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March 5th, 2012
07:29 PM ET

Piers Morgan to Michele Bachmann: "Michele, you've got to occasionally answer some of my questions"

This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for an intense tête-à-tête, as both parties battle for a verbal upper-hand.

When Rick Santorum's recent college comments are reviewed, the host suggest his guest is dodging his inquiries:

"Michele, you've got to occasionally answer some of my questions," pleads Piers Morgan.
"OK. I am," promises Bachmann.
"Force yourself," he presses.
"I am," she insists.
"You're not," he continues.
"I am," she announces.

Watch the preview clip, and tune in this evening at 9 p.m. ET/PT to see who wins the war of words, and hear what Morgan says that leaves Bachmann calling him "rude."

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  1. c8dem8nkey

    Why are you giving this lying delusional retard airtime?

    March 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • woodcutterdan

      you're comments are far more offensive than Limbaughs . . . . .you idiot.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KLB

      I am from Minnesota, and I still agree!!

      March 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lynn Lamptey

      Exactly!!!!

      March 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tommy

      Ms Bachman is a waste of good human organs.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sandra boudreau

        bachman is like a robot. all answers, no matter what the question, refer to Obama. she is the most tireseome person i have ever listened to. and she wants to talk about RUDE????????? didn't she ever learn not to try to talk over another person. i had to leave the room. i couldn't stand to listen to her for one more minute. one of the most annoying interviews piers has ever done.

        March 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leah Argento

      I totally agree; why doesn't he escort her OFF THE SHOW! This is embarrassing. OMG – I can't stand this IDIOT woman.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Temo

        Bravo; I agree; why waste air time on such an air head?

        March 6, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Leah Argento

      I totally agree; why doesn't he escort her OFF THE SHOW! This is embarrassing. OMG – I can't stand this IDIOT.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • John Smith

      Morgan's a weasel. To have Lewis Black on after Bachman to mock not only her but all Christians and her husband as well, then chortle with Black about all the republican candidates shows that his insistence that he's not a leftist was clearly disingenuous. He also was trying to deflect the criticism he got for his comments about what his guest said on last Friday's show. A weasel, plain and simple. I look forward to the day his show is cancelled.

      March 6, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • A Jones

        Agreed. I enjoy a lively debate, regardless which side of the party the participants represent. However, I found it reprehensible that Morgan waited until after Bachmann left and could no longer defend herself to begin mocking and slandering her views. I have always enjoyed Piers Morgan's show but doubt I will ever watch it again after his display last night.

        March 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • C. Carbol

        Mr. Smith,..... and I will look forward to the end of the FOX network period, speaking of weasal mouths, judgmental and arrogant, trouble makers. This extreme right wing mindset that prevails with some of the Republican politicians thinking they are speaking for the millions of voters out there is becoming most irritating. And especially the ones who use Religion as a weapon; they in fact are the dangerous ones. On a global scale it is embarassing to say the least since there are no real credible candidates among any of them to begin with (quoted on BBC). Yes, you can call Piers whatever you like, but perhaps it's time to take a little medicine back. This woman, god help any American, if she had gotten elected as a final nominee for the Oval Office. And speaking about who is the rude one here? Oh please!! She is some piece of work. I cannot for the life of me understand how a country supposedly the strongest, most powerful country in the world can have such extreme "backward" thinking. Hopefully, this next generation will eventually change that.

        March 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isaac

      I cannot believe that this lying, delusional, bellicose, fascist woman is still alive politically speaking after her disgraceful and embarrassing campaign for President. Shame on any idiot in Minnesota who votes to put this piece of dreck back in Congress!

      March 18, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Darren Schlitz

    Michele Bachmann disgusts most Americans on one simple premise. She acts like she is speaking for the majority of Americans when she blasts Obama and his Health Care Reform Law. In fact, it is the exact opposite. She represents a very small fraction of Americans. Trying to ridicule a man who is possibly the most well-liked and popular man in the entire world, just makes her look like more of a fool. She is a radical of the worst kind, and should be ashamed of the lies and rhetoric she has created in her life. You've disgraced yourself, your name, and everything that is great about our country. Shame, Michelle Bachman, shame on you.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lynn Lamptey

      I think a lot of us whole heartily agree

      March 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • vicky

        She earned the reputation of been the Queen of Rage.

        March 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • John Smith

        Piers must feel better having all these gay guys appreciating and commenting on his his hack interview of bachman.

        March 6, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • sue

      I started to watch it and had to turn it off. The woman is nuts. Who voted for this clowN?

