(Newsday)- Piers Morgan is kaput. CNN has confirmed the story that Morgan himself confirmed to The New York Times about an hour ago. The blunt and unlovely statement: “CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined.”Morgan did what he pretty much had to do — put on a good face in an interview with the Times’ David Carr, who knew the score of this game long ago, too, or, as Carr precisely and accurately puts it in his scoop:
“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.”
Morgan told the Times: “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.” “Jeff” is Jeff Zucker, CNN chief. Meanwhile, a Times of London story said Morgan may have taken the fall for his anti-gun stance. Good for Morgan, but apparently the Times of London has never heard of “ratings” — as in “pretty darned not good.”
Well thank you CNN. I was getting sick of this red coat bitching about political issues that are purely American. I mean he played a good devils advocate, but he took the whole war cry against guns a little too far to the point where he’d be interviewing someone about an unrelated issue, and then all of a sudden he’d drop in a question about guns.
Now Peirs, we defeated your country twice once during the American Revolution and the second time during the War of 1812 (although most Brits would say its a draw.) Right after we beat your beautiful country we ratified something called the constitution, and that is a legal document that since September 17, 1787 has been our countries backbone. Now this constitution has a bill of rights. With a beautiful second amendment that reads:
“AMENDMENT II: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Thus your arguments were pointless, and you wasted many viewers’ time. You should know this is America and we love two things Football that is played with pads and helmets and guns. So with that I say goodbye Mr. Morgan and don’t let the door hit you on your way out.