Piers Morgan's CNN show cancelled -- some thoughts
. . . Three years after taking over for Larry King, ratings for Piers Morgan Live are a fraction of rivals such as Fox News and MSNBC causing network president Jeffrey Zucker to decide to pull the plug on the British journalist. . . .On Piers' claim that I was a liar, please see my response available here.
Plans for a replacement are underway, but Morgan and the network are in talks about him remaining on the air in a different role.
‘That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me,’ said Morgan, whose contract with the network ends in September.Morgan gained a reputation for taking a polarizing stance on issues such as gun control which didn’t chime with an American audience and lead to an online petition last year to deport him over his views. . . .
In another debate on gun controls, Morgan shouted down economist John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime and branded him a liar for claiming gun crime trends in countries such as Britain supported his thesis. . . .
For other past posts I had on Piers see these.
--Piers Morgan goes on rants against those who appeared on his show, making fun of my scars from surgery
--The complete video of my appearance on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night
--Erik Wemple: "Why is gun advocate John Lott doing his best work on CNN?"
--Probably the weirdest interview that I have ever had
Question: So will Piers have me on again one of his last shows so that he can get his frustrations out?