Skip to comments.Cheerio! British Elitist Piers Morgan Out at CNN
Posted on 02/24/2014 6:54:57 AM PST by servo1969
If theres 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 didnt 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.
Its 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.
CNNs 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 shows 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.
Its 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. Thats run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.
The english just don’t get we kicked them out over 200 years ago and don’t want lectures from them any time.
Don’t let the door hit ya...etc.
oh....PMSNBC will take him in a heartbeat
Great news.on a Monday morn. Dare we hope that he leaves the country?
Take your buddy ZERO with you! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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.
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.
(Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.)
I have a few choice uses of him...
Here’s a replacement rumor for ya: Jay Leno....
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!!!!
“...immediate reflex to turn on CNN...?
Not with anyone I know of.
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!
Couldn’t happen soon enough.
Now GTFO of our country, Morgan.
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.
How about a phone-in TV show in Antarctica?