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Tonight:  Robert Zimmerman Jr. returns live on the heels of his controversial tweet
March 27th, 2013
02:06 PM ET

Tonight: Robert Zimmerman Jr. returns live on the heels of his controversial tweet

Roughly 13 months since the events of a Florida evening served to divide a nation and polarize a community, tonight "Piers Morgan Live" welcomes Robert Zimmerman Jr. – the brother of George Zimmerman – for perspective and context into his role in the latest twist surrounding the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

As George Zimmerman prepares to stand trial for murder in the second degree, his elder brother has been the subject of publish backlash for posting this controversial tweet on Sunday.

Amidst charges that the tweet was racist in nature, Zimmerman Jr. is hoping to use his appearance this evening to explain his intentions:

Tonight marks a return to the program for the 32-year-old, who in the past has used the platform to describe his brother as "the neighbor that everbody would want to have," and to present his family's account of what happened on February 26, 2012.

Tune in this evening at 9 for a live, face to face interview that figures to the intensify the emotion of a case due to go to trial in June.
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  1. White Hispanic

    This murderer's brother asks where is the Black community's outrage over the killing of a white child. I ask, where still is the White Hispanic outrage over the killing of a Black teen? I sure hope the future juror's who will send Zimmerman to prison happen to be exposed to this +urd's +weets. I love thinking that some future juror right now is concluding that these Zimmermans are all racists. Keep posting, you +urd.

    March 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony

      Please explain what the heck is a "white hispanic"? That is a ludicrous classification. Is this some new ethnic classification or just an stupid attempt to include caucasions to heap blame upon. Fact is racism is found in every ethnic group, no race is spared ths affliction.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • karol22s

        Its like putting African -American on a job app. lol Africa is not just black. There are many white African's and White African American's..

        Stupid people do .. say stupid things.

        March 28, 2013 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality checker

      Sounds like your pretty well a racist and a hater yourself. what logic? get some education!

      March 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jack

      Hispanic is not a race. There are white people in Latin America. European immigrants went there from Spain, Germany, Italy and elsewhere in Europe. They went to Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other places.

      March 27, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • specallady2003

        It was the weekend, we do know a boy walked to the store and walked back, he was near his home and he had his purchases on his person. We have George Zimmerman all freaked out that there was a teenager in his neighborhood, so freaked out that he needed to follow him. His brother's statements are not a vacuum. He totally thought it was reasonable, it's not. I live in the county, we were under federal laws until recently for segregation, there's a lot of racism, this family is not uncommon. The boy was scared but wasn't backing down, he had a younger brother at home and had no idea why this man was stalking him, and George was the adult here. He needs to go to prison. He was wrong.

        March 28, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
      • rpm

        Right on! everybody in Americacan trace their roots to hispanic or african roots : just as you sad jack. The haters are so weak minded. ( concerned caucation_ I hate saying that_ just as much as saying " my black friend" Its my friend and close friends are family. Point Blank!!!!!!!!! Hey haters, goto and trace your roots. Youve got everyone in your blood line!

        March 28, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • uziah

      piers asked him what he meant and then talked over him to tell him he was wrong, he bullied him and tried to make a point
      of rascism while robert was trying to make the point that the media did not treat the two boys the same and that his brother
      was treated as guilty while the young man in georgia was treated as of allegedly shooting the 1 year old.

      March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Right Truth

      Yeah, self-defense is against the law in th lefty OBumble World of the US.

      July 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. The Conservative Treehouse

    The Piers and Junior bromance continues with another softball interview with the underlying message of "Donate money to me because I'm a failed "trained" musician/singer who uses my brothers murder case as a stairway to fame." Too late unemployed loser, your racist mentality has been exposed to the masses. Now you are trying to backpedal off your racist remarks because you are a coward. What were you saying about the publics perception again?

    March 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • stella

      I don't know who you are, but you don't represent The Conservative Treehouse, you imposter! Typical dirty trick, but stupid.

