The wild faceoff between CNN host Piers Morgan and gun activist Alex Jones has, suddenly, made Jones the new face of the pro-gun movement, just as the White House pushes for gun control.
Shouting matches, even one-sided ones, make for 'must-see' TV. That may be why CNN host Piers Morgan, at the receiving end of the yelling on gun rights, isn't letting it drop.
'Piers Morgan Tonight' featured ultraconservative radio talk host Alex Jones, who is a key figure behind a petition to deport Mr. Morgan because of the CNN host's pro-gun control stance.
While people used social media to share Election Night comments, a surge in news site traffic and robust TV viewership showed so-called legacy media are still the preeminent sources for news.
Conservatives' shock that Mitt Romney did not win big is further evidence, analysts say, that the public is consuming media that reinforce personal views rather than give actual information about the world.