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BREAKING Piers Morgan to be replaced by ABC News Bill Weir in 9PM Slot

This is so breaking news that details and contracts are still being worked out.

by Anonymousreply 5910/16/2013

It's about time that prick went back to England.

by Anonymousreply 110/11/2013

Great news !

by Anonymousreply 210/11/2013

Hope it's true. Bill Weir is sexy in a smug, frat boy with a big dick sort of way.

by Anonymousreply 310/11/2013

Wunderbar!

by Anonymousreply 410/11/2013

CNN is not confirming anything because they are working out a graceful way for Piers Morgan to exit.

by Anonymousreply 510/11/2013

Excellent! Have always like Bill Weir, ever since he was a sports anchor on ABC7 in LA.

by Anonymousreply 610/11/2013

Bill Weir personifies Big Dick Face.

by Anonymousreply 710/11/2013

LMAO...fuck off, Piers.

by Anonymousreply 810/11/2013

I had to look him up. Just from his photos he looks like a total douche. Or that porn guy Trevor Yates from Bel Ami

by Anonymousreply 910/11/2013

Thanks for the NSFW heads up, r9.

NOT!

by Anonymousreply 1010/11/2013

CNN must be determined to fail with these bland men they keep transferring from ABC to headline their programs

At least Piers checked that bitch Toure

by Anonymousreply 1110/11/2013

[quote] CNN must be determined to fail with these bland men they keep transferring from ABC to headline their programs

Jake Tapper, Chris Cuomo, Bill Wier

AC came from ABC as well.

by Anonymousreply 1210/11/2013

Bill Weir went to Pepperdine. Fundie?

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2013

I'm so glad the Breaking News bear is out of hibernation!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1410/11/2013

So where will Morgan go? Back to England?

by Anonymousreply 1510/11/2013

Why no link, OP?

I'm smelling bullshit!

by Anonymousreply 1710/11/2013

Bill Wier used to work out at my gym here in LA. Zero personality and cheap shoes.

by Anonymousreply 1810/11/2013

At least Piers Morgan came out swinging for gun control, health care and other rational ideas. Nothing against Bill Weir but Morgan isn't all bad.

(Morgan's show may, in fact, have been terrible. I didn't watch it.)

by Anonymousreply 1910/11/2013

Bill Weir QUIT Nightline.

Still don't know why CNN would replace Piers with him, though.

by Anonymousreply 2010/11/2013

According to the Hollywoodreporter Bill Weir Won't 'Replace' Piers Morgan but will get a new show at 11PM

by Anonymousreply 2110/11/2013

I knew we couldn't get rid of that cunt Morgan!

by Anonymousreply 2210/11/2013

Why is CNN so hell-bent on keeping that asshole Piers?

by Anonymousreply 2310/11/2013

I never heard of this Bill Weir guy, who is he?? Not that I'm a Piers fan, but who is this guy?

by Anonymousreply 2410/11/2013

article

by Anonymousreply 2510/11/2013

I don't care who it is as long as Morgan is fired. Does anyone know if he has another tv gig lined up? hopefully not. What horrible trash we acquired from the UK.

by Anonymousreply 2610/11/2013

I think Piers Morgan is an excellent, well-informed, knowledgeable interviewer.

But I would not mind if he leaves or is replaced, as long as his replacement is on an equal excellent level of interviewing.

by Anonymousreply 2710/11/2013

This thread has ruined my entire weekend. Fuck OP for getting my hopes up.

by Anonymousreply 2810/11/2013

You ought to start a petition to keep Piers Morgan on CNN. We would all sign it.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2013

Piers Morgan is completely a low piece of garbage who doesn't have any positive qualities. I have heard on the radio Piers Tweeted that he is British and the British are superior to American people, and the British will eventually take over the United States. When I heard that I wanted to spit in his face. I guess I shouldn't be surprised because he is constantly saying how the United States is less than England or some other European country.

