master-Debater! Let's ask questions that pertain to politics. Not your personal obsession.

    August 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  234. SKing

    @Kay Young: You go on ahead and make an interview show where you only ask people what can safely be considered by everyone watching "public domain" information. Go ahead. You can call it "Stuff you already knew about everybody." Come back and tell us where your ratings end up.

    Seriously–c'mon. There is a limit, enforced by the FCC, and within that limit everything is fair game. If a visitor is sensitive to, as you bring up, her dress size, to the point that she will run scared if asked, then she probably shouldn't agree to be interviewed on TV.

    August 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  235. STEVE

    REMEMBER SHE WAS THE WITCH..SO CHARLIES ANGELS ARE COMPLETE THE PINUP GIRL (PALIN) THE IDIOT (MICHELLE) AND THE WITCH... I CAN SEE CHARLIE FROM MY HOUSE

    August 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  236. Bernice Caprini

    I am no admirer of Christene O'Donnell but there was othing bizarre about her walk off of Piers Morgan's program. He is downright rude and I will not watch his program any more. Yes, he kept up the talk about lust, masturbation, etc. to the point that it was disgusting.

    August 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  237. KG

    I'm no fan of Ms. O'Donnell, but I have to say that Piers was beyond rude in this interview. With most guests he’ll bring up embarrassing episodes from their past and then allow the person some dignity by moving on to other subjects. Why in this case did he need to air three embarrassing video clips, followed by an unrelenting series of questions that Ms. O’Donnell was clearly uncomfortable with? If after 3+ refusals to answer a question on gay marriage, doesn’t he think we’re intelligent enough to guess what her opinion is on the subject? Extremely unprofessional Piers!

    August 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  238. Jan Chisholm

    I am not a fan of the lady, but I do think since she is not a candidate Piers Morgan was acting like a spoiled child. I will no longer watch him, since he is such a bully and I have had the reaction on American Has Talent. He could let people down gently, but he always goes for the throat. Regarding Piers Morgon interview I thought it pathetic that he had to have only people who agreed with his handling of the interview...PATHETIC...

    August 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  239. Enc

    You Tea Partyer's are crazy as hell! You want to bash everybody else, but can't answer a simple question. She's stupid, and I can't believe anyone would by her book...why should we listen to her. You idiots will follow the dumbest people.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  240. Scott Chandler

    You said the Tea Partyer's want to bash everyone else.

    But you call them 'crazy' and 'idiots' then said 'she's stupid'. You are bashing too.

    We don't need to attack each other and we don't need rude interviews to learn about people. Peirs' predecessor, Larry King, didn't do that. He was such a pro that if his guests wanted to be dumb he created a enviroment that allowed it without tabliod rudeness.

    August 24, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  241. Enc

    The Tea Party has gotte away with behaving badly with its "gutter" politics and no one is saying anything. This country right now is NOT having an intelligent political dialogue. The crazies "aka" Tea party idiots are singing the loudest and those that are supporting them will follow that sad tune over the cliff. STUPID!

    August 24, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  242. dallas

    I love cnn but I will never watch ANY story by piers morgan again. He is sleazy and has a nasty mouth/ mind. He is like those gossip magazines and I see lots of people like that stuff..so, good luck but I hope cnn gets rid of you. You make the quality of programming in this news channel sink into the gutter along with Nancy Grace....bye

    August 25, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  243. JusBidniss

    I want Piers to invite Bill Clinton on the show to talk about a book covering a wide range of topics, and then pester him to death with Monica Lewinsky questions. Does he still see her? When did he last speak with her? Did he ever find out the definition of "is"? Does he still enjoy the occasional intern-marinated cigar? Don't cover ANY of the serious political topics Clinton THOUGHT he came on to discuss. Run the Lewinsky thing absolutely into the ground. Lure him on by making him think he's going to be treated seriously, then 'cartoon him up', real good!

    When Piers does THAT to Clinton, THEN he and the rest of his liberal cohorts can talk about Christine O'Donnell.

    Oh, wait a minute! They would NEVER do that, would they? After all, Bill Clinton's neither a conservative, nor a woman!

    August 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  244. Scott Chandler

    Very good reply.

    As a fairly popular President no one would put up with that sort of treatment of him.
    But Ms. O'Donnell doesn't have the reputation that demands that sort of respect.

    But to have Piers use that as an excuse to be so rude is just sort of trashy and tabliod. CNN should consider doing better.

    August 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  245. Emma Hatchell

    O'Donnell's expectation for the press to be a promotional tool for herself is a direct challenge to our right to political transparency. The press is there to probe and to supervise, not to serve the personal interest of any politician. This is the way things go in the U.S. – a democratic and civilized country. Sober up, O'Donnell, you are not in a country where politicians control the news agencies!

    August 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  246. Brad

    To add to my previous comment. Isn't it people like O'Donnel who are always claimaing that Gays are asking for "special rights". Talk about special rights. O'Donnel seems to think that she alone should be treated differently than anyone else on an interview show. Perhaps it's because she considers herself to be especially annointed.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  247. Jon

    Why do we have to watch a commercial for every single video clip? I understand the necessity of advertising, but for each 30sec to 60sec video clip? Ridiculous.

