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Why doesn''t CNN just fire Piers Morgan?

What are they waiting for? It's not going to get better. The public hates him and the critics hate him--his only fan is himself.

by Anonymousreply 22703/29/2014

His contract says that he has to be on the air for at least 1 whole year.

by Anonymousreply 105/18/2011

CNN should hire the Donald to tell him he's fired.

by Anonymousreply 305/18/2011

[quote] The public hates him and the critics hate him--his only fan is himself.%0D %0D Donald Trump likes him.%0D %0D Then again, you basically described Donald Trump.

by Anonymousreply 405/18/2011

[quote]His contract says that he has to be on the air for at least 1 whole year.%0D %0D %0D %0D %0D That's not true. They can buy out his contract and he can join me at my pity party.

by Anonymousreply 505/19/2011

I would do Piers. Something about a flabby English guy in a suit... But Colin Firth would come first.

by Anonymousreply 705/19/2011

He is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 805/20/2011

So we're stuck with him until February?

by Anonymousreply 1005/20/2011

He's slimy and unlikable. That's OK for being the snotty British judge on a panel. It's not OK for luring audiences to spend an hour watching you chat.

He has some rapport with other brits, but it seems like the only Americans he has rapport with are huge assholes.

by Anonymousreply 1105/20/2011

Seriously, whose idea was it to put that pasty boring blob in that time slot? Not to mention he's preceeded by creepy scumbag Elliot Spitzer. Sometimes I can't believe people get paid for this.

by Anonymousreply 1205/20/2011

R12 = Kathleen Parker

by Anonymousreply 1305/20/2011

Spitzer is at at least smart, knowledgeable, and an effective progressive debater. I saw Piers interviewing Rudy Giuliani and even when his initial question was OK he was equipped with no follow up. This from a guy who had bragged on and on about how he's ultra prepared for interviews.

by Anonymousreply 1405/20/2011

Why didn't they hire one of the brightest interviewers out there today - RYAN SEACREST!!%0D %0D Besides being gay and a very easy on the eyes,he has a great knowledge of pop culture but I bet he can also handle the serious stuff.

by Anonymousreply 1505/20/2011

Larry apparently wanted Ryan Seacrest to succeed him.

by Anonymousreply 1605/20/2011

Ryan Seacrest would have to choose between staying at American Idol or his own CNN show. He can't do both.

AI being on Fox (which also owns Fox-News) there would be a conflict.

by Anonymousreply 1705/20/2011

the man is named for the plural of pier. What did they expect.

by Anonymousreply 1805/20/2011

Ryan Seacrest could do a good job in this spot. He could give up AI and be set for life with this show.

by Anonymousreply 1905/20/2011

I like him.

by Anonymousreply 2005/20/2011

Wonder who they will pick to replace him?%0D %0D Looks like it won't be Seacrest, so who would be next in line?%0D %0D I'll pass the fuck out if he makes it a second year.

by Anonymousreply 2105/20/2011

At least Piers isn't a creepy perv like Larry King.

by Anonymousreply 2205/20/2011

I've come to like his show, but he's probably too classy for American tastes.

by Anonymousreply 2305/20/2011

In what sense is he "classy"? Who have his guests been this week? Donny and Marie? Celebrity Apprentice? Ted Nugent? Pure tackiness.

by Anonymousreply 2405/20/2011

Too classy? Don't make me laugh! He's a jumped-up pompous windbag who couldn't even edit a crappy tabloid rag in the UK but somehow managed to get on tee wee.

CNN should have realised what an entirely stupid decision it was to hire him.

by Anonymousreply 2505/20/2011

[quote]I've come to like his show, but he's probably too classy for American tastes.%0D %0D %0D We must have missed the show on the night it was classy.

by Anonymousreply 2605/20/2011

This is the same network that gave homophobic idiot, DL Hughley a show. Morgan -- I've asked repeatedly since day one how he got this job. How are any of these British cunts getting jobs in the US in first place? Morgan was not known to the American public, and he has an English accent. Do you know how many people were killing themselves to get his current gig??! Someone owned someone a favor, big time!

by Anonymousreply 2705/21/2011

R27, in CNN's defense, it probably just wanted its own prime time version of Craig Ferguson.

Why they didn't just hire Craig Ferguson is beyond me, but I don't understand show business.

by Anonymousreply 2805/21/2011

And remember how we used to criticize Larry King for not asking follow up questions? This guy is much worse!%0D %0D Today, he was interviewing the two Celebrity Apprentice. John Rich was talking about Lil John and stereotyping. You could tell Rich wanted to talk more about it but there was no follow up. Instead Piers asked some stupidAnd then he asked another stupid question about how does Matlin's kids deal with sign language? duh? The fool has done this more frequently than King but at least King had a sense of humour. This guy is a wet blanket.%0D %0D Someone in CNN must owe him something because the guy has no interviewing skills.

by Anonymousreply 2905/21/2011

Let Rob Marciano do the show... in a skin tight T shirt.

by Anonymousreply 3005/21/2011

Please don't send him back here when he is sacked! We promise to keep Gwyneth in exchange!

by Anonymousreply 3105/21/2011

Piers (Peas) Morgan wil be covering the Joplin tornadoon his talk show tonight.. this has disaster written all over it.

