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July 17th, 2013
10:40 PM ET

Things heat up as Piers Morgan invites Larry Elder to "The Grill": "I think you're stupid!"

Amidst the aftermath of a crackling war of words that had been heating up Twitter of late, this evening Piers Morgan invited Larry Elder to take a seat on "The Grill," and the live guest did not fail to fan the flames.

On Tuesday, the radio host used the micro-blogging site to criticize Piers Morgan's recent interview of Rachel Jeantel, disputing the host's claim that his guest was of strong intellect:

Referencing Elder's social media commentary, Morgan asked a very straightforward question:

"Is she stupid, Larry?"

Choosing not to answer the question asked, Wednesday's guest fired back at Morgan instead:

"I think you're stupid for saying that kind of thing, for trying to get black people convinced that race and racism remains a major part of America when it doesn't," he blurted. "Racism is not a major problem in America anymore. The number one problem facing black people are the large number of black people born outside of wedlock."

As the live interview continued, it certainly did not become any more congenial.

"Just out of interest, how many languages do you speak," Morgan asked Elder, setting up the point that the aforementioned Jeantel speaks three.

"I don't speak ebonics as well as Rachel, if that's what you mean," came Elder's response.

Finally, after quite a bit of time spent listening to his guest shout, and dodging any specific questions, Piers Morgan simply ended the interview:

"Thank you Larry Elder," he said calmly, before introducing the next story.

Watch the clips for more of Morgan's interview with the volatile and combative Larry Elder, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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  1. Scott Downer

    Trayvon Martin seen the fear in George Zimmerman when the first confronted one another . He could smell the fear in Zimmerman. So while on the phone with his Friend { Rachel Jeante }Trayvon wanted to show off to the Girl ..Trayvon like a night in shining armor went back to attack the Fear in Zimmerman and ended up on the worst end of the stick. Love truly does kill and it did on that day ! Trayvon was the aggressor and maybe he used showing off is man hood and fear was his demise ..this would not be a story if the weapon was not concealed and out in the open . I doubt Travon would had came back to pick a fight ! " as far as Rachel Jeantel education system screws many people the NCLB act is a fraud it gives out passing grades to people that need more time or have lost interest in the subject because they are confused.

    July 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Formee

      I think people are judging Jeantel too much. She was not the one on trial here, Zimmerman was. Again Jeantel was not doing some grammar exams. Communication skills is a talent. Some people communicate better than others. But we all can talk and report what happened. And Jeantel did a good reporting.

      July 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JoAnn Holly

        I agree. Rachel was not on trial and she comes from the Islands. So she doesn't speak the best English. She speaks 3 languages. How many does the rest of the people talking speak? She's behind in school because she was ill. She testified that Trayvon was on the phone with her moments before Zimmerman shot him. I believed her. You don't shoot the messenger. It's the content that counts, not the quality of how someone speaks. As I said before, when Zimmerman approached Trayvon, that's when he pulled out his gun and Trayvon started screaming and tried to defend himself, but he couldn't over power the GUN. There is no proof there was a fight at all. No DNA on Trayvon. That's just what Zimmerman said. His injuries were so minor, he most likely did them himself to cover up his MURDER.

        Larry Elder is a disgrace on TV. I would not let him get on any show. He's always rude and wants to talk about his agenda and disregard what someone else is saying. I turned to something else too. He was outrageous. If I was Piers, I would have cut him off right away. He is so negative and arrogant and he has the nerve to talk about Rachel?.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
      • SilentMajority

        "formee", I think she has not been "judged" enough. She put herself in the spotlight, looking for the almighty dollar. She sounds like a person of average intelligence at best. She is just an obese street thug with so called street smarts and that is it. Why is a 19 year old dating a 17 year old anyway. The idiot Piers Morgan is the one that brought up the 3 languages and he got that from someone else. Lets hear her speak these 3 languages, all there is now is just talk !!

        July 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mitchell Wall

        In a very real sense, Jenteal was on trial. Her statements, which contradict those of Jonathan Good, were a huge part of the basis for any potential conviction of Zimmerman. The jury had to decide whether to believe her or Good. And I don't see a logical basis for how the jury could believe her instead of Good. Good knew neither Martin nor Zimmerman; Jenteal was a friend of Trayvon's and had a very personal and understandable bias in this case. If one was more likely to lie or exaggerate on that basis, it would certainly be Jenteal. Good saw the altercation in person and identified the parties by their clothing; Jenteal merely allegedly heard certain things in the background of a phone call. Once again, Good is more credible on that basis. Jenteal's statements changed or omitted facts beginning with her letter and depositions all the way through the trial; Good was consistent throughout in what he saw. Jeanteal also gave testimony that conflicted with the phone records about hearing things she could not possibly have heard. So even if you remove all the comments about her intelligence and education, there is little she said that could ultimately have been found credible in the trial. The fact that she was combative and lacking in respect also likely did her no favors. And if you were to compare her eloquence and manner to the other witnesses, I think few would disagree that hers was among the least impressive and/or credible. Let's not turn this into something it's not by making the credibility of the verdict about whether or not you "liked" Jenteal or thought she was "one smart cookie." The reality is that her testimony gave very little, if anything, that could lead the jury to find Zimmerman guilty, especially when put side-by-side with Good's.

        July 18, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eclectic Infidel

        Communication is not a talent, it is something easily learned with minimal application. She was not on trial, but she was a terrible witness for the prosecution, and she made African Americans look very, very bad.

        July 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoAnn Holly

      Trayvon, (please spell his name right) was not the aggressor. When he realized Zimmerman was following him, he started to walk faster to get away like Rachel told him to do. That's when Zimmerman chased him down and most likely said the same thing on the recording, "what are you doing in here you f---ing punk". That's when he pulled his gun out and that's when Trayvon started screaming for his life and maybe a fight ensued and Trayvon couldn't over power the gun, so he was murdered. Zimmerman said, "they always get away." Who is they? The black males that robbed the girls house who testified. Zimmerman lied and lied over and over. Trayvon didn't hide in any bushes. I want to see you get away from somebody with a gun pointing at you. Zimmerman should have left his gun in the car since he decided not to follow the instructions to stay in his car. But he was on a mission to murder Trayvon, because "they always get away." I wouldn't be surprised if there was never a fight. Zimmerman probably cut himself to cover his lies. His injuries were so minor, it didn't warrant him murdering an unarmed teenager who was not bothering him or anybody else. Trayvon had a right to stand his ground, but he didn't have a gun. Zimmerman was the punk because he brought a gun to what would have been a fist fight and Trayvon would still be here. You wouldn't be saying this if this was your son that was murdered. No unarmed teenager should ever be murdered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zimmerman never even told Trayvon who he was. Trayvon died in fear really not knowing why.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • A

        The problem with your story is that it's based on speculations.
        there are four minutes unaccounted for what was Trayvon doing in those 4 minutes before the altercation with Zimmerman. He was less then a minute away from his father's home (if your walking). Zimmerman was on the phone with the dispatcher he lost sight of Trayvon after he had run off when he was giving the dispatcher his home address he says" oh crap I don't want to gives this all out I don't know where this kid is." The dispatcher testified that he did not stay on the line with Zimmerman because Trayvon had already left the area. Where was Trayvon in those 4 minutes why did he stick around especially if he was "scared" he was less than a minute away from home. He was 100 yards away from Zimmerman why did Trayvon head back to where Zimmerman was?
        If Zimmerman pulled out his gun how did Zimmerman get his injuries? Forensic Pathologist Dr. Vincent Di Maio said the evidence supports George Zimmerman's account of what happened that night. He said Zimmerman's head was hit against a hard surface at least six times and indicates severe force was used to cause his head injuries. Do you honestly believe he wouldn't scream for help while he was being attacked by Trayvon?
        You say maybe a fight ensued so where are Trayvon's injuries that a mutual fight occurred ? there would at least be evidence of a struggle perhaps even a scratch on Trayvon but there was absolutely no injuries on Trayvon except for bruising on his knuckles which makes sense since he was beating up Zimmerman. What makes sense is that Trayvon surprised him and beat him that would explain why Zimmerman could not fight back that explains why Zimmerman is the only one with grass stains on his back. That explains why an eye witness reported that the person with the red jacket was on the bottom (Zimmerman) and he was being attacked. Dr. Vincent Di Maio testified that the forensic evidence proves that when Trayvon was shot he was on top of Zimmerman.
        If he had his gun out from the beginning do you think Trayvon would have been able to beat him up?
        You say Zimmerman lied and lied what trial were you watching because Zimmermans account was pretty consistent with evidence to back up his account even the prosecutors own witnesses testified that his account of that night was consistent with only minor inconsistencies which were not important and actually reinforced that he was telling the truth as this is normal when you are telling the truth.
        The gun saved his life you tell me what would you have done if a stranger punched you in the nose got on top of you and slammed your head against the pavement would you not defend yourself? would you not scream for help?

        July 18, 2013 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Seth Colton

        Trayvarn became the agressor when he assaulted Zimmerman which indicates he wasn't any smarter than RachelJ.

        July 18, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
      • SilentMajority

        "jOANN holly". lady you are living in another world. We saw two different trials for sure. Your description of what supposedly happened is not even close to the actual events !! You are writing like you are pretending like you were there and seeing something the way you wanted to see it and not like it really happened by MANY accounts and one actual eye witness that was really there !! Lady you are obviously a left wing dysfunctional who refuses to see the real truth as do m an y of your kind. Wake up and see things the way they really are or get back on your meds.

        July 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • insuperable01

        JoAnn Holly
        You read my mind. I don't usually respond to people's comments but this case is so outrageous. In my eyes Trayvon Maartin was the victim, followed and confronted and killed by Zimmerman. Then Trayvon was victim again by the society that says this is not a racial case and/or that Zimmerman did the right thing.
        Now the same people that take Zimmerman's side also criticize Jeantel's lack of communication skills and educational lever. She was not on trial. Zimmerman, the killer did not testify.. because he knew he had lied before and could fall in his own trap. I am ok with Rachel Jeantel. Let her be.

        July 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • wildflowerchicago

        OJ Simpson didn't take the stand either... most defendants do not take the stand... Swallow that bit of relevant news honey!

        July 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • william

        no, treyvon brought a set of hands to a gunfight....gz had every right to defend himself too

        July 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • AngieS

        Oh and George didn't have hands? He's a punk that was losing a fight he started so he decided to shoot Trayvon instead.

        July 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ros

        JoAnn Holly your statements are pure speculation..nothing more. I would call you out on many things you have written, but why bother it's obvious you just don't "bapish" much. Trayvon still attacked Zimmerman..is there any common sense in his actions...try to overpower armed man..really?

        July 20, 2013 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
      • R Samuelson

        Ms. Holly,

        You should have come forward as a witness and testified in the trial. It appears that you are the only one besides Zimmerman that knows exactly how everything happened that night. I am pretty sure this would have been very valuable to the prosecution's case.

        July 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • duane

      Piers is a quack. He defends the violence in the black community or completely ignores it like so many so called leaders of the black community. Maybe all the break ins,burgleries,thefts and home invasions done by young black males is what put this whole thing into action...they did Trayvon no help..Larry speaks the truth that so many just find it difficult to admit,just like accepting the verdict because the State couldn't prove it.

      July 18, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jerry S.

        I am now a fan of Larry Elder, no more of CNN for me because of Pier Morgan

        July 18, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
      • TAIWAN MAN

        I am now a fan of Larry Elder, no more of CNN f-because Pier Morgan SEND PIER MORGAN BACK TO ENGLAND–QUICKLY–ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

        July 18, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Soloview

        Cudos to Larry Elder ! Piers can be – and on Zimmerman definitely is – out of his delpth, and manages to offend a great number of people. He is all over Robert Zimmerman for trashing Trayvon Martin comparing him to a convicted felon simply because both were "flipping the bird" on pictures, and then (on another show) describes George as some kind of Charles Bronson out doing his vigilante thing, even though any sane jury would (and George's was 'lucky' to have one) see through this as a descpicable character assassination. Get it through your thick skull, Piers: 'it was a tragic miscommunication'. Trayvon likely just wanted to scare the living crap out of George; George thought he wanted to kill him for real. The forensics showed the shot came from below Trayvon, which made the prosecution change its story. John Good saw Trayvon on top. There were repeated screams for help. When the police arrived they found the shooter on the scene with a broken nose, blood on his face and the back of his skull and his victim with bruised knuckles but other than the shot uninjured. In the light of this, to keep parrotting ad nauseam the prosecutor's hyperbole of Trayvon being 'armed' with a bag of candy and a canned drink is as dumb as it is unhelpful.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bikegirl

        I find it odd that so many people think Larry Elders was in the right yet Piers in the wrong. If a show named after a man with whom you don't agree is on, change the channel. Reads to me as if many of you don't have an issue with Mr. morgan but with yourselves.
        I watched the show not knowing that Larry was a guest. I found his loud motor mouth to be sickening. Not only did he continue to act like the sad black folks whom he spoke of but never answered a question asked. It was as if he went on the show to spit out crap that was not important. Conservative or not, he, at times, makes no sense. He is one who is not interested in helping others but tearing them down without knowing ones story.
        Piers is always calm with his questioning and always allows for his guests to rant like mad only to show their true ignorance. He can continue to have shows about guns and race affairs for as long as need be because Americans will stay as divided on things that can be changed, until change actually happens.
        As for Rachel speaking 3 languages fluently, I would like to hear all those who rip on her speak just two languages fluently. Surely there are very few of them in this country.

        July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • wildflowerchicago

        I think Mr. Elder spoke the truth...It was Piers Morgan that tried to stop Mr. Elder from speaking.... When Piers is on the loosing side of the debate and someone gets his goat... his face turns a bright pink. I'm sorry but most Americans are sick of the one sided, race baited, poor victimized Black folks that White or perceived Whites are attacking and murdering...YOU'RE KILLING YOUR OWN PEOPLE... BLACK ON BLACK CRIME! ... HELLO CHICAGO! .... Each time you kill one of your own in the streets of Chicago, real racists are laughing at you doing their dirty work.... Wake up you CNN viewers!

        July 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • SilentMajority

        Duane, I totally agree with your commments. Larry Elder smoked pirs morgan last night and exposed him for the left wing quack he really is. I loved it, he made him look like a fool. Morgans defense of this Jeantel person was rediculous as well. He was attempting to make her out to be some intellectual when in reality it is obvious she is nothing more than an obese street smart thug. Lets hear these so called 3 languages she is suppossed to speak, it is all talk up till now, lets hear them on your show piers morgan !!! Larry Elder showed morgan and the audience last night what a phony, left wing hypocrite he really is. BRAVO LARRY ELDER !!!

        July 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • ken

        I'm a fan of larry elder now too. You go silly angry black man. I like crazy people w/ crazy stats talk...they too know – you can always find any stats to support your view. Just make sure you have more stats than the other guy and talk louder!!!

        July 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Yeddy

        Personally, I believe that mr. Elder despite of being an African American himself speaks all truth. He was contrete and demonstrated complete truth what about when an African American kills a white person or even themselves where is the media or the black community doing riots. We do hate the fact that no matter his race or color a young man w killed but, yet mr. Zimmerman also somewhat lost his freedom as well. if Treyvon was up to nothing bad he should of just continued walking or even call the police himself but, instead he chose to sucker punch Zimmerman causing his own death another thing why doesn't anyone look at his past and why he was shipped away with his father in the first place. Truth is kids specially in the Miami Gardens area have a was of thinking that they are invinsable. THIS WAS NOT A RACIAL ISSUE. But, yet many people are trying to make it a racial issue. You don't see the white or Hispanic doing these riots or protesting against the African americanwhen they perform a crime. For all the people that are against Zimmerman STAY FOCUSED Prejudisum ended many years ago don't try to bring this back to today's society.

        July 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • linda

        First of all, the body's natural response to a potentially dangerous situation is the "fight or flight" response. Martin had a predator following him for no apparent reason. He was simply walking home from the store. Obviously, Zimmerman wanted to have a confrontation as evidenced by his words, "these punks always get away." Whose to say he didn't get out of his car (which he was asked not to do) and attempt to restrain Martin until the police arriveD, since he believes that "these punks always get away." According to the person he was on the phone with Martin said, "get off of me." At that point, Martin had every right to break his damned nose. I believe that Zimmerman shot Martin after he got the best of him. Zimmerman provoked this fight and despite the verdict by a group of obviously misguided and narrow minded jurors, Zimmerman had no right to take this child's life. He is a psychopath, that is, one without a conscious, one who does not accept responsibility for his own actions, one who has no regards for human life (which is why it was so easy for him to shoot Martin), one who is superficial and deceptive, one who is a pathological lyer, one who victimizes and blames the victim – all of this applies to the long neck, long nose, dark haired and skinny attorney as well as Zimmerman's brother. None of them see Martin as a person and have the guts to be concerned about Zimmerman being a victim after he shot an innocence kid in cold blood.

        Please all you non thinkers, miss me and all others who can think, with the rhetoric about this case.

        ZIMMERMAN IS NOT A VICTIM. IF MARTIN HAD GONE UP TO HIM AND PULLED HIM OUT OF HIS CAR THAT WOULD BE A DIFFERENT STORY. THIS GUY WENT LOOKING FOR TROUBLE AND LIED HIS WAY OUT OF IT. END OF THE STORY!!

        July 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        Mr. Elder did a good thing. He whooped Piers's butt. GO BACK TO ENGLAND PIERS!

        July 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • indy

      Let's be clear. Piers is an Alpha Hotel and nothing will change that. His bias is clear and he does not represent the views of most Americans.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • TAIWAN MAN

      TRAYVON WITH A HOOD --HOW WAS ZIMMERMAN TO KNOW HE WAS A 17 YEAR OLD OR A 47 YEAR OLD-such big play of Trayvon being a teenager--ask yourself-if you put on a hood-in a dark night–who can tell your age???

