Video: Christine O’Donnell walks off Piers Morgan’s show

posted at 8:00 pm on August 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Gossip Cop, such is the viral potential of this video that you’re going to end up watching it somewhere. It might as well be here and now.

I don’t understand her objection. Did Morgan not let her talk about her book at all during the course of the interview? Or is she just really, really opposed to talking about gay marriage for whatever reason? Unless there’s an agreement before the show that certain topics are off-limits, the host is usually free to ask anything he/she wants. Palin just did an hour of questions with reporters last week at the Iowa state fair and didn’t rule any subject out of bounds, even though she’s not running for anything right now either. Very strange.

CNN, as you might expect, is milking it for all it’s worth.

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Had she answered that question, Piers would have gone on to other irrelevant issues. Note that he already had DADT in his lineup. He was going to badger her about gay rights no matter what she wanted to talk about and she was very smart to walk away.

AJsDaddie on August 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM

And her book sales will go up, Nutter beats Limey.

Odie1941 on August 18, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Christine O’Donnell should not be ashamed to be against gay marriage. Nobody should. It’s not a shameful position. Unfortunately, walking off like this does indeed show she’s scared to address her beliefs regarding gay marriage. She’s also not the only one – so many other prominent conservative politicians shy away from addressing this issue because they are scared too. Simply saying “I am against gay marriage, period” ought to be enough so they can move on to what’s really important – our national debt and the economy.

They’re scared because the mainstream media will go out of their way to destroy them if they stand up for their beliefs. Conservatives are going to be on the losing side of this issue every time because they’re too scared of talking about it, lest some moron moderate berate them for having a “shameful” opinion.

Let me tell you something – I’m not afraid of my position and I’m not ashamed of it. Christine shouldn’t be afraid of it either.

MBP1982 on August 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

It seems that Christine decided to do what most of CNN’s viewers decide to do every single hour of every day.

Brian1972 on August 18, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Can’t believe all the comments here from the TruCons/SoCons that are still supporting this woman.

This woman is not a conservative – She is a opportunist who took advantage of a lot of well meaning people by saying exactly what they wanted to hear at the right moment in history. The fact that people are still buying into it long after she has been exposed is downright disturbing, and reflects poorly on the movement. Quit acting like public school graduates and start using your heads people.

JFS61 on August 18, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Maybe I’m not the intended target of this kind of story. I see “xxx walks off Piers Morgan’s show,” and my first thought is, “Good for her! Wish more people would do the same!”

I guess that says more about my opinion of Piers Morgan than it does about my opinion of Christine O’Donnell.

didymus on August 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I’ve never been able to stand Piers in anything. Nevertheless, in this short clip, he clearly is in the right.

Nothing he says or asks here is at all rude. He is simply asking a question regarding an important topic that is in her book. And she argues repeatedly in order to avoid answering the question and lies about his being rude.

My opinion might have changed if she allowed him to actually start asking questions about gay marriage and was rude and argumentative about it. But it doesn’t even get that far.

As Allah indicates, unless there is some prior agreement to the contrary, and interviewer should feel free to ask any questions he wants of the interviewee, esp when it is directly relevant to a book that the author is promoting.

Walking off is childish and immature and certainly won’t help her political career.

And I find nothing to fault Piers for in this one single short clip.

StephenDvd on August 20, 2011 at 12:46 PM

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