PIERS THE SNAKE: Appearance Schedule Lost in Translation at CNN

Brewster, N.Y. – (4/23/13) – Below is a statement from Joe Bachmeier, Senator Greg Ball’s Communication Director, regarding Senator Ball’s appearance last night on the CNN show “Piers Morgan Live”.

“The Piers team knew in advance that we booked a slated 9:40 PM appearance on the Fox News show “Hannity”, well in advance of their request, for the same hour on the same day. Those familiar with Manhattan and traffic know full well that it would be a near impossible feat to do both shows. That said, the Piers team was professional and agreed to accommodate the Senator’s schedule and agreed to have Senator Ball on a little after 9:00 PM and out of the building no latter than 9:15 PM. Unfortunately, the Senator did not go on air until approximately 9:15 PM. While severely pressed for time, the Senator stayed and did the interview as agreed to. After the Senator handed Piers his proverbial British ‘tookus’ in a handbasket, Piers asked the Senator to stay beyond 9:30 PM. This would have required canceling on Hannity, which was pre-scheduled. Off air the Senator politely suggested a rematch at anytime. It was explained clearly that Senator Ball had only 10 minutes to get to Hannity which was slated to begin at 9:40 PM. Evidently Piers took the Senator’s absence as an opportunity to heal his wounds, by attacking the Senator. Along with refusing to shake the Senator’s hand, as the Senator left, Piers is clearly a snake for suggesting anything other than these facts,” said Joe Bachmeier, Senator Greg Ball’s Communication Director.

Here is the video:

CNN: Pierce Morgan Segment

Fox News: Sean Hannity Segment


For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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