    August 29, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  248. Theresa

    Piers Morgan is arrogant and rude. He is like a feral cowardly yellow dog that will only attack those he perceives as weaker than himself or if he thinks he can get away with a few nasty spiteful nips at the ankles. I'm amazed that there aren't people walking of his show every day, or at the very least cancelling their interviews!
    Shame on CNN!

    August 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  249. Charles

    "The British are coming." At least Piers Morgan has arrived to fill in CNN valuable time slot. Morgan's show tends to push celebrities, at times, his show has a good interview once in awhile. This was one of those times on air. I am glad Christine Odonnell walked off the show. Morgan can be a notoriously rude person. She is one American to stand up to the British onslaught. I thought English people were suppose to be polite. Morgan went to far with Christine Odonnell. Morgan has the charm of Attilla the Hun attacking Romans. Odonnell was right to walk off his show. He was not respectfull at all to Odonnell and I am sure he would not be rude to any of his Hollywood buddies he pushes nightly on his show. Piers has one good quality. He is good at reporting the news, but terrible in interviews, at least this one.

    September 7, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  250. LookingAhead

    Hi Pierce,
    I watched one night an interview with an ex senator or governor (North Carolina or South Carolina I do not remember) and I am wondering how such people can get so much attention. He said that Warren Buffett is not paying 17% taxes as he himself stated but 17% as personal taxes plus 35% corporate taxes for a total of more than 50%. When did the math change in US Senate to add the percentages? Why did not he add the gains? 83% left for personal income and 65% left from corporate gain, for a total of almost 150%? That will be nice to pocket more than you do. He thinks that he can fool everybody to sustain his point or he is silly, because he knew these percentages before the meeting with you and had time to reflect.
    If those guys decide US fate I do not have much hope.

    September 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  251. Vincent Ternz

    Piers Morgan: What is your full name?
    Christine O'donnell: It's in the book.

    Piers Morgan: Where do you live?
    Christine O'donnell: I said it's in the book.

    Her book is a very sacred book and don't wanna talk about it.

    Classic interview!!!

    September 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  252. Jacob Burnside

    You're in the wrong business if you cannot answer simple questions Christine!! And you obviously have never seen the way Piers operates LMAO.

    February 2, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  253. Adele

    Piers, the rudeness was on Christine's part, however you played into her trying to navigate squirm out of looking bad. The problem here is not about you, but her. She has high hopes of becoming President. After I saw the way she handling herself in what she appeared to be in a pressured situation, the question kept coming up in mind was" What are you going to do internationally when you are in a tense situation? Are you going to blurt out and say you are rude and walk out. She definitely is not Presidential material, She can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen ". quote from President Truman.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Hi Pierce,

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    This was very disrespectful to Christine, when someone ask and pleads to you about not wanting to talk about something CNN should show a little respect to the person. I like your show Mr. Morgan but I have to wonder why you wanted to continue with your question. Shame on you Mr. Morgan you can do better then that.

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  265. Skubadoo

    You watch Fox News and you say CNN is as bias and unfair? And you watch to know liberal talking points? REALLY?
    Fox News = incredibly biased, basically a republican propaganda machine.
    MSNBC = also incredibly biased, liberal propaganda machine.
    CNN = probably the most FAIR AND BALANCED news channel on tv right now.

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    August 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  266. Ben

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  267. MIKE

    GOTTA BE FAIR. CNN AND FOX ARE BOTH EQUALLY BIAS. CNN ISN'T AS OBVIOUs as FOX, BUT IT, TOO, IS BIAS.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  268. Sy

    EVERY news channel is bias in some way. Just in America its more apparent. Peirs however, is not bias towards anyone. That's why British interviewers are better than Americans. Plus none of this republican horse @;-* that makes no sense

    August 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  269. vic , nashville ,tn

    “I don’t blame her honest and CNN is bias” wow

    Honesty mean when you couldn’t answer walk out of interview good definition or meaning

    FOX may not bias media but FOX only promote republican’s agenda that may fair statement

    August 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  270. Semper Fidelis

    @Skubadoo – this post is about the Piers Morgan show. I think Christine O'Donnell was just right. She should have been given an outline of his questions.
    I'm British and we couldn't stand Morgan. He is arrogant, smarmy and ill-mannered.

    She should have asked him how much phone hacking he allowed as editor of one of our gutter press tabloids! That would have shut him up.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  271. IBTired

    I'm a Fox News Fan myself since CNN started their bully journalism, unless I know there is an interview I'm interested in, I don't venture over to CNN anymore.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  272. Julia Navarro

    Are you for real just watched the preview and with all due respect Piers was more well behaved then ever, she was on a book tour interview so she thought

    August 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  273. Julia Navarro

    You all saying now that direct questions in age of democracy is classed as bullying? Come on people our ancestors fought for democracy and freedom of speech and now you all clam up? Please research the term bully and then comment till then thank god you live in a democratic society

    August 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  274. dillen steeby

    if you're certain of your beliefs enough to poblish them, then why would you hav a probelm answering a question regarding them? nobody set her up, she set her self up. he didn't ridicule her, he asked her to state her view, which is the point of being on a talk show to begin with. if she is uncomfortable with her point of view then she should adjust it. it only highlights the dishonest of the teabagger party movement as nothing more than a circus sideshow attempt of right wing extremists to gain power. They supposedly call for less government, yet want to legislate social and moral issues.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  275. Jane Conrad

    Fox News brought to you by the man who was subpoenaed by the British parliament to explain his reporters phone hacking charges....Rupert Murdoch

    August 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  276. Michael Montgomery

    If you think cnn is so bias why do you bother having an account here

    August 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  277. chuckinok

    Who is this Piers Morgan clown? I feel a bit sorry for CNN if this is all it has to offer. What a terrible show and terrible interview. Larry King got really bad in the late years but it was much better than this garbage.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  278. JBJ

    Piers, the world is trying to dealing with bullies in high schools. What example are you playing. I agree with other posts, You are arrogant and engage in typical British Bully Journalism.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  279. Independant in Ct.

