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From http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/cnn-president-jeff-zucker-backs-piers-morgans-gun-154272.html


CNN President Jeff Zucker backs Piers Morgan's gun control campaign

By DYLAN BYERS | 1/15/13 4:53 PM EST CNN president Jeff Zucker told CNN New York staff today that he supported Piers Morgan's decision to speak in favor of gun control, sources at the network tell POLITICO.

During a town-hall meeting with staff, Zucker was asked about CNN expressing opinion, something it has traditionally tried to avoid. Zucker said he was in favor of it where it was appropriate, citing Morgan's stance on gun control as one example, sources said.

(PHOTOS: Stars call for gun control)

Since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Morgan has emerged as a staunch advocate for increased gun control, including a ban on AR-15 assault rifles and similar weapons.

Today's meeting in New York was attended by at least 600 staffers, sources said. One described Zucker's support for Morgan's taking a position as "clear and unequivocal."

(VIDEO: Piers Morganís aniti-gun rant)

CNN spokesperson Christa Robinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

UPDATE (6:31 p.m.): Robinson confirms that Zucker supported Morgan's decision to express his views in this case.

This post has been updated.


Ironic, isn't it when one knows that Anderson Cooper refused to openly acknowledge that he was gay so he could preserve his neutrality as a news reporter on CNN.

General / Re: The Question Thread
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:51:54 AM »
A Dyson sphere is a hypothetical megastructure originally described by Freeman Dyson. Such a "sphere" would be a system of orbiting solar power satellites meant to completely encompass a star and capture most or all of its energy output. Dyson speculated that such structures would be the logical consequence of the long-term survival and escalating energy needs of a technological civilization, and proposed that searching for evidence of the existence of such structures might lead to the detection of advanced intelligent extraterrestrial life.

So, you inhabit the inner surface of that sphere and have a sun in the center. Fine but what would happen if you had a solar flair? :shock:

General / About being screwed by an employer or the government.
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:47:08 AM »
In the 80s I lost a job and had to go on unemployment insurance. I had no choice because of serious health issues. One day the government told me I wouldn't get any more money but I knew I had more coming in. I had enough of being realy unable to work without being shafted by those morons that said they didn't owe me any more money. So, I found out that the best option was an organization in Montreal, the A.D.D.S. Translated to english it means Assosiation for the defense of your social rights. I went to one of their meetings and they helped me fill in a paper explaining why I believed/knew I was still owed a few more weeks of unemployment insurance. The lawyers in that group are the kinds that love eating government bureaucrats for breakfast. Simply put, I won! I got what was owed and finally was able to get back on my feet.

Point is that they are the kind of arbitrator that Ian mentioned in Friday's program that one needs to win in that kind of case. They also help when it's a company that is trying to screw over an employee.  Even better, the service was free.

I suspect that that kind of organization can also be found in the U.S. . I wonder if Legal Aid offices could either offer that kind of service or point to an organization that offers that kind of service.

General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:29:47 AM »
Just watched the Hachet Channel, aka CNN. Hatchet Morgan interviewing Larry Pratt is quite a spectacle if you ask me.

Let's see. Not too long ago it was a white power we had to be afraid of and then a bug and then dirty bombs. That last one was fascinating when seeing some news reporter expressing his terror and fear of the "possibility" of a dirty bomb attack because it's supposed to be easy to do all the while Blitzer was nodding in awe at that news reporter. Now it's "The Gun". And each time something new to be feared popped up its clown head it was Blitzer and the Gang that were busy banging those drums of fear. Maybe Jones is crazy and maybe even Pratt but he's right about Morgan. He's a hatchet man and now one has to be in total denial not to see CNN in the same way.

General / Can we bring the Greek Gods back, please?
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:03:06 PM »
While I don't care about any religion I thought it was a refreshing approach to religion. :P


General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 08, 2013, 07:33:33 PM »
He was awesome in his analysis  of that program. Thanks for that video. :mrgreen:

General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 08, 2013, 06:00:17 PM »
I see Jones as the court jester. See?