I notice on talk shows when the host or hostess interviews guests on their shows, they will speak their minds and disagree with the person ,and they usually don't call the person names. However, when Piers Moron interviews people he disagrees with or they don't agree with him with or he doesn't like them, he calls them names and gets really nasty. He had a couple of senators on his show and he called them stupid jerks, etc. It was totally unprofessional and I have never seen that at least in American TV before.

BTW, someone said he has duel citizenship on this thread? That is new to me because I have always heard that he is NOT an American citizen.

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2013

Bump.

by Anonymousreply 3110/12/2013

Please don't send him back to England, we've only just got rid of Goop

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2013

Unprofessional name-calling? Aw, he's one of us!

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2013

I never watched his show, it was annoying how he came out of nowhere (to Americans) and got a prime job replacing Larry King. If they wanted to go with an unknown, a talented American would've been a better idea.

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2013

Good. He sucks.

by Anonymousreply 3510/12/2013

Bring back Larry King!

by Anonymousreply 3610/12/2013

I remember the hype around Piers Morgan when he came on board - he was supposed to make CNN #1 and he even said he would, but that's never going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2013

[quote]CNN is not confirming anything because they are working out a graceful way for Piers Morgan to exit.

Arrange for Scotland Yard to extradite him and problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 3810/12/2013

I can't stand Bill Weir because he doesn't know how to talk -- he does that S thing. He puts his teeth in his lower lip for "S" when there's a s in a word. Like a 14 year old boy does when he's trying to sound "tough." Matt Lauer does it too, but Lauer has buck teeth.

by Anonymousreply 3910/12/2013

I'm sure Madonna is devastated she never got to appear on the show.

by Anonymousreply 4010/12/2013

"he also hired so done"

R16, I know this was auto correct, but what did you mean?

by Anonymousreply 4110/12/2013

I never heard of Weir, so I googled him and found a new feature online where he climed a mountain in Yosemite, andspend the night on a platform a couple hundred feet in the air. He's fit, handsome, charming, affable and intelligent. But he does speak funny, someone pointed out the problem he has with S's. I do too. It makes him human and someone I can relate too. I look forward to seeing more of him.

by Anonymousreply 4210/15/2013

r43 is the cheese (stands alone)

by Anonymousreply 4410/15/2013

R10, reread R9, look at the link closely, and then tell me: is it tough being a genius?

by Anonymousreply 4510/15/2013

I'm British and we don't want him back, thanks.

I know of not one British person, of any political hue, who doesn't despise him.

Not sure if anyone's checked him for the sign of the beast, but they should. For further details please see his 'journalistic' 'credentials' in the UK with special mention regards the hacking scandals.

by Anonymousreply 4610/15/2013

It is becoming a real embarrassment for CNN. Whenever he gets in a debate the other person always says this must be why nobody watches you!!!

by Anonymousreply 4710/15/2013

Thank God

by Anonymousreply 4810/16/2013

Such an astute observation R39. I never realized this till I read your post. The sound it makes is sort of smug for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 4910/16/2013

So breaking it's wrong.

UPDATE, 2:15 PM: When ABC News put out word this morning that Nightline anchor Bill Weir was leaving ABC News for “another opportunity in the news business,” The Reporters Who Cover Television began preparing their “Weir Heads To CNN” reports, figuring there was a high likelihood he would follow colleagues Jake Tapper, Chris Cuomo and John Berman to the cable news network. The development bore the signs of another Amy Entelis strike. Entelis, a 30-year ABC News vet who left as VP Talent and Strategy, and who in January 2012 was named to the newly created position of SVP Talent and Content Development at CNN Worldwide, had been given credit for the hires of the aforementioned ABC News staffers. When, several hours later, CNN made the announcement it had in fact hired Weir as an anchor – without naming any program — as well as Chief Innovation Correspondent, some of those reporters began to pick up Mediaite’s report, citing an unnamed source, that Weir had been promised all, or half, of Piers Morgan’s CNN time slot some time many months from now. CNN issued a statement “Bill Weir was not brought to CNN to replace Piers Morgan.” That seemed to put a lid on it, though some media reports continued to mull Morgan’s future at the network.