      March 6, 2012 at 3:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Charles Duemler

      What??? The insurance company's and their investors love Obama's plan. Rich get richer! Get rid of the stupid middle men who waste 1/2 of money going towards medical care, i mean, they complain and yet are buying up stadiums and putting adds on tv every 10 seconds it seams.

      Obama laughed at health care for all, i will never forget that.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Darren Schlitz

        Obviously, we are moving to health care for all, similar to Germany's system. In Germany, besides the current Obama Reform Law, they do have a single payer system. The goal is to build slow support to eliminate these private, unethical health insurance companies, especially since modern technology could replace what they try to do in a couple of creative key-strokes! You were not going to get to point C without going from point A to B first. Michelle Bachmann and her Tea Party views are those of about 8% of the US population, she's on another planet! She must have missed a few classes in school on the way to her law degree. Hey, there are a lot of idiot lawyers out there and she certainly is one of them... completely clueless...

        March 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tellitlikeittis

    Her answer is always, but always the same. It goes Barrraaaak Obamma is the cause of (whatever the question is ........... Glad you held her feet to the fire you got some sort of answer but, she's a loony bin and all over the place. I think we need to start drug testing the Congress because no one looks like that out of their eyes without some sort of prescription drug in their system. I know I am not the only one who thinks this.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Teresa

    As a female she should be ashamed of herself for not answering Piers's question about what Limbaugh said. American women should be disgusted with her...without saying anything she is agreeing with Limbaugh. So thankful I am a CANADIAN woman.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KLB

      I totally agree!!

      March 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • woodcutterdan

      Yeah . . like the left backed up all the ladies Clinton was doing . . . .

      March 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Janet Pilkington

    Why is it ok for Viagra to be paid for and noy contraception for women

    March 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KLBMpls@comcast.net

      Why won't SOMEBODY answer this question?? It is insane and not defensible in any way!

      March 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • woodcutterdan

      It's crazy that Viagra is paid for.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dianed

      And also vasectomy

      March 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leah Argento

      Because Viagra is for MEN!

      March 6, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • John Smith

        Viagra generally is not paid for by insurance you idiots/man haters.

        March 6, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lou

    i am so glad I too am a Canadian woman. she is an embarrassment to the American people. I cannot believe someone so stupid could possibly hold the position she does.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dianed

      You are lucky you live in Canada, we are the most backward country in the world....

      March 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Dianed

    OMG after 5 days of the Rush Limbaugh thing, I turn on Piers and find Michelle B....I think I am getting an ulcer. Worst part is that he doesn't know how to respond to her crazy ideas, llike Obama can decide what you get or not get in insurance, and further he didn't write the damn law, congress did.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Keith

    This lady is in love with the president. She loves him. You can ask her what day of the week it is and she will say the presidents name

    March 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leah Argento

      Hhhhhaaaaaaaaa

      March 6, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • mmbstation

      Hilarious!!

      March 6, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Temo

      I would venture that she even calls out Obama's name in the heat of passion; and if you were her husband you might easily understand that....

      March 6, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • khanh

        LOL! yes.. Barrack.. yes!!

        March 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rena potts

    woman don't get controceptives but men get viagra??????

    March 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mandy t

      How many women are CEOs of insurance companies, or pharmaceutical companies, or Fortune 500 companies???!!!

      March 6, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Robin Rogers and Steven Depinto

    What be it you to make the decision for every woman on their own "individual" decision on health care, and what personal bounds is it that you think that government has in our personal lives? What say you...Bachmann!

    March 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. bluegardenia

    I just want to know why Piers Morgan let Bachmann of the hook on those questions related to Limbaugh and Cameron. She did not once give a response to his questions but went off totally on another tangent. These Republicans are totally disgusting.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dianed

      I know!!!! It's making me so upset I had to find this site to write about it, I want to call the show and ask a question or have then take comments off this page.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nikky Ferguson

      That was what I just said & wrote on his facebook page.

      Piers, as much as I love your show…this time I think you should NOT have shied away from your question to Bachmann on Rush Limbaugh.

      You allowed her to evade the question as most politicians do. She evaded the question several times. You should have continued on that trend and make her answer them. Did you notice how long she doubled down on her “prolonged knowledge of what Obama should do and not do; yet, quickly and evasively did not answer the questions on Rush Limbaugh?

      You should have continued with the trend by letting her know that:

      1. You were currently asking about what she felt as a woman & mother when she heard what Rush said about Ms. Fluke.
      2. You should have made sure she answered the questions

      We all know what she & her likes feel about Obama, which is the only time they have things to say. She has cramped all her comments, hatred, etc about Obama; yet, have no knowledge or rather would not share answer any controversial issues – their quick answer is always “we have beat this to death”?

