Hasta La Vista Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan (Photo via Newsbusters.org).

Larry King hosted his CNN show Larry King Live for a lengthy 25 years before stepping down. In just three short years, his replacement, Piers Morgan killed it with plummeting ratings and his persistent diatribes against the American right to bear arms. In the end, not just gun owners, but Americans in general wisely tuned out.

In a New York Times interview, even Morgan admitted it was his push for Britain-style gun laws in this country that proved his undoing. 

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said. “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.” 

“If only I didn’t care so passionately about guns, perhaps I wouldn’t have chased away a grand American audience,” The Guardian quoted him as saying in another article.

However, in addition to his repeat attack on American gun owners, Morgan has to place some of the blame on his self-pity coupled with his boorish behavior when he couldn’t get guests to agree with his views. He resorted to calling one of his guests “a very stupid, stupid man” reminiscent of the childish Pee-Wee Herman scene where Herman says “I know you are but what am I?”

America’s overwhelming distaste for Morgan has been echoed beyond the canceling of his show by a White House petition to have the show host deported. It’s more symbolic of America’s distaste for the former show host than something that is ever likely to happen, but to date, more than 109,000 people have signed the petition.


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3 thoughts on “Hasta La Vista Piers Morgan

  1. RockThisTown

    “If only I didn’t care so passionately about guns, perhaps I wouldn’t have chased away a grand American audience,”

    Or, more accurately: If only you weren’t such a pompous, arrogant, condescending Brit with a penchant for insulting your guests, perhaps you wouldn’t have chased away even a liberal American audience.

  2. gunnygil

    Piers Morgan has a lot more wrong than just his facist attitude on gun control going for him. He apparently doesn’t remember that we fought his kind some 238 years ago to be free of control of his kind. I think had he been around during WWII he would probably have been on Churchhill’s watch list list. He has to have a monarch to tell him how to live and whether he has the right ot do so.

  3. wingding

    he’s a major aßßhole of the first order. He didn’t mind abusing the privacy laws when he was in the UK. How CNN ever came to using him as a replacement for the moribund Larry King is beyond me but then again, CNN ain’t what it used to be.

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