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May 16th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Rumsfeld's rule for Morgan, OJ on the stand, Castro's imprisoned daughter speaks out

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Rumsfeld's Rule for Piers: "The art of listening is indispensable"

Joining Piers Morgan on "The Grill," former two-time Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted to wishing he could go back in time and make some changes:

"You'd like everything to be better. Of course, the road you didn't travel is always smoother. You look at the road you travel, it's always bumpy. That's the nature of things," he told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "You think of our country. The United States of America had slaves into the 1800s, had a civil war, 600,000 people dead. Women didn't vote into the 1900s. We've had a bumpy road. We've had some terrible depressions and recessions."

Author of the new book “Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life,” Wednesday's guest offered some guidelines for Morgan:

"I thought about that coming over here. And I put down that 'the art of listening is indispensable to the right use of the mind. It's also the most generous, the most open, and the most appealing of human habits.' And you are in a position where you have to do that," he shared. "It struck me that that is a hard thing to do, to learn to listen."

  • "Law and Disorder": Simpson being punished for getting away with murder?

On Thursday, as former football great O.J. Simpson took the stand as part of a quest for a new trial, Alan Dershowitz and Gloria Allred used the program's "Law and Disorder" segment to assess the penalties he's currently facing after having been convicted of armed robbery, assault and kidnapping:

"If this were not O.J. Simpson, and if all Americans didn't believe that he had killed his wife and gotten away with it, no way is he going to get this kind of sentence for doing what he did," suggested Dershowitz, who served as an appellate adviser to O.J. Simpson's defense team during the 1995 trial. "He is being punished for what many perceive as having gotten away with murder."

Allred, meanwhile, a famed Civil Rights attorney and well-known women's advocate, respectfully disagreed with her colleague:

"Well, first of all, Alan, I will look you in the eye and tell you this: that he was convicted of robbery. And there were guns present. And although he denies knowing or having criminal intent and all of that, the jury didn't buy it, okay. So having been convicted of numerous counts...he was sentenced," she stated. "I don't have any problem with the sentence. And, you know, now he's trying to reverse it. And we'll see whether or not he is successful."

  • House of Horrors: Castro daughter says she was banned from her old room

As daily updates and new details continue to emerge out of Cleveland, WOIO's Ed Gallek rejoined the primetime program with the latest revelations and analysis:

"What stands out is her description of inside that house," said Gallek, referring to recent statements produced by Ariel Castro's imprisoned daughter. "Talking about a bass speaker blocking off some of the doors and in effect saying, 'dad, let me sleep in my old room,' and then him saying, well, you know, 'that room, the heat's not very good in there, it's kind of dusty in there. You don't want to go in there.'"

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  1. Sasha Bunchuk

    How utterly disappointing. Rumsfeld played you like a toy. One of the greatest criminals in US history, and you treated him like Regis Philbin.
    The man who orchestrated one of the most significant disasters causing countries to implode and Americans to die , and you made him out as an Aesop fabler (sic, sic).

    May 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Confused?You will be...

      Who's Regis Philbin?

      Any relation to Maggie?

      May 17, 2013 at 6:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Terry

      I don't like Mr. Rumsfeld either, and he was not around the whole time that Mr. Bush was in office. Unfortunately all the Western intelligence agencies agreed to some degree that there may be WMDs. Even the UN went along with it, and they were relying more on the Arabs around Iraq for their information. 20 to 25 years from now the war in Iraq will be looked upon as a significant event for the positive. They will still be blowing each other up, but this is because of differences between different factions within Iraq that have existed for centuries! Too bad so many had to die in order to bring some sort of democracy. Hindsight regarding WMDs is just that! As far as the Al Qaeda link goes, Mr. Hussein did give refuge, money, training and equipment to more than just one terrorist organization. We all know now that he never promoted activities such as 9/11, but just helping them out was bad enough. Do you honestly believe that Pres. Obama is not using everything the Bush White House put in place to combat, albeit on a smaller scale the same thing? This is the president that said he would close Gitmo, but instead they are renovating it! Look around you, listen to something or someone else to get your news, read different newspapers and you will see that we have not moved any further forward with Mr. Obama!

      May 17, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • ARand

        Good point about relying on the arabs. Just like we did during the recent Arab Spring. The restoration of their Califate (Ottoman Empire) is what they're after ans we're just playing into their hands.

        May 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Alex Bunchuk

        I really don't need to be chastised and lectured to, to see that Rumsfeld was basically incompetent in his handling of the war. Bush sent men and women to die. He set the fire that is engulfing the region. He is probably the most hated man on earth. And Rumsfeld was his Himmler.

        May 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nan Branch

    I disagree with your assessment. Piers asked a question and Rumsfeld insisted on answering without interruption, which is fair, in my estimation. I am no fan of Rumsfeld (nor Piers), but a question deserves an answer.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ARand

      Exactly, whether we like the answer the other person is giving or not. At least let them answer, then counter AFTER they're done. Funny he didn't do that with Jay Carney, nor did he really grill him either. Both of these two got off easy, but at least they were allowed to answer fully.

      May 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. shepherdgregory

    An interesting analogy,Alex,thanks for posting;plenty interesting things on the quite a few pages devoted to Mr.R,some
    from myself,chucking out a 400-page dossier instantly for a start.

    Heinrich Himmler,head of the SS,and CHICKEN FARMER to...

    Gosnell reminds me on Mengele. (Except HE gave us the slip.)

    May 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Private Personal Training

    So tried of OJ Simpson!

    January 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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