      You reporters need to stop being afraid of these politicians and ask the REAL questions.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Temo

        I agree; Piers backed off and let her sound off on her pre-taped STUPID speeches that she memorized when she was on the trail of the GOP lunacy run. Stand up and BE A GOOD REPORTER, Piers!

        March 6, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. jeff

    This person (Michelle) is either deaf, or she absolutely refuses to have a coherent answer to any question asked by Piers. He says, "Do you agree with that?" And she says, "I agree that the most important thing is the economy, and I am done answering your questions about whatever you just asked." She is, I agree, a complete embarrassment.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Renae

    Pierce, please tell Michelle Bachman that the WORLD thinks she sounds like a future version of human robots. Who programmed her – Republicans won't take credit for it. If I had a million dollars for EVERY interview and EVERY answer she begins with "This is what Obama Care will do...". She is rude, over talkative, and I would not give her airtime....America would probably prefer Charlie Brown's teacher, "Wa Wa Waa Waa". Please push her back in the box and all Media host, NEVER wind her up again. Rush was absolutely wrong, and she couldn't say it; but she could say Obama Care. So glad she and Sarah Palin can now have tea time, versus campaign time. And if may, now I feel better. :)

    March 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Blackbird

    As Bill Maher would say listening to Ms Bachmann is "dispatches from the bubble". She has fully slaked her thirst from the vat of Kool-Aid and babbles incoherently from "the manifesto". Imagine if these kooks were ever elected....

    March 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mandy t

      ...and she WAS elected AND she's a "foster parent"...the government has given her and her husband abandoned and neglected children to indoctrinate. SCARY!!!

      March 6, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tjo BIng

    As bad as Bachman is, I am more annoyed with Morgan, who lets her use his show as a soapbox without cutting her off in her rantings and forcing her to answer the questions. And how about some critical questions for Bachman. She claimed christians were attached harder than gays simply because they were standing up for traditional family values. For a christian concercative "standing up for" means vichously attacking. Why not point that out, mr Morgan. Bachman and her like can have their values, but they, as most religous nuts, wants to impose those values on everybody else. Why not piont that out?

    To mr. Morgan: You seem quite inept at the task you have chosen for yourself. Do a better job, please !

    March 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DesertTom

      I totally agree. I thought that Piers Morgan was a Professional Interviewer.Michele Bachmann walked all over him without resistance. If he was on Americas Talent he would have been Buzzed Off before opening his mouth!!
      This country is based on freedom for all. It is very puzzling how a political party can be for pro life and also be for the death penalty. As far health care Obama is the only one who has shown compassion and care for the people of
      this United States. The rest of the civilized world has basic health care for it's citizens. If people want more they are always free to purchase additional private coverage. Basic care should be available to all. Michele Bachmann herself
      is probably covered by a government health plan. Please people use common sense don't be bamboozled by these extremest. Remember who brought us into this mess. It is absolutely absurd to think that Pres, Obama could
      have stopped a steamroller collapse in just the time he has been in Office.

      March 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Barb

        b.s. He tried to make her look like a fool and play into the point he was trying to make... sorry.... she stopped him and tried to move on to more important issues rather than his petty bias's.... you know what.. he don't like it here... go home!

        March 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • mmbstation

        Oh no Barb, make no mistake the minute someone like her gets in office the tone moves from the economy to social issues in a nanosecond. Don't you remember the recent change in congress. All the republicans campaigned on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS and the moment they took office is was all about Abortion, Gay Marriage and scapegoating the poor in order to justify raising the debt ceiling. Remember that Barb? Selective memory? This is the reason people who built their political career by promoting bills that were bias against the LGBT community(exactly...EXACTLY what Michele Bachmann did in Minnesota in order to get into congress) must be called out everytime they refuse to answer questions about their past behavior. It is the predictor of future behavior...point proven by the example of congress above.

        March 8, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. DJP

    OK, I gave Piers another chance. I used to watch CNN daily ( Larry King ) and now I know why I don't watch CNN Piers Morgan.....he interrupts, STILLLLLL,... puts words in peoples mouths, STILLLL, I am done. All he does is placate to his guests. Very boring and rude, opinionated about American politics. I am turning you off the air.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Debby

    Thank you, Michele Bachmann, for standing strong to Piers Morgan's questions, responding with accurate factual information and for not playing into his rude interruptions and ridiculous badgering when your answer was not what he wanted to hear. Isn't the golden rule of hosts such as Mr. Morgan to remain neutral when questioning their guests? It is clear where Mr. Morgan stands by the tone of his voice, responses and mannerisms. Mr. Morgan, other members of the media and Democrats who chose Fluke to speak need to research Fluke's background, affiliations and writings. Once again, Mr.Morgan, it is clear you should have OBAMA inked on your forehead.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dianed

      I'm sorry but did you say accurate factual information, you can't be serious.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason

        Do you know what factual information is?