“At a time when CNN is expanding the definition of news, the former anchor of ABC News’ Nightline will work with producers to develop original programming across the schedule,” CNN had explained in its Weir announcement. “Bill’s range, sensibility and curiosity set him apart,” chimed in CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. “He brings a unique storytelling style, perspective and sense of humor to CNN, and he will be a key player as we continue to expand our lineup.”

by Anonymousreply 5010/16/2013

Someone upthread said that Morgan asks tough questions and follows up on them, but the opposite is true. After Michelle Shocked had that homophobic incident in San Francisco, causing her audience to walk out, her (gay) sound man to cut her mike, and her coming gigs to cancel on her, she was on Morgan's show. He asked her is she was homophobic, and for a response she came up with the most idiotic non-answer in history. And that ugly creep Morgan just sat there with that clueless hetero expression he always has. Any one of us on this site, our beloved DataLounge, would have pressed her: It's a yes or question, you stupid bitch. Answer it!

by Anonymousreply 5110/16/2013

It's not like there aren't tough British interviewers in the tradition of David Frost and Tim Sebastian: Gavin Esler, Stephen Sackur, and of course, Jeremy Paxman.

by Anonymousreply 5210/16/2013

[quote]Why is CNN so hell-bent on keeping that asshole Piers?

Maybe because he has one of the best-rated shows on CNN?

by Anonymousreply 5310/16/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Anonymousreply 5410/16/2013

Larry King seemed like a likeable guy a gentleman, and he seemed diplomatic the way he conducted his interviews.As a result, people where comfortable to answer his questions regardless if they did or didn't like the questions he was asking them. Piers is an idiot, I notice he has this wall between the person he is interviewing and himself, and he has this cold reserve to him.He has only been in this country for a short time and he is not even an American citizen. Piers has the nerve to talk about this country as if he knows everything more than Americans know their own country. On the contrary, I have caught him on exaggerations and clueless answers and responses. He knows absolute nothing and his hatred for America is evident,and he calls people stupid jerks, and other names, he nastily asks, why are you laughing? to the person or persons,he is interviewing when the person is laughing as a disagreement type laugh, which anyone should know, But not Piers because he doesn't get this at all. He thinks they are laughing at him. He responses to subjects on emotion , not by a professional perspective.It is evident his IQ level is very low or possibly he is mentality challenged.

No I'm not a Tea Party person, but Piers Moron was and some lawyer brought up some subject about the law of the nation. And the lawyer said Piers was wrong because it was against the Constitutional law and Piers snapped and said well I don't interpret YOUR Constitution the way YOU Americans do. Of course not because it was designed so we wouldn't have the British system of a monarchy who has supreme lifetime authority ,but a president who is elected by the people to run only for a certain time, a system of checks and balances, and to get away from a class system which only the very wealthy could run for parliament.

BTW, I would never ever go to another country and throw my weight around like he dose which is embarrassing and aggravating. Also, I would never move to a country and put the country down. A lot of other nations would not put up with a foreigner moving into their country and spouting off what a crappy way they do things etc.the way we do. They would throw you out with in a snap!

by Anonymousreply 5510/16/2013

R10 what part of PORN GUY did you not understand, fuckwit?

by Anonymousreply 5610/16/2013

Bill Weir has a moist hole.

by Anonymousreply 5710/16/2013

Piers is a sleazy tabloid person from the UK, but at least he challenged the NRA - NOT ONE OTHER reporter/journalist/media person or politician has done that.

by Anonymousreply 5810/16/2013

I wonder why Piers never mentions his Irish Catholic roots. He's probably afraid that his "arrogant British" routine would have holes punched in it. I hate it when he differentiates himself from America. That's bad reportage.A good reporter/host wouldn't bring up nationality so flippantly.However Piers does. As bad as Larry King was he never pulled this arrogant routine like Piers Morgan has done.

by Anonymousreply 5910/16/2013
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