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What’s next for Piers Morgan?

“Who cares?” is a perfectly acceptable answer. But mockin’ is my business, and business is good.

I know my previous post had nothing to do with it, but in case you haven’t heard, it is my pleasure to inform you: Piers Morgan’s awful show has been on life support for quite some time, and CNN is finally pulling the plug.

Jamie Weinstein reads the NYT so you don’t have to:

CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” will be soon be dead and the New York Times says the show’s failure can be at least partially be pinned to the British host’s accent.

“Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard,” the New York Times’ David Carr wrote, reporting the news that Piers Morgan’s 9:00 p.m. show was ending. “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.”

So, not only are Americans racists and homophobes and misogynists and whatnot, we’re also Anglophobes? A British accent on American TV is a big turnoff? That must be why Downton Abbey is so unpopular. That must be why nobody likes Stuart Varney. That must be why the Bond movies aren’t all over cable. Etc.

Or, maybe, possibly, just speculating here: Piers Morgan failed on American TV because he’s a deeply unpleasant, gun-grabbing jackass with very little facility as a television personality (or any sort of personality at all) and the interview skills of a gibbon.

Morgan himself seems to realize at least some of this, if only in retrospect:

“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,” Morgan told the Times.

Which didn’t stop him, or anybody else at CNN who had any say in the direction of his show. Fine by me.

Leftism doesn’t sell, and Americans don’t like pompous Brits telling us that our whole way of life is wrong. We get enough of that these days from the White House, thanks very much.

Buh-bye, Piers. Best of luck in finding a new audience to alienate:

Update: So good. So delicious.

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