      March 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ragtagbunchofnitwits

        Has the conservative treehouse steered the zimmermans down the unrighetous path of hate, racsism, and tin foil hats? Or were u always this way? Dude your bro is losing supporters left and right from you keeping such company.

        March 31, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
      • stella

        The "racists" are not those at the CTH – the Black Grievance Industry has had that all sewn up for years – organized racists in it for the money.

        March 31, 2013 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Roz Keith

    The loss of this child (killed in his stroller) cuts deep in all hearts. The pain of this loss is color blind.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • derrick

      My thoughts exactly very well put.

      March 28, 2013 at 4:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ragtagbunchofnitwits

      Well. Someone had to pick up where Matt Gutlessman left off.

      March 31, 2013 at 3:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Che Wua

    The fact Robert Zimmerman Jr went on a Twitter racist rampage exposing is worthy of discussion? Who knew? this drama queen's lies are old, tired and fully exposed. Move along. Nothing to see here.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ragtagbunchofnitwits

      Havent u heard the zims hang out at conservative tree house? It is a horrible website that even bashes the defense atty but also begs supporters to pay the legal fees! Cant get any better then that. Oh and the "treepers" also believe Sandyhook and 9/11 were done by our government. The administrators play private investigators online and harass victims of crimes, politicians, judges, and anyone who refuses to be racist, bigots. Very similiar to the Westboro baptisits accept online.

      March 31, 2013 at 3:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sophie Nichols

    It finally surface, but with proof, that the Zimmerman Klan are all racists!

    March 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rob

      Explain how it is racist. One thing I knew from before we knew the person that shot the baby. I knew he was black Call me a racist but I was right. Thne kid should get a fair trial I won't say he is guilty the court will decide that.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • King

        Yeah, Rob, that's racist. If you want to look at the score card, whites have been the ones putting bullets in kids and babies. I was shocked to see it was a black kid. But then again, I was shocked that ANY ONE could shoot a baby.

        March 28, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. Siesta_Bear

    There is niothing racists about the photos. If you see them as racist, then you need to go back to school.

    The photo is a statement about how you look like a douchbage flipping the bird to the camera when you are just a boy.

    The photo is a statement on how the boy wasn't as clean and innocent as you expect.

    Long story short: the photo is not racist, it is a direct stab at the boy.

    The photo is not racist, the photo is a tool that zimmerman wants to use in order to bring up evidence that will save his brother from going to prison.

    That is all. If you read more to it, then you are blinded by the racist card.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Stacy

      very well said. anybody can post a picture of flipping the bird, who cares? and who didn't do that when they were young? take a look at the 70's. a picture is just sometimes a picture

      March 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • uziah

        the point is the media made one kid a monster by his social media content on the other left it out when they tried to make him a victim of a white man with a gun. they later had to keep the story going after evidence came out that george was hispanic, that the one with injuries was george, the voice screaming for help was george, and the picture of a 13 yr old travon did not match the social media profile of a 17 yr old travon. but instead of admitting they enraged people by assuming in this case they continued accusing george instead of showing all the truth. That either one could of been the criminal.

        March 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Conservative Treehouse

      Then why would he "apologize" for a non offensive tweet? If that was truly his intent he wouldn't be backpedaling off his racist comments. There is no "long story" its a direct message as you just stated, but the wrong one. Even Jr is admitting it, try again.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John K.

        Due to public backlash... isn't that obvious to you? Maybe you should look harder

        March 28, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Siesta_Bear

        Try what again? I made a clear statement about how people are calling the whole tweet as racist which is incorrect. The tweet was a stab at the boy's personality in order to protect his brother.
        And yes there is a long story that relates. The long story of racism and labeling and how the history of them twist the minds of people to believe false statements.
        Basically, Jr. is apologizing in order to get public acceptence. The same reason Eliot Spitzer apologizes for his cheating, to save face and to continue getting public support. Quite simple.

