"Bowling For Columbine" director @MMFlint hasn't spoken out since the Aurora tragedy. Tonight, he powerfully breaks his silence. CNN 9pmET.—
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2012
You could say that CNN’s Piers Morgan is becoming more open minded; in his tweets promoting tonight’s interview with Michael Moore, he acknowledged that it could be either fear or aggression — certainly not a rational desire for personal protection — driving gun sales in the wake of last week’s Aurora, Colo. massacre.
The “Bowling for Columbine” director told Morgan he was loath to be on with him and promised not to come on “another **** TV show” again to debate the issue.
Because I made this movie, every time there is one of these shootings I'm asked to go on TV – and I decline. Tonight, i didn't. CNN 9pm ET.—
Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 25, 2012
Boy Michael Moore sure has used the Colorado theater shooting as an occasion to make one more last ditch effort at his own relevance.—
Ambra Nykol (@ambranykol) July 25, 2012
Funny, but we don’t recall having to go through a background check to get a car wash.
Moore told Morgan he wishes Americans would stop treating the Constitution as if it were inviolable and etched in stone — although were that true, the Second Amendment, added in 1791, wouldn’t exist.
"we view the constitution as if it were written by God." michael moore >—
Mariam Aquarium (@x_SaloneBeauty) July 25, 2012
Moore insisted on injecting class and race into the issue, noting that “most of those guns are in white people’s homes” and asking what these suburban gun owners have to fear: “little freckle face Jimmy down the street?”
Michael Moore making a VERY bizarre race-based argument against guns. Says white people in suburbs own them. Asks who they're afraid of.—
Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) July 25, 2012
Michael Moore on the 300 million guns in the US: "Most of those guns are in white people's homes. Most of those guns are in the suburbs."—
Hisham Rana, MD (@hrana) July 25, 2012
Well, I got as far as Michael Moore saying people own guns because they're racist before I turned off the tv.—
(@Bowman1) July 25, 2012
Moore seemed almost giddy to have the opportunity to weigh in on the George Zimmerman case, suggesting that if Zimmerman had the legal right to carry a gun, Martin certainly had an equal right to kill Zimmerman for stalking him. “Doesn’t Trayvon Martin actually have the right to kill George Zimmerman if George Zimmerman is stalking him and the police have told him not to stalk him?”
Michael Moore: Trayvon Martin had the "right" to kill George Zimmerman because Zimmerman was "stalking" Trayvon—
Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 25, 2012
Never mind that President Obama already brought his own children into the scenario by observing that they too go to the movies (though, we imagine, accompanied by Secret Service agents); Obama may be “such a great guy,” but his empathy wasn’t good enough for Moore.
Michael Moore once again proves his douchebaginess by bringing Obama's kids into Aurora shooting.—
(@DJShay12) July 24, 2012
“We have to see these young people who were killed as our children,” Moore insisted, his compulsive collectivism leading him so far as to claim paternity of those in the theater: “We have to realize those were our children who were killed there,” he said, apparently unaware or unconcerned that the victims ranged in age from 6 to 51.
Moore concluded by demanding that Americans rise up.
We’ve learned something tonight: that Piers Morgan will stop talking as long as you keep saying things he agrees with. But what else have we learned?