      July 18, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sharonbelle

        I agree with you about the kid waering a hood. I'm so sick of TV keep playing the same thing over and over. I'm not a gun fan. It's getting everyone starting to carry.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • DALE

      TRAYVON WITH A HOOD –HOW WAS ZIMMERMAN TO KNOW HE WAS A 17 YEAR OLD OR A 47 YEAR OLD-such big play of Trayvon being a teenager–ask yourself-if you put on a hood-in a dark night–who can tell your age???

      July 18, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • DALE

      TRAYVON WITH A HOOD –TELL ME--HOW WAS ZIMMERMAN TO KNOW HE WAS A 17 YEAR OLD OR A 47 YEAR OLD-such big play of Trayvon being a teenager–ask yourself-if you put on a hood-in a dark night–who can tell your age??? THINK ABOUT IT

      July 18, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • JoAnn Holly

        Yes you're right about that. But what he should have done, is followed the instructions from the call when asked, are you following him? He was told "you don't need to do that." Next if he didn't listen to that, why did he take his gun. He was on Neighborhood WATCH, not neighborhood follow, not neighborhood stalk and not neighborhood murder. If he had stayed in his car, and/or left his gun in his car, it wouldn't have made any difference if Trayvon was 17 or 47 because the police would have taken care of it. He took it upon himself to follow him with a gun.

        July 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Judith

        BTW, GZ KNEW Trayvon was a teenager, because he clearly said so on the 911 call before he started running after him.

        July 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • BuffaloGal

      Scott Downer? I'm sorry, I must have missed your name on the witness list at trial. You seem to "know" an awful lot for someone who wasn't there.

      Idiot.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      It appears that she speaks 3 languages rather poorly and at least one of them is filled with slang. As for trial by jury and all that legal stuff...let's just flush it down the toilet and go for a benevolent dictatorship. I am sure the band of idiots (both white and black because idiocy knows no color differentiator) will think that is a good idea.

      July 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Leesa

      He smelled the fear? When exactly did that happen? He came in contact with him one time after your shining knight came after him. Wow some of u people are very shallow....tell me what would u have done of a grown man was following u in the rain and didn't identify himself and he catches up to u? I guess that's a Chinese riddle....smh

      July 19, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • King

      What fear did Zimmerman have? That is the biggest lie of this entire trial. If he was so damn scared and afraid he would have NEVER FOLLOWED OR PURSUED Martin. He would have gotten back in his car and drove off and Martin would never have felt as if he had to confront this moron. would you really want someone following you home and knowing where you stayed? I agree that race had nothing to do with this trial, but the idiocy that resulted from it is staggering.

      July 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • NICOLE

      LARRY ELDER IS ONE MISINFORMED BLACK MAN. IF HE IS SO CONCERNED ABOUT BLACK CRIMES, HE SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING AFTERALL HE IS EMPLOYED IN A POSITION TO BRING BLACK ON BLACK CRIME TO THE FRONT OF AMERICANS CONSCIOUS, HE CAN DO ALOT, BUT HE PREFERS TO RUN HIS MOUTH OFF LIKE DIARRHEA WITH TALK. I WAS 19 YEARS OLD AT ONE TIME SO WAS ALL OF US INCLUDING ELDER, I AM POSITIVE HE WAS NOT ABLE TO ARTICULATE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THAT WELL. . WHAT MR. EDER FAIL TO REALIZE IS THAT PEOPLE ARE RAISED IN DIFFERENT SURROUNDING AND ENVIRONMENTS, HE IS NOT HELPING JANTEL BY TELLING HER SHE IS STUPID. THIS GIRL WAS NEVER COACHED BY THE PROSECUTION ON HOW SHE MUST ACT EVEN UNDER PRESSURE. SHE DIDN'T KNOW, ALL SHE KNEW WAS MR WEST CONTINUOUSLY VERBALLY ATTACKING HER. AT 19 I WOULD HAVE PRESENTED MYSELF WORSE. THANK YOU MR. PERS MORGAN FOR STANDING UP FOR JANTEL.

      July 25, 2013 at 12:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ron

    Piers got tuned up by Elders! Seriously, piers is defending this poor girl by saying she skipped school a lot. basically he is saying its not her fault she is dumb.

    July 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sam

      Larry Elder is nothing but a rude,hysterical, egotistical motormouth and was a joke to listen to tonight. He could not stay on subject and kept going off on unrelated tangents. I've heard him before in interviews but tonight's display was the worst. If he were in a court of law he would have been charged with contempt.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Duane

        Does it really matter if he stayed on the ignorant questions Piers was asking? " Is she stupid?" Doesn't sound like a question even worthy of answering.Miss Jentel answers that all by herself.As I said in another post,Larry speaks the truth about the black community and it bothers many as it should,but it needs to be addressed..And if you see how its the truth he speaks by all the insults he receives,like Uncle Tom or sell out...

        July 18, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Steve-o

        HAHAHAHAHA!

        July 18, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Yeddy

        I honestly don't think you heard the man correctly. The fact is that you are to ignorant to even acknowledge the fact the this man wants to STOP RACISM!!!!!!!!!! Make our community more diverse and people like you bring us back in the days. Btw did piers hire you?????

        July 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • linda

        Larry Elder knows nothing about what happen that night when Zimmerman killed Martin in cold blood no more than myself or anyone else. Why do we want to give Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt and paint a picture of Martin as a trouble maker and responsible for his own death when he was minding his own business.

        The body's natural response to a potentially dangerous situation is the "fight or flight" response. Martin had a predator following him for no apparent reason. He was simply walking home from the store. Obviously, Zimmerman wanted to have a confrontation as evidenced by his words, "these punks always get away." Whose to say he didn't get out of his car (which he was asked not to do) and attempt to restrain Martin until the police arriveD, since he believes that "these punks always get away." According to the person he was on the phone with Martin said, "get off of me." At that point, Martin had every right to break his damned nose. I believe that Zimmerman shot Martin after he got the best of him. Zimmerman provoked this fight and despite the verdict by a group of obviously misguided and narrow minded jurors, Zimmerman had no right to take this child's life. He is a psychopath, that is, one without a conscious, one who does not accept responsibility for his own actions, one who has no regards for human life (which is why it was so easy for him to shoot Martin), one who is superficial and deceptive, one who is a pathological lyer, one who victimizes and blames the victim – all of this applies to the long neck, long nose, dark haired and skinny attorney as well as Zimmerman's brother. None of them see Martin as a person and have the guts to be concerned about Zimmerman being a victim after he shot an innocence kid in cold blood.

        Please all you non thinkers, miss me and all others who can think, with the rhetoric about this case.

        ZIMMERMAN IS NOT A VICTIM. IF MARTIN HAD GONE UP TO HIM AND PULLED HIM OUT OF HIS CAR THAT WOULD BE A DIFFERENT STORY. THIS GUY WENT LOOKING FOR TROUBLE AND LIED HIS WAY OUT OF IT. END OF THE STORY!!

        July 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jaffa

        Linda,
        I like how you use no facts whatsoever in providing us with your theory. It was a sad turn of events, but the only story we have to go on is Zimmerman's. If you actually listened to ALL of the testimony, and not just that of Jeantel's, and looked at all evidence (or lack thereof), there is no REASONABLE way you could come to any conclusion than to say I'm not sure. You cannot convict someone because you think you know what happened. The toughest prosecutor in the state was specially appointed to this case and could not win. The same prosecutor that was able to convict a woman that fired a shot near her abusive husband. Zimmerman hardly fits the psychopath mold, which also does not apply to his brother or lawyer. They are defending a man who was overcharged given the evidence, and who was railroaded in the media by those who wish to push their racial agenda. Those same people are the ones pandering to Jeantel and calling anyone that points out her flaws as automatically racist.
        Can you look in the mirror and say you know exactly what happened? No you cannot, therefore you cannot put someone in prison based solely on emotion. If you are upset about the verdict, do something to change the laws. If all of the people protesting this case put their energy into that, instead of urging the Federal DOJ to bring some bogus case against Zimmerman to make sure he is punished, maybe real change would happen and this kind of thing could be prevented.

        July 19, 2013 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Linda

        Jaffa, you sound like an intelligent person but you obviously did not read my response or you are just looking for someone to banter with. Did I not say that no one knows what happen that night not even myself? This entire case is based on fantasy. When people can't fill in the blanks that is what they do, they fantasize! They make up stories that help them to feel comfortable with whatiever they believe. The prosecutor made up tales and the defense did the same. The jury happen to buy into the tales told by the defense. What facts by the way are you referring to? The only ones who know the facts are Zimmerman and Martin. Are you trying to tell me that I don't have a right to come to a conclusion because I don't have the facts which don't exist? Are you trying to tell me that I should believe a liar like Zimmerman or his witness who spoke good English and presented well but totally discount Rachel because she could not speak good English and contradicted herself just like Zimmerman did? Did the defense not present an animation of what they thought happened that night? Are you trying to tell me that I don't have the right to come up with a scenario based on what I heard and what makes sense to me? Everyone is trying to build Martin to be some kind of thug but Zimmerman some kind of upstanding citizen despite his background which is worst that Martin's background. I knew full well what the outcome of this circus was going to be but the response given by the long neck attorney and Zimmerman's brother when the trial was over was inhumane. No expressed sadness or sympathy for the family of Martin or for the death of Martin. Just a lot of rambling about Zimmerman being a victim. They got the outcome they wanted and a humble human being with a conscience would have presented in a more diplomatic manner knowing that the Martin family not only lost their son but also lost in this trial. So tell me what exactly are you trying to say?

        July 19, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
      • King

        Larry does NOT speak for the black community or any truths of that same community. He speaks for the sponsors that keep him paid and looking like a true "Uncle Tom". And if anyone was stupid in that entire interview it was Larry for showing a complete lack of journalistic composure in engaging Morgan....who is also an idiot from time to time.

        July 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoAnn Holly

        Sam, I totally agree!!!!

        July 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grey Wolf

      this is becoming the norm in America...people from other country's coming here and trying to pervert our justice system and people and push race wars back in this country...Piers Morgan wants to talk about the minority that is crushed the talk about the ones who were here first ..Us Native Americans...i have sit and watched this White Man speak and say nothing smart but when people get on his show who prove he is an idiot he cuts them off....CNN better drop him or America will drop you he needs to go home ...oh wait he said he was leaving if the gun control bill didn't pass but from what i heard his own country doesn't want him back....We don't want you here either so leave....this was not race that caused this kid to be killed and the man who shot him was not white he was Hispanic/White so people need to get a grip on reality it had nothing to do with white on black it had to do with you attack me i stop you the best way i can...it was his right just like it was ours when they killed our people GROW UP people...How about you all leave and give us back our land we have seen what you did with it and we don't want it like this...here that should fix all this BS

      July 18, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve-o

        But George Zimmerman has such a nice white sound to it, doesn't it? It wouldn't be such a three ring circus if he was named Jorge Zapato.

        July 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Grey Wolf

        Steve seeing as how they have some how blocked you from having replies i will post it this way...that is the issue they saw his name sounded close to white and he was part white so they used that only thing to make it White on Black...but what about Hispanic on Black or Mixed on black why only white on black...oh yea race wars incite marshal law Duh....then no one will have guns ...guess that will fix it...Guess again we gave our guns up 200+ years ago and still got killed by the government...humm should have keep them and died killing the white man our self then no whites no blacks oh wait no one of any race other than natives would be here....better get a grip people you want to play white on black crap better wake up and notice Red on all of you is about to happen we are tired of all your BS and we are about to show you how much...wont be any race other than red men and women who will be safe then...get control of your government who btw has broken our treaty we had with you all..

        July 24, 2013 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mister Peebles

    Mr. Elder:
    1. Did NOT directly answer any question, but instead recited cliche conservative racial talking points.
    2. Resorted to motor-mouth like a toddler trying to annoy a parent.
    3. Spouted red herrings left, right, and center; trying to slither out of the corners he painted himself into.

    Example:
    [Piers Morgan – paraphrased Question] Does this trial's verdict concern you and what can be done about it?
    [Elder – paraphrased Answer] What about the black on black violence in Chicago, the fact that most murders against blacks are caused by blacks?

    He might be right as a factual matter, but his answer does not follow from Piers' question. Sorry. Elder lost.

    July 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patricia

      I totally disagree with you. I thought Larry Elder was clear and precise in his communications and covered exactly what is going on in society today. Piers was just trying to bait him into a ridiculous and trite discussion as to whether Jeantel was stupid. Absolutely pathetic of Piers and maybe he should employ her, I certainly wouldn't.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Elizabeth

      Total toolbox hot head piers did great I never knew the DBHB Larry but rest assured I will avoid his voice going forward , ironic he's insulting others while he is a Dumas in training. A sign of ignorance is to insult othersm... Sad way to see a grown up probably a huge loser..piers did great I could have lost my mind.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Grey Wolf

        Leave our Land ....if you think this idiot did great you are one of the ones we dont want here either ...Wado

        July 18, 2013 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Tcon

      Sounds like you are describing every interview I have ever heard with Al Sharpton and jesse. I say Elder is fighting fire with fire.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pat

      I thought Larry Elder was a total a**hole – rude, pompous, arrogant and he never answered any of Piers questions. Granted, Piers is not the ideal host, how-ever, where was Larry's manners. Unfortunately, the words I have used to describe (rude, pompous, arrogant) Larry are used pretty much to describe all blacks. Larry did not do his cause any favors last night. Both Gandhi and King would have dismissed a foolish blow-hard called Larry Elder!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Flossie Mae

        You don't like Larry because he tells the truth. I know it is a shock to actually hear someone tell the truth on here, but it happens.

        July 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Geo

    Larry has many good points. Piers putting his nose into race is not a good thing

    July 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • linda

      I am not sure what people saw in Larry Elder?

      I am a black conservative and he does not represent conservative views. These are his own views. Further more, he sounded as though he was in a manic episode with his loud, rapid and rambling speech. His thought process was disorganized and associations quite loose. Sounds like mania to me.

      How dare him try to judge a 19y/o high school kid without knowing her background. She may be special education or have some other challenges. Who knows? And no, she is not a role model for blacks but she may be in a position, with her new found popularity, to influence other teenagers with her same struggles. What was Piers supposed to do refer to her on national tv as dumb or something? She is not dumb, she has a speech impediment which I am sure interfered with her being as articulate as she should have been during trial. Even some of the smartest people in this country could break under that kind of pressure. I am sure his comment boosted her self esteem. Did you expect Piers to beat her down or something?

      Regardless, Larry Elders performed a lot worst than she did while she was on trial. He called Piers Morgan stupid. He could not focus and avoided the issue that was being discussed to ramble on with his agenda. He couldn't even be understood most of the time. Given that he is an educated adult (I am assuming educated) you would expect him to be more professional. This is hypocrisy at its finest. The only reason people are going along with Elder is because he said what they want to believe. You have got to be incredibly stupid to believe that racism does not exist in America. And the fact that racism exist does not excuse what is going on in the African American community. Yes African Americans have got to step up and take responsibility for what is going on in the African American community. No excuses for anyone!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • linda

        I am not sure what people saw in Larry Elder?

        I am a black conservative and he does not represent conservative views. These are his own views. Further more, he sounded as though he was in a manic episode with his loud, rapid and rambling speech. His thought process was disorganized and associations quite loose. Sounds like mania to me.

        How dare him try to judge a 19y/o high school kid without knowing her background. She may be special education or have some other challenges. Who knows? And no, she is not a role model for blacks but she may be in a position, with her new found popularity, to influence other teenagers with her same struggles. What was Piers supposed to do refer to her on national tv as dumb or something? She is not dumb, she has a speech impediment which I am sure interfered with her being as articulate as she should have been during trial. Even some of the smartest people in this country could break under that kind of pressure. I am sure his comment boosted her self esteem. Did you expect Piers to beat her down or something?

        Regardless, Larry Elders performed a lot worst than she did while she was on trial. He called Piers Morgan stupid. He could not focus and avoided the issue that was being discussed to ramble on with his agenda. He couldn't even be understood most of the time. Given that he is an educated adult (I am assuming educated) you would expect him to be more professional. This is hypocrisy at its finest. The only reason people are going along with Elder is because he said what they want to believe. You have got to be incredibly stupid to believe that racism does not exist in America. And the fact that racism exist does not excuse what is going on in the African American community. Yes African Americans have got to step up and take responsibility for what is going on in the African American community. No excuses for anyone!!!

        July 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ron

    Elders is pointing out that perseverating on a jury following the current laws, however flawed, is not the problem. It only distracts from the real problems such as black unemployment, violence and hopelessness that need to be addressed. Also, Cable news needs to stop defending Chantel. Their defense is more insulting than the attacks. I mean, c'mon, a smart cookie, Dripping in patronization, this is important! Piers is really setting the journalistic world on Fire. A regular Woodward.

    July 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Son

      Larry does not have a wife and family. No sons nor daughters. He cannot place himself in other people's shoes? He is only supporting himself and that's it. Why would he care about someone's death?

      July 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bob Harrington

    Pies Morgan is a dolte. That's a person that is so blinded by his HATE for guns, that he actually believes that no person should shoot another person and get away with it. It's stupid. I hate guns myself and was on Piers side during his vast gun debate....and also support him on the lies about gas prices.....but Piers is a hater....and a hater is a mentally disturbed person. Larry Elder handed Piers his ass on TV and he deserved it.

    July 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • GEO

      Yes, Bob, in his eyes if someone is knocking life out of you, you have to let him finish it and dont do nothing about it. I knew piers and jeantel would make a good couple – both dont make sence. Piers need to move to southcental LA for a week or two. and then you see him buying a gun or two

      July 18, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mizzak

        You can't pursue another man down the street and don't expect to b confronted. Then when you start getting your ass kicked you want to shoot somebody. Men take an ass whipping punk's shoot!!