by Anonymousreply 3205/23/2011

bump for more about John King and his drinks.. is he related to Perry King? Looks like him. I understand he converted to Judiaism when he married Dana.

by Anonymousreply 3305/23/2011

PLEASE FIRE Piers - its not even because of the hacking scandal - its because he is just so damned smarmy and annoying.

by Anonymousreply 3401/13/2012

I can't stand him either! Send him back to the shitty UK where people actually like this asshole!

by Anonymousreply 3501/13/2012

I checked YouTube and can't find a video of the show where he was classy. Does anyone know when it originally aired. Was he classy for the whole show or just one segment?

by Anonymousreply 3601/13/2012

lol R35, you're having a laugh. Only the troglodyte morons who watch Britain's Got Talent would like him.

by Anonymousreply 3701/13/2012

Since a much greater percentage of the UK watches Simon Cowell's horrible shows, does that mean that Brits are, on the whole, of a much lower stock than Americans after all?

by Anonymousreply 3801/13/2012

At least he doesn't have a massive hunchback.

by Anonymousreply 3901/13/2012

Piers is changing his shows format a bit, so he hasn't been fired...yet.

by Anonymousreply 4001/13/2012

He said tonight that he'll be celebrating his 1 year anniversary on Monday night.

by Anonymousreply 4101/13/2012

take your pick

by Anonymousreply 4201/13/2012

Piers Morgan should have been a cot death.

by Anonymousreply 4301/13/2012

Howard stern is the best interviewer in the country, bar none.

by Anonymousreply 4401/13/2012

Judging by his colleagues' reactions to him during the New Hampshire primary coverage I'd say they hate him too. Seriously, I flipped by it for a few minutes and they were completely contradicting his political analysis. I felt slightly bad for him. You could just feel he was an outsider.

by Anonymousreply 4501/13/2012

his show is so boring.

by Anonymousreply 4601/13/2012

Don't know what you're on about OP. I don't see any problem with him.

by Anonymousreply 4701/14/2012

r44 you're not serious are you?

Stern gets in one or two decent questions, then descends into the juvenile, white male bullshit that infests internet culture.

It's a giant white male circle jerk, with that annoying side-kick to kiss his ass and make his race and gender ignorance OK because she's a black woman.

by Anonymousreply 4801/14/2012

I loathe him.

by Anonymousreply 4901/14/2012

Piers will ask his guest the difficult questions that other host won't ask. You have to give him that much.

by Anonymousreply 5001/14/2012

They should replace him with Meryl Streep. She would do an amazing job, and her accent would be better than Piers'.

by Anonymousreply 5101/14/2012

Screw that, Michelle Williams would fill his seat much better than Meryl would!

by Anonymousreply 5201/14/2012

You're both wrong. Viola Davis will be his replacement!

by Anonymousreply 5301/14/2012

Yes, I agree that Meryl as a TV talk show host would represent the pinnacle of her career.

by Anonymousreply 5401/14/2012

CNN memo:

Research shows Piers Morgan has hit high numbers in the bitter queen and OCD demos. Renew?

by Anonymousreply 5501/14/2012

Hasn't he been under investigation recently in the British tabloids scandal?

by Anonymousreply 5601/14/2012

He looks tonight as if he knows it is soon over.

by Anonymousreply 5703/02/2012

Yes I'm almost sure of it R56. When he was the editor of the Daily Mirror, he admitted that phone hacking went on. He recounted listening to a voice mail left on Heather Mill's cell phone. I hope he gets the booterini, he an insufferable twat.

by Anonymousreply 5803/02/2012

I don't think they're going to get rid of him for a while.

He was in a vulnerable position for a time, but now that he's reached the 1 year mark and is becoming better known in America and being sought out by some of the Presidential candidates etc., he seems to be more secure.

by Anonymousreply 5903/02/2012

I agree with R50 that he asks questions that the other reporters wouldn't dare.

He was great with what's her name- the witch politician who never masterbates.

by Anonymousreply 6003/02/2012

Piers Morgan is known primarily for his willingness to fake stories in the UK that served the fascism. His job in 2012 is to support the right in the election with fake stories.

by Anonymousreply 6103/02/2012

Why don't they deport this ugly pig back to the UK? He's annoying as hell and he looks like shit for being only 45.

by Anonymousreply 6203/03/2012

While they're at it, why don't they fire Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, John King, and the other overpaid news personalities who haven't done anything to get CNN's ratings out of the shitter!!!

by Anonymousreply 6303/03/2012

He's spectacularly sucky.

by Anonymousreply 6403/03/2012

I'm all for them firing Piers, John King and Erin Burnett, but not Anderson.

by Anonymousreply 6503/03/2012

Piers, John King, and Wolf Blitzer are all terrible. Pompous, egotistical, and overpaid.

by Anonymousreply 6603/03/2012

Piers Morgan should be the face of Durex.

A stern warning to all you breeders out there highlighting the perils of unprotected sex.

by Anonymousreply 6703/03/2012

[quote]While they're at it, why don't they fire Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, John King, and the other overpaid news personalities who haven't done anything to get CNN's ratings out of the shitter!!!