        March 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      To all you young ones PHOTOS reflect exactly who you are. Start looking closily at your own photos see what you have taken pictures of. People look at what you thought was important to save with a photo. Look at how your friends wanted top be remembered in the Photo. The camera dosn't lie. Your own views cloud your opinion and facts. Trayvon was not a sweet middle school student that the media and family portayed with the first photo. It was choosen for a reason simpathy Why use a 3 year old photo? We all hide certain things.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • King

        Yeah Rob, I agree with you about the photos people take, but actions will always speak volumes more than any photo. Sweet or not, he was an unarmed kid walking home from a store that was wrongfully profiled and followed by an armed man. Stop blinding yourself with ignorance and see what is clear as crystal: If he had stayed in the car like the dispatcher told him to, one teen would be alive and one man would be free.

        March 28, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • J. Tolliver

      I always find it funny how white people LOVE to explain what is and is not racist to people of color. As if you really know and have experienced what we have. Stay in your lane and understand that you have NO concept of the racism that you excuse and even perpetuate. Wake up and get a clue.

      March 28, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • John K.

        You're right J. Tolliver... because only white people can be racists and only minorities can be picked on because of their ethnicity... seriously if you really want equality you wouldn't make comments like that

        March 28, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Surewhynot

        You are a racist. Saying white people, as in the whole race, is the very definition of racist.

        March 28, 2013 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
      • uziah

        i lived in memphis i saw rascism on both sides, but it always seemed to come from the ignorant, and unfounded hatred.
        it saddens me, i understand one race hating another for the rascism they have endured. But they should learn to be a better
        example and not return it knowing the damage it does to both sides

        March 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Siesta_Bear

        Why are you laughing at such an important matter? First off, I do not take any advice about racism from a person who uses terms like "white" or "black" or "minority" so freely without seeing the ramifications.
        Calling and labeling and degrading some one as "white" is as aweful as using racial slurs. So until you yourself get a clue on how to act, try elevating yoruself outside of racial labels. That is a major first step.

        March 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mike

    Trayvon was not a young innocent. Why was Zimmerman the one crying for help? How did Zimmerman get injured? How did the back of Zimmerman's shirt get wet, if he wasn't forced to the ground with Trayvon on top of him? Why have we not heard more about Trayvon's background?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SgtBlack

      Mike...If Zimmerman's nose was bloodied from a punch before he got to the ground, then claims that Trayvon had his mouth and nose covered, also was bashing his head to the ground while at the same time struggling for the gun; why was it proven that none of Zimmerman's blood was on any part of Trayvon's hands or clothing, while Zim tried screaming for help? If there was a struggle for the gun, why isn't Trayvon's DNA on any part of the gun?

      March 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John K.

        its plausible that his nose wasn't bloodied to where it was spewing out, or that it started bleeding after the struggle.... its also plausible that trayvon has no dna on the gun because george kept him from touching most of it and/or it got smeared during the struggle

        March 28, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Yes you are right Mike and these issues need to be resolved at the trial stage – but only one person had a gun, that same person was told not to proceed with any action – he was overpowered by a stronger guy quite likely but there are no indications he was going to be killed by someone with pop and skittles.
      Ref Piers interview – this guy really has to go – shouting and interrupting this wasn't an interview at all

      March 28, 2013 at 11:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. bankrupt1

    piers is bothering people again.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bankrupt1

      badgering is probably the right word. nobody wants to listen to piers badger people.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JBR

      Piers is definitely a bully and will not give his guests a chance to respond to any of his questions. Why do these persons continue to appear on his show?

      March 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cheryl


      March 28, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Gabe

    Piers, please give your host a chance to express himself...! You sound like a TV inquisition... You are Not quite a Larry King type objective host and listener...
    Whats wrong with you? Don't you think we, tv viewers, are capable on judging the facts?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rob

      Gabe great comment you are exactly right

      March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John Untch

      I agree. Morgan is an ... I can't wait until he is replaced.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tired of Piers

      I love watching news programs to stay informed. After watching Piers grill and interrupt on this show, I came away not knowing anything more than when I started. Piers was intent on bullying his opinion, but did not allow the guest to explain what he did. Please replace Piers for someone who will not interrupt and who will actually interview. Scream, scream, scream!