        July 18, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Stellar17

      The problem is Piers hasn't lived in our communities and I doubt his home in the US has been burgled, he is not the best person to speak about this. I am a victim of burglary, fortunately I wasn't home, but I was devastated, I felt totally violated and will never forget it. The police were too busy, showed up about 5 hours later and then did nothing, but my family could be dead by then. We didn't have a gun, I never thought people should have them, but I now know why people need a gun to protect themselves from these criminal who have no boundaries. If they want to get rid of the guns, Mr. Holder needs to stop the violent criminal activity, the break-ins, the shooting of white babies in the face and wounding of the mother, the drug deals. When they stop the crime, people won't need guns.

      July 18, 2013 at 2:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. r

    This is so stupid! Why are we even talking about this girl? Anyone that watched this trail and still thinks, Zimmerman murdered a child. Is just lying to them selves, ask your self. If you had a legal gun, on the neighborhood watch, and you were looking for a person, you think mite be a burglar. When bam hit in the nose and fall down and now Trayvon starts beating your head in the concrete. Wouldn't you shot him? Yes you would. If Trayvon did not die he would be in jail for assault

    July 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eddie

      trial was a circus.... ban florida

      July 18, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Anthony

    it doesnt mean if you got a B your smart my high school I went at Las Vegas somebody i knew had gotten a millennium scholarship when he graduated. A friend I knew went to the same school I went as the other friend and got all A's but he wanted a challenge and went to a High School that was more harder and he had a problem keeping a C so he backed out and went back to the same school because it was easier. I didn't graduate from that school but at a night school. HS diploma

    July 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Ron

    Yo Anthony, go back and try to graduate from that harder school! Jesus, what are you talking about!

    July 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      I went to DPHS I dropped out and went to night school and got my HS Diploma there. I didn't drop out because DPHS was hard for me. It was because the school had enough of me. Also I could have a F but could raise that F to a C in a matter of weeks. I'm sorry how I wrote if it was confusing hope this clarifies my point. Had two friends who went to DPHS one of my friends graduated from high school with straight A's thus he received a millennium scholarship while another of my friend who went to DPHS went to LV Academy which he said was more like a college setting than DPHS which then he came back so he could graduate without any hardships.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Rod

    THIS IS ALL TO KEEP YOUR MIND OFF THE NSA STOMPING ON EVERYONES CONSITUTIONAL RIGHTS!

    July 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Teresa

    Please stop Elders from jackhammering anger into the world . . . it does not help this issue . . .

    July 18, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. smartiebee

    Get him off the air!

    July 18, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. smartiebee

    he is as bad as her

    July 18, 2013 at 12:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. JoAnne Drew

    OMG, I cannot believe you had that Larry Elder on your program. Horrible T.V., beneath you, Piers. Does that filibustering fool ever come up for air? Does he not realize that speaking at four thousand words a minute is quite repulsive? Blechh. Please, don't do that again.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      Larry Elder raises a good point. If MLK was alive he would almost 100% agree with the fact that black community have a problem in their own race. For those other black people who conducted themselves as the stereotype and make a bad name for the ones who fall far from it. You may disagree with him but it is true that the Black community has inflicted damage to their own image by the ones who don't follow, the other ones who choose to believe like MLK that I can be anything that I want. I'm mexican, race was not put on me when i was growing up about black people but when I constantly had runs in with them. They jumped me for no reason they robbed me for no reason. but I know that not all Black americans are like that which is why I do have black friends when I should have hated them for what they constantly did to me and the other people who were effected by the several black groups of people who choose to jump us for no apparent reason. there is a problem and what Larry Elder said is the problem.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mmr

        So if we all start treating and behaving toward each other based on the stereotypes every ethnic group has – and we all have them – where will that leave us? The problem is that a racist person does not see the individual for an individual – the racist person sees only the negative aspects in the group he/she hates, while very conveniently overlooking the negative aspects of his/her own group. Their group does no wrong – everyone else is wrong. Mr. Elder is doing the same thing – so because Trayvon was Black he was probably up to no good and Zimmerman had a right to be fearful, and had a right to stalk him and shoot him. Please.

        July 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RAY HARP

    SOMEONEPLEASE ,UNDERSTAND THAT MIR ELDER IS BY FAR THE CLOSEST THING IVE SEEN TO A RIGHT,NFLUENCED, AND BRAINWASHED UNCLE TOM TYPE IVE EVER SEEN..OH YEAH BEFORE ASSUMING, I AM AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ,NO ROOM FOR HIS TYPE ON THE LEFT...

    July 18, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Babs

      I am black also and I found him completely disgusting. Spewing negativity left and right about the black community; stuff we already KNOW. You can tell this man is so far to the right.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mmr

        I'm not Black but I couldn't agree with you more.

        July 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • zoe

      poor black man....trying to be white by being a hater of his own race. Probably a republican with some white folks that financed his show. He did not even understand why Piers had Jeantel on the show. He has one view....like a horse.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Babs

        Thanks Zoe. Exactly how I would put it.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Steve-o

        You know you're describing yourself there. Also, I'm pretty sure MLK would be appalled at whats happening in Chicago.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jeff

    Piers – if you read these comments – please do your show a favour and don't have Larry Elder back on. I had to mute him at several points. I have never heard anyone so obnoxious in my life and everything he said was nonsense.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Judith

      I agree. Piers Morgan, please stop inviting these idiots to to your show. They are only there to denigrate African Americans using your powerful, public forum. I had to change to the channel to MSNBC yesterday, because I was almost physically sick by Larry Elder's words in the few minutes that I watched him, looking like someone having a drug-induced manic episode, Today, with the Rev Lee, it was disgusting as well. Both men were rude, incoherent and aggressive, wouldn't let anyone get a word in! They did not bring an ounce of intelligence to the discussion, and effectively helped to re-ignite and fan the flames of division and racism among communities, at a time when we are trying, as a nation, to use this tragic opportunity to open a national discourse on cultural and racial sensitivity.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. John

    Piers is completely bias about the whole situation. This has been made a race case from the beginning and he entertains this lady to say is OK to say the "N" word. People wake up are you kidding me? Why are we entertaining this? When are we going to take responsibility as a community?

    July 18, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Beth

    What is wrong with Larry Elders is he on something drugs

    July 18, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. sue

    larry elder is disgusting and was pointless to listen to, beneath you piers to have him on your show

    July 18, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gerry

      Larry was the best part of show and was right on... Turned channel when Larry's time was up. Piers looked stupid sitting there...

      July 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Claude

    Larry Elder is not displaying proper courtesy by respecting when someone else is talking. Instead he chooses to try to talk over Piers. So what is that teaching young america? I'd rather have bad grammar and be respectful than a larger vocabulary and be disrespectful.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. zoe

    this Larry Helder is not helping at all. This is the reason there is so many black on black crime. Hater like this big nose and fat lip. He doesn't even listen and keeps talking. Nothing worse than seeing black people hating their own race.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nauck

      This is a tragedy! Maybe praying for Trayvon's family woould do more good than making up our own story as to what happened that night. Piers is not even an American- what does he know about Americans? He comes here, makes money and takes it back to the England.. It had nothing to do with race. Remember George Z is 1/2 white and 1/2 hispanic. Look at our president – he is white and some black does it really matter "no" I could care less about color-I try not to see color when I meet or see people – Elder is one of the few people who is frustrated by joblessness for blacks, poor education, poverty – Just because he feels Blacks deserves all of these things only better why not respect and hear him out? What if he were MLK? WOuld you respond like this to him because he is not saying what you want to hear? MLK was a great person and I have the greatest respect for him today as I did when I was a kid.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. laurielmartin

    I enjoy your show....and while i think Elder actually had some good points underneath his vitriol. I actually turned off your show until he was off....it was so disturbing and ugly. I think someone like him just brings your show down a level. There are many well spoken people who can relate his standpoint without such ugliness. you dont need those kinds of people to keep your ratings up. In fact you lose me when people like him are on your show.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • mizzak

      wow you said and did what I did. Double amen to you!

      July 18, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Staar

    Mr. Morgan you did not do anything wrong. Please keep up the good work!
    Thank you

    July 18, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. mizzak

    Piers, don't let some small market come on your show and ignore the reason he was invited. He was only looking for a national platform to spew his twisted Clarence Thomas logic.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ted

      Small market?!? Hardly! He hosts an afternoon radio show for 3 hours on KABC in LOS ANGELES, Idiot!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Yvette

    Please never Larry Elders on your show again.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. J dickerson

    Elders was awful, I never wanna watch him again. HE Hate black people.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Sheila Carlson

    I love your show but I must be honest. I could hardly watch the interview with Larry Elder. The man is clearly rude and full of anger. He doesn't even have enough respect for you or your TV program to answer any of your questions without yelling and interrupting you. He is unbelievable rude and disrespectful to everyone. He judges humans that he doesn't even know. In my opinion the man just made a fool of himself.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. zoe

    this is a dangerous black man. So much hate for his own race.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Bill

    Larry Elder is brilliant. Love that he focuses on the real issues and addresses the root causes of racial profiling and actually offers solutions, instead of perpetuating the racial "victim" mentality. White and black people should listen to him. He encourages people to actually take personal responsibility for themselves and their communities. That's how things get better!

    July 18, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Reanee

      Agreed. Piers is flaming the fires and making things worse in our country. The more I listen to Piers the more I hope CNN sends him packing.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Von

      Thank You! Thank You!

      July 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Daniel

    Piers.... after making all your millions in the USA, take your BRITISH ASS back to where you came from if you don't like our laws. Do you know how offensive it is to natural born American citizents when you argue against our laws? Elders handed your ass on a platter! It's so refreshing to hear someone black speak the truth. Elders really understands what is going on in the black community and doesn't fear a backlash from stating the facts. He is my hero!!

    July 18, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. BJ

    Elders made SO many valid points in his speed talking! Ever notice that when someone gets the better of Piers, that he either changes the subject or deflects them to something stupid. i used to like Piers but he has become so obsessed with gun control and now he is making this zimmerman case out to be a national incident like CNN continues to do when it is one of sooo many deaths that happen in all our cities everyday across the country. trials happen everyday, murders and wrongful deaths happen everyday. why incite black people about this case?! shame on CNN for continuing to nonstop focus on this case when there is so much news to be discussed regarding topics around the world!! i have had to skip watching cnn at night now because all they seem to be able to cover is the trial. NEWS IS HAPPENING OUT THERE PEOPLE!! Be a news agency worth watching like you used to be!! as i tried to tune back in tonight, i was pleased to see a black man bringing into focus the real struggles black people are facing in America. those are the conversations worth having! Bravo Elders! Get a clue Piers!

    July 18, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Reanee

      Agreed. Please get rid of Piers Morgan. His interview style is more of his own personal opinions and he is not open to discussion.

      July 18, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Yeddy

        Totally agree that man needs to be kicked out of the air. He is suppose to be the mediator not the problem creator.

        July 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Dianna

    Larry Elders is right on! Piers thinks he knows everything, and will never brook any critical comments about himself, acting all self-righteous and indignant when it happens, such as it did tonight by Elders.

    Continuously asking if Elders thought the girl was stupid by harrassing him with the question in order for Elders to paint himself into a corner, and then deceptively saying that he did indeed say it, to trap him. Elders was too smart and too swift for that con artist.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. MaryT

    Even though he spoke too loud and fast Larry Elder made sense. Excuses, and being the victim is not going to help anyone to be the best they can be. Education and work are key to future successful. "One smart cookie?" That is very patronizing even to your audience, Piers. Just interview her, but don't say things that are obviously not true. Would you have said that she was "one smart cookie" if she was white?

    July 18, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aurora

      I agree wholeheartedly with Mary T. and up to until the TM and GZ case I had a lot of respect for Pierce Morgan. I wish he would drop the race card. Mr. Elder said what every African American professional that have been appeared on CNN's panels should have acknowledged. Hanging GZ is not the answer. He was the victim that night and he had a right to defend himself. If the issue had left GZ dead I am almost sure TM would have walked off free. After all he was only a "child". I challenge PM to do research on the true tragedy of a 12 year old Hispanic boy that was murdered handcuffed in the back seat of a cops car Dallas, Texas in 1973. Now that was a child and his name is Santos Rodriguez.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Scott

    Applause to Lary Elder !!! for the courageous accurate social observation statements.
    Greatly disappointed for CNN extreme liberal practice with supporting characters like Pierce Morgan in trying hard to divide the American society.
    Anderson Cooper covered similar events without the destructive discussion moderation demonstrated by Pierce Morgan.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. kewlcate

    Larry Elder did not make sense. Rachel Jeantel is a smart cookie. She did what many young women her age could not do. She doesn't have to look or talk like you to be a wholly valuable person. Shame on you and shame on Larry Elder

    July 18, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Stellar17

      You think it was ok to ask Mr. West in the court room if he was "retarded", twice??????? Totally offensive and disrespectful and no excuse.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. steve

    awesome larry Piers needs to go fix his own country oh wait we saved it for him with our weapons

    July 18, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Brother B"

    Amazing! Larry Elder is the best example,of what a brain-washed "BLACK MAN" is! H

    July 18, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Rosemary Ashley

    I actually thought Larry Elder made some good points and would have liked to have heard his opinion on resolving the problem with the crime rate in the inner city! Obviously, we need to do something different whether it's making parents responsible if their children are not going to school along with more funding and better teachers. I, personally, don't feel Zimmerman followed Trayvon because of his colour. He was not sure of Trayvon's colour when he was asked by the Police Dept. He said, "I think he's black?" I was in a coffee shop today and there were people from India, Mexican, Pakistan, Philippines and some of them had very dark skin ... no way, with a hoodie on a dark, rainy night I would be able to tell the difference. I think Mr. Morgan and CNN are being quite irresponsible with their journalistic reporting ... thank goodness there are still some decent reporting out there that gives the complete story the truth. This case had nothing to do with race and everything to do with sensationalistic journalism! Now you have rioting in Oakland and other cities and smashing store windows and setting fires and I hear nothing on CNN about the rioting ... silence!

    July 18, 2013 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kay

      You said "asked by the Police Dept". So why stalk the Kid is the "Police Dept" told him "we don't need you to do that". Oh it is the dispatcher that told him that. American are going back and forth about this, but the fact that any one without a political agend see if a Man with a gun shoot a Kid. Remove color, race, class, and you will see it is totally wrong. I guess is you won't. It is sad!

      July 19, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Anthony

    I'm going to say something that is true and I want any black commenter to reply to add your opinion. Martin Luther King if he had grew up in this era. The Black Community would call MLK an Uncle Tom because he would have talked well be a book warm and so much more. That some of the Black community would look down on him for what he fight for when he fought for equality for ever color that wasn't white. But this is the problem Larry Elder is pointing out and your not seeing that because speaking well and bettering yourself isn't look to highly at some black Communities they called them the white mans black or an Uncle Tom.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Divapraise

      No, we would not agree with your opinion!!! Anthony, you seem so misguided and your thought process is really off-base!!! Maybe, you need to change friends or the individuals that you surround yourself with!!! You statements really are reverse racism!!! All African Americans do not have your exact same views!!!! I am well educated and I utilize proper English. I do not have a problem with my peers or anyone else in reference to my dialog!!! I have never been called an uncle Tom!!! I have earned and presently working on:
      Psychology (PHD) Present
      Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Ranked 1st
      Bachelors of Science Criminal Justice (BS) Ranked 1st
      Associate of Criminal Justice (AS) Ranked 1st
      My friends and family encourage me to be all that I can be!!!! No, you are presenting a false view as is Larry, quoting myths and not facts!!! No one who I know, would call Dr. Martin Luther King anything but his given name!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 4:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • KCat

        Yep...the educated viewers definately have a somewhat different perspective. I understand...4 degrees myself. I regret highly educated people are in the minority in this country. Our primary and seconary teachers are over-worked and under-paid. We need to work on the flaws and limited opportunuties rendered to become educated! But, how?

        July 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ron

    Kewlcate, she is a valuable person because she exists and you are right she does not need to look or sound like me to achieve this. However, to be successful in our world she does need to sound like me and improve her speech and grammar. Elders was right on when he asked Piers if he would hire her. Would you hire her if you owned a business?

    July 18, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Daniel

    Oh good LORD, now Piers is defending Rolling Stone magazine for putting the Boston bomber on the cover. There were people that had their legs blown off and a kid that died (a truly innocent kid that died). Really, you're glorifying this 'person' (and I use the term person loosely) by placing him on the cover of a popular magazine. He smirked in court at his first hearing. DISGUSTING!! So many people are misguided and misinformed in this country and it mostly comes from sound bites from the media. No one really takes the time to do his or her own research to really understand the issues. They just let the media feed it to them, and if it is said there, it must be right! SAD!!

    Piers Morgan I'll buy you a first class ticket out of this country....only if you promise to NEVER come back.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. TheresaM

    This is a shame that some have turned this into a racial issue and it is being fueled with such hatred and ignorance. Fists, violence and a gun will most likely have a bad result. Peace and respect would have had a better outcome. This is not a race issue. Violence brings violence: fists, knives, guns,bombs...it is all violence! Larry Elder wants better for young black males and I hope it happens.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      I don't agree with you on the part of not being race but I agree with you on Larry Elder

      July 18, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. One time watcher

    In other posts that Sunday, Jeantel referred to smoking, drinking, and getting high. “Lol we going to hell for smoke on Sunday I need some more drink,” one tweet noted. A follow-up tweet read, “I hope I dnt hit no one tonight lord plz watch my driving.”

