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    CNN to Piers Morgan: Get Off Our Lawn!

    CNN to Piers Morgan: Get Off Our Lawn!

    It wasn’t his “British” accent or his anti-gun stance that did him in, it was his persona.

    http://youtu.be/NHe2aU6fj80

    Piers Morgan is used to telling people to get off his lawn.

    Now CNN is telling Morgan to get off its lawn.

    CNN has confirmed that Piers Morgan’s 9pm show, Piers Morgan Live, is coming to an end. The exact date of the final show has not yet been determined.

    Although news of the prime-time shakeup came without much warning, it could hardly be called unexpected given Morgan’s increasing disconnect with his American audience.

    In breaking the story on Morgan’s departure from the 9pm slot, David Carr at the New York Times first offered the following explanation:

    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 agreed, but felt his personal anti-gun agenda might also have played a factor.

    “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. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

    The real reason Morgan could not attract the viewership needed to sustain his show, however, likely had little to do with his accent or his anti-gun stance. Indeed, there are plenty of gun control advocates in cable news and a fair number of cable personalities with the less than American sounding enunciation.

    In other words, it wasn’t that Morgan was anti-gun. Rather, it was how Morgan was anti-gun.

    In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Morgan waged all out war against anyone willing to come on his program and attempt to assert that American gun rights were indeed that, rights.

    He spent much of his time demeaning any guest who came on to debate him on the issue of gun-control. Beyond that, well known conservatives like Dana Loesch became targets of Morgan on Twitter.

    But it was Morgan’s on-air anti-gun antics that caused him to become such an unsavory character to watch. In one particularly heated interview, Morgan hosted Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

    Throughout the interview, Morgan belittled Pratt calling him, among other things, “an unbelievably stupid man” for his stance on gun rights. A clip of that interview is embedded below, but the exchange in the final few seconds aptly illustrates the esteem with which Morgan held many of his pro-gun guests.

    Before cutting to commercial, Morgan declared, “I know why sales of these weapons have been soaring in the last few days, it’s [because of] idiots like you.”

    Pratt responded, “Thank you for your high level argument Mr. Morgan, it’s really very good.”

    Morgan smugly replied, “You wouldn’t understand the meaning of the phrase ‘high level argument. You are a dangerous man espousing dangerous arguments, and you shame — you shame your country.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1bF_3A26es

    Contrary to what Morgan believes, Americans are entirely capable of watching a British guy talk about contemporary issues. We are less receptive, however, to a mud slinging bully who only hosts guests with competing viewpoints so he may verbally berate them in an effort to show he “won the argument.”

    It seems others would agree.

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    Wow, a condescending little Brit twat (rhymes with hat in the UK) could never get it through his thick skull that we are Americans, not Europeans so he got for-shit ratings and his show was cancelled. Shocker. Good riddance.


       
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      MouseTheLuckyDog in reply to Paul. | February 25, 2014 at 4:43 am

      As I say below I believe he came over here becauses Brits just couldn’t stomach him anymore. They don’t like him anymore than we do.

      Be fair. There are many bad qualities you can lay at Europeans doors, but liking Piers Morgan is not one of them.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | February 24, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Pffft. The anti-gun push failed, Mr. Morgan no longer needed. MSNBC will fill that time with some other mindless lib to focus this time on Income Inequality for the midterms.

    This really wasn’t a surprise to some, especially Morgan and CNN.

    They’ve been talking about ditching him since last fall because of his abyssmal ratings.

    October 11th, 2013

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/piers-morgan-expected-to-lose-9pm-hour-on-cnn-bill-weir-to-move-in/

    Like many here, I’ve not watched one second of his broadcasts, but I have seen several clips of him (uneditted) getting absolutely thrashed by pro Second Amendment guests.

    While Alex Jones is a loon, it’s worth a few minutes to see him take on the pompous Brit pantywaist in a way a lot of us would like to do to gun grabbers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZvMwcluEg


     
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    BrokeGopher | February 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    No tears for Piers.


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