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Cheerio! British Elitist Piers Morgan Out at CNN
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST by servo1969

If there’s one thing more annoying than an American liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation, its a British liberal elitist lecturing Americans on appropriate conduct and conversation.

Piers Morgan is out at CNN. Cheerio! The New York Times reported:

There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.

It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.

CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.

Crossing an ocean for a replacement for Larry King, who had ratings problems of his own near the end, was probably not a great idea to begin with. For a cable news station like CNN, major stories are like oxygen. When something important or scary happens in America, many of us have an immediate reflex to turn on CNN. When I find Mr. Morgan telling me what it all means, I have a similar reflex to dismiss what he is saying. It is difficult for him to speak credibly on significant American events because, after all, he just got here.

I received a return call from Mr. Morgan and was prepared for an endless argument over my assumptions. Not so. His show, he conceded, was not performing as he had hoped and was nearing its end.

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic.

“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”



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KEYWORDS: banglist; cnn; fired; guncontrol; gunrights; liberalmedia; morgan; nyt; piers; secondamendment
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Couldn't happen to a nicer ---hole.
1 posted on 02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Buh-bye!


2 posted on 02/24/2014 6:55:50 AM PST by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: servo1969

The english just don’t get we kicked them out over 200 years ago and don’t want lectures from them any time.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:47 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: servo1969

Don’t let the door hit ya...etc.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:50 AM PST by madison10
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To: servo1969

oh....PMSNBC will take him in a heartbeat


5 posted on 02/24/2014 6:57:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: servo1969

Great news.on a Monday morn. Dare we hope that he leaves the country?


6 posted on 02/24/2014 6:57:56 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: servo1969

7 posted on 02/24/2014 6:58:10 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, he remembers when his own momma held him.)
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To: servo1969

8 posted on 02/24/2014 6:58:28 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969

Take your buddy ZERO with you! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


9 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:33 AM PST by DeaconRed (ZERO:THE Money For Nothing KING: The little faggot has his own jet airplane. He is a millionaire! !)
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To: servo1969

Overall it won’t be much of a change. The MSM has been transformed into a propaganda organ of the Left. Those responsible are guilty of a serious crime against the American people and have debased the culture. One day they must be held accountable.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:56 AM PST by allendale
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To: servo1969
Breakups are tough...just remember Piers, it not us, its you.
11 posted on 02/24/2014 7:03:45 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: servo1969
For some reason Piers firing makes me think of this golden oldie....

We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

12 posted on 02/24/2014 7:05:25 AM PST by apillar
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To: servo1969

(Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.)

I have a few choice uses of him...


13 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:12 AM PST by winner3000
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To: servo1969

Here’s a replacement rumor for ya: Jay Leno....


14 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:50 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969

Geez, you mean that Ameicans didn’t like being lectured by a sanctimonious liberal Brit about gun control? A Brit who has no knowledge of our history or constitution? I’m shocked, just shocked!!!!


15 posted on 02/24/2014 7:08:37 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: servo1969

“...immediate reflex to turn on CNN...?

Not with anyone I know of.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: servo1969

He was always insufferable no matter what he did. Even judging a talent show like America got talent (don’t ask me why 2 of the 3 judges are British), and he told the talented Jackie Evancho that HE will be remembered as the person who discovered her! That comment was so obnoxious that the other 2 judges made fun of him, as if the whole world revolved around HIM! He’s got such an inflated opinion of himself!


17 posted on 02/24/2014 7:10:37 AM PST by winner3000
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To: servo1969

Couldn’t happen soon enough.

Now GTFO of our country, Morgan.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:05 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: servo1969

A few weeks ago he interviewed a state senator Nathan Dahm and Piers looked like quite the ignorant fool. He was too lazy to do his homework.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 7:12:19 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: servo1969
"Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

How about a phone-in TV show in Antarctica?

20 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:33 AM PST by Larry381 ("God is dead." (Nietzsche, 1885) "Nietzsche is dead." (God, 1900))
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To: servo1969; All
Seems like Nancy Grace succeeded in running him out of town Good for her..
21 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:37 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: servo1969

Now the Brits are going, “Crap, that means he’s coming back here.”


22 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: apillar

Love that song!