    Yes – one smart cookie Piers.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ted

      Oh, yes, she speaks 3 languages, alright: Ebonics, Black Slang, and Island Jibberish! Oh yes, Piers, she's an absolute GENIUS! NOT!!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Dan Hand

    There is a very simple way for Mr. Morgan to attempt to prove his (frankly counterintuitive) belief that Rachel Jeantel is an intelligent young woman to be an accurate and well-founded belief: pay to have a professional psychometrician test her on a full battery of intelligence tests, including, for instance, the non-verbal Raven's Progressive Matrices I.Q. test and a simple reverse-digit-span test. I strongly suspect that the wealthy Mr. Morgan would demure– and not because of any concern over the out-of-pocket expense that such an exercise would entail. I am quite sanguine that Mr. Morgan has no more interest in having his own evaluation of Rachel Jeantel's native intelligence put to the test than he does in producing evidence that Ms. Jeantel's just completing the 11th grade, several months after her 19th birthday, was simply the result of her having been seriously ill for a significant period of time, during the course of the past fifteen or so years. Likewise, Mr. Morgan has no real interest in studying the social-media evidence, inter alia, as to what type of a person Rachel Jeantel really is, or what type of a person Trayvon Martin really was. Mr. Morgan, instead, prefers simply to take Rachel Jeantel's own self-serving and biased word at face value, and then to decry anyone who is not as credulous as the race-obsessed and ideologically driven Mr. Morgan as to her veracity and forthcomingness. Mr. Morgan and Stevie Wonder both need to remember an ancient adage: "There is none so blind as he who will not see."

    July 18, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. KCAT

    Wow. Larry Elder has become someone desperately in need of an anger management course. Its sad about the Zimmerman case and it should have never happened, but it is what it is ...and its over. Rachel Jeantel has been provided the opportunity now to be "properly educated" free of charge, but where??? A "black" college? Question... is there a "white" college option or would that be politically incorrect and discriminatory? Un"flippin"believable. I'm sorry Trayvon that this controversy will be your legacy. Rest in peace. Obviously, we humans have a lot to learn, Here's to enlightenment BEFORE we destroy ourselves as you have been destroyed.. Back or white, pink or purple...who cares? We are above all else human...at least we think we are above all else...but, maybe not...we act like idiots.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Ron

    Kcat, you are a moron.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • KCAT

      As I was saying...we need to evolve. We might start with you Ron. You obviously know everything. I'm a moron, OK. Takes one to know one! :-) Jokes on you. Have a blessed life.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • hugh

      RON, IT IS CLEAR FROM YOUR REMARKS THAT YOU WOULD BE ANOTHER OF MORGAN'S "SMART COOKIES". SADLY, CLOSE MINDED FOLKS GENERALLY HAVE A SLOW LEARNING CURVE.

      July 18, 2013 at 2:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • KCat

        Thank you Attwitzle and thank you Hugh.

        July 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Brother B"

    What a embarassment! this clown "LARRY ELDER" is the Epitome" of a BRAINWASHED" BLACK MAN" his "INCOHERENT" Rambling,was Incredible to witness! and the "MOTOR-MOUTH" ridiculous comments,he fired off was just unbelievable.You talking about "SELF HATE? you don"t have to look any further.Pierce why you chose to bring him on your show,was surprising to me.Here you have an "OLD RELIC" Sellout,who never had and still has no credibility,in the Black community,"SPIT OUT" ridiculous Racial stereotypes/exaggerations regarding Black People.He says he lives in South Central La.I guarantee you he lives in a wealthy part of that area! his defense of Zimmerman,and the way he "DISPARAGED" Rachel Jeantel,clearly indicate this guy is out of his Mind!

    July 18, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      When I hear him Larry Elder I know MLK would agree with him but probably not conduct himself in that manner.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brother B"

        IWith all due respect to you,you sound like you"re seriously "UN-INFORMED" "MLK" was a "CHAMPION" for all people,but especially "BLACK PEOPLE" he never Wavered,in his criticism of Racism/White Supremacy,and the way Blacks were treated.L.Elder continues to be an "advocate" for all the lies.racial stereotypes,biases,that are put out against Blacks,to justify how they treat us.For you to say "MLK" would go along,with a "FOOL" like Larry Elder is akin to "BLASPHEMY!

        July 18, 2013 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      there's a video of several black people surrounding this white guy they wanted his shoes and a Black man beat him for it. The white man did nothing wrong but telling them he wasn't going to. The comments on it was basically saying this is what you expect what a black person to do. I was robbed and jumped by black people for no reason but their own. saying there isn't a stereotype out there for black people is Blasphemy. As I know there is a stereotype for mexicans. You my sir don't know the words of MLK because of you did you would understand what Larry Elder is saying. and I'm pretty sure you have a FB and see several postings of videos called WORLD STAR (i believe) thats where i watched it at

      July 18, 2013 at 1:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brother B"

        Hey Anthony what the hell are you talking about??your response to my comment is as "INCOHERENT" as your Hero,one Larry Elder! and it"s obvious you need some help with reading comprehension! i never said there weren"t stereotypes about Black People! that"s what my point was! Larry Elder was throwing Gas on the "FIRE" known as stereotyping.Another thing young white guy,i grew up in the ERA of MLK/MALCOLM X so i know firsthand,what they were about.You obviously are confused so let me clear up a few things.It"s not only young black girls,who are having babies,out of wedlock! it"s across the board! an epidemic amongst young girls of all races.As far as "CRIME" goes another "LIE" Whites are given a pass,while Blacks are "PROFILED" Blacks are the ones who are "STOP/FRISKED.where do you think the most police are? in the black neighborhoods.Yet supposedly they say the most crime,drugs,murders are committed in the black neighborhood.Ask yourself how can that be?with all the "POLICE PRESCENCE" in the Black/brown neighborhoods?tHE POLICE ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN THAT"S WHY! than they use it as justification for the way they treat black people.If they were really doing their job correctly,there"s no way there would be so much drugs/crime in the "HOOD" explain how come there were Crack Houses" In the Black neighborhoods?The police allowed it! and what they do is they make one big bust,and make it look like a big dent has been made.It"s fools Gold! but this is why whites believe,Blacks are the criminals.Even though "WHITES" have all the guns,shoot up movie theaters,college campuses,elementary schools,political rallies,{Gabby GIFFORD] Mass murderers,serial killers mostly white! but Blacks are called the criminals.It"s B.S.!

        July 18, 2013 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Larz

        BROTHER B You stated

        .Even though "WHITES" have all the guns,shoot up movie theaters,college campuses,elementary schools,political rallies,{Gabby GIFFORD] Mass murderers,serial killers mostly white! but Blacks are called the criminals.It"s B.S.!

        There were more Black on Black murder victims in one city (Chicago) in the last year, than EVERY White Mass Murder, Serial Killer etc COMBINED FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.. I agree that these crimes get more press and more people are shocked at them. But that is because almost every one of these victims are innocent. Very few of the Black murder victims in Chicago were innocent. over 80 % of them were gang related (either gang on gang violence, or the victims were killed by gang members) THOSE ARE FACTS , all of those in Chicago did not deserve to be killed, but when you put yourself in and around those kinds of people the likelyhood of you becoming involved in that behavior JUMPS dramatically.

        July 21, 2013 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  48. Attwitzle

    Go KCAT!

    July 18, 2013 at 1:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Ron

    White college was a joke? You are a racist moron.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • KCAT

      Your educated (?) brilliance missed the point Ron. There should be no division to educational opportunities. No separation of black vs.white. Only my humble opinion.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ron

        Ohhhh!! The world should be perfect. You should have just said that. Why would you assume she would go to a black college or Am I missing the point again? You are talking about economic disparity not educational discrimination which is what Elders was yelling about. Did you read the thread?

        July 18, 2013 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
      • KCAT

        That was the official offer given to Rachel. She could receive a free education at the "black" college of her choice. Check facts or stick foot in mouth and lodge deeply down throat just as you just did. Brilliant..

        July 18, 2013 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  50. Canadian Dude

    I hope this wont upset people but Larry Elder made sense , Work Hard , Study Hard , Do whats Right, and try your hardest are all good qualities . Piers Morgan went from a phone hacking scandal in England to the apprentice to CNN , Hes good hes sometimes funny BUT HES LOST HIS FOCUS AND DIRECTION , we wont REAL News Real ISSUES , and TRUTH IN JOURNALISM . Larry Elders is straightforward and speaks his mind for the good of AMERICA, Piers trys to CREATE CONTROVERSY , IMPROVE RATINGS , ETC ETC as does CANDY CROWLEY & WOLF BLITZER and Many other CNN HOSTS . I really see CNN as a NON OBJECTIVE NEWS SOURCE and search other WORLD MEDIA FOR a more Realistic and truthful story . Piers PROMOTES THE IDEA THAT CNNN IS ALL ABOUT RATINGS and NOT SO MUCH about the REAL STORY ...THats Sad ... I THINK ELDER SHOULD HAVE HIS OWN SHOW ON CNN AT LEAST HE COULD CHALLENGE the viewers to BE AWARE, & TRY HARDER TO FIX AMERICA. GOODBYE PIERS !....HELLO LARRY ELDER !!

    July 18, 2013 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • KCAT

      I agree...world media provides us a very important perspective seldom considered by mainstream US America. You are absolutely correct. Thank you.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • D. Henkelman

      My sentiments exactly. I emailed my similar comments to CNN.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  51. hattie barnett

    Larry Elder you are what is wrong with America today. You are THE disgrace of all races.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Divapraise

      I agree wholeheartedly!!! I would of cut his mic off ASAP

      July 18, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Divapraise

      I would of cut his mic off ASAP, I agree wholeheartedly!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 3:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • wildflowerchicago

        I think Mr. Elder makes many thoughtful points. It was Mr. Morgan who tried to sidetrack Mr. Elder. Fact is the truth hurts.

        July 18, 2013 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  52. Anna

    Larry Elder, if you are so concern about illiterate Blacks killing others Blacks what are you doing to make changes? Do you have a college fund setup to help a young black man or young black lady go to college. Do you go out into south Central LA, Chicago, Texas New York and other Cities an appeal to young Blacks to get an education and stop the violence? If you are so concern about Jeantel being unable to communicate effectively why didn't you contribute to her scholarship fund? For you to say that racism is not a problem what world are you living in? Oh! I forgot the White conservatives take real good care of you so you must do as they tell you to do. They love the fact that they can use you to talk against your own people much like the character that Samuel L Jackson portrayed in Django Unchained 2012 Film.
    So Larry take a tour an reach out to Young Black men and women I am positive you will change someone life.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      I agree with you on the part of if he was concern about it he should start it. I don't agree with you on the part of racism. Any black man and woman could go to school and do everything a white person or mexican can do. THEY COULD DO ANYTHING TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP WITHOUT FEAR OF DYING WITHOUT FEAR OF THEM TELLING THEM NO YOU CANT LEARN. NO RACISM ISN'T AS BIG A FACTOR AS YOU MIGHT THINK. YES RACISM IS STILL PRESENT BUT NOT AS THE BLACK COMMUNITY LIKES TO MAKE IT OUT TO BE.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Angryviewer

    Request to Piers Morgan on Larry Elder – Radio Host.
    Piers, my blood pressure went up tonight just by watching Larry Elder. His lips replied faster than his brain, that’s why his arguments were senseless to me. I thought that a radio host will have better judgment & open mind on matters. I wasn't amused by many of his comments & felt angry & offended by his remarks at the end. Do not invite the guy to your show EVER AGAIN.

    July 18, 2013 at 2:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Anthony

    I Have Dream-quote
    "But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred."

    July 18, 2013 at 2:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  55. wildflowerchicago

    I thought Mr. Elder did an outstanding job at pointing out how Piers Morgan and CNN has been a one sided race baited presentation from the get go. Most crimes committed in the US are by Blacks on Blacks and Blacks on Whites... statistics prove it. Ms. Jeantel was an embarrassment to her people and the country. If she is new school as she points out, I feel sorry for the future of our country. She can barely speak English, I'd like to know what 3 foreign languages she can master, but don't make me laugh. Mr. Elders pointed out the truth of the Left's Black victim, poor me approach the Left loves to peddle. Trouble is the truth hurts and Mr. Elders did a fine job pointing out that your own is more likely to get murdered by a Black person than some White person lunging at you from the bushes.... Stop playing the victim role!

    July 18, 2013 at 2:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • sophia

      I totally agree wildflower, and I am African American, the truth hurts and that's why many AA get angry, I am not angry though, frustrated I can't change my community. But I will start in my household.

      July 18, 2013 at 4:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joyful

      Rachel Jeantal's parents are from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She speaks French Creole, Spanish, and English. Those are the three languages. Also, Rachel has an speech impediment called an under bite, which affects her enunciation. She was ill for a long period of time as a kid, which is why she likely missed school. You and others have already made up your mind about her, but your assessment of this teenager is wrong.

      July 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Stellar17

    I heard Piers state that Jeantal speaks three languages. It would have been nice if she could have spoken just one in court, English. I found her disrespectful and dishonest in court, she asked Mr West if he was retarded, not just once, but twice. This behavior was totally offensive in court, she now says she thought GZ could be a rapist, I think she makes things up as she goes along. Finally she has the nerve to say it is "our" time now, well thank goodness some of us are older than 19 and have respect for the law and our justice system. I for one respect the difficult job the jury did and the fear they must live with now, they struggle to remain anonymous, just like the Zimmerman family who have been threatened repeatedly with murder. If anything happens to any of these people, over 300 million Americans will be demanding justice, but they won't riot or commit violent acts to make their point. They will do it with their votes.

    July 18, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Anthony

    nobody told the black community they cant grow. its not the police fault for drugs still being a present in the black community you dont have to pick up that pipe you dont have to continue to sell the drug. nobody told the black community they cant learn nobody cant tell the black community they cant be the president. its the black communities fault to continue the trends that they do. because nobody can dictate your life now. your free to be whatever you want to be. to continue to use and excuse just put shame to MLK who had real problems who had laws against him. but he got an education that was more hard to get. so if you cry because The black community cant grow then your useless

    July 18, 2013 at 3:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. toddito

    This debate isn't about Jeantel and it is ridiculous that Piers has decided to focus so much attention on that. It doesn't matter if Jeantel is a friggin genius or the stupidest person on earth – what does either of those change? Piers was absolutely OWNED by Elder. If this had been a boxing match, they would have called it in the first few seconds and brought in an ambulance.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. angryviewer

    Piers, hope you disagree with Rollin Stone disgraceful idea to put the face of a bomber, responsible of killing 3 Americans & injuring many at the Boston Marathon. Regardless of the message inside this magazine, a suitable picture was in his new uniform with his #ID in front, not someone attractive getting glory for his looks. Just think about your wife being killed in that marathon! Would you like to see the face of the bomber who caused her death and much pain to you & your family? This is a slap in the face for all Americans, particularly the residents in Boston!! Really sad Rollin Stone editors will do whatever it takes to make money forgetting what's important in life, love for our neighbor.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Heather Houston

    This is ONE ANGRY black man who has been forced all his life, starting with his mother...to behave like a good black boy and mind his place. I feel bad for him and disgusted with his discrimination and hate against this woman with a speech impediment. Just horrible!

    July 18, 2013 at 3:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • South Florida White Girl

      I agree with you. She's just a kid who was scared. I'm glad that Tom Joyner is giving her a chance; he's a true gentleman with a good heart. Elder Boy should take some lessons from him. He's nothing but a babbling brute full of hate & criticism. Glad he's not my father.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • wildflowerchicago

        She needs to pass grammar school before any college would accept her....

        July 18, 2013 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  61. South Florida White Girl

    He's got diarrhea of the mouth and doesn't have the ability to stay on topic. Neither does he have the ability to answer a question nor see anyone else's opinion. He's sounds like an auctioneer of the air waves, all air.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. John Zanudo

    After watching Larry Elder spout abuse at Mr. Morgan while avoiding clear answers to simple questions, I quickly had enough of Mr. Elder's atrocious manners and changed channels. Mr. Morgan should have cut off Mr. Elder after the first thirty seconds and the universe would have been better for it. Discourse between learned men may be heated, but only someone who has posed for years as a gentleman would show their ghetto roots on national television.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Charles

    Larry is such an AH a mad man on. Why allow him to be on TV.?

    July 18, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • wildflowerchicago

      Why allow Mr. Elder? ... Because there are many points of view in this country, not just your opinions or those of CNN. Respect diversity.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Doreen Adams

    RE: Elder on Piers Morgan. Elder was incapable of answering a single question that Piers morgan asked him RE: Rachel Jeantel. Rachel Jeantel is an intelligent teenager who experienced the loss of a close friend, has seen the horrendous side of life. She was set up by the prosecutors and the defense attorneys to fail. There is so much evidence that the court trial was sabotaged by the defense team of Zimmerman and the prosecutors. The moment Zimmerman left the car, he knew he had nothing to fear. He knew he had the Sanford Police force on his side. Elder avoided answering any questions, hoping he could talk over Piers Morgan so the audience would hear nothing favorable about Rachel. Elder's behavior showed only he is a rude man with mental health issues. The audience already knows Rachel did her best under the stress of the court.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Sandra

    Enough with the Zimmerman case. It's over!!!!!!!! There are other important stories in the world to report.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  66. sam

    What three languages does Rachel speak? If you count that broken English as one, I hope she speaks one of the other two better.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ted

      (My previous comment)==Oh, yes, she speaks 3 languages, alright: Ebonics, Black Slang, and Island Jibberish! Oh yes, Piers, she's an absolute GENIUS! NOT!!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  67. patricia paulo

    I watched the show with Mr.Elder.I could not believe what he was saying.Why does he seem to hate people of his own race?You Mr.Morgan were wonderful standing up for what was right.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Headfake USA

    Are you Joking me. Piers "Rachel Jeantel is an intelligent teenager' As Mark OMara would say "really" Piers "really". Piers you got to be joking or you have set the bar so low in your mind for blacks.

    July 18, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Robert Long

    What's with this website. I commented but apparently my thoughts on this were not worthy of being posted. This is a lot of what is wrong in this country today. My comments didn't appeal to this liberal website so they were trashed.

