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Christine O'Donnell Walks Off 'Piers Morgan Tonight' After Gay Nup Inquiry: Video

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Former Senate candidate and current author Christine O'Donnell appeared on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night to discuss her new book, Troublemaker.

Though things went smoothly at the get-go, their exchange went downhill when Morgan began asking her about her past views, including her statements that masturbation is wrong.

After O'Donnell said she wouldn't address those comments, Morgan went on to ask the Tea Party favorite her opinion about gay marriage and Don't Ask, Don't Tell. O'Donnell wasn't having it, and told the host that he was being "a little bit rude."

She also wondered, "Don't you think as a host that if I say that's what I want to talk about that's what we should address?" To which Morgan replied, "Not really, no."

O'Donnell then got a cue from off-camera to wrap it up and promptly left. Morgan asked O'Donnell to reappear on his program this evening, but there's probably little chance that will happen.

Watch it all, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. She said on Fox (shocker) this morning that she left the interview because Piers wouldn't stop talking about sex with her.

    Sex?

    Posted by: DJR | Aug 18, 2011 12:15:22 PM


  2. "It is impolite for you to ask about slavery," said Miss Scarlet O'Hara.

    Posted by: Gus | Aug 18, 2011 12:19:29 PM


  3. I finally "get" Piers Morgan. He is wonderful.

    Posted by: trees | Aug 18, 2011 12:34:39 PM


  4. Yay...more of this please!!

    Posted by: Jay | Aug 18, 2011 1:05:53 PM


  5. She's just not used to not having control over the questions. CNN is clearly not Fox News, the latter of the two being a propaganda PR machine for the right. The former is an actual news outfit.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Aug 18, 2011 1:11:54 PM


  6. Typical Tea Party operating procedure. Whether it's Angle or Bachmann or O'Donnell or Palin, assume the media is to be done as told and not, you know, its' actual job. Pathetic.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Aug 18, 2011 1:13:05 PM


  7. It's a shame he wasn't better prepared. I have little doubt there are plenty of lines in her book about how gay ____ is a threat to civilization itself. Kinda weird that you wouldn't even want to discuss something so important.

    Posted by: BobN | Aug 18, 2011 1:55:00 PM


  8. This isn't much of a story. She's entirely irrelevant.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 18, 2011 2:06:23 PM


  9. It is amazing to me that these people, who have made somewhat outrageous remarks in the past, think they can just ignore what history attributes to them. I don't suppose I should find any of this surprising because it is much like the entire "born again" movement, you take no responsibility for the past, once you are reborn, all that is deemed to be forgotten, like it never happened.

    Posted by: lk | Aug 18, 2011 2:13:43 PM


  10. PR stunt clearly .. now everyone's talking about her ugh ... go away

    Posted by: Mitchell | Aug 18, 2011 2:26:12 PM


  11. She has mistaken a news program for a public relations opportunity. They can often be the same thing, but it's better when they're not.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Aug 18, 2011 3:54:18 PM


  12. Maybe she thought this would be like Fox News? A slow pitch softball game of questions where you chuckle to cue that you don't want to talk about something?

    If this seems hard to her I guess its good that she is in the endorsement game like her bestie Sarah Palin.

    Posted by: JuneJulyAugust | Aug 18, 2011 7:11:51 PM


  13. OK, I do have to give christine thanks for something:

    She gives great COMIC RELIEF. Talk about fun entertainment! What a ding bag. She makes herself more of a joke that she already is.

    I have only a few more words to say about her and her "book":

    99 cents store!

    Posted by: FunMe | Aug 18, 2011 7:51:17 PM


  14. I say Congrats for her! She got attention for a book that no one cares about! Brilliant move on the part of her Book Company, today it's in the news everywhere.

    Posted by: mattman | Aug 18, 2011 8:23:41 PM


  15. I don't think that it will be long before the book will be on clearance for $4.99.

    Posted by: Harry | Aug 19, 2011 12:19:44 AM


  16. @HockeyJ: Isn't the "Palin effect" you refer to really the "Dubbya effect"--in that he used the same approach throughout his presidency and managed to get elected and stay in power while showing honest REAL interviewers no respect?

    @RichardC: Yeah, this Trojan Horse approach is interesting. I mean, part of me wants to see it as a victory for progress because she's less over-proud of her hateful views (after LOSING and seeing what happens to santorum). But then, wasn't Dubbbya also intentionally low-key about his anti-gay (and big-oil! big-oil!) views until in power?

    Her claim to not be a politician is bogus, considering that her reason for avoiding these questions IS EXACTLY THE BEHAVIOR OF A POLITICIAN!! A regular author just interested in selling books would be quicker to spill some juicy-to-someone details, right? Never mind that she didn't write the book, eh?

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Aug 19, 2011 1:45:07 AM


  17. I saw her this morning on the Today Show. She again wanted to confuse the issue when asked about what happened to her on Piers' show. Plus, she said it wasn't a publicity stunt, and made it look SO believable. Her press agent must have a degree in strategics, that's all I can say.

    Posted by: Beau | Aug 19, 2011 8:07:58 AM


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