CNN to drop Piers Morgan

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In the video below Piers Morgan admitted today (02/23/2014) he believed America has “special needs.” Morgan’s son also pointed out the hatred towards Piers Morgan in the US and the UK stating, “Hey Dad, you’ve doubled your audience of loathers.”

There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.

It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.

CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.

Crossing an ocean for a replacement for Larry King, who had ratings problems of his own near the end, was probably not a great idea to begin with. For a cable news station like CNN, major stories are like oxygen. When something important or scary happens in America, many of us have an immediate reflex to turn on CNN. When I find Mr. Morgan telling me what it all means, I have a similar reflex to dismiss what he is saying. It is difficult for him to speak credibly on significant American events because, after all, he just got here.

I received a return call from Mr. Morgan and was prepared for an endless argument over my assumptions. Not so. His show, he conceded, was not performing as he had hoped and was nearing its end.

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic.

“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.”

H/T: Conservative OutfittersThe New York Times

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  • PokeyBug

    No, Piers, it’s not because you’re British. It’s because you are a fool.

  • ARTHUR H. NICANDER

    No Piers, its because you know not what you speak of concerning the American way. You have diarrhea of the mouth, it never lets your brain think before you speak, It just comes gushing out !!…..

  • Dan Snelson

    ooh, congratulations Piers, you have manged to alienate not one but two entire countries of viewers. Where to next?

  • Andy Jorgensen

    I have a friend who got laid off from her job. They were going to deport back to canada because of it!!!She ended up finding another job in the community. She still had to jump through hoops to stay. The worst part is she is married to an american citizen and they still messed with her. Morgan should be deported back to England where he belongs. The best part of that is they do not want him either!!!!

    • potofan96

      He should take Beiber with him

  • Carolyn Wills

    JUST GO

  • Jose Hernandez

    The Constitution allow that idiot alien to spit The Constitution..The Bible allow infidels to offend The Bible and not get decapitated……and that’s why stupid-liberal-atheist like this one never go to islamic slaughter countries to talk his way against mohamad,the quoran and allah….not even here in USA !!!He is a coward illegal alien !!!

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  • Katt Shea

    Go to France next!

  • Lori Toupal

    Goodbye, good riddance, now get the h*ll out.

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  • http://sallysspecialservices.com/ Sally Frederick-Tudor

    He can’t because he has no DIGNITY or INTEGRITY!! Hell, let him go back to England and let him see how he likes being a “sitting duck” with no guns to defend himself!! What really pisses me off, is like obastard he probably has paid security with guns, yet thinks that we average people should have no right to defend ourselves, bastard!

  • JimmyMac6778

    He’ll find another venue to insult America. The MSNBC sewer is short a few turds.

  • Taiyon Demyers

    Well Piers there’s only 1 thing I can say to this.