 He's a huge turnoff to anyone who's not already there or nearly there.

Agreed. If only he'd let go of those lizard tales and stop screaming. Then and only then would more people take him more seriously. By the way, I've heard him on Coast to Coast and he was far far calmer than on that CNN mess. In a way I can't fault him "that much" when one realizes how much of a hatchet man Morgan is. Jones had a message. Right or wrong he had one while Morgan was hell bent on destroying Jones. Morgan doesn't even have a hint of class like Larry King had.

General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 08, 2013, 06:16:05 AM »
Depends on the lenght of her tail! :P

I see Jones as the court jester. See? No one takes him seriously and he knows it. Even his fans probably see him at least partially like that. What the critics like Morgan fail to see is that a court jester can almost get away with anything he says, even the truth! Take Colbert Report. The perfect example. Out of their insanity do come some truths that would be normally killed by the medias.

General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 08, 2013, 05:25:50 AM »
Each time Jones brought up the subject on those "poisonills" Morgan made damn sure it would not be talked about. Like him or not Jones had a very impotant point to make right then and then. Morgan wants to ban guns, Jones doesn't. I don't like guns and don't have one but iff need be I sure would like to be able to have one. The government has no right to tell me I must depend on it or the cops. Far too many people have already done so and paid the price.

I just went to Jones's website and rewatched that CNN interview. Morgan was exactly what Jones said, a hatchet man that had absolutely no intention of having a read debate. Jones's real problem is exactly what you pointed out, he can't control his temper. But then, and this said objectively, Jones can't be blamed when one sees how dishonest Morgan was. Have you seen Morgan when HE lost it with someone from the NRA? Morgan lost any credibility in my eye from that moment on, though it was alread lost a long time ago any way.

General / Re: Alex Jones is an asshole.
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:52:45 AM »
Jones's an asshole? Really? Maybe he can't control his temper and maybe he believes that there are lizard people( just look at Washington D.C.  :P ) but the truth is that Morgan was even worse.  It is a well known fact that other shooters were also on meds before they went on a shooting rampage.  Jones tried to point that out but Morgan spat his indiference to Jones about that point. What was the solution brought up by Morgan to deal with Jones? He demonized him and went as far as to call him insane. Insane? A long time ago Jones warned about a society that would be finally under total surveillance. His warning sign was the U.K. Now the U.S. is as bad if not worse than the U.K. So, asshole and insane and crackpot? Really?

An article was posted about a mother that shot an intruder to protect her kids. If Morgan had its way she and her kids would probably be dead waiting for the cops.

General / Re: If Fred Phelps Died Tomorrow
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:44:29 AM »
Get a bunch of huge fake strap-on penises and run a tube through them connected to a big bag full of stale beer and have a bunch of guys and even women :mrgreen: wearing those fake strap-ons  and go after the Westboro clan! Phelps doesn't even have to be dead to  use that tactict. In fact, I'd love to do it to whim while that old bastard is alive and well. :P

General / Re: Any advice for stopping drinking?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:22:58 PM »
Do it for help others, happy family, smart

Stop Drinking!! thai ads

That ad would definitely make me want to start drinking. :P

General / Re: Any advice for stopping drinking?
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:24:17 AM »
I heard of a treatment that involded a complete replacement of your blood. Supposed to work for drug addiction and maybe(?) alcohol but I suspect that the best treatment would be to find out why you drink so much.

General / Re: The Hutzler 571B Banana Slicer
« on: January 01, 2013, 08:06:08 PM »
I just had to check if that thing really was for real after I read the reviews. They put The Onion to shame even if that slicer if for real!

General / Re: Surely trolling
« on: December 29, 2012, 03:05:47 AM »
He's not the only one plagiarizing Harry Potter.  :P


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