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Was Piers Morgan being rude to Christine O'Donnell?

Matthew Frankwitt 2011/08/18 13:22:47
Piers Morgan asked a good question.
Christine O'Donnell was being bullied.
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CNN's Piers Morgan interviewed Christine O'Donnell regarding her new book "Troublemaker". Morgan proceeded to ask O'Donnell where she stood on the idea of gay marriage to which she became very defensive and refused to answer the question.

She continually stated that she wanted to discuss the issues that were presented in the book, but refused to discuss gay marriage even though it is something spoken about it in the book. She told Morgan that he was a little rude for asking such a question and said that an interviewer should ask questions that the interviewee wants to answer. After he disagreed she left in the middle of the interview.

What do you think? Was Piers Morgan being rude? Or was Christine O'Donnell overreacting?

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  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2011/08/18 13:55:18
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +10
    Uhm...

    Not only was Morgan not being rude in any way, but O'Donnell was being beyond evasive, and stepped into the realm of bold faced lying.

    She said that she only wanted to talk about issues in the book. Then she agreed with Morgan that the issue of gay marriage was in the book. Then she said that she wasn't going to talk to him about issues that weren't in the book.

    WTF!?!?

    She said that she didn't want to talk about policy issues because she wasn't running for office. She then admitted that she wanted to talk about and did talk about policy issues in the book, and wanted to address those policy issues.

    WTF!?!?

    Morgan asked her whether she agreed with Bachmann about DADT, and she said that you'd have to ask Bachmann what she though.

    WTF!?!?

    She then said that it was the interviewer's responsibility to ask only questions directed at what she wanted to discuss, in the manner she wanted to talk about it.

    WTF, O'Donnell...that's not what an interview is for, my dear...that's what your book is for.

    directed discuss manner talk wtf odonnell interview dear book

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  • Steven 2011/12/19 19:27:09
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    Steven
    She's just another ignorant fool giving the right a bad name. She can't answer a simple question without acting like it's offensive.
  • wilsonmja 2011/08/24 02:34:17
  • Little Angel 2011/08/23 06:31:15
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    Little Angel
    If Christine is so sensitive, she should not be writing books. Whoever backed publishing is going to lose bigtime
  • LOU 2011/08/21 06:33:43 (edited)
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    LOU
    Morgan was being a bit smug. Like a cat playing out a mouse. morgan smug cat playing mouse worst photos Chrisinte O donnell morgan smug cat playing mouse worst photos Chrisinte O donnell morgan smug cat playing mouse worst photos Chrisinte O donnell
    Betty Page, now that is an American sweetheart. We need happy thoughts.
  • Piper 2011/08/20 02:23:50
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    Piper
    +1
    He was not even remotely rude. She must consider herself a "prima donna", like certain other Tea Party darlings; they are only to be asked questions they approve ahead of time. Otherwise, they are "gotcha questions". She was there to promote her book, he asked her questions about stances she took in her book. As I had already deduced, she is a twit.
  • flrdsgns 2011/08/20 01:20:39
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    flrdsgns
    +1
    Christine O'Donnell is a lightweight who isn't capable of answering questions that she hasn't been prepped on beforehand. Like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann, Christine makes them the bimbo triplets. Actually that should be bimbette, they aren't smart enough to be full blown bimbos yet.
  • BlueMax372 flrdsgns 2011/08/20 22:29:46
    BlueMax372
    Your messiah 0v0mit could make it a bimbette quartet.

    messiah 0v0mit bimbette quartet obama in drag
  • Grandbrother 2011/08/18 19:38:52
    Piers Morgan asked a good question.
    Grandbrother
    +4
    Perfectly illustrative of the prevailing Tea Party mentality. Essentially: "give me a soap-box to stand on and scream anything I desire while remaining free of objective reality and accountability for it".

    Should be very interesting to see some of these Tea Party positions spotlighted in upcoming Presidential debates....
  • keeper 2011/08/18 19:15:41
    Christine O'Donnell was being bullied.
    keeper
    +2
    That Piers guy should learn to listen and ask questions accordingly rather than chasing his own agenda!
  • Kaleoku... keeper 2011/08/18 19:38:36
    Kaleokualoha
    +1
    Do you believe that asking about gay marriage was appropriate or inappropriate?
  • iamthem... keeper 2011/08/18 19:44:55
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +3
    Wait...shouldn't it be the responsibility of the media to ask and demand answers to the tough questions from our political figures?