      March 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Cheryl

        Would someone sit Piers Morgan down and explain to him that he is NOT interviewing people, he is bullying them to the point of rudeness. Stop it!

        March 28, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
      • uziah

        TIRED... my feelings exactly, he manipulates video and the truth to fit his agenda. (CNN) How about hiring a real journalist who
        is unbiased and reports facts not his opinion.

        March 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • dol

      Piers Morgan needs a communication 101 class. He repeats himself, talks louder & interrupts his invited guest when he disagrees with what they have to say. What happened to the days when the host interviews the guest but keeps his opinion to himself? Is that an ego thing or a case of ultimate rudeness? Time Piers sometime...he talks more than he listens.

      March 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cheryl

      Precisely, Gabe, thank you. Why does PIers Morgan think he can be so rude to people. Robert Zimmerman put him to shame. Well done, Robert, you seem like a really classy guy.

      March 28, 2013 at 7:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. eric

    should young white males be considered risky because of adam lanza?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John K.

      Sure... when young white males make up more than 50% of the crime that takes place.

      March 28, 2013 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • shannoninmiami

        It's good the GZ's brother and the rest of the family have authenticated witness 9's statements calling them racists. It'll help the jury to hear it straight from the horses mouth, even if there happens to be a hoof in it!

        March 28, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  11. rob

    Watching Piers talk on his show is like watching a bully trying to beat an opponent. Robert Zimmerman did a fantastic job standing his ground on this show. Piers object is to try to humilate his guest. Here is one for you Piers where I grew up when I walked the street of the major city near me I had blacks that would try to beat me and rob me just because I was white was I afraid YES, but I had every right to be where I was. So stop trying to blame Zimmerman and portry him as a cold blooded killer. Your show got the whole case wrong from the begining The dismissed police chief seems to have known more than all the BIAS CNN media

    March 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • paula

      I agree that Zimmerman did a great job trying to hold his place and did it with dignity without stooping to Piers level. I don't think I can watch his show any longer. YUK!!!

      March 28, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Ian

    Pierce. You are an irritating, interrupting, idiot. If you are interviewing please allow your guest to respond. In other words shuttup. You are soooooo irritating. I had to stop watching and I was interested in what this guy had to say. You are an on air bully.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Stephen Farley

    There is NOTHING wrong with the tweet. Anybody in their right mind should be petrified encountering a young black male on the streets today. It is NOT racist to say that, it's reality. The two examples Zimmerman cites are two black troubled teenagers. Obviously one more than the other. Everyday here in the bay area we see the violence that blacks incite in Oakland, Richmond, and the beautiful city of San Francisco. It's disgusting. Since when is it racist to simply state the obvious – blacks committing crimes is NOT a new idea or a big fat lie. It's what many of us see, it's what many of us believe. And until black men get together and stop their brothers from resorting to violence every time they don't get their way, we will still associate violence and blacks as inseparable.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SgtBlack

      So by your reasoning I should be petrified anytime that I see a white man because he may pull out an assault weapon and shoot at everyone in sight. Or maybe I should be petrified by not trusting anyone white to do my taxes for me because they are the majority in tax frauds! I hope that I'm getting across to you that you cannot stereotype anyone. There are good people and bad people. There is good and evil in every race my friend.

      March 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John K.

        When white men with assault rifles make up more than 50% of the crime annually, yes your statement will have a point... you're arguing against the facts of crime rates and doing a poor job at it

        March 28, 2013 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bernie

    This guy smells, stinks RACIST. I grew up in South Africa, under Apartheid, these types of people have all sorts of "logic" to explain their blatant racism. How hateful and narrow minded this Zimmerman brother is, indeed.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rob

      Sorry Bernie your like Piers NOT listening. Even if the brother is racist he has a great point and his facts seem to be on target. Zimmerman was found guilty by the media before any trial and he has every right to be mad. Trayvon was portrayed as an innocent middle school kid at first.

