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March 5th, 2012
01:38 PM ET

Only In America: Piers Morgan on Rush Limbaugh: "an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped ugly swamp"

In the aftermath of Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments regarding Sandra Fluke, on Friday Piers Morgan offered his thoughts on the conservative political commentator:

"Rush Limbaugh has been shocking America for decades with his right-wing rhetoric. He prides himself on being outrageous, and that's fine – it's a free country," said the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "But when that desire to offend strays into calling smart, young, responsible female students 'sluts' and 'prostitutes,' I have a big problem Mr. Limbaugh."

Noting Limbaugh's lost advertisers since the incident, Morgan agreed with President Obama's spokesperson who called the diatribe "reprehensible," but added his own sentiment:

"Limbaugh's disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped ugly swamp, who thinks it's okay to degrade decent young women, for sport, and ratings."

In the words of Morgan, Only in America:  "Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh. You owe Miss Fluke a heartfelt, groveling apology. And I suggest you do it now."

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  1. Jenna

    Only in America could a ignorant do-nothing like Piers Morgan get a show in prime time.

    That no one watches, at that.

    March 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Still Trying

      You stop that! there are lots of well-meaning older folks who fall asleep to his voice nightly!

      March 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Rick

    "Limbaugh's disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped ugly swamp, who thinks it's okay to degrade decent young women, for sport, and ratings."

    Wow Piers, what a hypocrite. You complain about someone degrading someone for ratings, then you do the same damn thing.

    March 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • gf

      I was going to say the same thing!! Piers Morgan is indeed playing the part of a narrow-minded hypocrite. Within the very same or very next sentence, he criticizes Limbaugh for degrading the girl while degrading Limbaugh with his own name-calling. It seems degradation for any reason is still degradation. Morgan needs to get off his high horse, acting high and proper (compounded by his British accent) and pay attention to what he's saying. I'm not a Limbaugh fan at all, nor am I a Morgan fan.

      March 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andrea

      I agree it's hypocritical, but when it comes to Rush, all decency is off.

      March 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Still Trying

    How is Piers Morgan saying this NOT ironic? And, where's the actual worth in hos comments, they are pure name-calling, seems to me. Oh, but he did replace 10,000-year-old man, so he knows a thing or two about dinosaurs, I guess.
    Oh, and he was talking to hear himself speak, since clearly he DID NOT LISTEN to Limbaugh's comments in context, in play. Crass? Yes. Intentionally attacking the drip of a leftist whining law student? No.

    March 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. meg

    well, mr morgan....hear hear! but i think you also owe an apology to all women regarding your comment about women needing to dress for men. i've always liked you but i saw an ugly side of you in this interview.

    March 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. G. Justis

    I, for one, was thrilled with your comments about Rush Limbaugh. It is time someone stands up to this mean
    spirited, egomaniac. Bravo also, to the sponsors who pulled their ads. Thanks Piers!

    March 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Andrea

    I'm REALLY interested on what Rush Limbaughs wife thinks about his comments.

    March 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. JoAnn

    This was bound to happen, after all, by his own admission he has 1/2 his brain tied behind his back! I'm sure it's tied there securely with his over inflated ego.

    March 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    All of the above. I think the correct term for us is poiltical junkie . It's amazing how much information and news you can get today, thats why the debates are so vicious here sometimes, because everyone thinks they know more than the next guy because they read or saw it somewhere.To me, it's a lot like sports, complete with commentators(poiltical pundits), big games(debates and elections), and playoffs(the primaries).

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