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CNN’s Piers Morgan Dumped – ‘British Accent’, Gun Obsession, and Endless Trolling on Twitter to Blame

21st Century Wire says…

It’s an old saying in the TV business: “the numbers don’t lie”. That is certainly the case with CNN’s highly unpopular sinking flagship program, ‘Pier Morgan Live’, pulling in modest viewer numbers comparable to another Nielsen-busting foreign hit, al Jazeera America. 

Piers Morgan is the latest British TV anchor to be shown the exit door, after the humiliating meltdown and implosion of MSNBC’s Martin Bashir only a few months ago.

According to David Carr, a columnist for America’s paper of record the New York Times, what annoyed Americans the most about Morgan was his prig British accent. Carr explains:

“When something important or scary happens in America, many of us have an immediate reflex to turn on CNN. When I find Mr. Morgan telling me what it all means, I have a similar reflex to dismiss what he is saying. It is difficult for him to speak credibly on significant American events because, after all, he just got here.”

“Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard. Mr. Morgan is clean shaven and handsome enough, but there are tells in his speech — the way he says the president’s name for one thing (Ob-AA-ma) — that suggest that he is not from around here.”

Yes, there’s nothing worse than getting a stiff lecture on American value from a millionaire British carpet bagger. Like an old pair of basketball shoes, the stench of it just lingers. It’s a shame that Americans just couldn’t seem to connect with this avatar, who was meant to be the latest ‘big thing’ but ended up being just the latest in a long line of overpaid, and over-valued talking heads (which shows you how out of touch CNN execs really are).

But as anyone intelligent observer will tell you, it’s not purely his accent that put people off, but rather Morgan’s tendency to grab at and obsess on issues and shiny side bars. Instead of learning about the ideological roots of America in relation to the US Constitution, Morgan overplayed his hand on both the Gun grab, as well as the media Trial of George Zimmerman – a measured, calculated lunge, but one that sent his celebrity stock into near free fall.

Like his countryman Bashir, Morgan was desperate to ingratiate himself and win the love of as many Americans as quickly as possible, so it was natural that a foreigner with a shallow understanding of his new environment might reach for the easy play towards America’s liberal left – not so risky seeing that a democratic regime is in power and CNN’s traditional role of always backing the ruling clique. Like with Martin Bashir, this move backfired badly, and like Bashir, Piers Morgan was handed the golden Rolex and then kicked to the curb.

TWEETING CRICKET: Morgan thought Americans would eventually embrace his beloved Cricket.

Journalist Carr confirms one of Morgan’s awkward obsessions: 

“There are other tells as well. On Friday morning, criticizing the decision to dismiss a cricket player, he tweeted, “I’m sure @StuartBroad8 is right and KP’s sacking will ‘improve performance’ of the England team. Look forward to seeing this at T20 WC.” Mr. Morgan might want to lay off the steady cricket references if he is worried about his credibility with American audiences. (His endless trolling of his critics on Twitter did not exactly help, either.)”

Morgan has been forced to eat humble pie, and conceded: “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”.

That was about the most genuine statement he’s made since arriving on American shores. Better late than never.

Maybe there’s still hope for him yet.

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  • JCW

    “Girl, don’t go away mad…Girl, just go away” — Motley Crue

  • Jah Jah

    Im so glad Piers admitted that he has no business on our soil critiquing our ‘John Wayne” Americana culture.. how would they like it if I moved to London and started to diss the queen on a public T.V show?

  • Uncle Buck22

    Pip pip Piers……you can always GO HOME and take your gun haters baloney with you. You were about as valuable as the empire that you came from. I won’t be watching CNN now that you are gone. If CNN was stupid enough to keep you on the airwaves after one week, they are big enough Nazi’s to replace you with another piece of krud. I played cricket once……..it’s for Girly Men…..

    • Piers LOVES guns – when they are wielded by the state in support of his corporate owners.

  • garyamusic .

    I’m going to miss you Piers…………………about like a canker sore!

  • RS1962

    I am almost giddy that this clown/shill is gone. A more pompous/narcissistic posterior I have never seen/heard. High time CNN did something beneficial for the public.

  • clete

    Good riddance piers go back to your beloved england queen.i hear they have arrest warrants waiting for you.

  • Terry Thomas

    cnn sucks period

  • Gary Mccallum

    Finally they decided to get rid of him, maybe their network ratings will improve with him gone , big bag of wind….

  • Hagen vanTronje

    Piers Morgan is very left wing although he hides this fact, Martin Bashir is not very English either !

    • “Piers Morgan is very left wing” LOL. Citation needed

    • Gus Mueller

      He hides this fact? Are you retarded?

      • Hagen vanTronje

        Does he admit his Communist sympathies ? it seems you like Piers, are you one of his Catamites perhaps ?
        Do tell.

  • Roy Witte

    Tally Ho – So the brits still don’t get it.

  • Mary Brown

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, and now that you are not working your visa is no good so get the he!! out of the USA

  • john

    go back to your own country

  • Robert MacKay

    Just more evidence of the death and irrelevance of mainstream media – I have not purposely watched CNN in years !

