We didn’t see this coming did we?
Piers Morgan‘s three-year run as CNN host of a news show at 9 p.m. is ending. He is kaput.
CNN has confirmed the story in the blunt and unlovely statement: “CNN confirms that Piers Morgan Live is ending. The date of the final program is still to be determined.”
Morgan did what he pretty much had to do — put on a good face in an interview with the Times’ David Carr, who knew the score of this game long ago, too, or, as Carr precisely and accurately puts it in his scoop:
“Itâ€™s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate â€” the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt â€” and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial.”
Morgan told the Times: “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,â€ he said.
Do you think Morgan may have taken the fall for his anti-gun stance or its simple due to poor ratings as announced?