      March 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Bernie

        Rob, Sorry, but some people don't need to be heard. Just because they can open their mouths, and some sounds comes out. Why on earth would anyone want to "hear" what a racist has to say anyway? Also I found it disturbing that he kept referring to "the liberal media"....I was under the impression that journalism was supposed to be "liberal" and hence mind opening, rather than sheer propaganda i.e. FOX News. Also this brother’s labeling of marijuana smoking as some-how akin to shooting/killing of people as being equivalent, further illustrates how disturbed he is.

        March 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • John K.

      “Most murders were intraracial. From 1980 through 2008 … Blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and seven times more likely than whites to commit homicide.”

      It’s not racism, it’s the facts that the black population which is what, 12% of the total population, make up more than 50% of the violent crime in the US.

      March 28, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Kelly

    Piers has a definite problem....he NEVER lets' people finish a sentence or present their views if they don't represent his. He doesn't interview people, he bullies them!

    March 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. craig

    About the Robert Zimmerman Jr. interview .... Can't Piers SHUT-UP and quit interrupting the guest ???

    I want to hear Robert Zimmerman Jr. talk ... not Piers blabbering his agenda.

    What a disgusting interview ... thanks to Piers and his BIG MOUTH.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. desi

    anytime an interviewer (pierce) gives his personal agenda and opinions he is no longer interviewing the person he has invited on his show. When he interrupts and is more powerful in his advice why bother asking anyone on your show. I cant stand watching anymore this show because I really liked listening to the people on the show. Now i just here Pierce talk instead of those he invites on his show?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Fsk49

    But what if it were a racist incident? Can we call it what it is or what? At some point we will need to.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. tom1750


    I have complained about this before in connection with the gun dialogue. Either my remarks and/or those of others had an effect, because afterwards, you let pro-gun guests present their viewpoints, which not only heightened the level of the debate, but also let various morons hang themselves using their own words.

    Watching your interview tonight with Robert Zimmerman Jr. irritated me to no end, because you once again tried to shout a guest on your show down without letting him answer your questions properly. It got a bit better towards the end of the interview, but please realize that I – and presumably others – would like to hear what the person accused of racial discrimination has to say for himself and not you shouting at him.

    PLEASE let people you invite on your show answer your questions one at a time, without starting to shout the next question at them. I understand you feel strongly about the topic – I do too – but shouting people down does not engender a civil debate, and that is the problem that American society seems to have more than almost anything else at present.

    I didn't like Larry King's lassez-faire questions where guests could say anything they pretty well pleased when he was on CNN; I much prefer your approach, but you really are in the opposite ditch of Mr. King at times. Your moderation would be most appreciated.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. K D RHAMES

    What a dreadful, interuptive inteview this evening aboout the Trevon Martin case. Piers acted like a non-professional, emotionaly fueled kid that took the very, very low road. I had to change the channel.. and I hardly know about the case...and now know no more because of the wretched interview. Do not invite a guest onto your show and not allow him or her to talk. Horrible journalism Piers!.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Faith

    I think the tweet stated the question "Do you think?" which the last time I checked was a question. He didn't racially bash anyone. He asked a question that others have thought. It is so sad that this world is still split between color. What happened between Trevon and Zimmerman is something that has destroyed both lives one way or another. No matter how manny people think they know what happened they probably really have no clue. There are Grey areas. The case of the teens shooting the baby.... There are no grey areas. I hope they fry those kids..... As to the interview.... I thought journalists were supposed to at least pretend to be partial... You should just put a big sign that says I don't care how u answer my questions. I am going to call u a liar on my show... Good grief. I guess it doesn't take much thinking or investigation to do your interviews. I wonder if u form your own opinion or if it is written for you.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Anita

    I found tonight's interview with Zimmerman disgusting. Morgan did not give him a chance to respond to anything – he kept jabbering pompously and would not let Zimmerman speak. And then Morgan has the nerve to accuses him of interrupting him. What a joke. Zimmerman should have got up and walked off the set and he would have had people cheering for him from all over the world. It's no wonder Morgan's ratings suck.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Jan

    The inference that what this guy twitters reflects on his brother is bogus. It might have been worded inelegantly, but what he said is true. We have seen old photos of the victim, which don't reflect how he presented himself last year. The media, especially msnbc, had no problem convicting mr. Zimmerman, and did not use the word"alleged".

