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On the heels of Piers Morgan's second interview with Janet Mock in as many nights, on Wednesday evening the host invited a trio of insightful and energized guests to join him with their reactions and perspectives.
Having watched the author's exchange with Morgan from the "Piers Morgan Live" green room, Amy Holmes admiited to having trouble fully understanding the guest's ire:
"It was really more of a semantic issue here. Because the one and only reason why she's on this show, has written a book, is getting national attention, was because she was born with male genitalia, went through surgery and is now female," noted the anchor of "The Hot List" at theblaze.com. "That's frankly a pretty sensational thing to go through in life."
As Mock's interview aired, Marc Lamont Hill offered his support via twitter:
Glad to see my sister @janetmock holding it down. Salute! This is such an important moment for TV.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) February 6, 2014
Then, in joining Morgan, the "HuffPost Live" host provided his assessment of where he felt the host had slipped up during his first go-round with Mock:
"I wish Janet in the interview had questioned you and challenged you on your use of language around boy and manhood. I think you were wrong to do it. I think she should have challenged you on it," he said, before attempting to explain why Mock might have waited nearly a week after the exchange initially taped before raising her concerns via social media. "I understand her point of being scared. A national interview on a major show on a major network. I could see how she was intimidated and upon watching it later had a different response."
Meanwhile, Ben Ferguson took an entirely different and significantly more skeptical approach (who found little support from the rest of the panel), in evaluating Mock's motives:
"This boils down to a simple issue. This is fake outrage by a woman who needs to sell books, who didn't have the guts to say anything to Piers because there was not a bad interview," said the conservative radio host. "You were incredibly gracious, Piers. And I don't give you a lot of credit. On this one, I'll give you full credit."
Watch the clip for more from Holmes, Hill, and Ferguson, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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