When you think about, the news that CNN has canceled Piers Morgan’s prime-time talk show should come as no surprise.
His ratings were terrible, almost as terrible as his show.
I tried many times to sit through his hour-long broadcasts. I don’t think I went the distance a single time.
CNN brought in the “Britain’s Got Talent” judge to succeed the venerable Larry King. From the get-go it became clear why Morgan was so different from King: He wouldn’t let his subjects speak their minds without getting into an argument with them.
Yes, King got downright bland late in his lengthy run on CNN. I reckon he grew tired. He’s, what, about 150 years old by now, right?
Morgan, though, distinguished himself — as the link attached to this blog notes — by making a fool of himself while trying to shame his guests.
He got onto an anti-gun kick for several weeks in a row after the Newtown, Conn., massacre of those children and their teachers, prompting some diehard Second Amendment fanatics to call for his deportation back to the UK. I did not buy into that silliness. He is, after all, entitled to speak his mind — even if he is a citizen of another country.
However, he seemingly failed to grasp how so many millions of Americans hold the words written into the Constitution as bordering on the holy.
I won’t miss Morgan. Frankly, I hadn’t watched his show in many months.
Which goes to show you just why CNN canceled his show. It’s the ratings, baby.