    March 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John K.

      A very important point that Robert was trying to get across, but Pier's wouldn't stop interrupting just as Robert was about to finish a point.

      March 28, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Maylayla Kim

    This is a comment about Piers Morgan. He claims to be an interviewer. Sadly to say...he is rather a person who invites people "to interview" and never listens nor allows them to talk if they disagree with his views in any way. I am tired of watching him roll over people, be rude, arrogant and obnoxious. If he invites people to talk he should allow them to talk. CNN needs to hire a real interviewer who is non-judgmental and looks at both sides of all issues.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Jim Morton

    I know journalism has been replaced with this entertaining/ info type shows that have the feel of news, but at least with Larry King he waited for an answer when he asked a question. I have tried to watch your show pierce, but get so tired of you rattling off questions like a machine gun and not waiting for an answer. I want to hear your guest respond. Maybe I'll learn something then. I can watch my kids argue. Real reporting of news can be entertaining and informative. News shows of today have degraded to the lowest common denominator. Come on Pierce you can do better!

    March 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Tony

    First time I have watched Piers show in over a year and I quickly remembered why I stopped watching this segment of CNN. Just watching Piers rudely and repeatedly interupt his guest made me miss the days of Larry King. It is evident that Piers has no interest in hearing anyone's opinion other than his own. His arrogance and rudeness comes thru to a point that his show reminds more of an episode of Jerry Springer, where guests think by interupting and speaking louder than the other person some how gives validity to their position. Piers, ask pointed questions sure, then please shutup and listen like good inteviewer is supposed to do. The show already sports your name you don't have to be the main attraction as well, that's is supposed to be your guests job.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Bill

    I usually agree with Piers, but lately he does seem to have a habit if someone does not agree with him then he interupts them. I have seen other comments saying exactly how I feel. Piers, do the interview, and let us the viewers decide who we agree with. I feel it is rude on Piers part to to go to a comercial when the guest tries to interupt him, well at the same time he is doing the same to his guests when they disagree with him.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Dennis Gannon

    It would have been nice to hear what was to be said but Piers Morgan would not SHUT UP.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Kevin Green

    I gave it a good try, made it 7 minutes,Can't stand Piers interrupting and Badgering people,if you invite a guest on, let them talk... glad I have a remote, Hello NBC...I will not watch again.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Jan

    It's unfortunate that so many young people have such low moral standards. It is also unfortunate that so many gay activists are so intilerabnt of people with traditional morals and social standards. Marriage is not a "right", and no one is stopping gays from being in a relationship. Redefining marriage will take jus down a slippery slope. Where anything will go.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reality checker

      Jan you and me are 100% of the problem for not stopping corporate advertisng and mass Ram it down your throat with no ethics power trip vendetta to the X generation, the one after that of the infected of the minds and lost of morale fiber, and then the last now who have no guidence, humility, drive, or respect for people, property, or love! straight up, the parents are not their or are blind into their own agenda. look around!

      March 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • take responcibility for ones actions

      exactly everyone has to take responcibility for our actions and a blind eye, wow the truth hurts

      March 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. ZeeZee

    Piers used to be watchable. He is becoming the worst "interviewer" ever. Won't let his guests answer his questions, finish a sentence. He now comes across as an angry, spewing, biased, spoiled, unfair and sour brat. Yep, I guess that living and working in America brought out the worst in this Brit. Welcome to this continent!
    Why does he completely dismiss how majority of our society feel about "risky" black youth? Cry me a river. As the CNN VIP he should be digging deep to uncover the disproportionate black crime statistics. Oh, wait, silly me! This society is not allowed to gather such statistics. We can't be politically incorrect, right?