    I've never really thought that it was the interviewer's responsibility to follow the lead of the person being interviewed. I've always seen the theory in journalism (as well as nearly every other interview context) be that the interviewer leads the discussion.
  • Matthew... keeper 2011/08/18 19:48:44
    Matthew Frankwitt
    If the interviewee was the one in charge of leading an interview than they could easily avoid giving their opinion that might show them in a bad light. As a journalist they have to ask questions that show the interviewee's entire set of opinions, not just the ones that might be popular.
  • keeper Matthew... 2011/08/18 21:41:07
    keeper
    +1
    Kind of what BHO and the democrats do all the time..
  • BlueMax372 Matthew... 2011/08/20 22:36:49
    BlueMax372
    The ever-so-delicate Piers (Did his parents REALLY hate him THAT much?) Morgan should really attend to that rug that's about to get away from him rather than try to pretend to be a hard-boiled journalist. The role simply doesn't fit.
  • flrdsgns keeper 2011/08/20 01:22:02
    flrdsgns
    So he should only ask questions the person has prepped for? What kind of interview would that be?
  • keeper flrdsgns 2011/08/20 14:19:15
    keeper
    +1
    Ask obama or his handlers...
  • BlueMax372 keeper 2011/08/20 22:37:58
  • keeper BlueMax372 2011/08/21 17:58:25
    keeper
    TY
  • LOU keeper 2011/08/21 06:38:09
    LOU
    It is his show and he can do what he wants. She agreed to the risk of being a guest on his show. Morgan played her out like a cat after a mouse. She lost!
    agreed risk guest morgan played cat mouse lost cat and mouse
  • MariaWade 2011/08/18 19:12:07
    Undecided
    MariaWade
    +1
    She could have politely said, that's not a topic I would rather not discuss at the moment, read my book with a smile. Then went on to something else. She could have guided the interview to being what she wanted. She could have asked him a couple of question's to turn the interview around. That's tough, but that's politics and media for ya :)
  • BlueMax372 MariaWade 2011/08/20 22:39:18
    BlueMax372
    She also could have told the pansy to go do the anatomically impossible to himself.
  • LOU MariaWade 2011/08/21 06:40:00
    LOU
    cat and mouse

    He got her.
  • Cliff 2011/08/18 18:31:28
    Christine O'Donnell was being bullied.
    Cliff
    +1
    Piers maybe thought he was being cute but when you hear crap like that repeatedly, at some point the cuteness wears off.
  • Kaleoku... Cliff 2011/08/18 19:39:17
    Kaleokualoha
    +3
    Was asking about gay marriage a legitimate question?
  • Cliff Kaleoku... 2011/08/19 00:09:48
    Cliff
    +1
    She should not have to discuss her theology in front of liberal swine who will just mock her and her beliefs. We have much bigger fish to fry. Why don't they ask her about how she paints her toenails too? Just because homosexual issues are important to homosexuals, do the rest of us have to have it constantly shoved in our face?
  • Matthew... Cliff 2011/08/19 19:28:09
    Matthew Frankwitt
    She had written about it in her book. He was asking her questions based off of what she had written in her book. If she can't answer a question like that then she should probably avoid an interview.
  • BlueMax372 Matthew... 2011/08/20 22:41:46
    BlueMax372
    +1
    Actually, I agree. If she had half a brain she wouldn't have subjected herself to an interview by a communist pansy moron in the first place. Piers? WTF kind of a name is THAT?
  • A Lionh... Cliff 2011/08/20 22:17:32
    A Lionheart
    When her theology informs her political position it is fair game for a political interview.
  • BlueMax372 A Lionh... 2011/08/20 22:42:26
    BlueMax372
    By "theology" do you mean "religious convictions?"
  • A Lionh... BlueMax372 2011/08/20 22:52:48
    A Lionheart
    Tomato/tomahto.
  • BlueMax372 A Lionh... 2011/08/20 22:58:00
    BlueMax372
    Not quite, but not worth going to war over. You've answered my question, so thank you.
  • Cliff A Lionh... 2011/08/20 22:45:15
    Cliff
    +1
    If that is true, then a persons education is fair game as well. WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OBAMA'S HARVARD TRANSCRIPT?
  • BlueMax372 Cliff 2011/08/20 22:40:11
    BlueMax372
    Precisely.
  • LOU BlueMax372 2011/08/21 06:44:11
    LOU
    I just want to see any proof Bush has a brain.

  • iamthem... Cliff 2011/08/18 19:46:07
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +3
    Do you really think that she was being bullied, though?

    It seems at most that Morgan was being insistent.
  • Cliff iamthem... 2011/08/19 00:10:52
    Cliff
    +1
    Bullied? No. Was she being set up for ridicule? Absolutely.
  • iamthem... Cliff 2011/08/19 18:09:40
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    +2
    I think that you're a bit too confident that she was being set up for ridicule.

    Mostly because he was asking her if her position had changed or evolved (he even suggested that he was assuming it had) on certain points.

    You can't set someone up for ridicule if you don't know what their position is. In fact, she could have very well vindicated herself to him.
  • flrdsgns Cliff 2011/08/20 01:24:36
    flrdsgns
    +1
    had she simply answered the question, there would be no ridicule
  • Cliff flrdsgns 2011/08/20 03:28:42
    Cliff
    +1
    She's sick and tired of stupid liberal questions. No ridicule? Then you don't know liberals too well.
  • flrdsgns Cliff 2011/08/20 03:43:43
    flrdsgns
    Then she shouldn't have gone on the show. If she can't answer questions put to her that aren't pre screened, then she has no business writing a book or being interviewed about that book.

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