Piers Morgan scolds Tenn. Sen. Stacey Campfield for ‘pressure cooker control’ joke

Piers Morgan made sure to put on his serious face tonight while scolding Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield for his call for pressure cooker control after the Boston Marathon bombings: exploiting a tragedy to score political points is no laughing matter, after all. In his self-appointed role as America’s conscience, Morgan concluded by laying the blame for America’s next mass shooting at the feet of “people like” Campfield.

Campfield’s critics accused him of being tasteless, but did his appearance expose him as racist as well?

  • waltermitty2012

    The difference is the Tennessee State Senator made a joke, whereas, Piers Morgan is just a joke.

    But, if you want to hear something funny. In an interview with NBC, Obama said, “In private, you know, I can bust a move and I think I’m pretty good.”  Ten days after the bombing in Boston and Obama is talking up his dance moves. Really?

    • angeleyez

      President Obama shouldn’t blame the inanimate White House
      SPOONS & FORKS for Michelle’s big dress size.
      Although, I do have a scary looking assault fork ‼
      Isn’t Obama’s blaming inanimate objects (guns) instead of addressing the
      actions of the criminally insane the real joke ?
      ▲ YES
      ▼ NO

    • blueniner

      If Jon “Liebowitz” Stewart would have said that, it would be cool and acceptable.

    • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

      Piers Morgan is a joke. He gets all up and arms when someone makes a joke about pressure cooker control, but he’s 100% behind denying us our right to own guns because they can be used to kill people.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672160130 St Tierney

        The “joke” as you refer to it, was in poor poor taste. You my friend just won the Duechebag of the Day award.

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Hmmmm, I think Piers has that award locked up until 2015.

        • RedSoloCup

          Piers is an expert at winning that award.

  • grais

    ‘British’ is a race now?
    jeeze it’s hard to keep count of all the races there are these days.

    • Native American Potato

      Liberals have completely destroyed the meaning of “racist” to the point where now it has no effect on anyone to be called a racist.

      Perfect example is the California school district that banned peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as “racist” since some of the illegal aliens going to school there wouldn’t know what they were.

      • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

        I have a couple of legal immigrants(from all over the world) who just LOVE to freak me out with funny foods from back home. It is the coolest thing. What a huge loss for the kids in Kalifornia. At least they can’t ban my friends from having a little sport at my expense.

    • Billie Slash

      Its more like ‘victim groups’.

  • Chase C.

    Senator Campfield is awesome and made great points. Why have we not heard more about this guy? Piers Morgan couldn’t handle his arguments and resorted to more grave dancing. I laughed so hard when the Senator asked Piers when he was moving back to England.

    • trixiewoobeans

      There you go, “awesome and made great points”. That’s when their wiring gets fried and sparks start to fly.

      • Chase C.

        I’m confused. What are you implying or inferring? Those two words always confuse me.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          What Trix means is, when a Conservative makes so much sense, it confuses and agers Libturds like Morgan. Which is beside the point, because conservatives usually make sense, which causes Libturds to go apaplaxic. Jawamax 8<{D}

          • Billie Slash

            “Apaplaxic”? Sarc?? Do you mean apoplectic??
            (pretty funny either way)

          • Christopher

            maybe he meant epileptic? 😉

        • TexSizzle

          A person making a statement does the implying; a person hearing the statement does the inferring.

  • Chase C.

    Senator Campfield does not only represent TN he represents America in my eyes.

  • Red Fred

    Much better for Geraldo to speak about using fireworks to gather gun powder, and CNN to blow some pressure cooker bombs. You people are shameless. This administration is a horrific disappointment, and pompous Piers is still here breathing on US soil assisting in trying to dismantle anything of integrity.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    If pressure cooker control can save just one…oh, sorry. Pressure cookers are safer than guns because the purpose of pressure cookers is to cook, while the purpose of guns is to protect…er…kill.

    It’d be different if each of the millions of pressure cookers out there were bought with the intent to harm others, which is obviously why millions of people buy and own guns. To harm others. Because there can be no other reason why anyone would want a gun except to harm others. That’s the purpose of guns, after all. To harm others. Pressure cookers don’t kill people, guns do. That makes sense, right, Piers?

    Right, Piers?

  • cliffy44

    Here’s what Feinstein’s next plan is.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Thats awesome Lmao, this pic is on his way to facebook.

  • Kingofthehill

    I got a kick out of it. It just goes to show how ridiculous the left is. Kudos to the senator

  • Guest

    IT IS JUST SO MUCH I CAN TAKE… I will not torture myself listening to mispronounced words and broken English any longer tonight! Senator Stacy Campfield may very well be the “BIGGEST FOOL” I have come across in the Senate…. and since Republicans wear their Ignorance as a Badge of Honor.. I meant that as a grand COMPLIMENT!… This type of ignorance can only come from siblings having Children…. I pray that Senator Campfield was an only child…

  • Lauren

    SPEECHLESS..SPEECHLESS:..Some people leave you speechless….. others like Senator Stacey Campfield should NOT speak!!!! Whewwww…. when Ithought I had figured out stupid….he puts a new spin on it!. Senator Stacy Campfield may very well be the “BIGGEST FOOL” I have come across in the Senate… and since Republicans wear their Ignorance as a Badge of Honor.. Senator, I meant that as a grand COMPLIMENT!… This type of ignorance can only come from siblings having Children…. I pray that Senator Campfield was an only child…

    • Dee

      heh? Can you try this again in English?

  • dave

    Kudos to the Senator for having the guts to stand up for our rights. I have never seen a gun shot somebody by itself. Its the idiots like Piers that push that agenda. I personally didn’t know pressure cookers could be used as a bomb. My mind doesn’t think that way. I guess that’s why I haven’t used my guns to kill people either. Just duck hunting and shooting sports. And yes I proudly own ar rifles 223 to help eliminate the coyote populations that devastate farmers and eat your cats and dogs.

