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A record of controversy: Piers Morganís career at CNN
The Financial Times ^ | February 24, 2014 | Henry Foy in London

Posted on 02/24/2014 3:44:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

CNN has axed Piers Morgan from his prime time interview slot after years of terrible ratings and lacklustre reviews, punctuated by flashes of controversy as the spiky former newspaper editor sparred with celebrities and clashed with US culture.

Mr Morgan, the British former editor of the Daily Mirror, styled himself as an outspoken and aggressive critic of US gun legislation, engaged in public spats with potential celebrity guests and was an ubiquitous presence on Twitter, sniping at enemies and stirring up debate. Here are some of his more controversial moments:

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● It is hard to imagine just what Mr Morgan thought would happen when he invited Alex Jones, noted conspiracy theorist, gun advocate and anti-government radio host, on to his show to talk about the right to bear arms after the July 2012 mass shooting in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. Oh, and to stir up the passion further, Mr Jones was behind a petition to deport Mr Morgan.

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● On the subject of guns, Sarah Palin, former Alaskan governor and vice-presidential candidate, found a novel way of turning down a request to appear on Mr Morgan’s show.

“Oh dear Piers, thank you so much for all your invitations to appear on your shambolic show,” she wrote on her Facebook page, accompanied by a picture of her with a bear she had just shot, with the caption: “Piers, kind of busy right now!”

Mr Morgan replied with a tweet to Ms Palin: “Being called ‘shambolic’ by @SarahPalinUSA is most amusing. I wonder if she can see irony from her house?”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; britain; palin; piersmorgan; scandal; tabloids; television; tv

1 posted on 02/24/2014 3:44:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 02/24/2014 3:46:04 PM PST by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is he in the US on an “H1B” work visa? If so, time for him to leave!


3 posted on 02/24/2014 3:55:14 PM PST by Drago
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t they replace him with a Person of Gayness?


4 posted on 02/24/2014 3:55:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should have been hired by MSNBC. He’d never be fired. Well unless he did a Bashir.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 3:57:30 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

maybe MC Hammer can take his spot? we really miss him!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 4:06:04 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Not Pee Wee Herman or Cindy Sheehan?


7 posted on 02/24/2014 4:07:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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8 posted on 02/24/2014 4:08:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GraceG

Jeremy Clarkson is raging, screaming twit most of the time. His reflexive anti-Americanism is really grating but I would pay to him punch Piers Morgan.

Geez, maybe the producers of Top Gear can get Morgan and Clarkson to engage in a demolition derby as one of the stunts they do that show. Put Clarkson in an American made Ford F-250 and Morgan in a Fiat 500 that had a 40 pound propane tank in the back seat. The first driver that has a vehicle explode is the looser


9 posted on 02/24/2014 4:10:47 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who says there isn’t positive news. It would be ironic if he took his life with a gun.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 4:16:37 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Limey is a walking Richard with ears and a rash.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 4:35:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: musicman

What a good-looking ros bif!


12 posted on 02/24/2014 4:37:05 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is funny is that Piers did attract lots of attention for his radical liberalism.

That should have helped his ratings.

But, even all the controversy and media coverage could not save his unwatched show.

Liberalism fails every time it is tried.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 4:56:52 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did he get here? Did The Communist News Network run out of liberal a$$holes from this Country and decide to import a giant one from Britain?


14 posted on 02/24/2014 5:06:28 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He hacked the voicemail of a famously dead young girl, in order to make a story and tug at the heartstrings of the distraught parents.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 5:19:51 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By me, you could never prove that he’d ever been on.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 6:51:11 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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He’s a bed wetting tart eater.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 6:52:53 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

God only knows what they were smoking at the time. I mean, Morgan was a disgraced editor of a left wing populist British daily newspaper. He had no experience of television that I know of. He had very little of interviewing people. He was up to his neck in allegations of phone-hacking, photograph-doctoring, intimidation and trespass and had to get out of the country pretty pronto, but why any US based TV station would give him a job is beyond me.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 3:15:10 AM PST by Vanders9
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