Fine with me!

by Anonymousreply 6803/03/2012

John King seems to know his Magic Wall pretty well. Arrogant or not, he's knows far more about most of those counties and their political breakdowns and voting patterns than most people.

by Anonymousreply 6903/03/2012

John King is very astute, knowledgeable, and skilled at his job.

by Anonymousreply 7003/03/2012

When's the contractual year going to end? He seems to be on air, like, forever!

by Anonymousreply 7103/03/2012

Piers already reached his 1-year anniversary on CNN in January.

by Anonymousreply 7203/03/2012

No, Piers doesn't come close to classy. He's indifferently educated, and 'made his name' courtesy Murdoch. He 'edited' the grime-sheet 'News Of The World', (recently closed down in disgrace).

Morgan then went on to 'edit' the tabloid 'Mirror', but was escorted from the building after front-paging obviously faked soldier-atrocity pictures. He was set up and fell for it. He was also in serious trouble for abusing inside knowledge from his City hacks to pocket-lining advantage. So no, not quite a distinguished journalistic career.

There's too many reasons 'Private Eye' magazine always refers to him as 'Piers Moron.' One perhaps being that Moron once effortlessly alienated an entire TV studio during a current affairs quiz, couldn't keep up, then tried to threaten Private Eye's editor - a good journalist - by saying 'I know where you live.' But then, Moron 'made his name' through Murdoch.

by Anonymousreply 7303/03/2012

Piers Morgon is a bigot with a big ego with no interviewing skills. Shame on CNN who would hire such a person on prime time - watch out CNN, this guy will take you down with him

by Anonymousreply 7403/18/2012

I'm sad to say that I don't see CNN getting rid of Piers for many, many, years.

Hope that I'm wrong on this one.

by Anonymousreply 7503/18/2012

Blitzer and Morgan should be fired. John King should stay. I look forward to him being high on the air when Queen Elizabeth dies. "The Queen is DEAD, long live the KING!"

by Anonymousreply 7603/18/2012

His condescending tone and disprespectful behavious towards minority guests and women and very little diversified guests (such as those from Asian countries)and lack of U.S. experience and harasasment attitude qualifies him to be fired

by Anonymousreply 7704/01/2012

Toure/r77, girl I didnt know you posted here. Makes sense though.

by Anonymousreply 7804/01/2012

his interviews of Zimmerman's brother are injustice at its worse. He thinks HE IS JUDGE ,JURY AND EXECUTOR. a TOTAL DISGRACE FOR cnn

by Anonymousreply 7904/11/2012

OMG!!!!!!..It's like he interviews himself like he's the story...Go Just Go..It's gonna happen anyway just end it now

by Anonymousreply 8007/01/2012

I hope his days at CNN are numbered. Actually I'd rather Anderson take the slot and actually do a Larry King type show. Instead Anderson is in this other time slot acting ridiculous.

What baffles me is Wolf Blitzer. The ratings keep plunging and they keep expanding his time slot. He is nervewracking. The sound of his voice drives me nuts.

For actual news on a nightly basis, I go to ABC or NBC. If I want commentary I go to MSNBC. The only time I'll watch CNN is if something huge, and major happens. Some disaster or world-changing event. I mean, I'd rather watch C-Span then CNN.

by Anonymousreply 8107/01/2012

They should dump Morgan and Cooper. Use those millions to develop new talent.

by Anonymousreply 8207/01/2012

I won't watch CNN with this Murdoch moron on their staff. Smooth move, CNN - you lost a viewer.

by Anonymousreply 8307/01/2012

Today is the first time I really watched/paid attention to his show. CNN should get rid of him. He talks over everyone looks like hell comes across like hell, doesn't listen or seem to to feel the emotions of real people. GET RID OF HIM.

by Anonymousreply 8407/21/2012

Larry King was so much better! Piers shithead needs to go back to England! He is arrogant and I get the impression he thinks he is above Americans!Take this loser off the air!!

by Anonymousreply 8507/21/2012

I can't stand him. He's unwatchable. Even when he has someone on I might be interested in watching I can't get thru more than ten minutes.

I wonder if the Wise Men of CNN or Turner Broadcasting will eventually figure out the fact that they have people like Piers Morgan and Wolf Blitzer dominating their news network might affect CNN's low ratings.

I watched Thomas Roberts last night and he is gorgeous and really good at his job. NBC rules!

by Anonymousreply 8607/21/2012

Oy, Madonner is still banned from me show!

by Anonymousreply 8707/21/2012

We DO NOT WANT him back in England They need to pull the plug on CNN

by Anonymousreply 8807/21/2012

So have we figured out which anchor John King is banging? Poppy Harlow? Kaye Bouldwin?

by Anonymousreply 8907/21/2012

He is terrible. Why did they even hire him to replace Larry King? Weren't there any other viable contenders for the job?

by Anonymousreply 9007/21/2012

Piers is one of Murdoch's 'children.' l Like Rebecca Wade he has no education and was promoted to Editor at a ridiculously young age. Murdochf like unscrupulous sociopathic assholes. I wonder why.

by Anonymousreply 9107/21/2012

I think most people just hate him because of the time slot he took over. Ironically, these were probably the same people that were rallying for Larry King to get his old ass off the air. If Piers were anywhere else on TV, he would just be another innocuous TV personality.

Some Americans just have a phobia of British people. Like r85, they think British people view themselves as "better" than Americans for some dumb reason.