  • camnpat

    But… but… if we can save a single child’s life the right thing to do is ban all pressure cookers, right Piers?/ sarc

    BTW- has Piers pulled out the statistic that 100% of private sales of pressure cookers take place without a background check? And don’t get me started about those Home & Food Shows.where there’s no regulation of cookware.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      The dreaded Home & food show loophole. I can’t wait till Piers tries using a pressure cooker & then complains it’s too easy to use.

      • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

        And have you seen the “high capacity” pressure cookers? Some of them are hundreds of quarts!!! NOBODY NEEDS THAT MANY QUARTS!!! We need to have a universal registry of pressure cookers, we need to confiscate all existing “high capacity” pressure cookers. Anything over 18 quarts is TOO BIG AND SCARY AND DANGEROUS. This needs to be addressed TODAY people.

    • usmccp

      I saw someone walk out of a Toys R Us with a radio controlled car, and they didn’t even ask for ID when he paid for it.

  • Cal

    So, uh…did anyone explain to Mr. Morgan the difference between sarcasm and a joke?

    • therantinggeek

      He missed the memo, apparently.

      • Kevin Krom

        Oh, I doubt he missed it. He just refused to have the intellectual integrity to note that the “pressure cooker ban” makes just as much sense and would be as effective as the gun control he’s been exploiting the Sandy Hook children’s corpses for.

        • therantinggeek

          Good point.

        • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

          Grave dancing is a way of life.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      You can’t…. Libturds like Morgan have NO sense of humor! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Michelle

      I have said the same to my anti-gun friends, let’s ban pressure cookers, and I wasn’t joking or being sarcastic. I was using their own logic on them – the logic that banning the method used for killing will prevent the killings – let’s ban pressure cookers. When they reply with what Piers said, pressure cookers have other uses and guns do not, I call them on the carpet for that too. I ask them, “So because a method of killing has other uses, you’re OK with keeping them available? Because a pressure cooker can also be used to prepare a meal, you’re OK with the deaths when one is used as a bomb can cause? Dinner is more important than saving a life? But what about the children?”

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Well the above tweets count toward 75% of Morgan’s ratings, the other 25% just watch to post “look what this idiot is on about now” on social media.

  • Jack

    Piers should go back to “phone hacking,” the one thing he is good at.

    • Kevin Krom

      Piers should go back. Period.

  • Bill Board

    I don’t watch CNN (CommieNetworkNews) or MSNBC (MoreSillyNutjobsBeratingConservatives). They suck.

  • unknown

    Oh the irony of all this. Some earlier said it best if Jon Stewart (or Colbert) made a comment like this on their show, it would be a biting piece of satire and brilliant social commentary.

  • daeghrefn

    “@piersmorgan these senators poking at you about speaking in an english accent and you going back to britain is kinda racist.”

    From a guy calling himself “Thenk”. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    ….So……British is a “race” now? I just cannot keep up.

    • Hillary Coyle

      Well, Thenk also thought the Onion’s report about D Tsarnaev posting bail was true. Maybe he is not running on all cylinders.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I will issue my standard statement for situations like these: “F-ck off Piers”

  • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

    I don’t mind the joke that that Senator said. He has a right to say it. One asshole shoots people, and suddenly Dems want to deny all gun owners their rights. But let someone point out the hypocrisy of the Dems comments by pointing out that maybe we need pressure cooker control because bombs can be made out of them, then Dems want to bitch about it.

  • Michelle

    Didn’t one of the (now dead) guys who used the pressure cooker have an FBI background check? How’d that work out for us?

  • $35072932

    Pardon the pun, but we dodged a bullet with the defeat of that “Universal Registration” measure.

    IF that had passed and feral government asserted control over our
    private property, what new controls would have been instituted?

    “Universal Registration” of cookware?

    “Universal Registration” of small metal parts like ball bearings?

    “Universal Registration” of plumbing parts?

    Where would it have stopped?

  • ★@jeanniemcbride

    I am from Tennessee, and I think Piers Morgan should move to Iran.
    So Piers are you going to call for a ban on pressure cookers?
    Or nails, or BBs, how about scrap metals?
    What is next, crossbows, or maybe knives, OMG the Cooking Channel will have a fit!
    How about we just ban Bloomberg, wait they are already going to replace him with that Weasel Weiner, who has exposed himself in some form or another in a lot of places including his government office.
    You seem to want guns banned, so America can be a sitting duck like the UK? Do you really think CNN’s ratings can go lower? But you keep trying.

  • $27789750

    Piers really started reaching didn’t he. Just refused to acknowlege that the guy had a point. Guns are a deterrent though whether Morgan likes it or not. Few people are going to exploit situations where they know they could get shot. Just like the pressure cooker, it depends on the purpose of the user.

  • Giglio Casanova

    I love the tweet of the moron who calls a WHITE guy from Tenn. racist while arguing with another WHITE guy…ppl r so freakin’ dumb

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “@piersmorgan these senators poking at you about speaking in an english accent and you going back to britain is kinda racist.”

    That’s a new one. I always knew that having an English accent was a key part of diversity, ever so much more than different political and economic ideas like conservatism and capitalism, but this is a new low for the left.

    How exactly is a sound wave a race?

  • Sami B

    Ok, I’m from Tennessee and Campfield isn’t exactly the poster child for tact but who is Pierce Morgan to be scolding anyone on politicizing anything?

  • RedSoloCup

    Shut up Piers. Just shut up.

  • Voter4America

    This moronic Tennessee state senator deserves to be the victim of gun violence himself. I hope he is.