Piers Morgan has a penchant for exploiting tragedies to push a political agenda, but this afternoon, he outdid himself in morbid fashion. Right after tweeting that his anti-gun views derive from his concern for murdered children …

… he said this:

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Morgan was being sarcastic, of course. But his ghoulish sense of humor and his tasteless timing failed to amuse. Twitterers were shocked, saddened, and thoroughly disgusted:

https://twitter.com/aaronjoseph81/status/281522442055348224

https://twitter.com/ImAlwaysRight_/status/281520179446431744

https://twitter.com/brady_cremeens/status/281521230119571456

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/281519417542709248

This much is clear: Piers Morgan is reveling in all the attention.

Just remember, Musket Morgan: It takes a “showboat” to know one.

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Update:

Morgan may love the attention his idiocy brings him, but he’s not taking kindly to well-deserved criticism:

http://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/281528883600314368

Pretty sure Morgan inspires hatred all on his own. And not only is he refusing to accept that he’s a colossal jackass, but he’s lashing out at anyone who dares to point it out:

Gee, projecting much, Piers? How pathetic.

The man has no shame.

  • JerseyJoe

    Personally, I would jump off this bandwagon quick… I despise Piers since he started his off the wall anti-gun rants…. but this example is piss poor to hit him with. I see the OBVIOUS sarcasm in his response. Dripping, and not sick.

    • Josh

      Agree. It’s no different from the liberals that pretended McCain wanted to stay in Iraq for 100 years or that Romney didn’t care about poor people. People need to learn how to clean their sarcasm detectors.

      • JerseyJoe

        Or get new ones entirely.

        • Josh

          I’m awaiting my inevitable downvote into oblivion.

          • JerseyJoe

            LoL!! That would follow the “trend”…

    • Eric Johnson

      When did we become so concerned about destroying them that we stopped doing and saying the right thing? I’m not happy with the way people on the left are using this to attack law abiding citizens but to question their love for children or imply they could be happy for this atrocity for any reason is wrong! Shame on the people running with this! Be better! It’s what is supposed to separate us from them.

      • JerseyJoe

        Yep… and they are running strong with it. And act like it is justified. Piers is an @ss, no doubt, but I would have hit someone back with the same type of sarcasm if they made the suggestion I was “gleeful that this tragedy happened”.

      • JerseyJoe

        Yep… and they are running strong with it. And act like it is justified. Piers is an @ss, no doubt, but I would have hit someone back with the same type of sarcasm if they made the suggestion I was “gleeful that this tragedy happened”.

    • Eric Johnson

      When did we become so concerned about destroying them that we stopped doing and saying the right thing? I’m not happy with the way people on the left are using this to attack law abiding citizens but to question their love for children or imply they could be happy for this atrocity for any reason is wrong! Shame on the people running with this! Be better! It’s what is supposed to separate us from them.

  • JerseyJoe

    “well-deserved”??? This Tweet response?? No, this is wrong, in a big way. No way to complain about what the left does, if we say this is fair… I’m shocked.

    I have to agree, Andrew Breitbart would have never jumped on this.

  • Pat Loudoun

    I’m not at all convinced it was sarcasm. I think it was a poorly worded reply that focused on the words “push your cause” as opposed to “gleeful” in the original tweet to him. In other words, he shot his tweet off to quickly without thinking it through. Which is what he’s been doing on Twitter and his show since Friday.

    • http://twitter.com/JRussUT Jason Russell

      If sarcasm, it’s a new low.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Even if Piers was being sarcastic I do believe the Brady Campaign, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Sens. Schumer, Feingold, and the one from NJ that I do not know how to spell his name, were and are gleeful about the Newtown murders. They have been chomping at the bit to get gun bans on the front pages again. /no sarc.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You’d think that McCarthy of that whole bunch, would see that an armed citizen aboard that train could have saved her family members and others. She is just a ghoulish enemy of personal freedom.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Piers is knee deep in the phone hacking scandal in Britain. Why would we expect him to have any personal standards?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/video-from-2003-shows-piers-morgan-talking-about-phone-hacking-8364468.html

  • grais

    To Nolte he says, “Be ashamed.”
    To Shapiro he says, ” Feel proud, seriously.”
    How is anyone supposed to know which of his personalities is tweeting at any given moment?

  • TheOriginalDonald

    If only Westley would challenge Piers Morgan to a Battle Of Wits, for the show, TO THE DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1SkepticalChick

    “you deliberately smeared me for political expediency. Which is sad, pathetic, and journalistically cretinous. Be ashamed.”

    Back at ya Piers. Be ashamed.

  • louisiana_mom

    Their true feelings are given away in their first impulse statements… This SOB is glad that 28 people are dead so he can help advance the agenda…

  • louisiana_mom

    Their true feelings are given away in their first impulse statements… This SOB is glad that 28 people are dead so he can help advance the agenda…

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    When will CNN finally get rid of this loser. Oh wait. They like these sort of d-bags.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    When will CNN finally get rid of this loser. Oh wait. They like these sort of d-bags.

  • http://treeofmamre.wordpress.com/ John Scotus

    Some things should not be said, even in jest.

  • http://treeofmamre.wordpress.com/ John Scotus

    Some things should not be said, even in jest.

  • http://twitter.com/JRussUT Jason Russell

    Morgan is entitled to his opinion, but if he can’t have a professional, courteous debate on the merits and has to resort to name calling and sick sarcasm, he doesn’t deserve the pulpit CNN has given him. Go back to England, you pathetic hack!

  • Streetiebird

    In other news: Unhinged cons do not understand sarcasm, attack the person who advocates trying to save lives.

    • SpinMeNot

      And please show us how more gun control, in the US saves lives. Cite a study that is non-partisan (done by an accredited university) that supports this statement. I’m trying to give you the benefit of a doubt.

      Also, please prove how defending our 2nd amendment rights is an attempt to take lives.

      Also, please take a look at some facts: http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

      You will find that gun control laws in a country where gun ownership is already fairly high, solve nothing.

  • scottbb

    I think the left is enjoying this tragedy. Gleeful! gleeful stupidly would be more to the point.

    As far as the Brit piers Morgan is concerned, we kicked their ass once and sent them home with their tails between their legs. Does he really want to go there again?.