    July 18, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Robert Long

    It makes me sick that I have to try to repost my thoughts as they were NOT posted via my previous post.

    I don't think Larry Elder hates other black people, his black heritage and I don't think he is an Uncle Tom. People Uncle Tom any black man who might agree somewhat politically with white culture or politics. Larry Elder appeared to fail to many because he got angry and because Piers Morgan basically taunted him trying to get the man to disparage Racheal Jeantel's mannerisms and her attempts to communicate. Piers just wants to portray Jeantel as a smart black woman who speaks three languages, a woman who has not had a chance in life until Tom Joyner opted to help her out by helping her to finish high school and to help her to get into college. The appeal here is to champion Jeantel because she is alive while Trayvon Martin is dead and cannot be helped. To whatever extent Racheal Jeantel can further her education I encourage and applaud her efforts. Larry Elder likewise made many valuable and conscientious comments that Piers Morgan refused to HEAR. Young black males are unemployed. Young black males committing guns crimes, robberies and murders are shredding American culture. Young black children, as all children need a family unit. They don't need to be born out of wedlock or raised by one child. Anyway, Piers Morgan as usual just criticized a somewhat "white" point of view of working hard, getting an education, getting a job, etc. Piers just wanted Larry Elder to disparage Rachel Jeantel who does not speak English with a great degree of skill. It just isn't OK to say that Racheal Jeantel speaks broken English with a certain amount of ghetto English or whatnot thrown in. Yes, Jeantel may be able to use three languages but her strength is not English. I just get sick seeing Piers Morgan making Jeantel a victim while Zimmerman is merely a demon with no conscience.

    July 18, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Robert Long

    And lost in all of the Trayvon Martin discussion was why a guy like George Zimmerman was out patrolling his community. Isn't there a major crime problem, or wasn't there one in Sanford, FL, prior to the Zimmerman/Martin confrontation? Wasn't George out there trying to protect his neighborhood? No, Trayvon Martin wasn't out trying to commit a crime that night but Trayvon also wasn't a choir boy. Trayvon had been in fights, was smoking some pot, was skipping some school and he had been suspended. And Trayvon Martin probably did confront Zimmerman who was following him. Trayvon wanted to prove his manhood, as so many black and white, spanish, and so on, young males strive to do. Young males try to prove their manhood all the time by fighting. I drive a school bus and I work with kids and I remember all too well how we as males need to be ready to fight at the drop of a hat to prove we are indeed men. Other males and especially women only respect us if we are not afraid to fight. This is not true of all females but it is one of the seminal reasons that women are attracted to men because we will prove we are strong or fearless or capable of defending them, and so on. But George ZImmerman was not out to commit a crime. George was out trying to defend his neighborhood. And living in Jacksonville, FL, I can't tell you just how much young black male gun crime has been committed here in my town in just the last couple of months. We had two double murders, or four whites killed by blacks in just two crimes in the last two weeks. We had a black to white home invasion where two blacks died. We had a white killed by a black at a bus stop. But just keep on talking about white racism. There's a reason white's often stereotype young black males and it's because they are committing a great deal of crime. If you don't think so then let's talk about black male crime in Chicago or Philadelphia.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Smh

      What you're failing to realize is that Trayvon Martin wasn't on trial, George Zimmerman- who has a lengthy criminal past, was. You're stereotyping young, black men. So now Martin was predisposed to hitting George Zimmerman first. No one, except GZ, truly knows who threw the first punch. Don't take his story for truth just because he killed the only other witness to his crime. GZ was a punk who would have never got out of his car if he didn't have a weapon.

      July 18, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  72. michelle

    I have so much respect for Larry Elder for putting Piers Morgan in his place. Piers Morgan showed how ignorant he is. Before the Zimmerman trial, I didn't really have an opinion on Piers Morgan, now I see what kind of journalist he is, one that tries to profit off racial tensions. This was a tragedy, but George Zimmerman was getting his head bashed into the cement, maybe Mr Morgan should put himself in Mr Zimmermans shoes. Rachel Jentel is rude and disrespectful , the excuses she gave were rediculous and why would anyone make excuses for her behavior.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Smh

      Hey, ridiculous is spelled with an "I" not an "e".

      July 18, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ms. Sunshine

        HaaaaHaaaaa!!!!!!!!

        July 18, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  73. Smh

    Larry Elder, George Zimmerman should be the neighborhood watch captain in your neighborhood. You were out of line, you didn't answer the questions, and you thought that you could argue your way out of the real reason you were booked for the show. You need to keep your big, black lips shut, if you don't have anything relevant to say.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Brian McDonald

    Larry Elder won't get any credit for speaking the truth but the fact is this, only the ignorant remain prejudice. Piers Morgan is an idiot. Worse than that is CNN. Using every front to make race an issue. George Zimmerman has black friends, has Hispanic friends, and treats the elderly with respect. Lastly, I think it's amazing that when Larry reminded Piers how he lived in a gated community and didn't need a neighborhood watch like Zimmerman, Piers Morgan has nothing to say. The fact remains here in working class so-called middle income neighborhoods, their are thugs like this kid who was heading his life to guns, drugs, and crime. And Piers Morgan or Anderson Cooper have no clue what it is like when it it just you trying to protect you home and family. The police have their hands cuffed and the DA's plea bargain everything. I hate to say it but Pier Morgan has both feet planted firmly in the air on this subject and therefore I have to stop watching CNN

    July 18, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob Harrington

      No need to stop watching CNN....just get CNN to dump Piers back to the UK. CNN got rid of that other idiot Solidad O'Brian after many complaints.....,and now it's time for Piers to hit the road. He has lost all credibility now after people see how mentally impaired he is about guns. I hate guns too...but i'm not OBCESSED about them.

      July 18, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Ade Peters

    Dear Pier,
    Listerning to your interview with Larry Elder made me sicked. Pier we love your truthfullnes, please do not be discourage just keep up with your good work.

    Ade

    July 18, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. lucretius

    I loved Larry Elder. But I have an idea for another Piers Morgan show. He should get Trayvon's homeboys in the studio and ask them if they think that was Trayvon screaming for his life.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Will

    To all those defending Rachel and Piers' pandering, I leave you with this quote from Rachel:

    "They don't understand, they understand, 'Oh, he would just bash, or was kill.' When somebody bash somebody, like, blood people, trust me, in the area I live, that's not bashing. That's just called 'whoop a__.' You just got your a__ whooped. That's what it is."

    July 18, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lord Toronaga

      Morgan thinks that's the language and thoughts of a "Smart Cookie". Isn't that amazing ?

      July 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Celeste

      Best post ever Will. And hopefully Piers this answers the idiotic question you posed to the astute Larry Elders who as your "smart cookie" would say "Whooped yo A$$".

      July 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Will

      TRANSLATION: Trayvon was defending himself from a predator, rapist. Trayvon did not know what was going on and he was not trying to kill him. He was defending himself against this predator's imminent use of unlawful force because Zimmerman did not identify himself as a cracka (cracka means security guard of any race in urban language).

      July 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Indy

    Just so you are aware before doing a long post, if you are too conservative, your post will be deleted. If you don't like Piers Morgan, you post will not make it. Be warned. But, this will probably not make it either.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Rob

    The drugged thug would have been killed soon anyway because of his drug use, hoodie wearing, gang-banging previous behavior. Zimmerman just saved someone else the trouble. It was nice to see that Englishman schooled by an American.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joyful

      Elders needs communication training before talking about someone else. He seemed quite misinformed and unintelligent. For him to defend Zimmerman is truly a disgrace. Elder is the lap dog of a party that won't even run a viable Black Republican candidate for President, let alone elect one.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. ashesignited

    hi pierce
    i am disgudted by the way you have behaved on national television regarding george zimmerman case. i am appauled at the fact that you have completely sidestepped the main problem facing our society. stop pretending like you care about the minorities because you have no idea what we go through when you look out your glass window from your home in a gated community. trayvon's death is just a by product of the fundamental flaw in our society. BROKEN HOMES. parents split up without understanding the devastating effects it might have on the kids. George did not kill trayvon, the lack of structure, parental guidance and the absence of discipline killed him. i was a child once and i have children now and neither of us ever did drugs or if someone asked a question we did not turn around and punch that person in the face. if you woould like to have a serious conversation, then invite me to your show and we will. unless you are scared to be embarassed by me just like you were last night by Mr. Elder. i look forward to a response by you.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Lord Toronaga

    Asking Elder if he thinks Jeantel is stupid is a race bate and rude question....so he got tagged by Elder. A high school student who graduates at at best age 20 says a lot in itself. By Morgan calling her "One Smart Cookie" is certainly a outrageous complement intended to coddle his supporters. Morgan is just a rubber stamp. He certainly has no problem with the Trayvon gun in hand Martin trafficking in illegal firearms. This fact I find the most odd since Morgan speaks out so viciously against guns. Hmmm.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  82. #weneedrealtalk

    Actually Piers, Trayvon Martin was committing a crime in Zimmerman's neighborhood that night. When he decided to punch or bang someone's head into the concrete, he decided to commit a crime.

    July 18, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • please

      I think you need to read a book or two then maybe you would possibly grow a brain!!

      July 18, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  83. R Mason

    As an African American male and Democrat I was very impressed with Larry Elder (Republican) during his interview with Piers Morgan. Larry spoke the real truth about black America. It may not be what the mainstream media and viewers wanted to hear, but it needed to be said. More importantly, the topics Larry Elder mentioned (e.g., fatherless black families, black on black violence, the gang problem, the black unemployment rate, and high school dropout rate) need to be address at a national level. The Trayvon Martin case (which was very painful for me and family to bear) should not define black and white relations as a whole. In fact, I feel black and white relations are getting better. I do not have any problems with white people at all. I think America need to work together to solve the real problems Larry Elder talked about with his interview with Piers Morgan. Thank you Larry. I might switch over and start voting Republican because of you.

    July 18, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony

      Preach man but don't go republican, quite yet. LOL But I 100% agree with what you said. thank you for a sensible answer.

      July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mmr

      Larry Elder is doing nothing but justifying the ignorance of racists. While there are problems that need to be addressed in all communities we can't ignore the fact that Blacks of all ages are looked upon negatively in this country. I have personally observed this prejudice against children as young as 8 years old who did nothing but run into a playground as all the other children did and as all children do but the white man sitting there with his child began yelling at them that they couldn't do this and wanted to kick them out of the playground. Racists are bothered by having Blacks anywhere they are – bottom line. The Black community has produced great authors, singers, judges, CEO's, etc but overall Blacks are still looked upon negatively because some people just hate. You must realize that no matter how many times Blacks meet and surpass the standards it will never be enough for some people. Trayvon Martin was a victim, and he was murdered by a man who had a negative view of Blacks. Regardless of the cause of his prejudice he held a prejudice, and this is what caused him to follow him. Had the guy in the hoodie been white, Zimmerman would have thought he was a guy walking in the rain trying to keep dry. So Trayvon had his hoodie on, could it be because it was raining? So Trayvon was killed because black people commit crimes? Don't whites commit crimes? People aren't following white kids around and accusing them of being thieves and then killing them. I get followed every time I walk into a store and I'm a middle-aged Hispanic and usually dressed in office clothes but all they see is I'm not white.

      July 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. P Campbell

    I don't really pay any attention to people that don't have the common courtesy to follow simple rules of social etiquette. You can grab yourself by the boot straps and get an education and even excel in the world of business but until you have the decency to have intelligent intercourse with another you are no more than an ignorant intellect. Drowning out the person you're communicating with comments that are only aimed to your personal agenda only show your true colors and egotistical character, usually an indication of ones own insecurities. I thank the lord that he has given me the wisdom to keep my mouth shut and my ears open. By doing this, I not only have the knowledge I have gained through personal experiences but also the knowledge of the person that is talking over me and pushing his/her own agenda. Thereby I am more informed and a great deal more intelligent than them.
    As for George Zimmerman, who carries a gun while going out to pick up some items at the local Target Store. Someone looking for trouble and feels it is necessary to carry a firearm to feel equal in any possible confrontation. A wanna be cop with a desire to be looked up to and if you challenge his authority you better be prepared to die. I thank God that George Zimmerman will pay for his crime every day of his "Hell on Earth life" while knowing Trayvon Martin has found peace and fulfillment in heaven.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. wxv1

    Good for Larry Elder for going after Piers' liberal bias opinion. When Piers described Jeantel as a "smart cookie," he must have been on some type of drug. Jeantel, at age 19 and has yet to graduate from high school. Her vocabulary is horrendous and extremely hard to understand. Blacks and liberals should listen more to Elder. His knowledge of the topic under discussion is excellent.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. vgferenzi

    Shame on CNN for trying to change the narrative of this conversation. Morgan, in typical fashion, tries to bate Elder by asking if she is stupid. Elder tells Morgan those are your words, and I think you are stupid for how he handles the issue and for being a demagogue.

    The overwhelming narrative in this is that Elder believes in personal responsibility and that people like Morgan are making black people feel scared of white people, when 1. Zimmerman is hispanic, 2.black people kill way more blacks, hispanics, and whites than the other way around, 3. the number of murders of and by black people around the country are large but there is no media attention because the opportunity for race bating, fear spreading, and hate mongering aren't there.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Celeste

    Piers Morgan is a race baiter who is so desperate for ratings that he is dividing Americans in order to get ratings. Don't watch him. He is a dangerous idiot.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DALE

      AGREE–LET'S SEND MORGON BACK TO ENGLAND –AMERICA DON'T NEED HIM

      July 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. tod

    Piers, I hope you or your nanny reads these posts. Mr Elders is completely correct in his assessment of this case. The media has blown this WAY out of proportion.
    Trayvon's history was not discussed because of the company he kept. He clearly hung around questionable people and the prosecution did not want to expose this. Elders is correct that so many thug type kids are running around in neighborhoods and this is the reason everyone profiles these days. People and parents need to wake up and realize this. Keep your kids away from gang banger thug types!!! We have a much bigger problem with the inner cities and black on black crimes. The rarity of a white person killing a black person is clear and people always raise the race issue when this happens, we all know the game.
    I personally think that having Black twitter, black TV, all Black colleges and anything that separates black from white is racist in itself. Why is it OK for Blacks to have special organizations that are for Blacks only and if a white group makes an organization for whites only it is deemed racist? I do not understand why people need to make this separation because it only shows that blacks are actually more racist than whites in general. We need to ask these questions if we really want to stop racism. Stop creating separate groups for only one race, it is not right and it is racist.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. patricia farrell

    That smug Brit got his behind kicked by Larry Elder who is a breath of fresh air.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wildflowerchicago

      I agree totally... Piers Morgan lost.

      July 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bat

      I didn't know this was a battle. This was a Q&A show and Larry was just ranting off as if he was a pardon my language, a gay b* tch.

      I love gays, by the way.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Ulysses

    Oh my... Piers got taken to the proverbial WOODSHED!!! He is usually able to talk over guests he disagrees with to drown them out but did not succeed this time. While I didn't agree with everything Mr. Elder had to say he made some VERY salient points and refused to allow Piers to interrupt and control the dialogue... an instant classic but I think Mr. Morgan would like to hit the "delete" button.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. A Franklin

    While I can respect Larry Elders opinion about the case in terms of Zimmerman being innocent, I have no respect for him as a person. I am an college educated African American who believes in giving back; therefore, I use my knowlege to tutor others. How dare Larry Elders act as if he sits on a high throne and can down grade another human being. I know nothing more about Rachel than I've read or heard and it does not speak to her up bringing. In spite of what Larry Elders says or believe, not everyone will achieve the same things in life. I am sure he thinks he comes across as an intelligent black man when in fact he showed himself to be very ignorant. We can stop the conversation about George Zimmerman because I'm sure before his life is over he will wish that he made a different decision that night.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tod

      I really do not think anyone truly wants to kill another human unless they are serial killers or gang bangers. I know that I would never be able to forgive myself if I killed someone in a situation like this Zimmerman/Trayvon case, but if I was attacked for simply checking someone out what choice do we have once in the situation. So this case tells gang bangers and thugs, DO NOT ATTACK SOMEONE, because they may be carrying a gun so think before you act or Darwinism kicks in.
      Expect that everyone carries a gun. If people would show that kind of respect for others, then we would not have anyone attacking anyone.
      I have been approached by people when I have walked through a neighborhood and those people that approached me were black gang bangers, I ran because I would have been killed or seriously hurt by them. Where are my rights to walk through a black neighborhood if I made a wrong turn in an area I did not know? This is not right or fair for blacks to harass me for simply walking through their area with groceries in my arms. Please justify this reverse racism, especially since I teach blacks science and math to help them.
      So what your saying is that I should have to walk around a black controlled area because I am not free to walk in areas controlled by black gangs. If I choose to walk through an area controlled by black gangs, I have no rights and I should pay for trespassing on their turf. Solve this problem. I am sick of the reverse racism as well and the denial of reverse racism by the black community.

      July 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • BlackBlockCaptain

        Can we stop this kind of ignorance? You want us to believe that you walked through a neighborhood run by gang bangers and you were offended? Don't tell lies to prove you point please! You feel like a victim, well so does everyone else living in an unsavory side of town. If you are comparing yourself to Trayvon then try this on for size. #1 You're alive #2 You ran home (i presume) and you made sure the gang bangers didn't follow you straight to your familys home #3 None of the "gang bangers" grabbed your clothes and wrestled you down to the ground #4 None of those "gang bangers" pulled a weapon on you #5 What exactly made them gang bangers in your opinion? A uniform? A sign? #6 How do you know they weren't coming over to warn you that you are in a dangerous area? See... Perception is everything

        July 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tod

        To Black Block Captain; Yes you should believe it. I have been in enough unsavory places to know who is good and who is bad. Yes there are many good black people and I know a lot of them. So color to me does not matter, what matters is the way people treat others. I would liked to have believed that those people running toward me were good and wanted to guide me out of the bad area. The difference I want to point out is why should I have to fear walking through any area, white or black? Why should anyone black or white have to fear walking through their own area. We have to many kids that do not have enough to do and adults still running gangs using the young to fight their battles. We should all work together to stop this crap in the big cities especially. I would stand with blacks and walk together through these bad areas and weed out the ignorant ones, time to take a stand in those bad areas and put down the kind of "thuggish" behavoir of young people. Let's face it, it is typically youngsters that feel they have something to prove, well prove to me that you can understand physics and math and not that you can hurt someone because anyone can hurt someone. I still believe that education is the only way to solve these issues. If every child has a good education without gangs slowing down progress then we would not have street gangs and we would have a better society. Parents need to teach kids that working hard and learning as much as possible is the right way. My own nephew is lazy too and just turned 21, so I do know how hard it is to get these kids to wake the hell up. We must all work together to solve the bigger picture and not argue over small stuff.

