Pro-gun author John Lott sent Politico
an email Tuesday charging pundit Piers Morgan with "ambushing" guests on his program and scheming for precisely the confrontation he wants.
Taking issue with Morgan choosing such a fringe figure as Alex Jones to appear on his show, Lott writes that he picked Jones "precisely because Morgan expected and wanted the reaction that he received."
He goes on: "For Piers to have on an excitable conspiracy theorist and then use that appearance to attack the arguments that gun control can be counterproductive makes as much sense as pointing to a similar person on the other side to argue that those who support gun control shouldn't be listened to."
Morgan responded indirectly to Lott's accusation by telling Politico
that his own confrontation
with Lott had been met with the charge that he talks over his guests, not allowing them to make their case. That may be, of course, another reason why Morgan chose Jones: he knew it'd be difficult for even himself to get a word in edgewise with the populist conservative.