    I am certainly a bigger fan of Piers Morgan than I am of Christine O'donnell but she was right, he was "a little rude". He tried, he pressed and she was a good sport until she realized that he would not move on. I would have preferred to hear her views on Barak Obama instead of her views on gay marriage or masturbation. She was correct that would have been more relevant. I like Piers and will continue to watch but he blew it tonight.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  280. Missing Larry King_77

    I agree! The interview was totally inappropriate; and WHY 'Piers Morgan' would you stoop to such a low, low level? For Ratings?!!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  281. Reallyrealworld

    Ms O'Connell was asked a fair question and chose to run and hide, showing us what a coward she truly is. Chicken for dinner tonight.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  282. Mike

    Piers was spot on to call O'Donnell out on the content of her book...So you come on his show and dictate what you want to talk about. I don't think so...your fair game. Howard Shultz a true leader can you get anymore real than him. Holding on to his principals and telling it like it is. Imagine we have more people working for the government than in manufacturing. This country is in serious trouble. VOTE FOR HOWARD he's the first one I've heard say put the American people first not your party affiliation...

    August 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  283. Marjorie

    Good job, Piers ! Nothing inappropriate on your part. How could anyone have ever taken this woman seriously?

    August 18, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  284. Deb

    I read your whole stupid answer...you obviously didnt watch the interview but are making a generalization...watch FOX...you are not smart enough for CNN...just sayin

    August 18, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  285. Matthew

    I do believe Piers was being rude. I think a factor of being rude is being inconsiderate. O'Donnelle was clearly giving the notion on not wanting to answer the question. Not trying to be biased, I do believe that a reason why O'Donnelle wouldn't answer the question may be because of insecurities of what the audience would be viewing. I also believe Pier's was intentionally trying to exploit that, being an interviewer.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  286. Daniel Lockwood

    You're completely wrong. Piers Morgan was not asking anything that any serious politician should absolutely be able to answer. I have a new-found respect for Piers Morgan after this interview and will be watching much more. It also re-affirms my belief that the Tea Party is A HUGE MESS, and a real negative for this country. I completely disagree with O'Donnell's idea that our country is in danger of going down economically. Great Job Piers! If these idiots in the Tea Party (not to mention Republicans as well) cannot answer a simple question because they themselves are biased on their talking points – GOOD RIDDANCE to them. THIS WAS VERY REVEALING!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  287. Deeze

    Best interview I've seen in a long time. A politician who refuses to answer questions about politics should quit. Calling the interviewer rude because the questions demonstrated the politician's radical views and positions is a stupid arrogant defense. I'll only comment on the issues I choose. Its my book dam it!!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  288. Levi

    Piers questions were most appropriate, considering she was on the show to promote her book, and his questions were regarding issues she discussed in her writings. Suppose she figured if he asked too may pointed questions, fewer people would be suckered into buying her drivel.

    O'Donnell merely established what she has denied in the past, including in her campaign spots, that being "she is a witch," and not a very bright one at that.

    Ms. Witch is a typical teabagger, dodging issues, flip-flopping on issues, and feeling they should never be asked any tough question, especially if it's one regarding anything they've spouted in the past.

    Piers was not rude, she was the rude one, but what do you expect from a witch!

    August 18, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  289. Practical

    I never understand why persons step into public media and then decide what should be on the agenda. That's like a celebrity selecting their paparazzi. There was nothing brash about the interview other than walking off.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  290. MLA310

    Surprise. Conservative Republican here who thinks Christine O'Donnell is a very poor representative of the party and of Republican women. There is likely not much I would disagree with O'Donnell on. However, her delivery, questionable past use of campaign funds and suing a well respected conservative foundation all sit very poorly with me. She isn't qualified to hold office and I am not going to read her book. There are many articulate Tea Party spokespeople-not her.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  291. worldisajoke

    " bully journalism" is the perfect name for this for profit travesty they call "news".

    The mocking s "Rediculist" with Anderson Cooper grinning self righteously over others folly is the lowest of the low this enterprise has lowered itself to.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  292. Michael Montgomery

    gosh worldisajoke you need to lighten up a bit. The rediculist is suppose to be funny

    August 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  293. simo

    @Semper Fidelis: if you cannot stand Morgan, why are you here on his blog making acid comments. Watch something that you like and let us enjoy he's interviews.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  294. Name*Cartersquarters

    No one is given an outline of questions. You can come on to promote a book but she knows that other questions will come up. What a spineless coward!