        July 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  92. doubleducks

    Piers Morgan is a race-baiting liberal. He creates on his show an imaginary reality. Jeanel should not be the issue. But since he insists on it, the state of the school she attends should be an issue, the state of her family that allows her to a 19 year old senior who cannot read 'cursive' yet with a 3.0 average. So Piers, ignoring the obvious, asks "Do you think Jeanel is smart?" She may be smart, she may not, I don't know her. But if she is smart, then her parents and school have failed her. That is what Piers ought to be outraged over but he is too concerned about making a false political point. Fire him.

    July 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. maria

    I think Piers Morgan should stay in the USA, people in the USA need to lear to debate and to have people who question your "intelligence" and Piers Morgan is just doing that smoothly done, he bringing all your true colours out. Even this man Elder, he is a man who has gone to UNI, radio presenter and he can not talk like normal civilise people he is a moron shouting loud because he can express himself with out the shouting.

    July 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MochaAmore

      If you Profile, Pursue, Confront and Attack someone, you are not the victim, you are the AGGRESSOR!!! GZ's mind frame was that of a cop wanna be, who had something to prove and assumed that someone was doing something wrong because he was hell bent on stopping criminals in that neighbor hood. If Trayvon did fight back, he was the one defending himself. I can't believe how we allow him to tell his story as if it is all FACTS. He was told not to pursue this individual, why call the authorities and not listen to them. If GZ was afraid for his life, perhaps he shouldn't follow ppl around in dead of night. Also he could have called out "I am neighborhood watch, I have a gun, the police have been called and will be here soon." But NOOOOO, he couldn't do that because that's sounds to much like right, and we all know that he was out looking for a confrontation. Larry Elder was a total disgrace last night. He kind of fit right in to the preposterous stereotype of "angry brown ppl" What happened to talking as if you have some type of sense. He didn't want to answer the questions that he opened the door up to. No one criticized the Spanish speaking women, he English wasn't the best. Rachel is from the islands, English is her second language. She fell behind in school because of an illness. OH, so she's the first person to fall behind in school. I guess being overweight only happens in the minority house holds. Rachel wasn't on trial, she had to endure coming from the Defense atty and just the whole ordeal of loosing a friend (boyfriend perhaps) and all the shenanigans of the trial or lack there of. Laws need to be changed to stop giving ppl the ability to kill someone...especially a child, regardless of what color they are, and get away with it. Mean while a mother shots a gun through the wall to scare off her abusive (ex) husband and is now facing 20years (mandatory no parole)...1 LAND = 1 LAW! It is time to RIGHT the WRONGS!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. CybrWeez

    Way to go Larry. It's not easy to go on a TV host's show and not let them steamroller you. I think Piers ended the interview b/c he couldn't have his way w/Larry.

    July 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. inobu

    Instead of standing on the back of Rachel Jeantel this is what Larry should have said.

    American people both Black and White instead of protesting in the streets perpetuating violence and destruction protest on line. Instead of driving in the streets offer $1 to the family of Trayvon. If each American that believes in Trayvons innocence allow his family to begin the healing by building a park in his name. Let the park represent a safe haven for all to enjoy.

    True Leadership is based on helping people help themselves and not ones self interest.

    Allow his family to build a park in Trayvons name to bear witness to the

    July 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. draftanalyst

    Larry Elder is an idiot, it wasnt an unfortunate incident, and George Zimmerman is a criminal, if you kill someone, you are a murderer, and no jury is higher than God to decide that fate. Larry Elder is a pompous, ignorant, fool... who says racism is not a big problem in America, sure we have other issues, but racism has been for a long time, and still is the number one detractor for black people. Larry Elder, like a lot of black people who were given privilege around white people, don't realize that till they fall from their grace, white people remember you're black, and those dumb blacks know how to be black whenl something happens to them, till then they don't see racism, or hatred, or a problem with society, ...It happened to OJ Simpson, Carlton Pearson, Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods, etc....

    July 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lord Toronaga

      So President Obama is a murderer....his drone strikes have killed over 200 children. Trayvon also seems to like hand guns, drugs and fighting... I also heard about nude under aged girl pictures on his phone.... Hmmm interesting.... innocent Trayvon has warts.

      July 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. draftanalyst

    As a matter of fact, Mr Elder, black people and one household parents, were in America a long time before, you started to spurt out your facts, about black unwed mothers, your facts though are inaccurate any way, black mother's were long before you came along the only parent, due to so many father's being hung, or killed by white racist, did that make Ms Evers, or Ms King, any less than strong black women who ran their house holds. Mr Elder, you have been fortunate, God blessed you, as well as many black men and women, trust this God will take what you have built, by your degradation of blacks by your own speak..... and Trayvon is our number one problem right now.... deal with that Mr Elder.... you have no voice to say what is number one, and you have no principle to speak on other than your own opinion .... and that opinion is an ignorant one....

    July 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Snarky MacFee

    If you feel a need to continuously change the subject, acknowledge you were wrong when you are, and resort to shouting over another person, the you have forteited the debate and should leave your rational and "I am Educated" cards at the door as you leave.

    I have no love for Mr. Morgan, but I feel Mr. Elder only feels superior when he is trying to point out the inferiority of others. That is a man who doesnt believe his own B.S.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. insuperable01

    Piers, Never again bring Elder back.

    July 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wildflowerchicago

      No!...bring more people on like Mr. Elder to CNN ... instead of the one-sided story we always get here.... Diversity ? ... or does the truth hurt?.... Or just one opinion is all we get? ...

      July 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Henry Thoreau

    I think the only problem with racism in America is you National Socialist Race Pimps.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. Awesome

    Piers Morgan regularly trumps his own stupidity.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Awesome

    Somebody actually spoke the TRUTH in public. Larry Elder for President!

    July 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Emil Muzz

    It's easy to reel off a great rant, if you avoid answering questions entirely. He did make some good points though.

    P.S. Please don't give Piers back...we don't want him.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wildflowerchicago

      Of course you don't want Mr. Elder's back on Pier's show..... It is far easier and convenient to blame White people for all your ills in life rather than take into account how your own actions contribute to the situation you create.....Black on Black or Black on White crime!... .... I applaud hearing both sides, not just the easy victim side spewed out by the Left...

      July 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JD123456

        Problems are hard to solve – perhaps another 54,522 days or 149 years 3 months and 10 days.

        July 18, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Ryin

    Racism in America is dead? I think the comments of the closeted bigots on this post prove otherwise. Maybe you have yourselves believing you aren't racist, but given the commentary, you are only fooling yourself.

    July 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wildflowerchicago

      Of course not... It'sOnly Black folks that don't have one preconceived or bigoted or racist opinion about any one... Just White folks are racist....RIGHT~!

      July 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JD123456

        How is this possible?

        July 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Richard Washburn

    Mr. Morgan,
    I am certainly "no" fan of your liberal program & a big fan of Mr. Elder!!! I thought you questions were direct and to the point. I do think Mr. Elder should have answered them point blank and then espoused as everyone else does. Now with that being said, my challenge to you is: do you have the "honesty, courage & the B_LLS" to ask these types of hard hitting questions to your socialist & liberal friends, instead of constantly fawning over them!!?? And no Ms. Jeantel is not stupid, but ignorant and indifferent to the opportunities America offers, regardless of what liberals think!!

    July 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Truthful

    Obviously no angel and in fact more research shows Trayvon went
    to a special school that deliberately tried to handle police issues internally at
    the school like suspensions instead of arrests to keep their crime statistics
    low and try to keep blacks from jail, where they had their own police department. Another tidbit I found is that Trayvon was raised by his Dad’s 2nd wife, Alicia Stanley, by the time he was 4 and for most of the years after, yet there was not one mention of her. She was not even allowed to sit at the front row of his funeral. The Dad ditched her like an old piece of clothing they used up. Now the Dad Tracy and the real Mom who did not even raise her own son stand together in lawsuits and trademark patents.

    July 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. Truthful

    Larry you have another new fan! You were great with Mr. Morgan. Just when I began to think it was hopeless that no one would tell the truth, much less someone of your race, you came along and told it like it is. I was shocked! Now I have hope for all of us! I so wish we would all realize this was deliberately pushed as a racist thing to conquer and divide. We are not really each other’s enemy and need to focus on the real issues. Thank you!

    July 18, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ADD

      The real issue is that Larry appears to have some signs of ADHD because he could never answer a simple question. He would deviate to a completely different topic speaking really fast as if he was on ecstasy or cocaine.

      That's the real issue. Larry needs some treatment for his racing thoughts.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Judith

        Seriously, I take that as an insult to people actually suffering from ADHD, an actual disability. This man was under the influence of something strong. And I don't usually badmouth people but this man was so disrespectful. His incoherent screaming was an assault to the ears, the heart, the spirit. I felt like I was being attacked, which left me in a state of anxiety. I had to quickly change channels so that his poison would not get into my spirit! A disgrace to the black race!

        July 19, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  108. Jeff Ross

    Larry Elder couldn't have said it any better. Piers is a disgrace for actually trying to defend Rachel Jeantel and saying she's a "smart cookie". Give me a break. Speaks 3 languages? Obviously not fluently. She's 19 and still in high school. Everyone faces adversity in life, stop making excuses for her to be the way she is. Piers also went by a statement that her LAWYER released. We all know lawyers never exaggerate the truth, right? She didn't have a foreign accent, it was complete ebonics. Look up her twitter posts, I will give an example. "Omg everybody high" and "I hope I dnt hit no one tonight lord plz watch my driving". Absolutely pitiful that Piers would hand scoop an audience that did nothing but blow smoke up her ***. Piers does nothing for the black community by saying the things that he does, he just perpetuates the notion that all black people are victims, which breeds a mindset in which they will never get off their feet as a whole. All you say is "Zimmerman shot an unarmed black teenager" but never state the full context in which that happened. You fail to state that Trayvon was on top beating GZ, how Trayvon took no injuries (other than to his knuckle) and if I can't legally shoot someone who is bashing my head and punching me, then I don't even know what the 2nd amendment is even for. Piers is disgraceful and he is nothing but the Bill O'Reilly of CNN.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      The nails of your claws are getting too dull from too much pawing at Rachel. You treat her like she is some beast. Shame on you.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  109. ken

    I'm a fan of Larry Elder now too. You go silly angry black man. I like crazy people w/ crazy stats talk...they too know – you can always find any stats to support your view. Just make sure you have more stats than the other guy and talk louder!!! Go LAR!! You always need one of these guys at an all white party so we can look 'cultural'. But two at one party – that's just too much.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nowife

      No wonder Larry does not have a wife.
      Imagine the wife asking Larry a simple question.
      Wife: "Do you want white or dark meat, honey?"
      Larry: "The white and dark meat is not the issue. The issue is this and that and this and that....blah blah blah"
      30 minutes later.

      Wife: "Get it yourself."

      July 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Mitchell Wright

    Larry Elder's a joke. He is not relevant to the Black community. And White people that think he is a spokesperson for Black American you need to have your head examine. Black America clearly understand who is against and for them. As an educated African American male, I listen to Tom Joyner, Melissa Perry Harris, Oprah Winfrey, and countless others that represent the African American community. What has Larry Elder given back to the African American community? Not a thing. He is a typical pawn of the Conservative movement. He fails to challenge anything in his own party. Rather than worrying about White liberals and African Americans, he needs to address the issue in his own political party. Better yet, he needs to clean up his own home. Give me a break LOL. I would not cross the street to listen to this small minded man.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JD123456

      Had my hopes up! How about David Webb?

      July 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ken

      You can't handle the truth. Larry Elder speaks the truth. I like angry black man at party – they are funny. With these guys 1+1 = 2. Leave it like that. Don't tell them 5-3=2. They know it but they just won't accept it because that's not what the white man wants to hear. More power to him...we can't have a white guy talking silly like this – he will make us look bad.

      July 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Linda

      I am not sure what people saw in Larry Elder?

      I am a black conservative and he does not represent conservative views. These are his own views. Further more, he sounded as though he was in a manic episode with his loud, rapid and rambling speech. His thought process was disorganized and associations quite loose. Sounds like mania to me.

      How dare him try to judge a 19y/o high school kid without knowing her background. She may be special education or have some other challenges. Who knows? And no, she is not a role model for blacks but she may be in a position, with her new found popularity, to influence other teenagers with her same struggles. What was Piers supposed to do refer to her on national tv as dumb or something? She is not dumb, she has a speech impediment which I am sure interfered with her being as articulate as she should have been during trial. Even some of the smartest people in this country could break under that kind of pressure. I am sure his comment boosted her self esteem. Did you expect Piers to beat her down or something?

      Regardless, Larry Elders performed a lot worst than she did while she was on trial. He called Piers Morgan stupid. He could not focus and avoided the issue that was being discussed to ramble on with his agenda. He couldn't even be understood most of the time. Given that he is an educated adult (I am assuming educated) you would expect him to be more professional. This is hypocrisy at its finest. The only reason people are going along with Elder is because he said what they want to believe. You have got to be incredibly stupid to believe that racism does not exist in America. And the fact that racism exist does not excuse what is going on in the African American community. Yes African Americans have got to step up and take responsibility for what is going on in the African American community. No excuses for anyone!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • KCat

        I agree with you completely! Well stated!

        July 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • P Campbell

        RIGHT ON SISTER! ! ! ! !

        July 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mike O

    Since Larry Elder spent most of the time screaming instead of stating his points in a civilised manner, I can't say his education has done much for him. If Racheal was unintelligible in her speech on the stand, so was he on the show cos he was just ranting. In my opinion, even if Trayvon was the one beating up Zimmerman, he (Zimmerman) instigated it by following him without introducing himself and if he could reach for his weapon, he had other options. He could have pistol whipped him or something since Trayvon was only armed with fists. Looking at them both, I think he could take on Trayvon physically. He didn't have to kill him. You also have to consider that Trayvon may have thought his life was in danger when an armed man approached him in the dark and decided to defend himself. In that case, he would have been 'standing his ground'.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. James

    Larry Elder is the VOICE of reason. Piers Morgan is an idiot and just follows the direction the wind is blowing.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Linda

      I am not sure what people saw in Larry Elder?

      I am a black conservative and he does not represent conservative views. These are his own views. Further more, he sounded as though he was in a manic episode with his loud, rapid and rambling speech. His thought process was disorganized and associations quite loose. Sounds like mania to me.

      How dare him try to judge a 19y/o high school kid without knowing her background. She may be special education or have some other challenges. Who knows? And no, she is not a role model for blacks but she may be in a position, with her new found popularity, to influence other teenagers with her same struggles. What was Piers supposed to do refer to her on national tv as dumb or something? She is not dumb, she has a speech impediment which I am sure interfered with her being as articulate as she should have been during trial. Even some of the smartest people in this country could break under that kind of pressure. I am sure his comment boosted her self esteem. Did you expect Piers to beat her down or something?

      Regardless, Larry Elders performed a lot worst than she did while she was on trial. He called Piers Morgan stupid. He could not focus and avoided the issue that was being discussed to ramble on with his agenda. He couldn't even be understood most of the time. Given that he is an educated adult (I am assuming educated) you would expect him to be more professional. This is hypocrisy at its finest. THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE ARE GOING ALONG WITH ELDERS IS BECAUSE HE SAID WHAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE INCREDIBLY STUPID TO BELIEVE THAT RACISM DOES NOT EXIST IN AMERICA. And the fact that racism exist does not excuse what is going on in the African American community. Yes African Americans have got to step up and take responsibility for what is going on in the African American community. No excuses for anyone!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Not important

      Larry Elders is ranting about something else because Trayvon is NOT his son. If Larry Elder's son died like Trayvon did, then that would be the most important thing in his world.

      July 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Richard Wayne Hanshaw

    Dear CNN, You need to give Morgan's Job to Larry Elder A True American.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • OhNo

      Larry only listens to himself. He has no family, no wife, no children. You will never get a STRAIGHT answer from Larry. It would be like pulling teeth. A simple 2-minute question and answer session will take an HOUR for Larry and he still has not answered the simple question.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. beth

    I have never thought race played a role in this case. I do, however, feel that guns did. All the hypocritical Americans speaking out against Zimmerman full of vitriol and hatred (these same people sitting in churches every Sunday) is sickening! I totally agree with Larry Elder! Finally some commonsense being spoken so I didn't have to use my remote and change the channel. Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman are "casualties" of a country that is sick with fear and obsessed with guns. There is NO way I will ever believe that Zimmerman INTENTIONALLY set out to commit murder – Jody Arias and O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony -YES!! The American public have to let this case go now – MOVE ON – for GOD'S SAKES move on! If anything bring PEACE to both families involved here and to the Trayvon Martin family – wouldn't it be more of a celebration of your dear son's life to set him free and they and the American public pay tribute to the young man with PEACE AND LOVE – instead of all this HATRED! RIP- Trayvon.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Chapeau

    Get a life, People!

