Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show
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.You remember back in college, going to parties off-campus? You ever run into "that guy"? You know the one who was always telling you how lame the party was, how he's been to WAY better parties elsewhere, the beer is colder, the music's louder, etc. Yet, there he was, stuck at the same lousy party as you? And no matter how clear he made it that this party sucked and there were much better parties out there, he was still there?
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.
Piers Morgan is that guy.
You know, always telling us how horrible America is while making a small fortune working here, that sort of thing. Consistently belittling our culture, while appearing as a well-paid host on an all-news cable channel, in fact the first all-news cable channel, started right here in the US. While it's debatable whether he'd be big or not without the US audience, there's no denying the man has made a pile of money off the good ol' US of A. And now he's getting the boot in no small part because his haughty attitude has turned off the US market.
Live by the smarmy, die by the smarmy - don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you, Piers...
That is all.