CNN’s Piers Morgan interviews Rep. Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin’s empty chair

Embattled Senate candidate a no-show for prime-time interview

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CNN host Piers Morgan wasn’t happy with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), the candidate for U.S. Senate whose “legitimate rape” comment ignited a firestorm of controversy, after Akin skipped an interview on Morgan’s show.

“If you don’t keep your promise to appear on the show,” Morgan announced at the start of his program, “then you are what we would call in Britain a gutless little twerp.”

Morgan then spent part of his show “interviewing” Akin’s empty chair, 

See the story at Slate.