Piers Morgan is going to have trouble replacing Larry King if he can’t get his guests to sit sill. Tea party sensation Christine O’Donnell grew increasingly uncomfortable with the CNN host Wednesday, finally walking off the air rather than respond to a question about whether she supports gay marriage.

Left out of this CNN clip is an extended period of awkwardness during which Morgan repeatedly raises O’Donnell’s past comments condemning masturbation. You can see that below (until CNN asks YouTube to take it down). — PZS

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