    August 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  295. BBB

    I agree Piers is arrogant. However Christine was dishonestly accusing Piers of asking her a question that was not in her book. He called her on it and her response to being caught was walking out. A women of poor integrity and shady character.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  296. Donna

    I really liked Piers Morgan until tonight. He is a bully and we just can't stand bullies. Mr. Rude. this is called "baiting". You got a little bit of a rating hike at this woman's expense. Larry King was right, you are not good at this. Not well done, you.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  297. Carol

    A BIG thumbs up to Skubadoo. :)

    August 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  298. Carol

    Great question. I'd like to know the answer to that too.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  299. Aldo

    I do believe Piers Morgan had every right to ask her this question. She's a politician and she should be used to getting these questions. She came onto HIS show where HE has every right to ask what he deems is a proper question. CNN is the least biased source of news on television but people like to find the few biased moments it has and blow it out of proportion. Morgan is a great host and interviewer because he asks the questions we all want to know. He's straight forward and doesn't like to mess around (for the most part). If this is bullying, then I have lost faith in my fellow American people.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  300. Carol

    You know JBJ....CNN liked and hired Piers to have his own show at 10 o'clock. Someone here asked, if you don't like CNN or Piers Morgan tonight, then why even watch him?! My late IL was like that. She'd watch someone she hated just so she could criticize him & what did that say about her intellect, such as it was. Hmmmn??

    August 17, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  301. Danny McGowan

    I agree with you JBJ, he is a Brittish snob. All he seems to care about is gay marriage, has asked every conservative the same question. Think ol Biers may have some thing hidden in his closet.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  302. Erin

    I don't think any media is without bias, much less any human for that matter.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  303. Deb

    You must watch FOX too...she wrote a book..she wants to promote it..he read it and wants to ask a question...if she cant TALK about her book, why GO ON THE SHOW...she should just limit her talk to FOX and her crazy party...he interiews people...duh!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  304. Deb

    It was a yes or no answer...all she had to say was YES...or NO...she made it uncomfortable, NOT Piers!!! Watch the tape again...her point was "ask me what I want to talk about and not what YOU the interviewer want to ask me about"...come on...he doesnt work for FOX!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  305. Deb

    It was a yes or no answer...all she had to say was YES...or NO...she made it uncomfortable, NOT Piers!!! Watch the tape again...her point was "ask me what I want to talk about and not what YOU the interviewer want to ask me about"...come on!

    August 18, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  306. Guy B

    Piers Morgan was simply doing his job as a journalist. It isn't his job to help someone sell books, especially not a politician who is aiming to affect votes, the results of elections, and the way other people live their lives. Maybe Chritine O'Donnell thought Larry King was still in the interviewer seat and all she would get would be series of softball questions? Piers Morgan comes from a more serious journalistic tradition. If you go on a show to sell your book, you should be willing to talk about anything that's in it, rather than treating your interview as purely a long commercial.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  307. awchip

    I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH HER WALKING OFF. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO
    SAY YOU DON'T WANT TO ENTERTAIN A CERTAIN LINE OF QUESTIONS...I HAVE NEVER SEEN
    AN INTERVIEW WITH A MAN DEMANDING ANSWERS...I FEEL SHE RESPECTFULLY SAID SHE WASN'T
    INTERESTED IN ANSWERING AND HE KEPT PICKING...HELLO ISN'T THAT WHAT HER BOOK IS ABOUT
    MAKING BETTER CHOICES.. SHE HAS ALREADY BEEN DOWN THE ROAD WHERE SHE VOICED HER OPINION AND LATER WISHED SHE HAD WITHELD..

    August 18, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  308. marianne

    Has it occured to anyone that Ms O'Donnell probably didn't really write the book herself so she isn't equipped to respond to questions unless they are specific talking points that she understands? Did you not see that during her campaign; during her debates? She says the same thing over and over and uses buzz words, i.e. the Second American Revolution???? I don't think Piers was being rude at all ...it was Ms. O'Donnell who is ill equipped to do much of anything and why he even invited her back again is beyond me. Let her go, she is totally uninformed and uninteresting.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  309. adam

    Would have been best off to say "this how I stand on the topic of gay marriage and for the full story of my reasoning one would need to read my book". She could have answered the question and promoted the book at the same time

    August 18, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  310. Praetorian

    My way or the highway, so highway it was. Maybe she should just go to book clubs to push her book if she is unprepared to answer straight forward questions. America is heading for a dead end if it keeps this up politically.

    August 18, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  311. Dane

    I heard on the radio one time, "if you hear some one using Obamas middle name, that person is a RACIST"
    If you say, he is well spoked, as Jo Biden did, You are a racist.

    But it's OK to SLAM any woman that runs for President.
    It's OK to to make her look crazy, stupid or mentally unbalanced.
    Hillery, Palin, O'Donnell, Bachmann are the butt of every joke.
    Kimmel and Letterman are still making Palin jokes, 3 years after the election.
    Oprah has made billions off woman and will not back any woman.

    Woman have 50% of the vote and they think and vote the way they are told.

    Hmmmm, Maybe Woman are too stupid to be President.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  312. Buck Ofama

    Doesn't Pierce Morgan have some voice mail to hack into somewhere?

