Monday, February 24, 2014

Making Your Monday Better...

I hope you're ready to smile...

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.

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.
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?

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.


libertyman said...

Good riddance!

I don't think the Brits want him back either.

Dave H said...

No, they don't. I actually saw a Brit on a forum (okay, granted, a gun forum) say he was sorry for us that Morgan ended up here. But he also made it clear they wouldn't take him back.

Anyway, isn't it the European way for aristocrats to look down on the rabble?

I think it's funny that even the NY Times says "his lectures on guns were rife with contempt." The Times hasn't exactly been sympathetic, but they know an attempted tarring and feathering when they see it.

Anonymous said...

Piers personified the arrogant, elitist media jerk who looked down his nose on concepts like individual freedom. If he didn't exist, we'd almost have to invent him as a boogeyman.

Part of me almost wishes he weren't leaving CNN. He's the perfect albatross to hang around that dying network's neck. I've been pissed at them for running interference for Bill Bastard Clinton in the '90s. I thought Piers might be the anchor that finally dragged them under.