Shame on Piers Morgan and Suze Orman -- I Stand With Ryan!
Earlier this week Piers Morgan and Suze Orman conduct one of the most rude, condescending "debates" I've ever seen. I've seen dozens of debates on marriage where rudeness and incivility were directed towards those with pro-marriage views but this takes the cake.
Ryan Anderson, a fellow at Heritage and co-author of "What is Marriage?" patiently gave lucid answers to their questions, even as Piers peppered him with questions without giving him time to respond.
It wasn't a conversation, it was a trial.
They didn't even allow Ryan to sit at the same table as them. Orman went so far as to call Anderson "uneducated" on the question of marriage and insultingly called him "sweetheart".
On the "uneducated" remark, consider what Denny Burk points out:
"Ryan Anderson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Princeton University and he’s a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame. He just co-authored a book that is probably the definitive case for traditional marriage. He’s a fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an all-around brilliant guy. "
At the 12 minute mark, Orman loses control and lashes out at Anderson, pointing her finger at him, etc.
Piers did nothing to intervene or stop her, even as he continually interrupted Anderson.
Then, as if that was not enough, she called on the audience to express their disapproval of Anderson personally by booing, etc.
This is a travesty and Piers Morgan and Orman owe Anderson and pro-marriage Americans an apology.
That's why I'm proudly proclaiming I STAND WITH RYAN on Twitter and Facebook.