    August 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  313. Observer

    I am curious why Piers Morgan will jump on an opportunity to make Christine O'Donnell as uncomfortable as he did with some hard hitting questions when all he did is blow smoke up Chris Christies a** during the puff piece he calls hard hitting interviewing. Where was your backbone then? That is the interview you should have been aggressive with.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  314. AG

    just another pathetic tea party figure.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  315. Alice Rader

    Piers did nothing wrong – he was indeed charming and merely asking a question which she refused to answer – she's a little girl – a little troublemaker trying to act important – another idiot in the realm of politics. She needs to go make mud pies somewhere. She refused to answer the question -WHY – what does she have to hide? Does she want to pretend she likes gays when she doesn't or vice versa. She makes me want to puke.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  316. Keys

    Piers...elite media...your a joke and an embarrassment to this country and you contribute and create the problems... successful businessmen like myself really pity you....it's really sad...seriously find some integrity and be balanced in your interviews....

    August 18, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  317. Steve

    Piers Morgan was very, very rude. Christine replied to his question and told him she would not be addressing
    that question at this time. She told him that she would talk about when was agreed before hand what would be
    discussed. But like a 5 year old that didn't get his way, he wouldn't let it go. When told no that means no.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  318. Joe Poole

    Not an O'Donnell fan, but interview was patronizing and a hatchet job. Shame! Tabloid background?

    August 18, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  319. Mary Puhlick

    She behaved like a spoiled child. She was on the show to SELL BOOKS. Apparently she wrote about gay marriage in the book, and then tells Piers she has an agenda for being on the show (not a political one...hmmmm) and won't answer his questions about topics SHE wrote about in her own book. If she didn't want her views on gay marriage to be PUBLIC, she should not have written about them in her book and kept them in her own closed-minded closet.

    Thank goodness she is not a US Senator, and hopefully never will be.

    Thank you Piers, for not allowing her to get away with her ploys. She is ridiculous.

    August 18, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  320. Traindom

    Not only that, but this is a great judge of character for someone who should be as politically serious as they claim. Just think: she could barely contain her anger in this interview and stormed out like a child. Would you want someone like that in the White House? It's just really depressing to think back at the challenges many Presidents have faced, such as JFK and the crisis he dealt with) and to look at the politicians they're trying to shove down our throats like this.

    She tried to play it down on her twitter, but those weren't words of regret. Those were words of making it seem like what happened didn't. Trying to pull one on us by downplaying what happened. Would you want someone like this in charge?

    Another thing. Piers wasn't even playing hardball as many other journalists do. He asked a question relevant to the book, and she has the balls to say it's not relevant? You either evade the question, talk about nothing (fluff it up), or move on. If a Piers Morgan interview was too much for her, I wouldn't want to see her in a debate. Oh my goodness. This country is going down the toilet with politicians like this. A five year old could have handled that better. My gosh.

    August 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  321. Randy

    If this is all the interview you heard I would agree that she was a bit touchy. But, they are not playing the questions leading to. Piers Morgan was a JERK, immoral and should be fired from CNN.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  322. Jessica

    I, knowing Piers only from America's Got Talent, have never been a big fan as it is seemingly his position on that show to be the all-too-honest judge sparing no feelings. Accordingly, when he started this show, I was not inclined to watch. While I do not believe the O'Donnell interview was by any means a publicity stunt, it got me watching and now I will continue to watch as he was right in his line of questioning, he handled it well, and he seemed very well informed. Good job Piers.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  323. chuck

    Just watch this clip with the tea party lady. Really, this is who your representative is? Can't answer a question about gay marriage! The answer is in your book? Like anyone wants to buy your book. Just answer the question, you"re an elected politician somewhere? (I guess) I pay your salary. What is your stance, with out buying your book. Why should any citizen have to purchase something from you to get an answer we elected you for. If it were free, I Would have downloaded it ,but now, you're not worth my time. You walk out of an interview due to a question that is commonly asked by the public! No way!!! Get this lady out of office and off the news please, Next Candidate! And thats the first and last time I pay attention to the tea party.

    August 20, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  324. Kay Young

    I'm not a big fan of Christine O'Donnell, but I think she has a point. There should be limits to what a commentator asks. Can he ask my weight? My dress size? Whether I have ever had a face lift? Have I ever had hemorrhoids? Ever lusted after another man besides my husband? Is that the price of being interviewed? Then I will pass. I think some questions have gotten ridiculously out of bounds. Privacy needs to be re-invented and appreciated. Stick to the information and rightly can be considered public domain.

    August 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  325. kokokaka

    politicians have no shame and she is what'swrong with america today.mr morgan did what any real journalist does ask real questions and no bull.

    August 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  326. GeORGE PLUNKITT

    The only one a house would fall on would be you Kat. You libs are so jealous of intelligent pretty conservatives that you must try to bash them in order to make your pathetic empty lives better. Piers is obviously obsessed with gay marriage because every time I flip by his channel that's what he is asking the guest. We have much more important problems like the 3 million dollars a minute you thieving libs are putting America in debt. The sad thing is if you would take half a minute to investigate her you would realize that she is an amazing intelligent woman that I'm sure threatens you if you waste your time watching CNN aka COMMIE NEWS NETWORK.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  327. dallas

    I love cnn but I will never watch ANY story by piers morgan again. He is sleazy and has a nasty mouth/ mind. He is like those gossip magazines and I see lots of people like that stuff..so, I hope cnn gets rid of you. You make the quality of programming in this news channel sink into the gutter along with Nancy Grace....bye

    August 25, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  328. carla

    lets flip this, this is the problem people have with the tea party; they are standing up for their beliefs, just like we have had to listen to the liberals beliefs, but because they are standing firm on their beliefs they are ridiculed? lets say she approved of gay marriage? would the host of said, objectively, "why do you approve of gay marriage" in a derogatory approach – demanding the guest to defend their viewpoints? see if she would have been badgered like that because she believed in gay rights or marriage there would have been an outcry.....liberals cant stand that conservatives are finally speaking up.....i have had to listen to liberal women's bs for years and now because strong conservative republican tea party women are speaking up it is stirring the pot. conservative strong women who are pro life have just as right to be heard as feminist liberals....it is just causing everyone to be uneasy.....

