In the debate over gun control, as shown through Piers Morgan’s interview with Alex Jones on CNN this week, I declare the winner -- Alex Jones.
And Piers Morgan. And CNN. And heck, even gun control advocates and gun enthusiasts.
While much of the even-tempered world was witnessing Morgan passively attempt to regain control of his interview with Jones as the conservative radio host unraveled in front of the camera lens, Jones’ ilk were surely galvanized, gun control advocates felt validated and bloggers salivated (including yours truly) over the “did you see that?” nature of the entire exchange.
It seems everyone can capitalize on that essentially pointless few minutes of television except the people hoping to see a meaningful discussion about new methods of gun control.
Some in the media wrote that Jones’ wandering, paranoid outburst hurt gun enthusiasts’ position in the debate. I may be an optimist in this regard, but I think most rational people watching don’t believe that all, or even most, gun owners are like Jones and believe any semblance of increased gun restrictions is equal to the dictatorship of Stalin or the first step toward another Revolutionary War.