The style of his show is a nice departure from the other blow hards on cable news. Its nice to have someone interview from a different point of view. And of course he gets extra points for telling Madonna to fuck herself.

by Anonymousreply 9207/21/2012

They needed him for the royal wedding. He had an "in" CNN never would have had to cover it. He could interview people who would not have talked with a CNN interviewer otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 9307/21/2012

Keep him! I beg you! We don't want him back!

by Anonymousreply 9407/21/2012

[quote]Some Americans just have a phobia of British people. Like [R85], they think British people view themselves as "better" than Americans for some dumb reason.

The issue isn't that he's British, it's that he's low rent. It's like hiring a the Jerry Springer of "journalism."

He's a tacky hire.

by Anonymousreply 9507/21/2012

-a

by Anonymousreply 9607/21/2012

CNN webpage headline for today:

Romney Strikes Rare Notes of Faith:

"In a speech to a wounded nation, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returned to his roots of faith in the face of a national tragedy.

It was a rare public expression of faith for the candidate who has kept much of his faith private.

Romney, who was the head of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregation in Boston, quoted heavily from the Bible and the Book of Mormon as he stood before a small crowd in New Hampshire."

Another link :

Romney calls for unity following Colorado shooting

I must have slept thru the election. Is he already President? SNN and other news media are acting like he's inevitable.

Last time I looked, President was Barack Obama, who spoke comfort to everyone without quoting a single scripture. So does this mean Bishop romney can separate his callous, venal, proposals and his whoring after Rove & Cheney from his spiritual life?

Piers Morgan is a symptom. The folk at CNN have a much bigger problem.

by Anonymousreply 9707/21/2012

I called it SNN by mistake. Then I thought about it. Shit News Network sounds right, somehow.

by Anonymousreply 9807/21/2012

All this outrage from the Land Of Jerry Lewis, Conan O'Brian, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. What you all are really saying is that you don't like someone with a little class.

by Anonymousreply 9907/21/2012

I must have slept thru the election. Is he already President? SNN and other news media are acting like he's inevitable.

Last time I looked, President was Barack Obama, who spoke comfort to everyone without quoting a single scripture. So does this mean Bishop Romney can separate his callous, venal, proposals and his whoring after Rove & Cheney from his spiritual life?

R97, when Obama was running for president in 2008 he went to Europe and various other places talking with the leaders of the nations LIKE HE WAS PRESIDENT WHEN NOT EVEN THE VOTE COUNT TOOK PLACE! Please!

BTW, if Romney didn't make any comments about the tragedy, you would be the first one to bitch how insensitive Romney is!

by Anonymousreply 10007/22/2012

It's definitely not the same, R100. Obama was drawing huge crowds everywhere he went in 2008.Coverage of his foreign trip could hardly be ignored.

CNN is just a whore-news organization and having Romney prominently featured regularly is part of their plan. Read the dailyKos. CNN needs this race to be close and to pump Romney up because it will generate revenue and help the ratings. Not because there's a groundswell of support building for him. They hope to create the groundswell with these perceptions that Romney is The One.

They featured Romney on the 4th of July because he "interrupted his vacation" to walk in a local parade. At the same time, Obama had a huge picnic for members of the armed forces and their families, and got nothing from CNN. Romney usually has a photo spread on the website too. He is always "above the fold."

I do this stuff for a living and I know a set up when I see one. The media is biased towards Romney. They are portraying Obama as a "nice guy in over his head." This incenses me. The news is slanted to favor Romney.

If a Democrat was guilty of the excesses and the messes Romney's had in his recent past, especially at this time of economic uncertainty, the media would crucify him.

Romney gets a free pass for not disclosing his tax returns, and for destroying jobs and businesses. In his time as governor, Massachusetts plummeted to 47th in job creation. That's not a reccommendation for the job of POTUS. When you consider what Obama has accomplished with no help from Congress, it's insulting.

CNN is out of touch and desperate. The have people like Piers Morgan and a bunch of other losers with no news judgement and a reactionary point of view. Piers belongs on Faux. He's scum. Rupert stepped down, so should Piers.

by Anonymousreply 10107/22/2012

He should have never been hired to replace Larry king, he is a failed british columnist and his life was going downhill and now he is dragging down CNN

by Anonymousreply 10208/01/2012

his ratings are ok for the demo

by Anonymousreply 10308/01/2012

He's is a nelly anti-christ and Rupert Murdoch hacker. He hates Obama for not appearing on his lame show. He's bringing America down; he never should have been given citizenship.

by Anonymousreply 10410/18/2012

Americans are doing a much better job of bringing America down than this jackass. Look at the crap Andy Cohen pushes at America. Look at the Kardashians and Lohens.

by Anonymousreply 10510/18/2012

His coverage of Sandy has been HORRIBLE. He just had on Michael Moore, and Morgan spent more time talking than his guest. Moore looked flabbergasted. He is now attacking Alan Aviles, President of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., for the evacuation of Bellevue Hospital earlier today.

