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August 7th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Star Jones on A-Rod, Marc Lamont Hill and Josh Barro on the NSA and data collection

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

  • Star Jones on MLB’s suspension of A-Rod: “Put up or shut up”

Whether you love him or you hate him, this week all eyes have been on New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, including the pair belonging to Star Jones.

On Tuesday, "A-Rod" played for the second time this season, going 1-2 and reaching base three times while he awaits the results of his appeal of a 211-game suspension.

Though many fans have already turned their backs on the baseball superstar accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, on Tuesday the lawyer and television personality asked for patience, before irreversible conclusions are drawn, so that the legal system can run its course:

“I just would like to see some proof,” Jones told Piers Morgan. “In the United States of America, when you accuse somebody of something, you have to present some evidence.”

But in light of the news of his doping, fans have been disappointed with his appearances in recent games. Jones used her legal expertise and belief in due process to defend his place on the field:

“The process says if Major League Baseball accuses A-Rod of something, put up or shut up. Once they do, once they put up, then he's got to be off. Until then, he has every right to play," she detailed. "We as Yankee fans have every right to boo the hell out of him, but he has every right to play, and the Yankees got to write a check. That's the way it works.”

  • Marc Lamont Hill and Josh Barro on national security and Hillary Clinton’s future

On Tuesday night “Piers Morgan Live” invited Marc Lamont Hill and Josh Barro to add their insights on the current discussion of national security, and the impact such a conversation may have on politics in Washington.

Hill questioned the claimed success of the NSA’s data collection program, both in terms of breaching standards of privacy and effectively cracking down on foreign threats:

“Some would argue that the overreach of government power isn't the reason why we've been sort of successful in preventing domestic terrorism," said the "Huffpost Live" host. "I would never want to yield my personal privacy or my civil liberties for the sake of national security. I don't think they're competing agendas. I think we can do both. But also, another piece to add is while we've been relatively safe here, we see embassy bombings. We see terrorism spreading, as you said, cells spreading all around the political and geographical Middle East. I don't think we're in as good a shape as people say we are.”

As the topic turned to Washington, Barro used the subject of national security to contextualize Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 presidential run:

“Her service as secretary of state in the Obama foreign policy record is a major asset to her in the campaign. I think the reason the Benghazi issue was never really stuck as a mass political issue even though Republicans are sort of obsessed with it is that it's a small blemish on her foreign policy record that's been overall quite successful," said the Politics Editor of "Business Insider." "Now, if there were a big change soon on that, some of that could stick to Hillary. The longer we persist without any major international incidents … the less blame she's likely to get for that … I think she's in a very strong position both in the primary and general elections. I don't think Benghazi is a big deal for her.”

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  1. michael L.

    So Oprah thinks Emett Till and Travon Martin are the same? How absurd. I wasn't aware that Till punched a white man in the nose, and pounded his head in the cement, forcing the white man to shoot him in self defense. Oprah, you are playing the race card....shame on you! Why is it that most prominent black people can't seem to get it into their head that many times "blacks themselves" are responsible for their own actions. You just lost alot of fans Oprah!! Wise up!

    August 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. sharon

    Star Jones. Really. You're scraping the bottom of the barrel. Have not watched your show since you had Star Jones on as a "legal analyst." When was the last time she was in a courtroom as a lawyer and not a party to a suit? To bill Star Jones as a legal analyst is an insult to your audience - the woman is an absolute joke.

    September 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Innocent until proven guilty.

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