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Piers Morgan Is the American Left
Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 02/26/2014 11:25:10 AM PST by Kaslin

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cnn; greatbritain; piersmorgan; tvshows

1 posted on 02/26/2014 11:25:10 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I would guess that a britt would be anti tea party and a torry.
2 posted on 02/26/2014 11:26:48 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: Kaslin

My view is that I don’t want to be lectured by a liberal Brit about gun control. A Brit who has no understanding or appreciation of our history and constitution is supposed to lecture us how to live our lives??? No thanks. I never watched his show, I’m part of the reason for his low ratings.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 11:27:33 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: Kaslin
His replacement has not yet been chosen...

Oh if only it was Ted Nugent! LOL!


4 posted on 02/26/2014 11:28:06 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There are a number of folks who instantly strike me as noxious twits.

Folks like Piers Morgan, Sandra Fluke, Pajama Boy, and Chuck Schumer are in this category.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 11:31:26 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin
"Piers Morgan Is the American Left?" And he has left the country? Don't you wish the whole lot of the left would have left too?
6 posted on 02/26/2014 11:31:54 AM PST by celmak
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To: Kaslin

Americans love some British accents. What they don’t love are mean, hateful, spiteful, sneering people who obviously despise them and wish harm to befall them.

Personally, I’m hoping that somehow Morgan has to return to the UK, to face indictment for the roles he played in the wiretapping scandals.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 11:36:06 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Kaslin
“Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ...

His problem isn't the accent...he's a jerk, no he's a pompous jerk, and people don't like pompous jerks. CNN will stick with the failed model, expect another lefty.

8 posted on 02/26/2014 11:36:40 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Kaslin

I bet some Brits are glad we did not practice “gun control” in 1941 and sat the big one out in Europe.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 11:42:42 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kaslin
Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage...

Plug in Stuart Varney. I'm guessing he'll do one hell of a lot better.

10 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:44 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Kaslin
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.

Absolutely nailed it. Ben Shapiro is about as sharp as they come.

11 posted on 02/26/2014 11:45:35 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Kaslin

Oh, I dunno. I like Jeremy Clarkson just fine. Funny, Piers Morgan doesn’t...


12 posted on 02/26/2014 11:47:13 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Kaslin
British entertainer

Right there is an inaccuracy. To be an "entertainer" you must be at least minimally entertaining. Piers boy was so far below the minimal standard on this that even his lefthole buddies didn't watch him enough to keep his ratings out of the toilet.

13 posted on 02/26/2014 11:54:29 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Kaslin

Funny, Mark Steyn has an accent, and I don’t hate him. Morgan skipped out of Britain one step ahead of the cops, I doubt if he goes back. he may pop up out of the sewer onto MSNBC. (a short trip)


14 posted on 02/26/2014 11:58:08 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

“there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent ....”

The only people on the planet, who don’t have an accent, are mutes.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 12:02:14 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kaslin
Without the guiding hand of our betters, we would all be Bull Connors (a government employee), hoses at the ready.

Bull Connors was a Democrat. When he turned the on the hoses and sicced the dogs, he was doing so at the behest of a Democrat governor.

Oh BTW, I love the British accent of Nigel Farage.

16 posted on 02/26/2014 12:09:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Kaslin

Let’s see, he couldn’t make it with his own show on CNN, which is the favorite channel of hard core lefties (maybe tied with MSNBC). And he thinks its all the conservatives’ fault.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 12:24:14 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

What they don’t love are mean, hateful, spiteful, sneering people who obviously despise them and wish harm to befall them.


Yup. NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NYT, WaPO, Gfld. Recorder, PBS, LAT, and on, and on, and on ad infinitum.

Word of warning to the above in case TSHTF: Clinton’s rules of engagement: “Embrace the suck.”


18 posted on 02/26/2014 12:35:59 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I bet some Brits are glad we did not practice “gun control” in 1941 and sat the big one out in Europe.


Remember that the Brits begged the U.S. for firearms for home defense and, when the war was over, dumped the donated guns in the north Atlantic.

You’re welcome, you Limey bastiges!


19 posted on 02/26/2014 12:38:46 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Billthedrill

I like Clarkson as well. He has a job most gearheads only dream about, and he has also had the privilege of feeding Piers Morgan a knuckle sandwich.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 12:40:15 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Peet

Erroneous or not my imagery of a British man was formed at a young age watching Alec Guiness’s character in the Bridge on the River Kwai.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 12:53:43 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kaslin

There are many British celebrities who are beloved, popular stars here. Americans have nothing against British accents. We do, however, resent Brits telling us how to live our lives, and we have strongly felt that way since the 1700s.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 1:11:19 PM PST by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not sure if it’s who they really are or who it is they think they are that really bugs me.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 1:11:30 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Peet

yep- my dad had donated a deer rifle for defense!

But- worse- not even Piss Morgan topped this:

Minister Neville Chamberlain -”WE Have Peace FOR OUR
Time” -from Wikpedia:
“My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep!!!” there is just something about a lot
of British losers- BUT- they must look at leftist U.S. media and
think the same thing about us.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 1:56:46 PM PST by mj1234
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To: Peet

Myth, I am afraid. The arms were melted down for other uses later inthe war.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 2:04:49 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Nea Wood

I think safe to say we like Brit dudes actors singers we just want leftist snot like Pier bottom line


26 posted on 02/26/2014 6:27:04 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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27 posted on 02/26/2014 6:30:05 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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