Does Morgan not understand the historic scope of this storm? Can't the Monday morning quarterbacking wait until the crisis is over? I cannot stand this show but am watching because CNN seems to be doing a better job covering the storm's impacts than any other national outlet. This guy needs to be fired. He and Wolf Blitzer are idiots who are contributing greatly to the downfall of CNN in the ratings.

by Anonymousreply 10610/31/2012

the hospital interview was unreal, he would not shut up ship the fucker back to uk

by Anonymousreply 10710/31/2012

I like him.

by Anonymousreply 10810/31/2012

I hated the hospital interview. He would not shut the fuck up about the mothers with newborns being MOVED..oh no!! Did any of them die in the process? People have been killed and injured from this hurricane and he's more worried about them being moved to another facility, who CARES. He needs to go back to Europa.

by Anonymousreply 10911/01/2012

[quote]He is now attacking Alan Aviles, President of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., for the evacuation of Bellevue Hospital earlier today.

Morgana practically blamed Aviles personally for all the problems Bellevue is now facing. "Isn't it YOUR responsibility to prevent this from happening?"

Thank god I also get BBC World News. Their reporting on Sandy has been measured and objective, free from hysterics, finger pointing, and politicking.

by Anonymousreply 11011/01/2012

CNN SUCKS

by Anonymousreply 11111/01/2012

No one watches his English interview show here in the UK, where he interviews very minor C-list celebs, and the gimmick is he gets them to cry as they confess or discuss their emotional dramas .... at least he seems to have major names in the US.

by Anonymousreply 11211/01/2012

Sounds as if Morgan's doing some stupid rant to garner ratings. That's pretty much all CNN does anymore. Most of it seems to be aimed at picking off Faux viewers.

Whatever it is, he's no Murdoch-style conservative by any stretch of the imagination.

by Anonymousreply 11311/01/2012

[quote]Americans are doing a much better job of bringing America down than this jackass. Look at the crap Andy Cohen pushes at America. Look at the Kardashians and Lohens.

What country are you from?

The Kardashians are huge in the UK.

You better not be a Brit with all the trash they produce and worship there.

Maybe you're a Canadian? If so, you've got Harper.

So, fess up, where you from, boo?

by Anonymousreply 11411/01/2012

I never thought he should have been hired in the first place. This ALL started thanks to fucking TRUMP and his "Celebrity Apprentice" which Morgan won a few years back...Morgan has a sleazy tabloid-running past and somehow he gets to replace Larry King (note I never liked King either but he's better and less sleazy than Morgan) ? The ratings suck but CNN won't fire him...I mean it's not like they're gonna improve ever lol

by Anonymousreply 11511/01/2012

The Trump connection probably carries some weight. Morgan hit his absolute nadir during the crane coverage, taking pains to plant his nose firmly in Trumps butt crack. I nearly died laughing when I watched. I wrote this on the collapsed crane thread:

[quote]Piers Morgan is telling us that this very morning Donald Trump could tell that the weight distribution was off on the apparatus and that he notified someone to do something about it! Did I mishear this gem? Trump is inflicting himself in NY's latest, greatest drama/crisis/tragedy possibly due to negligence!

Inflicted via his surrogate at CNN.

by Anonymousreply 11611/01/2012

I loved it when he reported Monday night there was 3 feet of water on the trading floor of the NYSE and then proceeded to ask every field reporter their thoughts on the subject(including those in NJ). This was subsequently proven to be a bogus rumor originating from some idiot's Twitter. Amazing journalism, Piers. They're polishing your Pulitzer right now. I'm done with this moron.

by Anonymousreply 11711/01/2012

Jeff Zucker is THISCLOSE to being signed as head of CNN

Since Jeff and Piers are pals, look for Piers to be on CNN for the long haul.

by Anonymousreply 11811/01/2012

How are Zucker and Morgan pals?

by Anonymousreply 11911/01/2012

He wants Romney to win because the snake oil salesman and his family have appeared on his show several times but the Obamas won't. He's now buddy buddy with the Romney sons.

by Anonymousreply 12011/01/2012

Speaking as a Brit the reason he went over there is he's finished over here. The phone tapping has seen to that. He always played to the lowest common denominator anyway. His solo shows got VERY poor ratings over here. He is always mentioned over here when some comedian wants to convey the worst kind of scum.

As for crap TV, there is plenty of good programming to watch. They put the stuff I don't watch (like the Jardashians or home grown crap like Geordie Shore) on channels that make it plain what sort of crap they show, which helps. If there's nothing good on do yourself a favour and read a book!

Why so many Anons? If you guys had been anonymous during the War of Independence you'd still be a territory. It takes balls to take a stand and that's an American attribute I admired. I don't understand this celebration of mediocrity.

by Anonymousreply 12111/11/2012

He got trashed in The Leveson Report.

by Anonymousreply 12211/30/2012

The perfect replacement for Piers would be and I know he already has many jobs is Bob Costas

by Anonymousreply 12311/30/2012

He makes my skin crawl.

And, he just loves to hear himself talk....

and talk and talk. SHUT UP and let the guest say more than 10 words.

by Anonymousreply 12411/30/2012

Because they're CNN. That's like expecting a retard to not smear poop on the walls.

by Anonymousreply 12511/30/2012

His Donald Trump ass kissing alone should be grounds for dismissal.

by Anonymousreply 12611/30/2012

His ratings are lower than whale excrement.

by Anonymousreply 12711/30/2012

The reason Morgan is sniffing around American shores for a job is because he is unemployable in the UK. How many other journalists, or trumped up tabloid reporters, do you see looking for work in the US? Oh, that's right, zero!

by Anonymousreply 12811/30/2012

Wonder when his contract is up? I hope Zucker's first order of business is to fire his ass.

by Anonymousreply 12911/30/2012

[quote]How many other journalists, or trumped up tabloid reporters, do you see looking for work in the US? Oh, that's right, zero!

