Radio talk show host Alex Jones backed a petition on the White House website calling on Morgan, a British citizen, to be deported “for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.” [CNN]

NOTHING LIKE a full fledged gun nut going berserk on television to make the case for gun laws.

Alex Jones, whack job extraordinaire, is the man behind the petition to deport Piers Morgan. But his strange performance on CNN makes the case that if anyone should be deported, which is a silly notion in the first place, he’s the guy who actually should be.

As embarrassing spectacles go, this one is one for the books.

If you could put a thought bubble above Piers Morgan’s head one can imagine it simply saying “Keep talking, buddy. Just keep talking.”

The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy.” – Jay Carney, White House Spokesperson