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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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I cancelled Piers Morgan a few years ago.

He is insufferable.

Good riddance!

Sad part is, being CNN, he will probably be replaced with a comparable moron without the accent.

Piers who? Oh, that limey slimer on CNN. What a poisonous vile repulsive foriegn visitor. He finally got the hint he isn’t welcome in this country. Hit The Road, Piers and never ever return. Go on now… GET

Richard Aubrey | February 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm

This guy ran bogus pix of supposedly Brit troops abusing prisoners in Iraq when he was a newspaper editor in the UK.
He’s been accused of being involved in the phone-hacking scandal which has sent some of his subordinates to jail.
As a conservative radio host–Milwaukee–noted, when your audience begins to think you don’t like them, they’ll probably return the favor.
And Morgan didn’t just dislike gunpeople. He disliked any but the coastal libelites. Contempt. Condescension. Sneering.

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.

    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.

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.

    CNN fired him.

    But don’t be suprised if he shows up at MSNBC with a Prime Time show

      Henry Hawkins in reply to murkyv. | February 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      CNN, whatever. I don’t watch any of it. If the stated reason was the reason for firing him, they’d have fired him long ago. It’s merely time to move on to a new propagandic theme, as directed by the White House and Democrat Party.

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

No tears for Piers.

Are there any Native born Americans on CNN? The entire network is filled with foreign accent, holier than thou lecturers. I occasionally surf through CNN, such as this morning. Every time my remote lands on that channel, they are debating either how great it is that the homosexual of the day has come out of the closet or are discussing the racial ramifications of a firearm shooting somewhere. There isn’t any news UNLESS it involves 1. a shooting somewhere in the USA 2. a gay athlete 3.Hollywood 4. the latest food/vitamin/mineral that is going to kill us and how they should be banned.

Phillep Harding | February 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm

“Hit the road, Jack. Don’t you come back no mo, no mo, no mo, no mo. Hit the road, Jack. Don’t you come back no mo.”

The man is as useless as the “u” in colour.

If we had listened to the likes of him in 1776 we would still be speaking English.

It’s not because of ratings or his anti-gun agenda. His ratings were low from the beginning and got progressively lower. If that were the issue, he’d have been long gone by now. And CNN isn’t any less anti-gun than Morgan, perhaps not as gung-ho about it. They didn’t fire him for that.

They are avoiding as much embarrassment as possible for when he is charged with multiple felonies in the UK voicemail hacking scandal. They don’t want to suddenly have to replace him on the air for that.

If that seems less satisfying than believing his anti-gun agenda did him in, try thinking of him doing a healthy stretch in prison. It works for me.

    you are correct that cnn stands behind shows with low ratings. clearly the boss there couldn’t run a profitable lemonade stand.

    but…his anti-gun screeds DID contribute to his low ratings and the general reaction of ‘sod off’ that he received from red blooded americans.

JackRussellTerrierist | February 25, 2014 at 1:46 am

Toodles, Piersy Pantywaist. Don’t let Ol’ Glory slap you in the ass on your way out.

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…

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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