    July 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Dee

    This case was definitely about race whether you want to admit it or not. If both Zimmerman and Trayvon were of the same race, be it black, white, or other, then this case would not have had the same impact or results. The case would have been handled more fairly with both being of the same race. Let's imagine that Zimmerman and all his white defense and witnesses were black and his black witness and defense were white. Now imagine that Trayvon and all his defense and witnesses were white. Change the race of everyone involved. Do you really, I mean really, really, believe that the trial and verdict would have been the same ?!!!!!!!!!!! I submit that Trayvon would have been charged and held in jail that very night. Five of the six jurors would never have been Black!!!! And Trayvon would be found GUILTY!!!!!!
    Anyone who believes otherwise is not being realistic. We want a better and equal America, but contrary to what Larry Elders said, RACISM IS ALIVE AND DOING VERY WELL here in America.

    Please don't ever have this bitter man on your show again. He was a disgrace to his race.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JD123456

      Dee – I have read your post twice. The last sentence is racist.

      I guess racism is alive and well?

      July 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. Mo

    DO SOMETHING PEOPLE! Instead of wasting time responding to the problem! Make MOVES! Reach out to our communities but beware you will have to deal with the conditioned powers that be in the Black communities, they are far worse then bigoted people. Believe me!

    July 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bigoted

      Bigoted people are far worse. They stop you from moving forward to grow. They heckle you so you feel unmotivated. They are filled with hate.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  118. No Proof

    STILL NO PROOF!

    Trayvon's body tells the truth. All he had was 1/4 x 1/8 inch small abrasion on the left ring finger. That's it. No swelling in the hands, no trauma, no blood, no other injuries, he is right-handed, no broken bones, no bruising, no redness, no inflammation, nothing. No sign that he was beating up anyone as Z claimed, or for that matter, no proof that he was beating anyone to death.

    DON'T EVER SAY THAT TRAYVON bashed Zimmerman's head on the cement because there is NO PROOF up to this day.

    John Good said he saw "arm movements going downward," though he couldn't be certain the person on top was striking the person on the bottom. In the courtroom, he said he never saw Trayvon Martin slam George Zimmerman's head against the concrete as the defendant claims.

    Z could have hit his head on the cement himself during the struggle without Trayvon even touching his head but the story was embellished to put the blame on T. No DNA of Z and no blood of Z on T's hands and nails.

    Don't ever say that TRAYVON hit Zimmerman in the nose because there is NO PROOF up to this day. The nose of Zimmerman looked like it was hit by a sharp object.

    No one saw Trayvon hit Z's nose. The hands/nails of Trayvon did not have the DNA or Blood of Zimmerman. The recoil of the gun could have hit Z's nose and the story was embellished to blame T. Search Youtube for "KEL TEC – PF-9 – One Hand Shot" and "Hot Girl Nearly Killed By Gun Recoil"

    Zimmerman claimed that Trayvon was covering Z's mouth with one hand and pinching his nose with the other hand so he couldn't breath. THERE IS NO PROOF OF THAT.

    There is NO blood of Z on Trayvon's hands.
    There is NO DNA of Z on Trayvon's nails.

    That was why Zimmerman was not fighting back scratching T like what women do when they get attacked. Because T's autopsy proved that Trayvon did not cause the injuries claimed by Zimmerman.

    No one saw Trayvon bashed Z's head to the cement.
    No on saw Trayvon hit Z in the nose.

    Z claimed that T grabbed his gun.
    No DNA of T on the gun.

    Trayvon's body speaks the truth.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BC

      So Zimmerman beat himself up then? you are a moron. If you don't consider all the blood and cuts on ZImmerman proof, you're a racist idiot

      July 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mr. Oron

        Didn't you read the entire thing. READ IT 10 times until you get it.

        There is NO proof that Trayvon slammed Zimmeman's head on the cement. No one saw it.
        There is NO proof that Trayvon hit Zimmerman in the nose. No one saw it.

        You cannot provide PROOF yourself either. The body of Trayvon tells the entire story.

        "There are two people involved in this case. One of them is dead. The other one is a liar."

        July 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  119. court

    Florida court is different from the other state courts. The Florida court system can manipulate the jury instructions to favor the defendant or the plaintiff.

    In other states, the courts would have granted Trayvon the right to use STAND YOUR GROUND, when Trayvon said, "Get off, get off."

    In other states for self-defense cases, the person who created the murder scene is at fault. In Florida, they skipped to the fighting part and ignored the prelude to it.

    In this youtube video at "[FULL]MOMENT Man Pulls Gun in Road Rage Incident", is the guy who got beat up the one that is innocent?

    This is why the Black Florida woman got 20 years for firing a warning shot. The court system in Florida can manipulate the jury instructions so it favors the defendant or plaintiff.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Jonathan W

    Larry Elder should be ashamed of the way he carried himself last night on Piers Morgan tonight. I myself was not a huge fan of Ms. Jeantel's testimony but this is no excuse for her being basically berated as a fool on national television. According to Mr. Elder, Piers is not doing Ms. Jeantel any favors by saying she was a pretty smart cookie. Is he then insinuating that he is somehow helping her or young people like her through his lengthy diatribe last night? If the fact that Ms. Jeantel is ninteen and still in high school bothers him he should follow the lead of individuals like Tom Joyner and help her to further her education. Furthermore, black on black violence is huge problem in Chicago and needs to be addressed but it has absolutely nothing to do with this case. This case resonates with people. It highlights unjust laws and unfair prejudices. It's cases like these that highlight issues in America and can hopefully be the springboard for positive change.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • linda

      Well Said!!!

      I am not sure what people saw in Larry Elder last night?

      I am a black conservative and he does not represent conservative views. These are his own views. Further more, he sounded as though he was in a manic episode with his loud, rapid and rambling speech. His thought process was disorganized and associations quite loose. Sounds like mania to me.

      How dare him try to judge a 19y/o high school kid without knowing her background. She may be special education or have some other challenges. Who knows? And no, she is not a role model for blacks but she may be in a position, with her new found popularity, to influence other teenagers with her same struggles. What was Piers supposed to do refer to her on national tv as dumb or something? She is not dumb, she has a speech impediment which I am sure interfered with her being as articulate as she should have been during trial. Even some of the smartest people in this country could break under that kind of pressure. I am sure his comment boosted her self esteem. Did you expect Piers to beat her down or something?

      Regardless, Larry Elders performed a lot worst than she did while she was on trial. He called Piers Morgan stupid. He could not focus and avoided the issue that was being discussed to ramble on with his agenda. He couldn't even be understood most of the time. Given that he is an educated adult (I am assuming educated) you would expect him to be more professional. This is hypocrisy at its finest. The only reason people are going along with Elder is because he said what they want to believe. You have got to be incredibly stupid to believe that racism does not exist in America. And the fact that racism exist does not excuse what is going on in the African American community. Yes African Americans have got to step up and take responsibility for what is going on in the African American community. No excuses for anyone!!!

      Again, well said!!!

      July 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Vonn

        Well said. WOW. I guess Larry Elders is not the only intelligent black person n the world. SHOCKING!

        July 19, 2013 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  121. Dave

    DAVE THOMAS: "The founder and chief executive owner of Wendy's started working in restaurants in Ft. Wayne, Indiana when he was 15. When his family decided to move, he stayed behind, dropped out of 10th grade and went to work full time. As a young chef, he worked closely with Col. Harland Sanders of KFC fame and learned enough to open Wendy's in 1969. He always regretted not finishing high school, eventually hiring a tutor and passing getting his G.E.D in 1993."

    JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER: "The founder of Standard Oil and renowned philanthropist dropped out of high school two months before graduation, opting to work as an assistant bookkeeper at a produce commission firm for 50 cents a day. At the time of his death, his personal wealth amounted to $1.5 billion."

    At least, Rachel is trying to finish high school.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  122. Dee

    In my opinion, Larry Elder was disgraceful! He showed no regard for Trayvon Martin whatsoever. His lack of compassion was inhumane and I applaud Piers Morgan for showing great restraint while Larry Elder verbally attacked him and Trayvon Martin's close friend, Rachel Jeantel. Had I been present, I would have told Larry Elder that he was void of humanity and a disgrace to the "human" race.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Judith

      I would have cut off his mic and security walk him off the show.

      July 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  123. Rob

    I have to agree this Piers is very stupid. He does not know how to back up an argument with any substance. Very stupid man.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rob

      I just watched his show for 10 minutes and I feel stupid for doing so....

      July 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  124. I HATE PIERS MORGAN

    PLEASE FIRE THIS MAN! Watch Anderson Cooper and then watch Piers Morgan, Piers is a MORON.

    I've never really had an opinion of Piers until the Sandy Hook masacre and now the Zimmerman trial. He is on the wrong side of both of these issues. When you're in a position to host a platform for people to speak, please show some OBJECTIVITY...he has none. I give Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett much credit...they seem to handle the issues without any (or little) bias. PLEASE CNN, fire Piers...or I'm going back to Fox News.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  125. BC

    Why is Piers so adamantly in favor of Trayvon? He was just saying that Trayvon had a right to defend himself because he was stalked. How does he know he was stalked? There is a BIG difference with following someone and stalking them. Get your head out of your @ss you stupid bloke! Trayvon PHYSICALLY ATTACKED ZIMMERMAN. If you think you can just attack someone for following you, then you better go back to your tea and crumpets across the pond. His parents don't want to admit their son was a trouble making thug and neither do you. Why won't you ask his mom Why he was sent to stay with his father? Why was he suspended from school so many times? What did she find in his room after he died? Oh, he was this innocent little boy in their mind, so what did they do with the gun he was pictured with. After all, every little boy in America has their own handgun right? This kid was a thug and you're too scared to say it on TV. You're just trying to score points with the african americans. You sicken me

    July 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SYG

      Watch Youtube "Protect Self Defense from Attackers, Muggers and Stalkers"

      Florida Statutes CHAPTER 776 JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE

      776.012 Use of force in defense of person.—A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force.

      July 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bud

      TRAYVON HAS THE RIGHT TO USE STAND YOUR GROUND.

      Zimmerman decided to play cop that raining evening. He should have stayed in his truck and met the police at the mailboxes as initially agreed in the dispatcher call.

      Zimmerman followed Trayvon with his truck then on foot. What was the 17 year old supposed to think when a complete stranger was following him?

      Trayvon knew he was being followed (EVIDENCE RACHEL)

      Trayvon had fear and apprehension from his conversation with Rachel.

      Rachel and Trayvon talked about Zimmerman being a possible rapist.

      Trayvon had the right to defend himself from a stalker especially if he said, “Get off, get off!”

      Trayvon has the right to stand his ground if he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. In Stand Your Ground, Trayvon has no obligation to retreat.

      Trayvon would still be alive today if Zimmerman would have done nothing but observe and report (not follow Trayvon) then meet the police at the mailboxes .

      July 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kim

      BC remember that when someone follows you around. Oh I forgot in your world that doesn't happen. You're an idiot. Go play in quicksand

      July 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Name*jill Oliver

    I have to make a comment re: Kim Goldman on Piers tonight. She stated several times that we should all respect n accept the jurors verdict in the Zimmerman trial. If memory serves she and her family did everything but accept the jury verdict in the Simpson trial...so I'm confused how this would be her advice?? Trayvon's death is every bit as tragic to many as the death of Ron n Nicole. All 3 were murdered and received no justice in court!

    July 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JD123456

      Ya I remember the OJ trail like it was yesterday, do you remember all the riots/protests afterwards? Can you believe the jury selection in that case...unbelievable.

      July 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  127. Brian

    Morgan is really far off base on this and several other issues. One wonders if he is doing it purposely to create controversy and ratings as he doesn't seem quote this dumb. What is irritating is he is a stiff-a** Brit from a country whose a** we kicked twice and a** we subsequently saved twice. Have some respect for America. The other tragedy is some moron gave this Jaentel a college scholarship when she has the intellect of an ashtray. Millions of students could really do something with that opportunity and it is wasted on her, as so many "affirmative action" grants and scholarships were wasted for decades.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Welll

      Brian, could you make your racism a little more obvious? It is not obvious enough. Someday, when you are clinging to your life, a Black person who had a disadvantaged life might be the one to save your life.

      July 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brian

        I was, in great part, raised by a black lady. I despise black racists however.

        July 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        Brian: Someday when Rachel becomes a certified EMT or nurse and you are clinging to your life, she might be the one to give you CPR so you survive.

        July 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bl

        So this Black lady who raised you in part, was she your nanny, housekeeper, slave?

        July 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      Brian it is obvious that you're lacking in the educational as well as the common sense department; therefore, keep your dumb comments to yourself so we will not have to acknowledge how much of an idiot you are.

      July 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brian

        You don't have a rational response. Thank you but I will keep my MBA with honors.

        July 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brian

        Bob and BI: The minute Rachel makes it through nursing school I will studiously avoid any hospital that hires her. She was a friend who also helped put my younger brother through college.

        July 18, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Rosa

    Piers Morgan out of CNN pleaseeeee, he is the worst.

    July 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  129. Sam

    I stand with Larry elder

    July 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. tom

    Does anyone else feel like throwing up when you hear Pierce Morgan's voice?

    July 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. Sandy

    Larry Elder is a disgrace along with his supporters and followers. Please stop giving idiots, criminals, bigots, Larry Elder, Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump any air time on the radio or television. I know that everyone is exhausted from their BS. Thank you

    July 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. Jeff 4 Justice

    YouTube search: Larry Elder On Voting For Alternative Political Parties & Anarchism

    July 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Dee

    Oops. An entire sentence was left out of my earlier comment. Reverse the races and tell me the verdict would have been the same. No, Trayvon would have been booked and jailed that night, found guilty in court. Tell me again that race had no place in this case.

    July 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. Done

    WHAT SHOULD TRAYVON MARTIN HAVE DONE?

    If Trayvon thought he was being followed by a predator, rapist like what was discussed in the phone call with Rachel and the predator was behind him, he can ask "What are you following me for?"

    If Trayvon's headset dropped and he tried to reach for his cellphone to call for help, but the predator was paranoid and thought Trayvon was reaching for a weapon so he stopped him, then Trayvon can say, "Get off, get off".

    At that point, Trayvon has no choice but to stand his ground if he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. In Stand Your Ground, Trayvon has no obligation to retreat.

    FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES IN THIS VIDEO BELOW.

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    July 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dan Hand

      What Rachel Jeantel has said is that Trayvon Martin told her, at one point in their telephone conversation, that he was behind the home where he was staying! That placed him in virtual total darkness, making him unobservable to George Zimmerman, as he crossed the top of the so-called T, and then retraced his steps, back toward his vehicle, well over 100 yards away from where Trayvon Martin had advanced to, while George Zimmerman remained on the telephone with the 3-1-1 operator for about two minutes, after exiting his vehicle, unaware of where Trayvon Martin had run. Trayvon Martin had to have returned to the top of the T, where the fight began, of his own accord, rather than returned inside the saftey of the home where he had been staying– wherein he could have called 9-1-1 himself, and reported that he felt that he was being followed! (How would Trayvon Martin even have known that he was being followed, since he took off, running for the safety of where he was staying, before George Zimmerman even got out of his vehicle? Trayvon Martin could have run all the way in only about 15 seconds– by which time, the short-legged, and clinically obese, George Zimmerman would have been lucky to have made it to the T intersection, from which the darkness at the other end of the dog walk would have hidden Trayvon Martin completely from his view, even if, for some inscrutable reason, Trayvon Martin had remained in the back yard, rather than returning to the safety of indoors.)

      July 19, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  135. izo.g

    The name Larry Elder is synonymous to black (slave) assistant to the white overseer who managed field hands.
    How much is NRA that sponsored the "stand your ground" law paying you? You need to be schooled on how power structures in this society is created.. would love to debate you on how racial/hegemony society is created. unfortunately you play a role in creating these hegemonic society.

    July 19, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  136. Jan Low

    Really Piers ??? Seriously ??? I always liked your show, but are you so stupid that you can't see that possibly Rachel Jeantel lied about Trayvon's pot smoking use ??? What I think she meant to say...was he smokes pot 2 times "a day"....not two times a week. Everyone knows that pot heads smoke SEVERAL TIMES DAILY !!!!!

    Stop patronizing this girl She was part of Trayvon's OBVIOUS problem.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  137. Rock

    I enjoyed Larry a lot. If you listen to his show, you get to hear a much more normal speed version than you heard tonight. He only had so much time and had to cover a lot of ground before being cut off.

    Playing the victim does not help anyone. Unfortunately, many black Americans play that game – blaming the boogeyman for what's not going right in their life. Why can some blacks get to places of prominence and success? They work for it – that's what's missing. If you're playing the victim, you will never get anywhere, as you can always blame someone else for what you're not doing; that applies to anyone, or any race.

    In our neighborhood, we have a neighborhood watch. People looking out for other people and their homes. Truly, they're Boy Scouts – people who want to make a positive difference in their own area. What happened is horrible (as it didn't have to happen), but both have to take responsibility for their actions. George didn't have to follow Trayvon (this is however, what neighborhood watch people do). But Trayvon didn't have to climb on and beat George either.

    I'm torn about what happened – I have my own boys too. However, if someone was beating me to where i feared for my life – I would shoot them too to defend myself.

    The sad thing is that this one case, is that it has been raised to the national level of a classic case of a race based killing – when the defense couldn't muster enough evidence of that at all to convince a jury to convict. George defended himself, his attacker was Trayvon. A sad story – but hardly evidence of rampant racism in America.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  138. Kathy

    Larry Elder watching you on Piers Morgan last night made me sick to my stomach. The way you viewed your own race you are a racist against your own kind. Have you looked in the mirror lately, you stereotyped Trayvon Martin and Rachael just like zimmerman and the jurors did. Listening to you for five minutes because that's all I could take reminded me of a Uncle Tom. My mom always taught me, if you don't have anything good to say about someone then don't say nothing at all. Sorry mom but he is a Uncle Tom.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ros

      Kathy it is OK to be critical of your own people as well as know when they do something great. I think you have race phobia or something. I also belong here to minority and sometimes I'm VERY critical of my own people...not because I have them but because I care for them and want them to be BETTER. You really need to stop with that RACE thing...it makes no sense and portrays you as DUMB!