        March 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      She is a scary individual and clearly unable to respond to a simple question

      March 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marcus

      REALLY????
      Is it true that American Women can actually side with a woman who dodges Rush Limbaugh question??
      If Rush said this about your daughter, would you agree that Pierce did the right thing?? COWARD!!! That's what Morgan was. She played him like a fiddle. He was scared of her because or their past. Lets face it. Morgan does not have the
      substance to hold anyones feet to the fire when asking a question.
      Coward Morgan. YOU should have mad her answer just one of your questions.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dveasey

      There's just something weird with those eyes. No one like that should be elected to public office. He should have shut her down immediately because ignorance like that should not be tolerated. In any part of a free society. Her Christian bigotry has no place.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Angel Echeverria

      Are you serious, are you even listening to what you are saying? Piers Morgan is a reporter, his job is to ask questions and her role in this interaction is to answer his questions not rant about some personalized memorized opinion on politics that do not represent all Americans. I enjoyed watching her squirm in her seat as she struggled to avoid Piers Morgan's questions, ultimately her views on gay rights and Rush's comments were clear and sad.

      March 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. dod

    I am wonder every time Michelle Buchanan asked a question instead of answering the requested question she is attacking the president . she never send the message what the country need it, that is the reason she lost her home state in the presidential race.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • parm

      Why do liberals have to resort to name calling when making a point. Piers Morgan would not let Bachmann dig her own hole, he was too busy talking and saying nothing!

      March 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Carlos Nunez

    Michele Bachman makes me want to vomit profusely. She is so full of crap that it comes out of her nether-regions. She won't answer a question that Piers asks because she knows that she's full of that asinine Christianity bullcrap that is nothing more than a disguise for her racist views. 'Nuff said!

    March 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Name phil st-jean

    Michelle Bachman and the GOP candidates are terrified they might lose some of their support if they say anything negative about Rush " where's my prescription for Viagra" drug addict Limbaugh. He is their new messiah.

    In any other normal society he would up on charges for defamation of character or the very least public slander. Nothing will ever happen to him because he hides behind the first ammendment. What a joke. His producers should fire him and let him swing from the rope he has wrapped around his neck.
    I really hope the crack pots mostly disappear this fall.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dianed

      I am afraid they will get even crazier when Obama wins. I have read hundreds of comments written by Reps in the last few days and they are astounding in their vitriol. Equally astounding is their blind faith in someone like Rush or Fox news, and their utter lack of education in the areas of which they speak.

      March 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Jaime

    With so much hatred and violence in the world right now, why are we so concerned about who someone loves? When governments are no longer bombing their own people, everyone has a job and can afford to support their small families, etc. THEN we can debate who can love who.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Susan Beyrle

    Re: Michele Bachmann interview.

    Ms. Bachmann is a liar when she says the right never attacks the left like Rush LImbaugh has been attacked. Think Don Imus. He lost his radio show for cracking a joke about "Nappy-headed hos" yet Limbaugh isn't losing his show and he didn't just make one crack, he spent three days spewing hate-filled rhetoric against a 30 year old law student.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. P Reppert

    I am a huge fan of Piers Morgan, but I was very disappointed and surprised at the lack of control over the interview with Michele Bachmann. It was obvious that she was controlling the interview and refused to answer questions. It appeared that you were afraid to cut her off on tangent misleading issues. My many friends asked me to tell you how disappointed we were in the interview tonight.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leonard

      you said it right on, morgan was so intmitated by her he did not know what to do, what a dissappointment in him.

      March 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • smitethetheocracy

      Morgan completely let her off the hook on those issues & the way he allowed her to take control of that interview was disgusting. I was absolutely screaming at my television. The question he SHOULD have asked her was, "Do you have even a SHRED of integrity? Do you have any intention of standing behind your ridiculous professed beliefs?" She isn't qualified to be elected dog-catcher and she makes me embarrassed to be an American.

      In his fantastic little book, "Letter to a Christian Nation," Sam Harris wrote "Our country now appears, as at no other time in her history, like a lumbering, bellicose, dim-witted giant. Anyone who cares about the fate of civilization would do well to recognize that the combination of great power and great stupidity is simply terrifying . . . ."

      March 6, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Name phil st-jean

    You've been out in the woods too long dan. Limbaugh needs to be gone.