    September 5, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  329. blly wingartensson

    Now I know – she was an extremist who made a fool of herself running for Job Bidens senate seat after he became VP

    Now she is part of the madness called the repub tea party that is, fortunately destroying the repubs. Just another crazy lady like ann coulter, BAchmann, and others.

    What I've learned from confronting eg Ms walsh – the woman who is secretary to the catholic bishops conference, as well as another anti gay person in MD who always shows at the legislature is

    When they cant answer anything for which they haven't been pre-programmed, they just walk away.

    Just a different way of a mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially by repubs.

    August 28, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  330. doug

    Apparently you have not looked up the definition of "bully". Every time someone questions your point of view, AND you refuse to address/defend your view, it is because they are a bully. You don't know what a bully is. You don't know what a journalist is. And you don't know what a talk show host is. This is a person trying to sell her book. I would hope that if she wrote a 200-300 page book she could speak to her position as it was written in the book.

    August 18, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  331. worldisajoke

    "baiting" is exactly what it is, and it was grotesque. Compare this interview to the way he treated recent guest "Jeff Bridges". If you watch closely , you will see that half the time Jeff bridges was laughing at Morgan and his silly questions but Morgan was tip going around this actor because he knew bridges would tear him a new one if he got rude or baited him. But this women was fair game for any nonsense Morgan thought would make him look smart .

    August 18, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  332. Anne Been

    Do you think that? Really ? Say what you mean ... Mean what you say ...no need to be mean BTW. It's Hillary

    August 18, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  333. Schwe1nehund

    Not true at all. EVERY politician is the butt-end of many jokes. It comes with the territory. How convenient of you to forget all the jokes against Bush and Clinton.

    August 18, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  334. Dan

    The thing you forget about [especially] Palin jokes, is that she just keeps giving us more to make fun of. Most everything she does makes little sense, and her answers to certain historical questions show shes most likely a blonde...

    August 18, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  335. cyndl

    BTW the plural for woman is women. Thanks for making us look stupid.

    August 18, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  336. chris

    Dane.. is not about slamming her this woman is very unbalance, if she is not ready to answer to question on a show like this she should not be there, you can not compare her to Hillary O'Donell is not ready to be in office and she will never be,why not answer these question because she is not a trusfull person end of story

    August 18, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  337. Anon

    Bachmann is a nut job though. Intelligent design is psuedoscience just like phrenology or astrology. IT SHOULD NOT BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  338. matt

    you heard her, she said she isnt running for office. so piers is not SLAMMING a woman running for president, he just wants people to know her views on gay marriage, its apart of promotion. so shut up with the stats, an interview is provokative, but your in america so use frees speech. unfortunately, she didnt do well for herself.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  339. Kevin

    Is nobody talking about the masturbation issue she refused to talk about also

    August 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  340. Neutral

    I am a male and i think women can be president but lets be honest O'donnell and Palin are like the political twins with the extra chromosome, very bad for our country.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  341. hubeimar

    I think you have clearly made your point, Is HIllary and the plural for woman is women, Is that not enough reason to even make fun of your "knowledge" That's why we keep making fun of Palin, Bachmann and O'Donnell, because they are stupid dummies.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  342. Damie

    O'Donnell – and no one else but O'Donnell – made her look "crazy, stupid and mentally unbalanced."

    August 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  343. kat

    "He is well SPOKED" RIGHT! another Sara and Christine classmate.........

    August 20, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  344. MrCheeze

    Dane, the people of America are too afraid of having a woman running as president. We don't want someone that is too incompetent for the position. Yes the people hired the Bush family and what did we get? Chaos! They didn't learn from the first time or the last time.
    As for Sarah Palin, I feel sorry for her. I mean her own republican party turned their backs on her. They misled her to believe they were going to support her 100%, instead they didn't want anything to do with her at all.
    As for O'Donnell, I believe for a second that she wrote her own book. I think she paid someone to write one for her because she couldn't answer a simple question about gay marriage. If you wrote the book, you know the book from cover to cover and why you wrote it. If you look at her facial expressions, it's like she's clueless almost all the time during that interview.
    Second, if you wanted to control the interview, don't be stupid enough to interview with Pierce Morgan. Second, you want to be on the community's side, so go to a college or university radio and interview with them. They would love to have you there and you have full control of the interview. Second, MTV is another place to advertise your book, you have to attract the mainstream crowd too, we read books too you know!