Not true. Les Hinton former News Corp Murdoch lackey became publisher of the WSJ, to name one. He had to step down due to his positions at NI during the hacking era.

by Anonymousreply 13011/30/2012

I hope Zucker fires this piece of sh_t and Blob Blitzer, too.

by Anonymousreply 13111/30/2012

Didn't Zucker give him his "America's Got Talent" gig? Get used to this odious creature on your screens for the long haul.

by Anonymousreply 13212/02/2012

She at least thinks she is a journalist, Tina Brown of Newsweek is a Brit working in the US

by Anonymousreply 13312/02/2012

Next?

by Anonymousreply 13412/02/2012

just get him off,he's not american

by Anonymousreply 13512/14/2012

His mission to send America to the right has failed.

by Anonymousreply 13612/14/2012

John Lithgow presented an award at the British Comedy Awards. His spirited gracious speech praised UK acting talent, and urged it to cross the pond. 'But why do you have to send us assholes like Piers Morgan?!' he concluded, to knowing cheers and applause.

It's comforting that to anyone with an IQ approaching three figures Morgan is one of the biggest punchlines in The West.

by Anonymousreply 13712/14/2012

Even Karen Walker takes Dramamine

by Anonymousreply 13912/18/2012

I like him, too, R108. He gets interesting guests and takes a different spin in interviewing them and drawing them out.

by Anonymousreply 14012/18/2012

He always seems mean to his guests.

by Anonymousreply 14212/19/2012

Is his show still taped? That was an initial criticism. He tried to exert more control over guests and the direction of the conversation. And yet, with the help of favorable editing, he still comes off this way?

by Anonymousreply 14312/19/2012

Don't forget that CNN is the network which gave Heather Mills a go at Larry King's spot. Her interview of Paul Newman want unremarked upon. When Paul mentioned that his daughter ran the organic part of the Newman's Own brand, Mills said, "What about your other children? You do have other children, don't you have a son? What's he doing?"

Yeah well, he HAD a son who died of a drug overdose.

Like Martin Short, Newman deflected the question gracefully.

by Anonymousreply 14412/19/2012

I don't think he's significantly worse than Larry King or the contemptible Barbara Walters.

by Anonymousreply 14512/19/2012

Just saw a clip where he told his guest "you're an incredibly stupid man aren't you!". His guest was the pres of the Gun Owners of America. Whether you're pro gun or anti gun, it's completely unprofessional to tell a guest that he's stupid.

by Anonymousreply 14612/19/2012

I can't stand to look at his smug, ugly face for more than 2 seconds.

Jackass just loves to hear himself talk.

by Anonymousreply 14812/20/2012

Tonight was the last time I will ever stomach Piers Morgan. Only his opinion's are ever heard. I wish he would go back home. I am sick of hearing about how much better the British are. CNN - wake up and get rid of the reason you are losing your ratings.

by Anonymousreply 14912/20/2012

Why doesn't Datalounge ban the OP, that would be a better idea.

by Anonymousreply 15012/20/2012

We can't send him back to Britain, they don't want him. He is even more reviled there than he is here.

by Anonymousreply 15212/21/2012

I don't know what kind of contract Piers has but he should be turfed. But I read somewhere that Zucker's a fan of his. If that's the case I guess he's going nowhere.

They should move Anderson into the 9:00 slot and give him a show interviewing people. He's actually very good when he does 60 Minutes stories.

by Anonymousreply 15312/21/2012

Actually, Anderson as interviewer might just be a job he could do.

The thing about Larry King was it was an interesting zone. Larry never went for the kill. I don't know if he could go for the kill. But people with something to say got a chance to say it. As did people without something to say, too often, but you get my drift.

by Anonymousreply 15412/21/2012

He sucks big time...petition to get rid of piers???

by Anonymousreply 15512/22/2012

Cancer survivor and DL regular, Tig Notaro, should replace him.

by Anonymousreply 15612/22/2012

If they fire him, who would take his place on such short notice?

by Anonymousreply 15812/27/2012

As a journalist, you're suppose to remain neutral on all issues...Piers is just too opinated and forceful with his guests. What's more, he never lets anybody finish and constantly interrupts. Not good. Let's get him replaced (with an American) pronto!

by Anonymousreply 15901/03/2013

[quote]Why doesn't CNN just fire Piers Morgan?

Because Piers Morgan has the highest-rated show on CNN.

by Anonymousreply 16001/03/2013

Let's see, he's a CROOKHOLSTER? A CHICKHOLSTER? Don't keep us in suspense, R157.

by Anonymousreply 16101/03/2013

r.162-fat frau with 8 kids and a husband with way too many weapons.

by Anonymousreply 16301/09/2013

I've only seen his show a couple times, but I liked what I saw. Sure he is a bit dumpy- but he my impression is that he is smart and asks good questions- in the two times I have watched for more than 10 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 16401/09/2013

If England is so much safer than the USA why doesn't the little bitch go back home! Oh that's right ! They don't want him there either. A man without a country. Poor little bitch!

by Anonymousreply 16501/12/2013

Morgan is using the gun nuts to build his reputation and it is working.

by Anonymousreply 16601/12/2013

PM is nothing but a tool. He isn't a citizen of the United States. He and his family haven't paid taxes to this country all their lives, but he wants to talk as if his words have value to real Americans. Get him out of our country.

by Anonymousreply 16701/17/2013

His show rocks! so much better than Larry King.

by Anonymousreply 16801/17/2013

I don't like when he talks a lot and does not allow the guests to finish their points.

by Anonymousreply 16903/20/2013

R167 I agree. He should be deported. And the way he kisses Donald Trumps' ass with all that "Mr. Trump" shit is revolting. And he's so damn smug and ugly.

