Skip to comments.Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan
Posted on 02/26/2014 7:57:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
This week, CNN's Piers Morgan announced that "Piers Morgan Live" would be coming to an ignominious end sometime in March. His replacement has not yet been chosen. But his television demise came not a moment too soon for millions of Americans who had tired of his sneering nastiness.
The New York Times chose not to see it that way. Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage: "Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ... Mr. Morgan is clean shaven and handsome enough, but there are tells in his speech the way he says the president's name for one thing (Ob-AA-ma) that suggest that he is not from around here." Morgan himself attributed his downfall to his foreignness: "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."
No doubt the notion of a British entertainer coming to America, clearing millions of dollars, and then lecturing Americans on their fundamental rights galled many. But what truly galled so many Americans was Morgan's underlying perspective a perspective shared by the Times, as well as most of the left. Morgan, unfortunately, believes that Americans are typically racist, sexist, homophobic bigots clinging to guns without regard to the safety of children. We, in his world of unearned moral superiority, are the bad guys.
Which is why Morgan had nothing to say when I appeared on his program in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, handed him a copy of the Constitution to remind him of the Second Amendment, and then told him that he was a "bully...demoniz(ing) people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook." His only response: "How dare you."
It's why Morgan had nothing to say when I suggested a few months later that his gushing response to gay basketball player Jason Collins' coming out sprang from his disdain for the American people: "Why do you hate America so much that you think it's such a homophobic country, that when Jason Collins comes out it is the biggest deal in the history of humanity, and President Obama has to personally congratulate him?" Again, Morgan had no answer.
As the left has no answer. The left's perspective on the role of government is inextricably linked to its view that Americans, free of government strictures, are brutally discriminatory, selfishly violent. Without the guiding hand of our betters, we would all be Bull Connors (a government employee), hoses at the ready. Without the sage wisdom of our leftist superiors, we would all be shooting each other at shopping malls.
The countervailing perspective that America is a pretty damn great place filled with pretty damn great people has little currency for the left. But when their hate-Americans perspective is repeatedly exposed, Americans begin to find it tiresome. That's what happened with Morgan. That's what will happen to the American left if the American right somehow finds the stomach to call out the left's snobby scorn for everyday Americans.
-- Ben Shapiro, 30, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, a radio host on KTTH 770 Seattle and KRLA 870 Los Angeles, Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org, and Senior Editor-at-Large of Breitbart News. He is the New York Times bestselling author of "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America." He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.
We Americans have a proud tradition of throwing the British out...
Americans first can’t stand that pompous British accent and we can’t stand his puffery and looking down his idiot nose at real people
Because we are Americans.
Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan
He’s a bloody white guilt socialist.
We ‘disliked’ Piers Morgan, just like other foreign twits and even those ‘citizens’ here of foreign extraction here who persist in lecturing us about our values, or morals, and our beliefs on what the Constitution of this country means to us as sovereign citizens. Be you Mexican, Hispanic, Canadian, British, or Muslim, if your country-of-origin is more important to you than the core beliefs of the founders of this country, then you can just take it to the curb, period.
We’re pretty good at spotting assholes almost immediately
Obama returned the bust of Churchill to Britain...Now return this @$$whipe liberal!
Nobody in any country likes snarky foreigners who stomp in and begin delivering finger-wagging lectures about the dominant culture.
It isn’t the accent. Its him we don’t like.
Also because he was a liar. How are you supposed to have a logical discussion with someone who says “you know who has the highest homicide rate in the country? Virginia” When it’s not true and he has no idea which state DOES has the highest homicide rate. We didn’t dislike him because he was an elitist or because of anything about his demeanor, it was because he would use deceit to champion any radical leftist cause he could find. Go back to England where you belong redcoat
RE: It isn’t his accent...
Do Americans like the accent of Mark Steyn?
Didn’t Morgan come here to flea investigations in England centered around insider trading and wire tapping, or some such?
Because his intelligence was on a par with the sons of Dee Revin MLK?
Because he was a smug condescending a$$hole?
Because he was too stupid to argue things rationally and had to resort to insulting his opponents (unfortunately like many freepers)
Because he was a obnoxious Brit (but repeat mayself)
There are so many reasons to loath Piers Morgan why limit yourself to just one or two?
Unfortunately not true. 51% of the voters apparently like a finger wagging Kenyan lecturing us about what we should be doing.
I hate him because he is an anti-American, U.S. Constitution-hating, a—hole.
A stupid, superficial argument. Typical of the left - 'It's not the ideas of the presenter that are the problem, it's the attitude of the listeners'
I can easily dispute this nonsense...Mark Steyn and Stuart Varney.
As the British would say Utter Rubbish
David Frost was much loved and he had a tv series of specials for 7 years. Frost was genial and intelligent and was more interested in other peoples thoughts that just saying his own