Sunday, February 23, 2014
Piers Morgan To 'Quit' CNN Show
CNN has decided to pull the plug on Piers Morgan.
While it looked like a good idea for a while to have a mendacious blowhard with an obnoxious foreign accent on the air people would tune in just to dislike, eventually it got old, the novelty wore off and his ratings plummeted. So he's now 'resigning' from CNN's prime time 9 PM slot:
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said.
“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', by the way is Jeff Zucker, formerly chief of NBC, who inherited Piers Morgan from his predecessor Jonathan Klein when he took over.
Morgan's contract runs out in September, so I'm certain Jeff Zucker has some ideas about different ways to use him effectively until then:
After that, it's anyone's guess, since he's unemployable in the UK after being caught faking stories while working at The Daily Mirror. MSNBC perhaps? Or maybe he could go back to judging talent shows part time.
In any event, CNN has finally had enough.