    March 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. leonard

    i got sick of bachman not answering any questons all it was was propaganda for the gop, she used morgan like a rented mule

    March 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. rick hiebert

    No rights or freedoms are absolute.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Peter

    I for one, am totally sick and tired of the attack on religious people. It is so disgusting watching Piers fist pump atheists, like Gillette, Maher, and Gervais, then ridicule people of faith like Cameron, Bachmann and anyone of faith.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Christ Follower

    Piers, you say you are a Catholic and clearly you do not know God's Word. What people fail to understand (or just won't come out and say) is that what Kirk Cameron and most followers of Christ are doing is simply defending God's Word. It is not Kirk's law or rule that that being gay is an abomination, it is what GOD says in the Bible. Kirk is just defending God. And those who are for "tolerance" are actually directly opposing God, the Creator of the Universe, the King of Kings. So go ahead, continue to oppose God but perhaps you may want to pick up and read a Bible for yourself before you do so. Denying God and denying His word as written in the Bible is a death sentence for all. By the way, if the comedian you had on your show directly after Michelle Bachman who purports to be a Jew would read his Torah, it would say the same thing. God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Don't take my word for it – read the Bible for yourself.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Ker

    Shocking interview! Piers needs to stop interrupting, we want to hear what Michelle says..not Piers point of view. Very unprofessional.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • parm

      Piers would not let Bachmann respond. He is not interested in furthering the dialogue. Morgan is only interested in hearing his own voice and talking over different points of view.

      March 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. brenda french

    Piers...How could you let Michelle Bachman side step around you?? You are so SMART...and so CHEEKY...and she is so UGH....I was waiting for you to nail her....and you didnt!!!
    I am English...I watch you and defend you...but tonight you really let us all DOWN.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Bob

    Both Piers and Michele seem to assume that everyone should have a "right" to get married. That is not so, which is why this act between two people requires them to get a license. And the laws behind that license, and most of the marriage laws and traditions in societies other than ours, are written and enforced to protect dependent children and women from abuse in relationships. They are basically not written in regard to religious principles. For a further treatment of this matter see http://www.christianityetc.org/blog/good-reasons-for-banning-gay-marriages.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. vicky

    Piers. Ask Buchman why is the Government still issuing work visas to foreigners when we have so many Americans out of work.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. CyberActivist

    Piers, the more I watch your show, the more I think that you are a lousy host.

    It is one thing to attempt to set your guest up in hopes that they fall into your traps, but to start talking over them when they answer your questions is rude and obnoxious. To me, you come off as being pompous and ill mannered.

    Watch some of your interviews. I am quite sure that you will be embarrassed? I suggest that you at least extend the courtesy of letting your guest speak before you scold them for not responding in the manner that you want. .

    Have you gone to the Rush Limbaugh school of broadcasting?

    Hopefully they will move your show to a later time zone, so that you will come on after I turn in.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Clayton

    Piers, you make an error, Marriage was created by God and not Man. If the USA dissintegrated tomorrow marriages would be still valid by God, a country does not make it valid nor what men say. Because Michelle Bachman believes that the validity of Marriage is by way of Men and not God (although I think she is confused on this point) she offends people. If Michelle Bachman was more like Ron Paul and believed that God and the Church having been separated from the State would be more peaceable among men. However, Catholics like yourself aren't allowed to read your own Bibles, therefore you wouldn't know that either; plus the words in a Catholic Bible were translated to something more favourable to the Vatican and for leading Christians astray.

    March 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. lenzyl

    Piers, why do you want to argue about Kirk and Michelle being judgmental? It is God Himself that judges the gay lifestyle. Christians are charged to place judgment on no one else, which is what she said: she wasn't there to judge anyone.

    March 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carlos Nunez

      All I have to say to the insane Christians that are posting on here is that God is nothing more than an obsessive lie!! Wake up, people! We have to take care of each other and not rely upon fairy tales to help us out!!

      March 6, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chilan Nguyen

        Your comments do not help anything! Piers was attacking Michelle on small petty issues compared to the fact that our country is going bankrupt. Michelle is trying to save America and wake people up the fact that we are 16 trillion in debt and will lose the US and all of these other issues will not matter because we will all be working for the Chinese!

        March 6, 2012 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
      • In God We Trust

        Please tell me you do not live in the United States of America, where we proudly proclaim "In God We Trust"...and surely you don't have any of our money in your possession that is further proof that we know that God is very real. But of course college education will help you to read, comprehend, and articulate the foundation that this country and world were framed by. God is not a lie nor can He lie. In due season you WILL surely see. Your statement is blasphemy, and I offer you an opportunity to know truth – who is GOD.