  • Disco Dave

    Can’t you keep him ?, we don’t want him back !

    • Hagen vanTronje

      We don’t like him, I do hope you Americans don’t think Morgan is a typical Brit !

  • T.j. Thomas

    And Brits always play bad guys. Mark Strong says so.

  • I couldn’t care less about his accent, or if he had a beard, I enjoy listening to all sorts of accents and I wear a beard myself. What I won’t tolerate is some disgraced journalist fleeing prosecution in England coming over here trying to take my guns away. I have every legal and natural right to defend my person and my property, and I don’t lose those rights just because some crazy people use guns to commit crimes. You punish criminals, not the whole society. This is a free country, not a schoolyard dictatorship.

  • Rogoraeck

    Don’t worry about Piers.
    He has a high powered job lined up with the BBC. You know The British Buggering Children mob. It will be right with his opinions & inclination I’m sure!

  • Lance Steele

    I’m very glad to see that this crumpet crunching sissy is off the air. Hopefully, he’ll be getting back to the other side of the Atlantic soon…..and staying there.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Stupid yanks, they don’t even get why Piers Morgan is poison. His accent? FFS!

  • chiliboots

    “Maybe there’s still hope for him yet.” If one watched him on “Celebrity Apprentice”, one wouldn’t think so.

  • “Instead of learning about the ideological roots of America in relation
    to the US Constitution, Morgan overplayed his hand on both the Gun grab, as well as the media Trial of George Zimmerman – a measured, calculated lunge, but one that sent his celebrity stock into near free fall” He was an autocue-reading puppet, like Obama. His nationality and accent are irrelevant, his American replacement will be no different.

  • Gus Mueller

    He’s a decent interviewer but also a poncy fag. And he wouldn’t shut up about guns. It would be the same if his obsession was pedophilia. Enough already.

  • davecad

    it is hard t believe that people are cheering the news about piers morgan . fact is that he is a idiot we all know that. but he is not the problem or is worth bothering with . it is cnn and all the other corrupt main stream media that we should be getting rid of not just this idiot

    • Hagen vanTronje

      In Britain we call it being , Dumbed Down’.
      They dumbed down the schools and they dumb down the media.
      I saw a really good comment from an American about Nat Geographical that some years ago they had educational programmes and now it’s about gold miners, Tuna Fishermen or inbred bootleggers.
      That’s how far the dumbing down has gone !

      • davecad

        hi hagen we are dumbeb down mate you are right and until enough people wake up to that fact the rest of us will have to just keep trying our best to inform people . once enough people wake up then people will start to question the corrupt that are in power and refuse to accept what they say and then demand change . the problem is people have to wake up faster because we are being dumbed down more and more and depopulation will increase as we are .

        • Hagen vanTronje

          My hope is that UKIP win the next election and then the people get more say in what happens in Britain, then we can start to put things right.

          • davecad

            sorry to disappoint you hagan but I feel sorry for anyone who thinks even ukip are different from the other parties . all the parties can say what they want but they are all under the control of the establishment . they give us these parties to give us the impression that we live in a democracy and our vote counts for something . when in reality they are in control and the polititions represent them not us .

          • Hagen vanTronje

            You may be correct, I had hoped that with Mr. Farage we may see a fresh look at the many problems that previous governments dumped on our heads.

          • davecad

            hagen the banking cartels royalty and the heads of the church are basically known as the establishment . they control us through money,media and religion among other things . these are the people who the main polititions regardless of any party they belong to represent not us . you are right we need a fresh start but the corruption goes to high up for even someone like farage to make a difference . he is controlled opposition who knows his place in a corrupt system . we need to change the system .

  • Defiant

    LMAO! What a dooshe bag. I LOVE that they try to say it’s his accent! LMAO!
    Morgan is an America-hating Socialist! We don’t care about his accent. We care that he’s on the WRONG side of the fight and that he’s got no right to stick his ugly face in…

  • darren young

    A child with moderate traditional views could make CNN viable. Saddled with Zucker and current talent, it is a non factor. It should merge w/ MSNBC and run prison shows and infomercials.

  • Justin Case

    The guy is a pansy and I hope whatever transport he chooses to take home finds it self at the bottom of the Atlantic.

  • BaronBaal

    Time to go back to your sad, boring, wet little island, Piers. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out…

    • Suzanne Rojek

      I bet you’ve never been here. Like most Americans? Why is it sad and boring? How exactly is London boring? Wet? Not compared to many parts of America, and I’ve been all over it. If anything I found most of America very boring and the people retarded cunts who still believe in god. And how many times are you retards going to say “dont let the door hit your ass”?

  • Hagen vanTronje

    Piers used to edit the Daily Mirror which is a Tabloid, aimed specifically at Lowlife.
    If you liked very short easy words and the continuation of class hatred plus being perfectly balanced by having massive chips on both shoulders, then the Daily Mirror is for you.

  • hp b

    Not to mention he should and might be going to prison for his role in “Hackgate” crimes. Illegal and fascist as all get out even as this puke lectures Americans and acts holier than thou.

  • AnotherLover

    ‘“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”.’