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#1 offworlder


    pls don't kick offworlders, we can find a place too

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

what was this guy? - chief editor of the mirror, tabloid, gossip?- and he wound up in the King chair?
hey even _I_ could see this one coming, from as far off as slopes above Krasnaya Rosa village!

Look, picture American audiences choosing to tune in and see a somewhat stuck-up foreigner illuminate
US on American issues? I mean what do we expect is gonna happen to those ratings??

And did you ever catch him with his pet topics like American Guns, even when he had on some junior
whippersnapper like Ben Shapiro, doing the word ninja in his face?

no, I am not sad, this guy got his hordes of cashola and CV bullet points, he'll have seven or
eight figure contracts for the next fifteen years...
and retire with a villa on the Vineyard, a villa by St Ives Cornwall, a villa by Grotto Bay Bermuda,
a villa on Spanish Virgin Gorda, a villa on, oh you get the picture! so I feel no sorry-nessity for this guy.
' As for general unpleasantness, there’s an anecdote from “Shooting Straight” when Morgan encounters Cameron Diaz at a party. After Diaz tells Morgan she’ll come on his show once she has “something serious and intelligent to talk about,” Morgan replies “The ‘Something About Mary’ sequel? At which point I felt a sharply pointed shoe connect with my ankle.” And there’s the time he called Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt “an unbelievably stupid man” on air. Essential Morgan biographical moments.
There are a couple of problems with being a jerk. Given the absence of a coherent worldview on Morgan’s show, the allure defaults to the host and his personality. If that personality isn’t compelling, people probably won’t tune in. And bookings get harder to pull off, too. How many displays of rudeness could Morgan propagate till celebrities and politicians start saying no, thanks?

And make no mistake: The format of “Piers Morgan Live” depended on “get” after “get” after “get.” He launched with Oprah Winfrey and would go on to do sit-downs with all sorts of folks, including InfoWars guy Alex Jones, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Dalai Lama and all manner of politicians and celebrities. Last week’s guests included Jordan Belfort, the real-life “Wolf of Wall Street”, Sen. John McCain, the directors of the “Lego Movie”, Winfrey and “CBS This Morning’s” Gayle King (to promote their battle against loneliness), former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others.

Take Giuliani as an example. Morgan engaged him in a discussion on foreign affairs, what with the unrest in Ukraine. Giuliani issued something of an international risk assessment: “We have to know what we’re replacing the bad guy was. In Mubarak we went from bad to worst and Gadhafi possibly. Kiev we really don’t have that problem. In Kiev, there is a very substantial two-thirds to record of the population. If they would like to be a liberal democracy tied to Europe. I don’t think that issue exist in Kiev. Venezuela it may exist. Venezuela we’ve been cut off for a long time. There is a very large middle class in Venezuela. There are a lot of business interests in Venezuela. My guess is if we could get rid of this government we would end up with a better government at Venezuela but that might have more of the risk that we see in Egypt and some of the other places.” That show, according to Variety, attracted a mere 270,000 viewers, the ninth smallest in the history of “Piers Morgan Live.”
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#2 Chakoteya


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Aw b*gger. And I thought we'd got rid of him to you for good. (and his nickname in Private Eye is Piers M0r0n. It so suits him.)
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#3 unum

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

He didn't let his guests speak, but talked over them.  People want to hear the guests (experts), not the host (talking head).  He didn't seem to understand that.  Still, I respect him for taking a stand on guns.  Glad to see him piss people off on that front.

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