CNN Fires Piers Morgan

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
  3. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    #4
    He was pretty good at interviews IMO. But being a non American who had such a strong opinion about gun laws pretty much hurt him.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #5
    At first I was all like

    [​IMG]

    But then I was all like

    [​IMG]
     
  5. jkcerda macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    #6
    ***shirley**** he had other things to talk about besides gun control.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    #7
    Oh no. CNN fired the guy who's show I never watched.
     
  7. jkcerda macrumors 6502

    jkcerda

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    Location:
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    #8
    its all your fault then :p
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #9
    "You can tell when a guy is from England, but you can't tell him much." - someone or other
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #10
    A plagiarized permutation of the original line...

    "You can always tell a Harvard Man, but you can't tell him much"

    Source
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #11
    Thank you Sidney. How British of you. ;)
     
  11. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    #12
    while i agreed with his views, i just didnt like his show. be interesting to see what they replace it with in that prime time slot
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #13
    Jay Leno?

    No, seriously, I heard it .... somewhere .... today. :eek:
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #14
    We'll then that time slot would remain unwatched by me.

    :D
     
  14. LIVEFRMNYC thread starter macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    #15
    Howard Stern such replace him. But he's probably still on contract with Sirius.
     
  15. lostngone macrumors demi-god

    lostngone

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Anchorage
    #16
    A better question is.... Will the evil NRA somehow get blamed for him losing his job.

    Maybe he can get a job at the BBC?
     
  16. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    #17
    Please, we really don't want him.

    If you can take Simon Cowell off our hands permantly, we'd really love you.
     
  17. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #18
    Why should we have him? I thought it was best when you had him.
     
  18. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2010
    #19
    Im from the UK too...... hence I dont want him back.

    Send him to Kiev!
     
  19. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Location:
    In my own world
    #20
    Both
     
  20. vrDrew macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Location:
    Midlife, Midwest
    #21
    Piers Morgan's views on gun control have very little, if anything, to do with his failure as a news host.

    I doubt most sincerely if British TV viewers would have warmed to an obviously American commentator appearing nightly on Channel 4 or ITV, telling them how badly they were handling immigration, European integration, or speed cameras. Even if they agreed with the gist of his arguments - they wouldn't like an obvious outsider telling them so.

    It would be even worse if the host kept filling his Twitter feed with references to baseball pennant races and NFL playoffs.

    Piers Morgan was right about a lot of gun issues. His mistake was thinking his (obvious) talents as a British newspaper editor transferred to the US cable news environment. They don't.
     
  21. Michael Goff macrumors G3

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #22
    Except Americans are telling the rest of the world they're doing it wrong ALL THE TIME.

    /rimshot
     
  22. Technarchy macrumors 603

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #23
    I don't think the gun issue sank his show.

    Harping on an on and on certainly didn't win over viewers though.

    Larry King actually had a pretty diverse line up of topics and personalities.

    Piers Morgan seemed monotonous, humorless and came off as condescending. I actually watched his show a few times a month and it was just so freaking bereft of personality and anything human feeling a lot of the time.

    You take someone like Chris Matthews. I enjoy his show so much more because he's reachable with an accessible personality. Same for O'reilly. Morgan was just tied up so tight.
     
  23. Michael Goff macrumors G3

    Michael Goff

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2012
    #24
    And yet he had more personality than most people on CNN. What does that say?
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #25
    He was over-qualified.

    I've seen it happen so many times. :(






    :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page