My take on Piers Morgan's show being cancelled: Piers Morgan’s Revealing Rancor

My new piece at National Review Online starts this way:
Sunday’s announcement that Piers Morgan had lost his show at CNN was hardly unexpected. 
The ratings for the coveted 9 p.m. time slot were abysmal, dropping last week to just 270,000 viewers — about one-eighth of what Fox News’s Megyn Kelly got in the same time slot. 
 Some, such as Variety magazine, have speculated that the low ratings are due to Morgan’s single-minded push for gun control. That might have something to do with it, but much more is going on. 
In all the thousands of television and radio interviews that I have done over the years, my appearances on Morgan’s show have generated more immediate e-mails than any other show that I have ever been on. 
The response made one thing immediately obvious: Only the most diehard gun-control advocates watched his show. But even some of them were unwilling to listen to his abuse. . . .

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Blogger Elliot Gittings said...

Professor Lott, how exactly did you feel when piers was having a tantrum Over your concise argument?

2/24/2014 7:26 PM  

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