        March 6, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  36. Olusegun Olasunkanmi

    I wonder what will be reaction of her children, in next 15 years when they hear their mothers' answer to a question that has to do with the future of this nation........She is a complete shame to her family, because of her hatred for Obama,she now think college education should be a matter of choice for her kids,despite the fact that she wouldn't have gotten the chance of been a candidate, if she is not a graduate herself.

    March 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nikky Ferguson

      Re – Michele Bachmann

      Piers, as much as I love your show…this time I think you should NOT have shied away from your question to Bachmann on Rush Limbaugh.

      You allowed her to evade the question as most politicians do. She evaded the question several times. You should have continued on that trend and make her answer them. Did you notice how long she doubled down on her “prolonged knowledge of what Obama should do and not do; yet, quickly and evasively did not answer the questions on Rush Limbaugh?

      You should have continued with the trend by letting her know that:

      1. You were currently asking about what she felt as a woman & mother when she heard what Rush said about Ms. Fluke.
      2. You should have made sure she answered the questions

      We all know what she & her likes feel about Obama, which is the only time they have things to say. She has cramped all her comments, hatred, etc about Obama; yet, have no knowledge or rather would not share answer any controversial issues – their quick answer is always “we have beat this to death”?

      You reporters need to stop being afraid of these politicians and ask the REAL questions.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. jennifer schick

    Piers, Michelle did not answer one of your questions. Typical. But, kudos to you for pressing and not letting her off the hook. I've been watching the show here and there – I like it and I like you, but I gained another level of respect for you tonight. Good job.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. PMG

    You did try, but you really did not hold her feet to the fire about where she gets this drivel (I unfortunately did not hear the whole show) about the affordable health care act controlling what medicines you get and what procedures you may have. First none of that is in the law. What is there, is a minimum standard for health insurance. And her comments regarding the government deciding what procedures you can get, this woman has obviously never been sick because what surgeries you can have, what medication you can use is already controlled by the health insurance companies without any regulation. They literally decide what medication you can use and cannot use, in some cases forcing doctors to use medications that are not indicated for the disorder in question. You let her make all that up, translation. She lies and has no shame about it. I really wish someone would make her quote chapter and verse as to where these regulations are in the health care act. And if you get the chance do not let her get away with "O well that's where it's headed." I do appreciate your attempts to hold her feet to the fire, but if you get another opportunity, you simply must get her closer to the fire, perhaps singeing her toes a little.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Arthur

    Michelle Bachman and people like her are what's wrong with the conservative movement in America today. The conservative movement I know is supposed to stand for morality and rights of the individuals not only when they are violated by the other party but when they are violated by any one especially by any one powerful. What Mr. Limbaugh said was offensive, rude and yes disgusting and the conservative party / movement lost an opportunity to tell it as it is, to stand tall for the principles of morality, respect for individual rights and defending the of dignity of a young ordinary citizen against a powerful loudmouth who happens to be a republican. What a shame. WHAT A SHAME !. Piers Morgan called it exactly right and I am so disappointed in Michelle and all leading Republicans who chose not to repudiate Rush's disgusting comments.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Davyo

    Its amazzing how M Bachman wont answer hardly a single question,,, every question Piers asks her she answer's with tring to trun the answer into a slam against Obama or Obama-care,,,,, she is INSANE !!!!!!!!!!!!,,,, does she really think people are that stupid that they are buying any of her non-answers that have little to do with any questions she is asked,,,, her spin is insulting to anyone with a brain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,, shes using the interview to try and do GOP spin and slam Obama,,,, she has no interest in answering any questions with REAL ANSWER,,,,, what a whack job !!!!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. james j g poluan

    i thought bachman is more intelligent than Palin. Bachman seemed not to be able to answer simple questions. Small wonder she was WIPED OUT from the Republican presidential race.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Ray W

    Way to go Pears! Michelle Baughman is a bigot. She's narrow in her life views and The People agree. That's why she's out of the race! Thanks for exposing her...

    March 6, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Chris

    Anyone who hesitates or refuses to answer such simple and fair questions is not only ashamed of their own opinion (as they should be) but also accutely aware of how thoroughly ignorant and wrong they are. Romney, Santorum, Bachmann, Limbaugh and the like, hide behind pathetic rhetoric to avoid admitting the full extent of their archaic beliefs. If these people are indeed so proud of their values and beliefs, why do they refuse to answer a simple question? Weak-minded hypocrites are vying to be a country's leader? Laughable.

