Anti-Gun Wildly Unpopular

Even at CNN!

CNN has confirmed it is pulling the plug on Piers Morgan, as falling ratings finally took their toll on a transatlantic talk show experiment that failed to connect with American primetime audiences.

Three years after the former Daily Mirror editor – famed in London for bouncing back from a series of scandals – took over from US broadcasting veteran Larry King, Morgan was told by CNN president Jeff Zucker it “was time for the show to end”.

A spokeswoman for the US network said recent disclosures that British police had interviewed Morgan over phone-hacking allegations were not a factor in his dismissal.

“The decision had nothing to do with the hacking interview – not at all,” said CNN’s Allison Gollust, who said the date of the final episode of Piers Morgan Live had yet to be determined.

Morgan, who lost his job at the Daily Mirror after publishing fake pictures of alleged British troop misconduct in Iraq, had built a reputation for campaigns on gun control while at CNN but was blamed for a steady slide in the show’s ratings since Larry King’s retirement.

He’s going back to the UK with his tail between his legs!

In a statement to the Guardian through his spokesperson, Morgan said that he was asked to attend an interview in early November by officers from Operation Weeting when he was next in the UK.

I wonder if he will be served a subpena to give his statements on illegally hacking voice mail accounts when he hits the tarmac in Heathrow.

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Piers!

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6 Responses to Anti-Gun Wildly Unpopular

  1. Cargosquid says:

    Heh…..Drudge has it as Brit Quits….but everyone knows he was canned.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      The polite New England term was “He was not asked back”.

      I’ve seen it happen at work before. Boss takes aside a poor performer and mentions that if the proper paperwork was done they could be fired. Then they allow them the ability to save the boss some time and effort, in exchange for saving some face.

      So he did indeed quit, with the full understanding that if he attempted to continue employment of MSNBC he would indeed be promptly fired.

  2. bluesun says:

    I like Pierce for the way he really brought together us and the Brits in hatred for a common cause.

  3. Linoge says:

    Why, bless his heart.

    It is good to see that Americans are still in the habit of kicking nosy Brits out, even over 200 years later.

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