    March 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John K.

      He dismisses how society feels because how society feels is based on reality...

      "Most murders were intraracial. From 1980 through 2008 ... Blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and seven times more likely than whites to commit homicide."

      It's not racism, it's the facts that the black population which is what, 12% of the total population, make up more than 50% of the violent crime in the US.

      March 28, 2013 at 6:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Merrill Bronnenberg

    My first response is what is wrong with the youth today. That commit crimes as killing 13 month old baby. Why did Trayon get in a fight with Zimmerman when approached. The finger all points back the parents' not have excerise proper raising with boundaries and consequences for violanting them. Lasting Piers Morgan is abusively interrupts interviewers such as Zimmerman's brother. Mr. Morgan repeatedly interrupted Mr. Zimmerman not allow him to present his view points. Mr. Morgan is rude and infuriates me with it.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. dol

    Could someone ask Robert Zimmerman to try for an interview on Fox news – with Gretta Van S? I would like to hear more of what he knows/has to say without his being interupted.... She seem to be one of the few news hosts that listens to her guests.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reality checker

      Yes, yes that would be great. Fox can intertain us all ( becauce that is an entertainment show of manufactured news) And Greta , who ever can coach him ( and not let him speak his own words to trip up his lie more, We could get an hour of no valued, manufactured fiction with a little jab to watchers about gays that are only mental health victims, Women cant think for them selves and need to be controlled and keeped down ( womens value is worth a mans? Not), And the middleclass + the poor and should take cianide and don them a favor) thats what you'll here over there ( my opinion, of hours of tortured homework) and you Dol want that fed to you and Probably are a fictionist!

      March 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John K.

        Oh poor Reality checker... you must be under the illusion that CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and any other news source other than Fox -isnt- bias or pushing an agenda... The only reason you fight FOX is because it doesn't agree with -your- agenda.

        March 28, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  34. reality checker

    Almost right merril. Parents are so away from their childrens true reality and daill life. more hands on parenting with re-tooling our educatiuon system. On the point of trayvon fighting zimmermen. is trayvon not in the visinity of his parents house 9 his neighborhood), Was Zimmerman told to stay in his car when reporting to police dispatch his concerns. Was zimmerman carrying a fire arm on neighborhood patrol watch. He was doing this alone. Where in the country does a neighborhood watch operate with one indivdual volunteer ( in case of a crime its his word against the perps if a crime was happening, AND a watch is a watch to REPORT a crime, YES!) So, things could be blamed on the parents there about trayvon being in his neighborhood , you clain. Weak, very weak.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. sam

    Lets not even talk about the FLORIDA STAND YOUR GROUD LAW ( with a floridians legal gun ) giving anyone permission to kill someone you disagree with or hate! Yeah governor........... Woulnt send your children to Florida for spring or summer break. it could probably kill them. The new wild,wild west. Just saying.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Commander Zero

    Piers, when you're in the latrine with lemon and anderson
    Do you wipe them or blow them.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. B. Gilbert

    Mr. have a lot of room to talk to Mr Zimmerman that way! Your derogatory comments to Amarosa on The Apprentice the other week all because she "said" something derogatory about YOUR family years before. It is nothing different than Mr. Zimmerman defending his brother. Nobody knows what really happened that day but if Mr. Martin had been in school that day (not suspended!) this incident would never have happened.And the fact that break-ins had been happening in that neighborhood only added to the sequence of events. Oh, and as far as the two boys that fatally shot the baby in the face because the mother didn't have any money to give them...I don't give a "rat's ass" about what color their skin was. "Evil...pure f*ing evil!"

    March 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SgtBlack

      Errrrrrr B. Gilbert, February 26th 2012 fell on a Sunday so no one was in school.