23 posted on 02/24/2014 7:14:18 AM PST by madison10
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To: servo1969

24 posted on 02/24/2014 7:15:26 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: servo1969

Does this mean that his H1B gets yanked and his Green Card revoked?

:-D


25 posted on 02/24/2014 7:16:00 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: servo1969
Who the hell wants to listen to an arrogant elitist British asshole rip America, its Constitution & Bill of Rights day in and day out.

What I want to know is how Piss Morgan didn't know that his employees were bugging/hacking phones & emails?

26 posted on 02/24/2014 7:17:25 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: servo1969

Both of his viewers will be deeply saddened. AMF!


27 posted on 02/24/2014 7:22:55 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: bigbob

Fox would be wise to replace O’Reilly with Leno.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 7:23:58 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: servo1969
 photo JohnnyRingo_zps303dd5df.jpg Well, Bye!!
29 posted on 02/24/2014 7:29:31 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: servo1969

One way to “use him” is to put piers in charge of cleaning toilets and trash cans at cnn.


30 posted on 02/24/2014 7:34:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: edcoil

The Brits can never get over this. They will deny, deny, deny that there’s any bitterness about this but it forms the basis of their resentment against us.


31 posted on 02/24/2014 7:36:56 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes!

On one episode of BBC’s Top Gear, the 3 hosts (Jeremy, James and Richard) agreed that they would do ANYTHING to keep Piers Morgan from coming back to the UK!


32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:47:18 AM PST by paterfamilias
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33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:51:49 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: servo1969

Meanwhile 112-year old Larry King is still hosting a daily show over on RT.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:53:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969

Piers and Anderson Cooper should co-anchor a CNN news hour. This would add the gay British spin to the news


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:54:23 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: servo1969
...Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

Didn't know Jeff swung that way.

36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:58:38 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: servo1969

Kick him into the Atlantic and make him swim back home.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 8:01:51 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

They could plant him face down in the dirt and use his rear as a bike stand.
It would be more use than he’s ever been so far.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:03:15 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

GOOD RIDDANCE!

I haven’t liked him since he gave the order to burn the colonists inside of their church.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:14:16 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: servo1969

I doubt he will return to the UK, as he is regarded as a “person of interest” in their wiretapping scandal.

If he returns, it could very well be (HM prison) Wormwood Scrubs for him.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 8:20:39 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: winner3000
he told the talented Jackie Evancho that HE will be remembered as the person who discovered her! That comment was so obnoxious that the other 2 judges made fun of him, as if the whole world revolved around HIM!

I remember that! I was just discovering the incomparable Jackie Evancho myself, and was dumbfounded by Morgan's inappropriate comment.

Jackie had just finished giving a jaw dropping performance that brought tears to the eyes, and here's this twit congratulating himself. Just stunning arrogance.

41 posted on 02/24/2014 8:25:38 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: servo1969

Good Riddance to that Stinking Lobster Back Slime.


42 posted on 02/24/2014 8:29:46 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: servo1969

Who cares about CNN? Nobody, according to the ratings.

If CNN could get better ratings if they would replace this wanker with a monkey and add voice over.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 8:42:40 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: servo1969

Looks like Omerosa was right after all.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 9:01:05 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: servo1969

I hope the creep takes his slovenly idiotic studio audience
with him. They are just as ignorant as he is.


45 posted on 02/24/2014 9:10:36 AM PST by Slambat
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To: apillar

In Eighteen-Fourteen we took a little trip.
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans.
And we fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

We fired our cannon til the barrel melted down
Then we grabbed an alligator and we fired another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind
And when we set the powder off the gator lost his mind.

—— I remember that song from the early 1960’s.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 9:13:07 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: servo1969

Go back to England where you belong, red coat.


47 posted on 02/24/2014 9:13:44 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: servo1969

I like your plan best!


48 posted on 02/24/2014 10:20:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: servo1969

They want something to replace him at 9 PM, its obvious ratings are not at all important to them but only their liberal anti Christian slant.

If they wanted to they could actually compete and even overtake Fox, but they have zero interest in being fair and balanced.

So probably they give the show to a practicing Muslim, or maybe they will have live abortions performed, who knows?


49 posted on 02/24/2014 10:25:53 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

actually that would explain everything


50 posted on 02/24/2014 10:27:45 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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