    March 6, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Reason & Understanding

    I didn't see the show

    March 6, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Lesly

    Finally! Thank you Piers for suggesting people keep their religious beliefs out of politics. Stop stuffing it down other peoples throats. It is none of anyones business who a person spends their life with. It is exactly what has been wrong with the world forever! Wars over religion mixed with greedy politicians. Freedom for all? Not if you elect a religious dictator.

    March 6, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. nguy

    I am frustrated but not surprised that Michelle Bachman did not answer the question regarding Kirk Cameron's comments about gays being "unnatural" and "detrimental to society". She would rather stir up the ghosts of terrorists as being a priority political talking point. OK, let's view the issue through that lense then...I would not for a second say that Mrs. Bachman is not patriotic but does she not see that defending Mr. Cameron by saying that he should not be vilified for his religious beliefs – despite the fact that they verbally attack gays – is akin to supporting terrorists who physically attack others on the basis of their religious beliefs. Like those terrorists who committed atrocities on 9/11? So Mrs. Bachman do you support discrimination on the basis of religion and thus support the terrorists? Mrs. Bachman, until you realize and verbalize that gays and all walks of society make significant contributions to society AND pay taxes that support the likes of you, you should never be allowed to be President!!

    March 6, 2012 at 1:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. E Duarte

    Mr Piers Morgan you have a gold mine in your hands, you have the power, because you represent freedom of speech. You have the power to influence people to grow and give the best to their family, to their community, to their country and ultimately to the world....but instead you choose to be a " chismoso" as they would say in Sapnish. You choose to speak ill of people...to ALWAYS give a negative comment about what people say and push your guests towards the same thing... remember, " we do not see the world as it is but as we are.....and it shows...... in your show. The system you choose in your show, shows not WHO you are but WHAT you are.... you are an intelligent man, but you need to look at yourself and decide WHAT you really are and WHAT you want to be. You do not have to speak ill of what people say in your show, YOU invited them...... for what sir ?????? Thank you for this space.

    March 6, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Shirley Schnee

    I was so disgusted with your show tonite. The way you talked to Michelle was a disgrace. If I had been \\in her shoes I would have walked off the set. You were the rudest person I have ever seen on TV. There are some others at CNN who have come close but you were the worst. I have just been reading some of these letters on your blog and if that is the knd of people watching your show no wonder you are like you are playing to them. I hope if Mrs. McCain goes on your show you will show her more respect. If I were her I would cancel out. CNN, you need to get someone to do that show who has some class.

    March 6, 2012 at 2:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chilan Nguyen

      I agree 100%. Michelle was talking about such important issues and Piers was a complete moran tonight in his small minded focus. Michelle did her best to get the important issues about the overspending and other issues into the debate but what was Piers thinking!!!

      March 6, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Chilan Nguyen

    Michelle Bachmann was taking about ways to save the country from the overspending that is going on and the problems with the country and Piers was just trying to get her to defend comments on issues he took out of context from 7 years ago. Instead of letting her talk about the important issues and problems with the country Piers was stuck on little things just doing anything he could to get her to comment on issues that will have no meaning if we spend ourselves into losing our country. That is what we are doing. I have followed this issue since 1978 and we are going to go broke as a country in 20 years at this pace. Obamas administration has spent three times more than all of the other administrations combined and is taking us to go broke at a record rate. And all Piers wants to do is play petty games. We need a great leader and we need to balance the budget or the small issues won't matter because we will be owned by countries like China. Come on Piers look at the bigger picture. You are better than this. By the way Michelled Bachmann did great and I think she is an amazing women who got slammed over a few views that are not mainstream!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. mmbstation

    Morgan should have just said "these are my questions and you can choose not to answer all you want, but this segment is going to be about these qeustions" and then let her sit in silence on camera every time she refused to answer. Also, when he was talking with Lewis Black about her inconsistency about government intrusion on peoples lives with healthcare vs. intrusion on marriage rights, again he should have nailed her on it on camera instead of waiting until Black arrived. BAD interview Morgan!

    March 6, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    March 6, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Sherry

    Piers, you must have been totally frustrated after talking with Bachmann. She dodged and ignored almost all your questions! It is almost like she is brainwashed and can only espouse her political position and blaming of Obama for everything. I was glad to see you try to push her to answer some questions. You are right she is totally opinionated and extremist in her views about gays, birth control and so many other areas, yet during your interview she completely tried to avoid answering anything. I am Canadian and think similarly to you Brits...it behoves me to see these radical religious politicians show such intolerance and think so archaically. Here in Canada, we are mulit-cultural, religiously diverse and we have much greater acceptance of our fellow citizens. I listen to people like Bachmann, Santorum, Limbaugh and so many others and I am shocked by how out of touch they are with most people in the world!

