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Piers Morgan: CNN's New Lineup will be 'Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy"
TV Newser ^ | September 8, 2010 | Alex Werpin

Posted on 09/08/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Newly minted CNN 9 PM host Piers Morgan knows he is not a familiar journalistic face to American audiences. He also knows that the cable news landscape is full of big personalities and opinions.

Morgan has no intention of aping the competition, or using his new platform to push a political agenda.

"I have a lot of opinions, do I want to shove them down my viewer's throats? No, there are enough people doing that on cable news at 8 or 9 o'clock at the moment," Morgan says. "I don't want people to view me as a political animal, I don't put my own politics into it. CNN's one objective with the new schedule is to be provocative, aggressive and ballsy, and to seek out the truth."

Morgan's new boss, CNN/US president Jon Klein, echoed that point:

"I think you have lineup of fearless, aggressive journalists who will ask tough questions throughout the evening, they will hold public officials accountable," Klein says. "Having Piers as part of a lineup that includes Anderson [Cooper], Kathleen [Parker] and Eliot [Spitzer] on top of that, it is a lineup that is beholden to no side, you cant find that in primetime in cable news."

(Excerpt) Read more at mediabistro.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; larryking; piersmorgan
It'll be interesting to see who his first big "get" will be?

He also said that he may have a studio audience from time to time.

1 posted on 09/08/2010 2:42:15 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Yeah, I’m just waiting for the metrosexuals over at CNN to pull off “ballsy”.


2 posted on 09/08/2010 2:44:20 PM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("RINOs, shoo")
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

My prediction is that he lasts 18 months before CNN admit failure in picking him. I don’t see the guy has having the talent to interview people.


3 posted on 09/08/2010 2:45:53 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Beaten Valve

CNN...the Commie News Network.....spreading propaganda around the world....and WHO the Heck is “Piers Morgan?”


4 posted on 09/08/2010 2:46:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Profitmaking is a VIRTUE, not a Vice.)
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To: Beaten Valve

He forgot: “Horrible, biased, unwatchaable and next to last in the ratings, last only if MSNBC is running a test pattern.”


5 posted on 09/08/2010 2:48:26 PM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: goodnesswins

Yeah! never heard of him.


6 posted on 09/08/2010 2:49:04 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: GunningForTheBuddha
Yeah, I’m just waiting for the metrosexuals over at CNN to pull off “ballsy”.

By "ballsy", I think he meant whiny, bitchy, screechy, catty and shrill.

7 posted on 09/08/2010 2:49:09 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: goodnesswins
WHO the Heck is “Piers Morgan?”

I think he's a judge on that other network's "America's Got Talent" show. ;)

He's taking a step down to be "un-provocative" and unpolitical. ;)
8 posted on 09/08/2010 2:54:25 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Beaten Valve

Did Client Ninne and the WaPo slut’s show start yet?


9 posted on 09/08/2010 2:55:22 PM PDT by y6162
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To: Beaten Valve

“’Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy””

Translation: we hope to get our Nielsen ratings caught up to the levels of MSNBC and/or the Public Access Channel in Ortonville, Minnesota.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 2:58:24 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Beaten Valve
I don't want people to view me as a political animal, I don't put my own politics into it


Are you f'n kiddin me?
This is CNN;

11 posted on 09/08/2010 2:59:33 PM PDT by Ganndy (Government is the problem not the solution)
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To: Beaten Valve

I can hardly wait. sarc


12 posted on 09/08/2010 3:01:18 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Beaten Valve

He’s a little obnoxious and ascerbic, but he is not politically correct. He has definitely been a TV interviewer before, in the UK. He might be interesting. I like him on the judging shows. He will keep his America’s Got Talent gig but had to quit Britain’s Got Talent.


13 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Beaten Valve
Piers Morgan: CNN's New Lineup will be 'Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy"

Wow, how times have changed when liberals are in charge.

Does anyone remember the outrage when CNN ran and ad for Paula Zahn where they overdubbed the sound of a zipper being pulled down?

Provocative and sexy (zzzziiiip)? Bad. Provocative and ballsy? Good.

-PJ

14 posted on 09/08/2010 3:03:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: GunningForTheBuddha
Yeah, I’m just waiting for the metrosexuals over at CNN to pull off “ballsy”.


15 posted on 09/08/2010 3:04:38 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Beaten Valve
provocative, aggressive and ballsy

A Russian TV station did a naked news where the lady took her clothes off, one by one, during the newscast.

That might raise CNN's viewership.

16 posted on 09/08/2010 3:09:18 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Beaten Valve

CNN thinks Kathleen Parker is conservative?


17 posted on 09/08/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Yaelle

At least he is smarter than Larry. Anyone is.


18 posted on 09/08/2010 3:11:35 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Beaten Valve

Rick Sanchez?

Wolf Blitzer”

Joy Behar?

Soledad O’Brien?

I quote Ralph Kramden: “Har-dee-har-har-har.”


19 posted on 09/08/2010 3:29:53 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Ballsy? Rachel Maddow is going to CNN?


20 posted on 09/08/2010 3:41:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Wil he wear suspenders?


21 posted on 09/08/2010 3:43:33 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Beaten Valve

The CNN-whale crap still has not hit the bottom of the ocean...... =.=


22 posted on 09/08/2010 5:06:34 PM PDT by cranked
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To: GunningForTheBuddha
Yeah, I’m just waiting for the metrosexuals over at CNN to pull off “ballsy”.

Maybe he means Hairball.

23 posted on 09/08/2010 5:09:08 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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