I would've rather have had Ryan Seacrest take over for Larry King, and that's saying a lot because I can't stand Ryan. But at least he's not a smug smart-ass.

by Anonymousreply 17003/20/2013

I use to love English accents, but now, thanks to Piers Morgan, they grate like hell. It all sounds like "gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp" to me whenever he's on.

by Anonymousreply 17103/24/2013

Yes, Morgan's 400,000 viewers beats Anderson's 300,000, r160, but that's nothing to crow about.

Hell, shitty Nancy Grace usually averages around 6 to 800,000 viewers.

by Anonymousreply 17203/24/2013

How does Anderson manage to stay on the air with 300,000 viewers?

by Anonymousreply 17303/24/2013

Cable News Ratings - Wed March 20

8:00 -

O'Reilly 3,068 Cooper 521 Ed 612 Grace 853

9:00 -

Hannity 1,797 P.Morgan 460 Maddow 830 Dr.Drew 809

10:00 -

Greta 1,423 Cooper 358 O'Donnell 758

Anderson Cooper usually pulls in 350,000 to 500,000 a night. And, that's pretty bad!

by Anonymousreply 17403/24/2013

So Anderson is always last in his time spot?

by Anonymousreply 17503/24/2013

YEP

CNN needs to put a fresh show on at 10.

by Anonymousreply 17603/24/2013

Old CNN upper management is too embarrassed to admit that even at his age, Larry King was much more popular, hence they made a poor move.

by Anonymousreply 17703/24/2013

Good point R171. There's so much to loathe about Piers Moron that I'd never got around to hating his voice. Such a vital quality in any broadcaster, and in his case a big part of his huge inverse appeal.

It's a sort of estuary whine with third-rate editorial authoritarianism badly grafted on top. That said, it's an accurate expression of his abilities.

(Brit here who fears he'll inevitably crash in the US then come back like a conquering hero to stink up the UK airwaves again.)

by Anonymousreply 17803/24/2013

He's so damn ugly to even look at. Why can't CNN get some younger hosts?

by Anonymousreply 17903/24/2013

CNN had to get rid of Larry King because of the age of his audience. The battle is over the 18 to 49-year-old demographic, which is what advertisers want. Starting 20 plus years ago at least a third of King's audience was over 65, and it only got older and smaller with time. It died off. The same thing is happening to the Fox audience. It's huge, but it's very old and shrinking as the audience members die off. Fox is not adding new viewers fast enough to replace them. MSNBC has a much smaller audience but it's also much younger and thus attractive to the advertisers. MSNBC also has a particular following based on ideology. CNN is in a bind because the network doesn't want to be seen as partisan, but most regular news viewers really do prefer a slant with their news. And both ideological options are already taken. It's doesn't matter who CNN puts on air -- Morgan, Cooper, etc. The game is already lost.

by Anonymousreply 18003/24/2013

Wednesday, April 3

Piers Morgan pulls in a grand total of 383,000 viewers.

At 8:00 on the same day, Anderson gets 556,000 and Chris Hayes(MSNBC) gets 584,000.

Course, none of them come close to their Fox competitors.

by Anonymousreply 18104/06/2013

On Monday, the insufferable dick got a grand total of 274,000 viewers.

by Anonymousreply 18304/11/2013

Yikes...

CNN's Erin Burnett beat Lardball at 7:00

by Anonymousreply 18404/11/2013

Who is the retard at CNN that keeps this asshole on air? His ratings are terrible and he's unlikeable, so why does he have a show?

by Anonymousreply 18504/11/2013

It's absolutely ludicrous for the American public to have to listen to a foreigner's opinions, they should can his ass asap. I turn him off the second I see his damn face! Erin Burnett should have her nosed unplugged and be fired!

by Anonymousreply 18604/24/2013

OK can we talk? Why is Morgan STILL hosting that show? He sucks! His personality and looks are so unappealing, not to mention he's got that damn lisp. The ratings aren't great at all. Surely CNN can find someone better...then again they've recently given that idiot Anthony Bourdain a show so who knows.

by Anonymousreply 18707/08/2013

I don't get it either. Why don't they get rid of him and send him back to the UK?

by Anonymousreply 18807/08/2013

Send him back, along with the Osbournes.

by Anonymousreply 18907/09/2013

And Russell Brand.

by Anonymousreply 19007/09/2013

When someone comes off as less likable than Omarosa, that person has problems. Piers is a disgusting individual whose claim to fame was a British tabloid. HOW in the fuck did he end up taking over for the living corpse, Larry King? The show used to be respectable until King's last few years when the quality of guests dipped. Now having Morgan as host...I mean does ANYONE like him besides Trump?

by Anonymousreply 19107/09/2013

Send him back and why is he not getting shot over the phone hacking crap he did at his tabloid . He must know where some serious bodies are buried.