    March 6, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Bill

    You asked Cameron and Bachman a question and when their answers conflicted with your beliefs you villified them! Shame on you, I don't understand why CNN continues to allow you to take up valuable air time with your "National Inquirer" mentality and antics. You and Cooper should both go over to Fox News, you'd both fit in there quite nicely ol' boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Bill

    Oh, and I dare you to comment on the above post on the air!!!

    March 6, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Barbara Moe

    Piers Morgan is such a hypocrite: He lambasts Kirk Cameron for stating his reliegious beliefs but when Michelle Bachman chooses not to state her reliegion beliefs in order to be "tolerant" he lambasts her for not stating her beliefs (so that he can lambast her beliefs). Apparently, the only way to be "tolerant" in Piers view is for a person to change one's belief system to match his. I just witnessed the ultiamate demonstration of intolerance by Piers himself.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Carlos

    It's funny how the right wing idiots that post on here are lambasting Piers Morgan for trying to ask honest questions and "barbie-doll" Bachmann is so full of hot air and racist viewpoints that it makes anyone that thinks clearly want to laugh. Kirk Cameron is a complete nitwit and has-been – just like Bachmann. Stop giving these idiots the time of day, already! Geez! People, get a clue.

    March 6, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • smitethetheocracy

      Carlos - I'm politically just about as far left of center as one can get, but I am one of those who has called Piers Morgan out for allowing Michelle Bachmann to take control of last night's interview.

      You're right, they're nitwits, every last one of them, too stupid to know how stupid they are. And while I applaud Piers Morgan for having booked theocrat Michelle Bachmann - and especially for his attempts to expose her for what she is, by actually having asked her the tough questions - he absolutely let her off the hook way too easily. When she evaded those uncomfortable questions, what he SHOULD have said was, "Ms. Bachmann, aren't you PROUD of your deeply-held beliefs on these issues? And if you ARE proud of and dedicated to your convictions, why don't you want to shout them from the mountain top? I am offering you a platform here to do just that & I cannot understand why you don't want to take advantage of that." I just wish he had taken off the gloves & taken back control of the interview. It was painful to watch her roll over him the way she did. Painful.

      March 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. michael mcdonnell

    Piers. Way to go. Preach to the world about intolerance. Then, totally attack an opposing viewpoint. Nice job buddy !

    March 6, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. tom collins

    Bachman did not go on the air to espouse the social issues of the day. Piers Morgan was straining like crazy to take the conversation in one direction and one direction only. The liberal left know Obama is domestically a failed president. The economy is a complete disaster. Hope and Change just doesn't cut it. Time for Americans to not waste their time having this Brit tell us what to think

    March 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Marty

    It is amazing to me that after this woman basically built her career around gay bashing at every possible opportunity, now she wants to take the high road and deal with substantive issues. She should be willing to stand by her previous volumes of hateful comments and rants. And, then to play the victim is an outright affront to everyone listening. Uggh. I try to take her comments as comedic but somehow she always gets under my skin.

    March 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Bill Fitzgerald

    Go away Piers. You need a different job.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. John Steidley

    What prevents the electoral college from playing big brother and electing who they want and over riding the popular vote every time?

    March 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Pam

    It was easy to see where the students at school get their model for bullying. Civilized discussion would have been nice about issues other than those that only include the bedroom. I find it sad that today's media personalities prefer to get headlines instead of respecting differences of opinion and allowing intellectual discusion in place of rude badgering. Last night's interview with Buchman showed Piers as a grown up "school yard bully" during the interview. He may be "tolerant" of everyone but Christians!

    March 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. JC

    Michelle Bachmann- pretty much your average republican voter.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  64. MarkMWhite

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    March 7, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  65. C M

    She obviously had an agenda to promote her propaganda without getting interviewed. She managed this quite well and shrilly. Mr Morgan couldn't get a straight answer from the mouthpiece. She didn't tell us anything of interest and nothing heartfelt and nothing thoughtful. It was all about promoting her propaganda. It was an utterly useless interview and a waste of my time.

    March 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  68. Bridget

    Piers Morgan is a putz. He claims to be "Catholic" and displays little or no understanding of Christianity. I can't stand his fierce and ignorant questioning of his guests who are conservative and at odds with his wordly relativism which is a FAR CRY from Catholicism or Christianity. He clearly is in the spiritual warefar battle and unaware of what team he is actually playing on! Wake up Piers and do some homework rather than grilling decent people and giving those who stand for little such as yourself the patsy pass. You're a trite, small-minded bore!

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