CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight: Richard Belzer on the election; P.J. O'Rourke on the economy

August 15th, 2012

CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight
August 15, 2012


On Tuesday, “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomed actor and comedian Richard Belzer to the program for his unique and entertaining blend of perspective and insight.

Joining the host for a world exclusive interview, the longtime star of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” shared the dilemma he’ll take with him to the polls in November:

“The deciding factor for me is which person, when they’re in office, will cause the least amount of suffering on the planet? And I know there might be a subtle distinction,” says the man who has played Detective John Munch for nearly two decades. “This is a pretty stark choice that we get to make between [Barack] Obama, who I have problems with, and [Mitt] Romney, who I have more problems with.”

Joining Belzer during the segment was well-known political satirist and author P.J. O’Rourke who offered his economic analysis of the country, in the process, referencing a certain well-known political figure from the host’s home country:

“Margaret Thatcher made the point that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money,” began the 64-year-old journalist. “It sometimes seems like there are way too many rich people. And I may say, having recently been to Manhattan, it certainly looks that way to me down there. But once you start taxing the living heck out of them…they vanish.”

Quick to rib his long-time colleague Belzer, a noted conspiracy theorist, quipped: “They don’t have to vanish. They know how to hide their money, P.J., you know that.”

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Belzer and O’Rourke join Morgan for a segment unlike any in recent memory.


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