      July 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  139. Formee

    Larry knows that as long he agrees to be called Toby, there would be any fighting. Sooooo smart.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  140. vonn

    Larry was sickening. Are people forgetting that this is a grown man attacking a 19yr old girl. I can understand why so many white people love larry so much because he gives white people the okay to racially profile and stereotype, Im
    sure you feel that if a black man is telling you how horrible we all our than it must be true. This man wants you all to believe that he is the only descent black person in this country and he is not there are many. speaking as a tax paying, law abiding, hardworking African American I can tell you that there are many of us with these same characteristics. Larry spoke about the rate of black on black crime but the attack on this 19yr old girl seemed so similar. You are her elder Mr. Elder if you see she needs to be smarter or more articulate then step up like tom joyner did and be of help not of hate. BTW there is a character played by Samuel Jackson in the movie Django and I liken it to Larry.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  141. Angie S

    Larry Elder is just sad. I've never understood him -he has so much hatred and criticism towards black people. He never does anything to help our youth. I used to listen to his show just to hear his mother. She was so sweet. I can't imagine what she would think of him if she were still alive. SAD.

    July 19, 2013 at 4:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  142. Frank

    Good for you Larry Elder. This is exactly my point. My opinion is valid. I'm a Hispanic who grew up in the 70's in The Bronx ( Ft. Apache) Although racism exist and will always exist so long as there is life on earth. However; It's far from what it used to be. If African Americans want to be really heard; Then they need to get Al Sharpton out of the picture. He is destroying the African Americans image. Wake up African Americans. You have the tools to move forward in a positive way. Drop Al Sharpton and that Rainbow guy (Jesse Jackson) They're out for themselves. Get some true representation.

    July 19, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  143. Jackie Chiles

    Piers Morgan is a joke.

    July 19, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  144. Lord Toronaga

    Charles Barkley also agree with the verdict. I see more and more African Americans coming out and agreeing that Zimmerman has a case and Martin has issues. Thank you Sir. Charles.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  145. Johnathan Blaze

    Elder was 100% correct. Piers Morgan was pandering to the idiot masses. If Piers Morgan's son came home with Rachel Jenteal and said they were dating, his father would have a heart attack!

    July 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  146. Ratt Mann

    Piers Morgan is a brilliant opportunist. He's trying to look sympathetic to the poor disenfranchised black people of America by telling them what he thinks they want to hear. His ultimate motives may include popular ratings and increasing his own net worth.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  147. boisefoodcritic

    Piers, if a group of young men dressed like thugs walks towards you on the street, you are going to get leery, regardless of race. If a Culture ( not a race) dresses based off prison fashions and displays aggressive behavior they need to expect to have people expect them to be thugs. The only time YOU pay attention to is, is when it involves blacks, and blacks who are attacked by whites, or in this case "White Hispanics). By the way, nice way to spread anti white racism with that comment, don't you think? I mean a White wasn't even involve...too bad you could have fed the riot mongers

    July 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Ros

    Now Morgan Piers getting grilled by Jesse Lee Peterson and Larry Elder.
    Morgan can you actually prove that race had a play in this story, because if you can't than you can get sued...well you know for what. Reality is that Prosecution was not able to prove anything to convict Zimmerman. It was not able to prove that it was RACIAL profiling, that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon with bad intentions and last they were not able to prove that Zimmerman had his gun out before the fight... So MORGAN what makes you think we can jail a man who's guilt we cannot..I repeat CANNOT PROVE. You want Zimmerman to be jailed just because some people THINK he's guilty or based on assumption that he's guilty? WEll maube in you' country they convict people based on ASSUMPTIONS but not here!!! You hear me not here!

    July 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  149. BC

    Hey Piers Morgan,
    You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two black teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

    My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

    I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me – so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

    There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my life.

    So while you are seeking justice for Treyvon, please remember to seek justice for me too.
    Tell your friends about me, tell your families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Treyvon.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  150. Lord Toronaga

    President Obama's speech was wonderful. I am proud of him.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  151. SERLACH50

    Larry Elder acted like a total jerk during this interview.I can not comprehend that some people are praising him for his performance.In my view, it was an embarassement. Can you believe that this individual is actually a radio talk show host?Now I understand why these guys rarely gave out interviews because when they can not use their "talking -point" and their "conservative narratives",they are left with nothing else to say. It was no surprise that he was yelling,screaming and talking over Piers Morgan time and time again because poor Larry Elder had nothing to say.Kuddo to Piers Morgan for keeping his cool througout the interview.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flossie Mae

      The truth hurts uh? Mr. Elder was trying to point out the REAL problems in the black community and how they deserve attention instead of this big lie everyone has been feeding into regarding this case. The media and this family is taking everyone for ride and everyone is just falling for their farce. Use your brain.

      July 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  152. George

    Excellent commentary by Larry Elder. We need more of this type of tough talk rather than the pandering that is the norm in America.

    July 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JoAnn Holly

      Larry Elder is a disgrace to the race. When you want to view opinions, you have to be able to listen to others. He didn't do that on Piers. He ran all over him. He didn't give him any respect as the host. He was so evil, you couldn't even listen to the message. I understand he's frustrated about blacks killing blacks, but that's not Piers fault. This has been happening way before Piers had a show. I changed the channel, but will continue to watch Piers. Larry Elder wouldn't answer his question when he said Rachel speaks 3 languages, how many do you speak? I am a Black woman and I am amazed every time I travel out of the country and how many people speak a minimum of 3 languages.

      July 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JD123456

        JoAnn – Your a racist, but I'm sure you already know that.

        July 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Flossie Mae

        Just so you know.....Ebonics is not a language......the following is the definition.
        A poor excuse for a failure to grasp the basics of english. When in doubt, throw an "izzle" sound in the middle of any word of just string random thoughts together and insinuate that they actually mean something. When backed into a corner, you can always claim that it has something to do with a sort of symbolism or is a defining trait that makes your race great, versus own up to the fact that it is essentially laziness at it's finest.

        July 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Antonio West

    Dear Mr. Morgan,

    You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two black teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot, in March 21, 2013. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens, who murdered me, will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

    My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

    I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media didn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise. President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me – so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

    There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there were, he would be declared a racist. As such, nobody is rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my life.

    So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me too.

    If you are truly a person who stands for justice, please tell your friends about me, tell your families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon, so that my detah was not in vain.

    Antonio

    July 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  154. Tami

    He just seems so angry, I can't watch but 10 seconds of him. Too bad he doesn't use his brillance for good causes.

    July 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  155. Loki

    Can anyone stand Martin Bashir from MSNBC ??? I have never heard anyone so biased and ugly as him. Every liberal talks about how horrible it is to be profiled as a Black and how THEY feel....try being a victim of a young Black male. See how that fits... Ask the victims ...

    July 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  156. Loki

    I heard the speech by President Obama... It was inspiring. Seems I heard a totally different speech than what is being spun by the liberal pundits who President Obama tagged as not seeing things for what they are.

    July 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  157. JoAnn Holly

    To A, thanks for your reply. When you say my story is based on speculations, I can say the same thing about yours and everybody else. None of us were there. We all have to use common sense with the information we have. The problem is Trayvon cannot tell his story because he was murdered. If Zimmerman had left his gun in the car, he would have had to do what anybody else would , fight if there is a confrontation. He didn't want to fight, he wanted to win. It's not important to me what happened in the 4 minutes. Trayvon may have been hiding so he could lose Zimmerman and then go home because he didn't know why he was being followed. That was fear enough. Put yourself in his shoes. If I'm walking down the street and someone is following me and I don't know them and it's dark, raining and I'm on my way home, my first thought is to get away, hide and do what I can to lose them. After he waited to see if Zimmerman was gone, once he reappeared Zimmerman was on his trail again and that's when he pulled out the gun, started using foul language and then shot Trayvon. I don't believe Dr. Vincent Di Maio. That's his opinion and I have mine. Even if that were true Trayvon had a right to defend himself, because he wasn't bothering anybody, and he was an unarmed teenager. If Zimmerman was so scared, he should have stayed in his car and let the police handle it. Since there was no DNA on Trayvon, there couldn't have been a fight. Zimmerman's nose was bleeding, there was no trace of blood on Trayvon or his clothes. It really doesn't matter who was on top or the bottom, if that happened at all, because either of them could have been on top or the bottom when there's a fight, but at the end of the day, Trayvon was dead and he did not bring the gun and he was not following Zimmerman. "They always get away." Zimmerman made sure that didn't happen. The bigger picture is, if your son was trying to get home and he was talking on his phone, in the dark, in the rain, in a strange environment because he was visiting his father and realizes he's being followed and tries to get away and when he thinks the coast is clear and now he starts to continue on and realizes he's still following me. What fear he must have felt. Then Zimmerman shoots him down like an animal because "They always get away." That's your 4 minutes. To say Zimmerman had a right to defend himself is ludicrous. He's the one who set everything in motion. Once he made the decision to get out of his car with a loaded gun and stalk somebody, anybody. He deserves anything he gets, but he was the only one with a gun. He wasn't man enough to use his fists. Guess what? Stay in your car!!!! Trayvon didn't have the luxury of staying in a car. He was open prey for Zimmerman and didn't even know it. He died not knowing why he was followed. Now sleep on that!!!

    July 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      Joann, your story isn't based on speculation. it is based on fantasy.

      July 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flossie Mae

      Agreed. You live in a fantasy world. Do you really believe this stuff or just make it up as you go along.

      July 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  158. JoAnn Holly

    Silent Majority, You are clueless. You would be surprised at who I am. I don't take medications. You and I are both speculating because we weren't there. Eyewitnesses are good and bad. They don't always get it right. Again common sense has to be an ingredient. No matter what you or I believe, at the end of the day, the facts are: Trayvon is dead and he did not have a gun and he was not bothering Zimmerman. Zimmerman was part of Neighborhood WATCH, not neighborhood follow, not neighborhood stalk and not neighborhood murder. If he had stayed in his car or left his gun in his car, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

    July 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flossie Mae

      "Not bothering Zimmerman"....what world do you live in. Bloody face, broken nose and gashes to the head. Your statement is a classic denial of reality. Sorry to tell you this but your thoughts have been hijacked by the misleading and inexcusable reporting of the media.

      July 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • NICOLE

      THIS IS THE PROBLEM, MANY PEOPLE ARE SAYING THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE TO GO ON IS ZIMMERMAN'S STORY. IF THIS IS TRUE, ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE KILLED AND THE ONLY PERSON STANDING IS THE KILLER ; WHY MANY WERE FOUND GUILTY. TRAVYON DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO TELL HIS SIDE. I KNOW THE ISSUE WITH THE HOODIES IS A PROBLEM, BECAUSE MANY BLACKS DUE COMMIT CRIMES AND WEAR HOODIES TO CONCEAL THEIR FACE. WHEN INNOCENT YOUNG MEN ARE KILLED AS A RESULT OF OTHERS MIS DEEDS , THEN SOMETHING MOST BE DONE. WHEN SOMEONE SEES A BLACK MALE OR A GROUP OF BLACK MALES AT NIGHT THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. THERE WERE CRIMES IN MR. ZIMMERMAN'S COMMUNITY COMMITTED BY YOUNG BLACK MALES . HE COULDN'T TELL IF TRAVYON WAS ALSO TRYING TO COMMIT A CRIME. HE WAS BLACK.

      July 25, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • AngieS

        Your spelling and grammatical errors are so bad I have to believe your letter is a joke. No person can be that uneducated. How can you possibly understand such complex issues or why people would have questions with Zimmermans story?

        July 25, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  159. Lord Toronaga

    @Loki....I agree. President Obama's speech was good. But let's not forget about the victims of African American males... They have a story also and pain...

    July 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  160. ko

    Morgan has no idea about anything,just loves stirring the pot..Go back to England and watch the new baby born..I am sick that Larry King left his thrown to you..

    July 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DALE

      I FULLY AGREE WITH KO-PIERS MORGAN HAVE A NICE TRIP BACK TO ENGLAND-SORRY, ONLY ONE WAY TICKETS LEFT-HAY LARRY KING–WHERE ARE YOU-CNN IS LOOKING FOR YOU

      July 20, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  161. deemarie

    If you dress like a criminal – gang member – tough guy expect to be treated as one. Don't be outraged when people/police can't tell the difference.
    Hoodies are for hiding your face. It's sneaky. It's shady.
    If you dress like a looser people are going to treat you like a looser.
    These kids dress this way sos people will think they are big and bad. YOU ARE ASKING FOR IT!
    How are we to know you are not? It's impossible for us to know if you are for real or a fake criminal – gang member – tough guy – jerk – looser.

    THE WAY YOU DRESS and how you carry yourself SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU. For strangers/police it says it all.

    All these black parents are wondering what are they going to tell their kids. Tell them to ditch the hoodie and gangster look for their own safety. Don't dress like a stupid violent criminal. DAH!

    July 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • william

      yes yes yes.....my kids do not leave the house dressed in such a manner...." but dad, its cool" I don't care...I use the " if everyone jumps off of the bridge, would you?"

      July 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DALE

        If you go out at NIGHT wearing a HOOD-who can tell if you are a 17 year old kid or a 27 year old or a 47 year old??? also if you remember when asked –"is he Hispanic or black-Zimmerman said-" I 'THINK' he is black. remember also–Zimmerman didn't pull his gun until he was PUNCHED IN THE NOSE (to break it) AND getting his head bashed on the CONCRETE -TELL ME MY FRIENDS--WHAT WOULD DO???

        July 20, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  162. Marie Lubin

    Mr Elder was giving an audition to get a job at Fox news . What a performance ? smh

    July 20, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Flossie Mae

      Mr. Elder was trying to explain the bigger problems in the black community. The problems that are real. This whole story is a farce. Trayvon attacked a man who defended himself and all the lies and misleading news reporting won't change that. Mr. Elder was trying to make the point that the black community is being railroaded into the farce created by this family.

      July 20, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  163. jerry p.

    Why did morgan feel the necessity to try and save her when she inadvertently attest that martin threw the first punch.

    July 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  164. Flossie Mae

    How come every time someone tells it like it is they get bashed. Mr. Elder was correct in his statements. You can't change the facts just because you don't like what happened. The media hijacked and reported this as a racial murder. It was not. The only racial slur came from the victim. He attacked a neighborhood watchman and was killed in self defense. The facts proved that in a court of law. Mr. Zimmerman was found "not guilty". Where were all the witnesses to testify on Trayvon's behalf? Teachers, friends, classmates, anyone to tell what a fine upstanding young man he was. He had a criminal record. Just because the family attorney had it sealed doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Shame on you for misleading the public and the reporting on this is inexcusable.

    July 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  165. Flossie Mae

    Piers Morgan I didn't like you that much before......I really don't like you now. No wonder England doesn't want you. There is no excuse for the way you conduct yourself. You won't let anyone talk if they don't have the same opinion as you. Did it ever occur to you that the public would like to hear both sides of an issue and make up their own minds. We have them you know.

    July 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  166. Flossie Mae

    Mr. Morgan;
    I think the Roderick Scott case would be a great topic for your show. Mr. Scott shot and killed a 17 year old unarmed
    white teenager in self defense.
    In fear for his life, Scott stopped the threat by shooting Cervini twice, killing him. Rodrick Scott was never touched by Cervini. From Rochester’s Your News Now website, and a story dated Dec. 15, 2009.

    July 21, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  167. Mark

    Piers Morgan is an idiot! The only reason he is in the US is he was about to be indicted in the UK as a criminal. Thank you Larry Elder for pointing out what an idiot he is. CNN has gone down the drain in a few short years and it's highlighted by the fact that they've hired this Morgan bozo.

    July 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  168. Jere DeLaune

    I want to thank you for introducing me to people like Larry Elder and Alex Jones. Thanks Piers, keep up the good work.

    July 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  169. Tasca

    Wow...Ignorance comes in all shapes and sizes and I most say that Larry Elder is really a IGNORANT... Wow nerves of Mr. Elder to talk about Rachel Jentel you have no room to talk about anyone because you have and educational background, thats make you not better then anyone else. I'm so glad Piers Morgan show the world your true IGNORANT behavior judging someone because of their speech...REALLY? WOW, Unbelievable ... If we were going to judge someone wasn't you have more evidence then just the way they speak? Oh so you know how to talk like who? Who do You speak Like? And if your mother was here do You really think she would judge a girl by the way she speaks? And if so that's just more IGNORANCE being passed on.....the question that need to be answered is " WHY DIDN'T THE SAME LAW 'STAND YOUR GROUNDS" DID NOT APPLIED TO TRAYVON MARTIN -IT APPLIED TO ZIMMERMAN AND NOT TRAYVON MARTIN?????????????? that 's the Only question that NEEDS answering

    July 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  170. Cdbrad

    CNN you better remove Piers Morgan from the TV he is the IGNORANT!!! and the Stupid.

    July 25, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Earth Angel

      I agree with you. It really insults me that Pierce Morgan has the audacity to attack our American 2nd Amendment rights of the Right to Bear Arms when he is not even an American. The man is on the run from his own government for Pete's sake! Does anyone remember he was in the process of having his rat's behind arrested for phone hacking in his own country?

      Seriously? Why do you think he does not go back to Britian? I have seen how rabid and foaming at the mouth Mr. Pierce Morgan gets when interviewing pro-gun control Americans. He gets rude and interrupts folks when they disagree with his anti-gun rhetoric. PLEASE Mr. Morgan leave our country if you hate it so much!!! Hello? Why does Pierce Morgan refuse to go back to his country?

      As far as I am concerned the man has no credibility.

      July 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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