February 21, 2014

In the end, are guns what killed CNN’s 'Piers Morgan Live'?"

Asks Rick Kissell at Variety.
There’s no way to quantify how much of a factor the discussion of gun control on “Piers Morgan Live” has contributed to its ratings (which were never all that great to begin with), but the show’s numbers have fallen more sharply since it became a frequent subject on the show.

Monday’s installment included discussion of the [Michael Dunn loud-music] murder trial and [George] Zimmerman’s assertion in a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo earlier that day that he was a victim.

HLN host Nancy Grace was among the guests, and she didn’t want to hear more gun-control talk from Morgan. “Are you back on gun control again?... If it weren’t for the British, we wouldn’t even have to have protections to carry guns. It was the British way back when they founded America. They were running through all of our homes trying to take our stuff. So we’re protected under the Constitution. So it’s not really right for a Brit to jump up and start talking to us about gun control.”
Nancy rants, but it's funny. Sit back down, Brit. We're still pissed about things you did 240 years ago. It's a bit early for one of your kind to be jumping up.


The Crack Emcee said...

Kinda funny, but also kinda true:

As exposed in our slavery debates, most Americans don't grasp how young we are, and how - in a discussion with, say, the British - we're debating an ancient culture.

We're like a child to them, but, somehow, capable of running our own affairs better than they have.

The French have never gotten over the shock,...

Scott said...

Piers Morgan is just one symptom of CNN's general problem, which is that its content is delivered by beings of a superior caste. This is a no no. Americans want eye-level relationships with the personas who bring them information

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madAsHell said...

In the end, are guns what killed CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live”?

This speculation will be repeated as fact.
The fact will be phrased as "Guns killed Piers Morgan".

Bob Boyd said...

A British accent, like a dark slime, can make shallow water appear deep.

If you like to wade in dark slimy water, that's fine. But if you want to swim, you will find another pond.

Scott M said...

We're still pissed about things you did 240 years ago.

There's a lot of that going around.

SGT Ted said...

To me, advocating firearms bans is the equivalent of advocating for racial segregation.

Fen said...

"...are guns what killed..."

I thought the media lectured the rest of us not to do that? After they went nuts because some conservative used the term "targeted".

Or is this just like the "civility on/off" bullshit?

khesanh0802 said...

It would be good for us all to review the reasons that the colonists were angry with the Brits. Our own government is guilty of many violations similar to those of British. Obama certainly thinks he is king given his desire to change things through executive fiat

JHapp said...

Piers is just not manly enough for a man. I would like to see Michelle O. or Mark Steyn get the job. They have the personalities people like to watch.

Chef Mojo said...

Some Brits get it.

But as far as Piers Morgan is concerned, it's not like we didn't have warning, and I really doubt the British would look forward to his return. He already had a reputation as a muckraking scumbag by the time he oozed into CNN.

Jeremy Clarkson had the right idea by punching Morgan's lights out.

Big Mike said...

In 21st century Britain it's barely legal to fight back to defend yourself. (It certainly isn't legal to come to the defense of someone else.) I can see why a Brit might be appalled at American culture, but if he doesn't like our culture he is free to leave.

Fen said...

They don't want him back. Other than to stand trial for some kind of wiretapping incident. I forget the details. I think Piers Morgan was videotapping little girls or somesuch.

Shanna said...

I'm not all that fond of nancy grace, but that was pretty funny.

We don't have to still be angry to make the valid point which is that this country was founded in large part by people who rejected the british for valid reasons. There is a reason for our constitution and it is because we saw first hand what harm government could cause to a people who were unprotected. So we set in motion controls on those issues. Sometimes they work better than others, obviously.

Illuninati said...

"Nancy rants, but it's funny. Sit back down, Brit. We're still pissed about things you did 240 years ago. It's a bit early for one of your kind to be jumping up."

It is rude to go to another country and attack their citizens. Nancy was correct to point that out. Bringing up things from 240 years ago is less personal than attacking people in a foreign country who are still alive.

SteveR said...

I'm perfectly content to let him stay on in last place. No reason to kill him.

jr565 said...

Piers was such a smug jerk on guns. IF its his insistence on pushing gun control that's doing in his ratings, well the good riddance to bad rubbish.
Here's hoping he continues enough so that his ratings become nonexistent.

jr565 said...

Piers also lost a lot of points with me when he had on Trayvon martins girlfriend or the woman he wa on the phone with and she said he was going to give Zimmerman what her community liked to call a whoop ass and he didn't immediately ask a follow up on it.
If you watch the tape the camera shows the audience and you see one woman's mouth drop at what she just heard. And he let it go without even a follow up question. He continued pushing the TM is the victim argument even though his guest just said TM went to kick Zimmermans ass.
Even Pravda had higher ethical standards.

jr565 said...

Here's her quote:
They don't understand, they understand, 'Oh, he would just bash, or was kill.' When somebody bash somebody, like, blood people, trust me, in the area I live, that's not bashing. That's just called 'whoop ass.' You just got your ass whooped. That's what it is."

And piers Morgan didn't ask a question like "wait a second, are you saying that Trayvon Martin WAS beating up Zimmerman? and are you suggesting that the recipient of the beating should recognize the difference between a whoop ass and a bashing while they are being beaten?"
Nothing. He continues on as if she didn't even utter what she uttered.

Piers can go back to The UK and peddle his garbage journalism there. If they'll have him.

rcocean said...

Why is a pompous Left-wing Brit who was too stupid to make it in the UK on TV?

Answer: CNN President Zucker likes him.

traditionalguy said...

The Brits have lost England to
Muslims. Now they remembered the had ownership of the North American. Continent once and want it back. Morgan is witty and smooth talker but he is not aware how hostile Americans are to
The. Silly Monarchy based in London with a history of invading us.

Paul said...

Morgan uses gun control because he feels it attracts his kind of people.

But.. there really are not all that many people like him over here (Thank God.)

Morgan seems to think everyone will play fair when you ban guns and won't, you know, break the law. Yet in his own country breakins, car thefts, robberies (yes many don't use guns but then no 'law abiding' people have them!), etc.. are way above those in the U.S. And yes, they do have murders (imagine that... some without using guns to!)

"Gun violence' is a fake term. Violence is violence and man has killed plenty of others without guns (Nazis kill more with gas than anything else.)

Morgan can, well, go home.

chickenlittle said...

Good riddance, Piers Morgan.