Except Americans are telling the rest of the world they're doing it wrong ALL THE TIME.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.
And yet he had more personality than most people on CNN. What does that say?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.