by Anonymousreply 19207/09/2013

R192 yes good point! I doubt that story has ever been covered on his show lol

by Anonymousreply 19307/09/2013

Piers Morgan is one hell of a creepy ass crumpet.

by Anonymousreply 19407/16/2013

Despite Larry King's faults, he had a variety of interesting guests. Piers seem to cover the same thing night after night, week after week - gun control and any trial in the news. Why would anyone watch if these topics are of no interest?

by Anonymousreply 19507/16/2013

r195 it's not just Piers Morgan. It's CNN's primetime line-up now. They really are taking crime dramas to the bank. This is the course that Jeff Zucker wants to take CNN and so far it has had some success. The viewers may not be informed about what is really important in the state and the world, but at least they've got all the details of Zimmerman. That's important to CNN viewers.

Up until tonight, I never saw Rachel Maddow do a segment on the trial. She only really covers issues that have national implication. Tonight she talked peripherally about the case but it really was about how the Justice Department can right the wrongs of state cases.

by Anonymousreply 19607/16/2013

I don't want him to be fired. He speaks out against guns and gun nuts and doesn't sympathize with Zimmerman. I think he's another CNN Obama hater, but I agree with him on other points.

by Anonymousreply 19707/16/2013

R197 there are plenty of FAR less annoying people who share Morgan's views who could replace him. He has no credibility or credentials to be the host of what used to be a prominent show.

by Anonymousreply 19807/16/2013

I suppose R198, but I still give him credit for speaking out against those two horrors.

by Anonymousreply 19907/16/2013

Why do we have this piece of shit from England over here trying to divide our country.

by Anonymousreply 20007/19/2013

It's not divided already?

by Anonymousreply 20107/19/2013

He must have a two year contract....When did he start ion the network.

by Anonymousreply 20207/19/2013

[quote]Despite Larry King's faults, he had a variety of interesting guests.

And Larry King used to have on a lot of old timers from Hollywood and would often do tribute shows when one of them passed on. I miss those.

by Anonymousreply 20307/19/2013

blame this on the fox news-loving Trump. He let Morgan win the Celebrity Apprentice and from there Morgan scored the gig of his career. I swear Trump did it to slowly chip away at cnn.

by Anonymousreply 20407/19/2013

ITA r192, I very seldom watch his show, so many wanted Larry King gone, well be careful what you wish for.

by Anonymousreply 20507/19/2013

Up for original thread.

by Anonymousreply 20708/11/2013

Why isn't Larry King on my TV any longer?

by Anonymousreply 20808/12/2013

I dont understand why someone like R206 would continue to watch a show they clearly dont like.

by Anonymousreply 20908/12/2013

CNN must write that hour off as a total waste When Cuomo took over for him a few weeks ago it was like a breath Of fresh air--P

by Anonymousreply 21008/27/2013

it must be an open secret how bad his ratings are, a few weeks ago when Matthew Perry guest hosted he said something like to our millions of viewers...oh wait...this is the Piers Morgan Show...to our few thousand viewers.

by Anonymousreply 21108/27/2013

R211 - LOL. Perry would be an improvement.

by Anonymousreply 21208/27/2013

I can't cut and paste from where I am, but....

a Washington Times article says that Zucker is actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.

Now the bad news.... he wants Katie Couric for that 9 pm slot--- but is also looking at other options.

by Anonymousreply 21310/02/2013

R213 I hope it's true. I'll take even Couric over that cunt Morgan. He is such a piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 21410/02/2013

Just the sound of his voice makes me vomit.

by Anonymousreply 21510/03/2013

How did he go from "winning" Celebrity Apprentice to getting Larry King's old CNN job anyway? Shocking. Who does he know other than Trump? Did he blackmail some CNN head with revealing some damaging info? We know he has a tabloid mag background.

by Anonymousreply 21610/03/2013

You'd be surprised how far a British accent can get you, r216.

by Anonymousreply 21710/07/2013

I agree. Dump him. Why would you stoop to giving Tony the weenier a spot on the show.

by Anonymousreply 21810/18/2013

R216 He's one of Simon Cowell's best friends. No idea if that helped him get the CNN gig, but he obviously knows how to curry favour with influential people.

He's a slimey toerag though - would be quite happy if he disappeared from TV screens altogether, on both sides of the pond.

by Anonymousreply 21910/18/2013

Guess Piers' show is finally ending.

by Anonymousreply 22002/24/2014

Well, I guess they did, OP. But almost 3 years after you first suggested it.

This does show that DL pegged the problem with Piers Morgan from the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 22102/24/2014

End of March, final show...thank the Lord! It's about time someone pulled the plug on this loud mouth blowhard. We don't go to his country and bash their cultural policies...why should he be able to come over here and do it to us?

by Anonymousreply 22202/24/2014

Can not bear to watch him. Hope he is replaced by somebody who makes the program interesting

by Anonymousreply 22302/24/2014

Andy Cohen is waiting in the wings.

by Anonymousreply 22402/24/2014

we need him

by Anonymousreply 22503/29/2014

Is his smug ass going back to merry ole England now?

by Anonymousreply 22603/29/2014

It would be nice if he would take all the Osbourne family back to England with him.

by Anonymousreply 22703/29/2014
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