    September 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  345. MC

    Agreed. Simply answer the question and move on to the next. Her refusal and getting all miffed about it is what made an issue of it. It makes you wonder just how she'd answer in public, eh? Maybe he asked because of what she wrote about it in her book. (Just suggesting–I haven't read the book.) And it's not just picking on women–heck I am a woman. Granted, women do have to prove themselves more than any man, no matter race or background, but male candidates catch it, too. If they aren't willing to answer all questions, then don't throw yourself into the mayhem. People are going to ask her what she thinks on various issues in public forums. If it's a recent issue, then expect it. And don't get she can't get her knickers in a knot because it was asked. She's going to have to learn that she cannot call the shots on shows like Pierce's, and she needs to be prepared to answer. They sure ask men the hard questions. Because if you're throwing your hat into the presidential ring, you better be ready to answer the hardest of questions and take a stand. Otherwise, the public takes notice, as they did. She didn't take a stand on rudeness last night. She behaved childishly and she didn't look good doing it. The questions are only going to get much harder.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  346. Joe

    I think she handled it ok, at the begining. She ended it all wrong though. Once you lose your cool you lose your cedibility. But I'm still curious as to why she wouldn't answer the question. Either answer it clearly, or state that we should read the book for her full details. Just like when actors/directors are promoting a movie. They give a hint but always tell the audience that they have to watch the movie for the full story. She needs a better team to prep her for interviews or not do interviews at all.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  347. Ginny

    Her book wasn't about Gay Marriage. She briefly mentions in the book she believes in traditional marriage, notice it was a brief statement in the whole book. So since the topic of the book wasn't on Gay Marriage, shouldn't the host stick to what the book is about? I notice Morgan stays on the topic of the book with other authors why does he treat this author differently?

    August 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  348. Wes

    Well put! Ms. O'Donnell made herself look plain silly during this attempted interview. I don't think rudeness entered the picture on the part of Pierce. When a person is interviewed, it's rare that the interviewie gets to choose the subject matter!

    August 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  349. SUSAN

    I agree, she should have answered; however, she probably did not prepare to be continually slammed with embarrassing instances in her life and career. One negative clip, is expected, two negative clips, maybe, after three negative instances in her life where she was embarrassed was too much to take when really not expecting this kind of an interview. She just got frustrated and upset, too bad; she should not have lost it. She should have answered and ignored the rudeness, yes, I also thought the direction of the interview was attacking and rude. I really do not understand why we as human being feel it necessary to tear one another down. What was the purpose of bringing her down to the depths of her humiliation? What purpose did it serve? I would have liked to hear more about the main message of her book, not her moral views. I feel she was betrayed. How low is betrayal? It is the most hurtful thing humanity endures.

    August 20, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  350. Mike

    Could it be that the whole confrontation was part of a strategy to sell more books? Probably the only reason we are even discussing this failed politician is because she walked off the set of a Piers Morgan interview! Now a bunch of folks will go out and buy the book that only a few ideologues would previously have considered. She is a media opportunist, getting attention any way she can!

    March 4, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  351. moriori

    She could have done that , but remember this is a woman with little or no brains .

    August 7, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  352. worldisajoke

    when Smug Anderson Cooper and his "Rediculist" focuses on you and features you or your family or someone you love and focuses on one of your mistakes or follies and portray you as an idiot, and you still call it a joke or humerous , than I will agree with you , until that time, as long as it is other people they are mocking for your enjoyment, I disagree with you. It is character assassination for entertainment. Because CNN appears to have appointed itself head of the people's court of opinion, they think they can comment on anyone or anything. When hey feature you.....than we will talk again.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  353. Lu Peterson

    I watched this. I am a republican. She is an embarassement as in the past and now. She thinks she can walk off and look like a spoiled brat whom didn't get their way. The Republicans need to get all this under control and learn to work together instead of taking their candy and going home. Enough already...Don't make me a Dem.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  354. oh_indeed3

    You must be a TP ***hole!

    August 18, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  355. Neutral

    @ Buck Ofama
    Why even bother posting on here do you think people are listening to you? we all know your probably some mullet that hates the world

    August 19, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  356. David

    I would for one time, for once, hear the issues and how a politician or spokesperson stands on today's issues. If you want to know her personal life, read the book. If they agreed on what the interview should be about, The host should keep his word.
    I think she should have stood her ground and only answered the questions on the topics agreed upon. This is why I have such a hard time Trying to find out how someone stands on the issues.
    If the politician or spokesperson agrees to talk on all issue and their stance on personal issues, they should answer it.And I mean answer the question instead of something totally out there, like we hear today when they are asked a question.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  357. carole schmidt

    Absolutely agree. She appeared (and is) a ridiculous fool; Piers did precisely what he's good at–asking questions, and she dodged left and right under the guise of not running for office, but yet wants to talk about her book, but only certain parts. Why so shy about stating her 'policies'? Guess she now realizes how asinine they are; I'd be embarrassed if I were her, too! She is what's WRONG with America.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  358. carole schmidt

    Absolutely agree with Praetorian. She appeared (and is) a ridiculous fool; Piers did precisely what he's good at–asking questions, and she dodged left and right under the guise of not running for office, but yet wants to talk about her book, but only certain parts. Why so shy about stating her 'policies'? Guess she now realizes how asinine they are; I'd be embarrassed if I were her, too! She is what's WRONG with America.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  359. Ginny

    Pay attention – she is NOT running for office and is not in office. She was there as an author.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  360. Mike K

    She is so absolutely worthless. Why is she even considered relevant? Absolute embarrassment to women and the Tea Party.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  361. Brenda Anderson

    Which crazy party would that be ? One you aren't in so the rest of us that do not agree with you must be crazy, Right, good luck with that

    August 18, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  362. worldisajoke

    Doug, invite me as a "guest" to a dinner party of yours and belabour a question or topic I don't want to talk about and ask you not to talk about , and I will leave. If you compare Morgan's conduct between "guests" he kisses the backsides of and those he labels fair game . I do label that behaviour as bullying and on camera to make him look begin and his guest look like the problem. It is grotesque and why we tolerate this from being we have granted the spotlight is beyond me.

