Round 2: Piers Morgan invites Ben Shapiro for ‘balanced debate’ on guns in America; Update: Shapiro declines invitation

Since appointing himself the arbiter of sound gun control policy in America, Musket Morgan has turned his low-rated talk show into a spectacle for his ego and gun-grabbing rants. And up until last week, he mostly got away with it. Then, things changed. Morgan chose to pick a fight with “Bullies” author Ben Shapiro and was soundly throttled.

But we’ve got to hand it to ol’ Musket: he’s nothing if not persistent — and a glutton for punishment. This afternoon, he invited Shapiro to participate in his “Guns in America” townhall tomorrow night. For a “balanced debate.” No, seriously:

Balanced? Forgive us for being skeptical:

To our utter delight, Shapiro has accepted the invitation:

We’re already making the popcorn.


Looks like a no-go:

  • sybilll

    Does Piers have battered women’s syndrome?

    • Rabid

      Musket is a Masochist…he gets off on being humiliated.

    • debra steinman

      Nope, it’s just that Piers has a “I gotta keep being a stupid loon syndrome”.

    • TomJB

      Now I can stop reading for the day. Thanks, Sybill. LOL!

  • itsatax

    I assume “balanced” means Piers will have several anti-gun authoritarians on to help him.

    • hailstate

      Exactly. Balance on CNN means the host and two or three “experts” versus a conservative.

    • Kevin Krom

      Yes. A liberal’s idea of “balance” is “having enough voices to drown out the opposition”. It’s why you see panel discussions that are stacked 3-1 or 4-1 against conservatives. You know, “fairness”.

  • Steve_J

    Musket must think he’s come up with some responses he can use this time around. Just don’t mess with his .233 caliber, AT-15, Nukie thingie.

  • TheAmishDude

    “Best 2 out of 3?”

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Is Piers another one of those DOLT’s for Gabby?

  • dennylee60

    Getting spanked on TV must have helped the rating.

  • doggie23

    I want Mr. boston, shapiro and John Lott on the pre gun side.

  • TugboatPhil

    I pity the stage crew at CNN. Piers probably walks around constantly, screaming to himself with things like, “And THEN I should have said….THIS! And I could have come back with….THAT!….”

    • TomJB

      Lol! Piers is going to have a “Jerkstore”-type response to Ben’s decline by Thursday!

  • Teresa McCormick

    I’m sorry but being in love with history makes me a cringe a little of that obnoxious Brit and Town Hall used in the same tweet.

  • Booker

    Don’t go Ben!! Piers wants to smother you. He can’t have a one on one debate, so he brings in other folks. Please. I hope Jon Lott and Larry Pratt come as well.

    • TugboatPhil

      I love your new “district!”

      • Booker

        Ahh, Thanks Phil! Just doing my part!

        • TugboatPhil

          Just curious, how did you change that? I go to my Disqus profile and make the change but it won’t save it.

          • Booker

            Oh, ok.
            -Go to Edit Profile on the Dashboard after you log in.
            -Then click the Profile tab.
            -Make adjustments to your name in box labeled Full name.
            -Click Save Changes.
            -Then, you’re good to go!

          • TugboatPhil

            Thanks! I’d been trying under Username all this time!

  • grais

    He already had a ‘balanced debate’. The girlyman wants a revenge pile-on.

  • Ralphie85

    Piers probably had the best ratings he has had in a long time the night he had Ben on. He is only looking for ratings.

  • EOD

    Ben Shapiro is walking into an ambush.

    He should know never to trust a Flaming Liberal…. Well, Ben does know. I just hope he makes it out of the studio in one piece.

    • TugboatPhil

      I think he’s going to go Bugs Bunny on them. He’ll get in the middle and just before they all fire at him, he’ll jump down the rabbit hole for a circular firing squad.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Aww, so Piers finally studied hard and came up with a few of those good comebacks he didn’t have the other night?

    This weaksauce crap reminds me of David Haye getting pummeled to crap for 12 rounds by Wladimir Klitschko and then declaring he wants Vitali. Don’t understand why anybody would ask for more of an asskicking, but if he wants it, by all means indulge. Game on.

  • RogueRose

    The leftists are all about emotion.. my guess is they bring on Gabby Giffords, Mrs Brady, and one of the moms from Newtown… I’m sure it will be an ambush about emotion not facts.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    “Balanced” means a stacked audience and a stacked panel to single Ben Shapiro out and talk over him.

  • Chris Wallis

    Invite Ben and Jesse Ventura. Then you can have 10 to 2 and it wouldn’t matter.

    • thatdigiguy

      one of the old military responses to “we’re surrounded” is “good, we can’t miss!”

  • Rob Stevely

    After a week Piers just thought of a witty comeback and wants a chance to use it.

  • Botzilla

    Piers was set to have parents and relatives of the slain children as part of his panel, what a low life piece of sh$%

  • robcrawford2

    Ah. So they planned on another “balanced” panel of 6 lunatics against Ben.

  • TocksNedlog

    Musket ‘balance’: “When did you stop shooting your wife?”

  • TocksNedlog

    Shapiro backed out after being told he would have to leave his weapons — i.e. truth and reason — at the door.

  • thatdigiguy

    A proper ‘barting is when your opponent is afraid to get back in the ring with you… Looks like Ben did it properly.. Andrew would be so proud…

  • Gore

    if you want to watch this round 2, id avise you all watch it on youtube, where its been uploaded by a third party and not anyone affiliated with CNN. i love watching piers look like a dumbass, but they arent going to get support from me financially.