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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.

    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.”

    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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    MouseTheLuckyDog | February 25, 2014 at 4:35 am

    What can I say. The guys a git.

    I watch several British talk shows, quiz shows ( most notably QI ) and they don’t like him either. I can find shows ridiculing him before he came over and after he came over.

    I can’t believe he will go back to England or Wales. My understanding is the reason that he came over was because they couldn’t stand him over there.

    My best guess is he will go to Oz. From the way the Brit describe him and the country, it sounds like he’ll fit right in.
    ( Sorry Oz. )

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | February 25, 2014 at 6:34 am


      He visited to watch the cricket between England & Aust whilst on suspension. He said the English were disgusting . I don’t think Australians knew who he was but they quite agreed .


    Mister Natural | February 25, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Piers WHO?

    TrooperJohnSmith | February 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    It’s not just that he has this huge stick up his ass, it’s that the stick is sideways.

    “Perpetually Butt Hurt” doesn’t come close to describing this angry, bitter man.

    And they call us bitter and clinging…

    YourMaster | February 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    he will most likely now either get a job in the 0bama administration as 0bama’s gay whore and gay orgy tzar or move to msnbc and be play the role of chris matthews lil bitch boy …eventually, msnbc and piers morgan will find out Rachel ‘mad cow’ maddow is actually a man …but only after pier’s morgan sleeps with her. …that’s basically sums up the level of reporting at msnbc…

    …msnbc still hasn’t figured out that the cause of their low ratings is rachel maddow and chris matthews. …they’ll have to can them if they ever want to get high ratings…

    in fact… if they did a show were 0bama, michelle, chris matthews, rachel maddow and piers morgan all denounced liberalism as a mental disorder together and said it their ideology was a sham and only for the mentally deranged or braindead …then they all committed suicide on the show… msnbc would have the highest ratings ever for years and years and years and years. *lol*

    “Always take the high road” is a good rule of thumb when dealing with liberals, especially a particularly rude and arrogant one like Mr. Morgan. Although that would be very difficult since he could probably get Mother Teresa to swear even where she is right now.

    Besides, you can’t really blame him. He is a product of liberal (“progressive/statist”) Britain. Probably raised by liberals, he was most certainly educated by nothing but liberals. He obviously has been taught what to think, not how to think, which is quite apparent by his style of arguing, if you can call it that.

    If it weren’t for logical fallacies, he’d have no arguments at all.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Miata Shinsen. | February 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      You are taking this way too seriously . Piers was at one time a judge on.America’s got talent .brought over specifically to liven up the panel .

      His specialty is celebrity .after he famously published a pic of a society wife leaving a rehab clinic but he has been a successful journalist & newspaper editor .

      As for his future ,at any time he could step in & be a celebrity highly paid cricket commentator ( his great love ) . Do you know what the market is with 1.3 billion rabbi fans? India would love him.

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