    The for profit, so called "news" has gone so far of course trying to be entertaining and competing with Hollywood and tabloids .

    August 18, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  363. SKing

    Why do you equate a dinner party with a TV interview? The term "host" has two different meanings, and so your comparison is irrelevant. If you're a guest at a dinner party, you can expect a certain civil social air, but if you're a guest on a TV interview, you've got to expect the host to drive the interview where he wants it to go. It's not a chummy social event, it's an interview.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  364. worldisajoke

    SKing, because I choose to.

    Who says the host has 2 different meanings? You?

    I say they have similarities, and both involve guests expecting , hoping to be treated respectfully and a certain civil social air, and they are both often chummy and social events AND they are interviews.

    Watch Morgans other interviews with people he looks up to and tell me they are not chummy and social. They are. He and anderson Copper deem certain people they disagree with as fair game and give themselves permission to judge and try to make them look stupid on air.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  365. SKing

    @worldisajoke: You really get interviewed at whatever dinner parties you attend? Seriously? C'mon. A dinner party and a TV interview are two different types of events.

    That said, you're obviously looking at Morgan through a different lens than I. I thought he was relatively chummy and social in that meeting, at least as much as he has been on AGT, BGT, and the other interviews he's done that I've watched (admittedly, I haven't watched them all). He just kept smiling and asking the same question, one that he felt was relevant. He asked in a voice that was perfectly calm and polite. Why are you guys judging him so harshly when all O'Donnell had to do was answer the question and then move on?

    Going onto the set of a TV interviewer and presuming to tell him what he is and isn't going to ask you is either supremely arrogant or supremely stupid. Which is O'Donnell?

    August 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  366. Ginny

    Read the book – guess what it's not about gay marriage. She makes a brief comment about her beliefs one of which is traditional marriage. So out of the whole book Morgan focuses on a statement. He should have read the whole book and then maybe he would have know what questions to ask. Good to see a woman stand up for herself.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  367. worldisajoke

    the truth is, my beef is not with morgan, i am sickened by almost all so called over paid talking heads and so called "news" media who lead the court of public opinion thinking their opinions are "keeping em honest"

    August 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  368. worldisajoke

    My response comes from a point of view, that there are only three kinds of people in this world: 1. idiots who don't know they are idiots, 2. idiots who think everyone else is an idiot but not them, and 3. idiots who know they are idiots and admit it.

    August 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  369. worldisajoke

    My response comes from a point of view, that there are only three kinds of people in this world: ONE idiots who don't know they are idiots,TWO idiots who think everyone else is an idiot but not them, and THREE idiots who know they are idiots and admit it.

    August 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  370. Justin

    worldisajoke may be the biggest idiot commenting on this blog!

    August 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  371. worldisajoke

    Justin, of that there is no doubt. You are wise and you have spoken.

    August 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  372. Justin

    @worldisajoke
    Haha, a very diplomatic response. Well done!

    August 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  373. Justin

    @worldisajoke Well, I was going to let you slide based on your original sensible response but based on this latest comment (which I believe was directed at me) I must respond. You said there were 3 types but there is 1 you missed. Its okay I will help you...

    4. Idiots who do not realize that there are some smart people who can call those same idiots out on there bs.

    August 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  374. TJ

    Too funny

    August 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  375. Neutral

    hmm lets see should we ask all the politicians questions like what candy bar they liked growing up? Your a politician the question wasn't the calculus of media questions, especially if she should have it answered in her book. I mean their is really no logical way you can tell me it was unreasonable if its in her book.

    August 19, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  376. Cecil Dem

    It's an interview. You don't select what you will talk about. You write a book and it's ALL up for grabs. She should have worn her big girl panties to this or any other interview unless it's on FAUX.

    August 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  377. worldisajoke

    Deb, you are incorrect.

    It was NOT a court of law, she was not under oath! It was not a yes or not answer.

    It was a civil friendly conversation, where she was a *GUEST and CNN was hosting her. Morgan was bullish and rude, end of story. If he had any class or tact he would just cop to it and apologize to the women, instead of being a smug jerk covering his poor behaviour by making it all about her. She was within her rights to choose what she would say or do in that situation and she chose well IMO.

    August 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  378. lumatic_fringe

    That would include most every poitician. They are all well practiced in ignoring the question and answering the question they wan to answer.

    August 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  379. Brad David

    Is this the Kay Young I know?

    August 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  380. kokokaka

    i sugest you watch the interview again before you comment

    August 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  381. ashley

    Right on brother! Great job telling these filthy heathen commies where they can go!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2011 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply

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