      March 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. J. Tolliver

    Zimmerman probably needs to sit down and shut up. He's not helping his brother's case at all. The photos and tweets WERE racist. George DID profile Trayvon. George's racist profiling led to the MURDER of Trayvon Martin. The right has tried to criminalize this kid in a failed effort to excuse what is at the core, a racist murder.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • rpm

      Truth be told!!!!!!!!!! Finally some concerned, smart response! He shouldnt have gotten out of his car. point blank. how can he defend that. No Way!!!!!!

      March 28, 2013 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • John K.

      "Most murders were intraracial. From 1980 through 2008 ... Blacks were six times more likely than whites to be homicide victims and seven times more likely than whites to commit homicide."

      It's not racism, it's the facts that the black population which is what, 12% of the total population, make up more than 50% of the violent crime in the US.

      Racism is the belief that one race is inferior to yours, or that your race is superior to all others... Tell me how its racist to judge this based on the CRIMINAL HISTORY of the US population?

      Something of 12% of the US population are black, yet somehow more than 50% of the violent crime in the US is committed by that 12% of the population.

      March 28, 2013 at 6:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • uziah

      if a white kid in a hoody is walking around my neighborhood at 3 in the morning is it profiling to think he maybe up to no good

      a month ago they stole my neighbors laptop out of his car when i called the cops they never showed and when i approached the kids they ran off but what if they would of attacked me i guess not profiling and letting them kill me would have been the right action??????

      March 28, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. DeeDee

    I have admired Piers Morgan until recently. I felt that he was a true English Gentleman. Now, he is an obnoxious interviewer and is trul the rudest person on television today. I don't know whether to think he is "Showing Off" or whether this is the real Piers that I never saw. He invites guests and interrupts every time the guest tries to answer. When did Piers become "Mr. America.? He certainly makes one miss Larry King.. Larry was quiet, kind and respectful to his guests. I don't think Piers will last long on CNN. I don't plan to watch him again.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. pj

    I have slowly disengaged with Piers Morgan. He cuts his guests off b/4 they can finish their response. I turn off the set when he comes on now, feeling sorry for his guests–well, only the ones with which he disagrees. He needs to go back to his homeland. I have his same heritage, but I am an American. He is not. Love Anderson Cooper and Erin Bernitt and all the rest.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Right Truth

      Mo Ivory is a racist piece of Black trash, a total nitwit. As stupid and reprehensible as Al Sharpton.

      July 14, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. rpm

    Hey lets keep the light on the issue, and not the host of a meaningless website. what if your kid was on either side of this issue. better hope you instilled some intelligamt, smart, values, and respct with Humility of your darlings going bye-bye for a long, long time. Its on you not piers or anyone else. can you understand that Bloggers, its on you!

    March 28, 2013 at 1:06 am | Report abuse | Reply


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  43. Mary

    I think Piers did not let Robert Zimmerman talk because Zimmerman correctly noted that CNN and similar media continuously broadcasted Treyvon's picture as an 8 year old instead of the pictures of him in 2012. Obviously CNN has an agenda, but the broadcasted pictures were unethical and designed to mislead.

    March 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. worldcares

    Piers did good.
    Dumb and Dumber.

    March 30, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Jo/BOSTON

    I CANNOT stand Piers Morgan, ever since Obama sent that email by TV about Piers not getting deported, he has become such a BIGGER bully interviewer. Rude, arrogant, and a guy who thinks he is the greatest. Look at him when he purses his lips, he is an angry guy, he needs to go from every tv show and get a job on the streets of New York with a large soda cup to support himself. When can we celebrate his going from TV. The other night he said he wishes someone would invite HIM on their show, well PIERS keep wishing, they may think you would be asking the questions and and answering them also. Get a large looking glass and just talk to yourself. You make me ill to watch

    March 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. tom1750

    Well Piers, it seems the verdict is pretty unanimous. You need to re-think your approach to what a talk show is lest you end up walking in the footsteps of Lou Dobbs to become an angry republican pundit on a FOX news channel.

    March 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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