A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out.
Screenshot/Advertising Week EuropePiers Morgan, the TV personality who hosted the eponymous CNN night talk show between 2011 and 2014 admits his insistence on continuously covering gun control issues "wasn't good for ratings."
In the latest high-profile spat between a pro-gun advocate and outspoken CNN host Piers Morgan, Breitbart.com’s editor-at-large Ben Shapiro called the Brit a “bully” who is “standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook.”
Shortly after spending 15 minutes ranting at CNN host Piers Morgan Monday night, conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones recorded a 12-minute YouTube video that took his paranoia to new heights, suggesting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had hired either mafia or undercover cops posing as crackheads to kill him.
“If something happens to us, we’re killed by crackheads, it was the NYPD or mafia they hired. Period,” he told viewers. “If you don’t know Bloomberg is total mafia, you are not living on planet Earth.
Frankly we have no idea what this is all about, because as far as we are concerned, CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation (after once upon a time being the only go to place for objective breaking news), but it is rather funny. The Hill reports that "a White House petition calling for the deportation of CNN personality Piers Morgan, a U.K. citizen, over his recent comments criticizing U.S.
On Monday night, CNN host Piers Morgan invited Alex Jones — 9/11 Truther, radio host and founder of the “Deport Piers Morgan” petition — on his show to debate him on the issue of gun control in America. What resulted was less of a debate and more of a verbal trainwreck, as Jones delivered an epic rant for the YouTube age, calling for a gun-powered revolution against “megabanks” and “foreigners” and somehow invoking Hitler, Stalin, anti-depression drugs and Europeans currently burning down their cities. (They are not.)
CNN is planning to end Piers Morgan's primetime show soon — likely sometime in March, The New York Times' David Carr reports. Morgan took over for Larry King on the network in 2011, occupying the 9 p.m. timeslot.
Piers Morgan likes to be the centre of attention.
“I’ve always been at the heart of stuff, wanting to take risks and challenge myself and not be afraid of failing. God knows I’ve had some catastrophic failures, but I’ve always learned from them and always moved on quite quickly.”