For 3 years Americans have been subjected to the Liberal rantings of Piers Morgan. A man who wants to live here in America but cannot stand our Constitution, Laws and way of life. An advocate for strict gun control, strict knife control and a coddling of criminals.
He didn't become a big hit. In fact his ratings were so low that he couldn't go any lower.
Dear Piers took over for Larry King. A show that for 25 was high in the ratings. A show that set the standards for Primetime talk.
But now he is out!
There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.A bath in the ratings?!? That is one of the understatements of the year. He was trounced by FOX's Megan Kelly. Americans don't want to hear a whiny Brit. They don't want a FOREIGNER telling them how bad their way of life is, how bad their form of government is, how bad they are for not doing things the British way.
It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.
CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.
Crossing an ocean for a replacement for Larry King, who had ratings problems of his own near the end, was probably not a great idea to begin with. For a cable news station like CNN, major stories are like oxygen. When something important or scary happens in America, many of us have an immediate reflex to turn on CNN. When I find Mr. Morgan telling me what it all means, I have a similar reflex to dismiss what he is saying. It is difficult for him to speak credibly on significant American events because, after all, he just got here.
I received a return call from Mr. Morgan and was prepared for an endless argument over my assumptions. Not so. His show, he conceded, was not performing as he had hoped and was nearing its end.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said, adding that although there had been times when the show connected in terms of audience, slow news days were problematic.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
Piers Morgan is still under contract to CNN so be prepared to see on that network again. Or maybe he will go to where his liberalism is excepted: MSNBC. He is perfect for them. Another anti-Semite to join their anti-Semitic lineup of Sharpton, and gang.