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(Yahoo)   American public sick of his shiat, CNN pulls the plug on Piers Morgan   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 21
    More: Dumbass, Piers Morgan, CNN, Americans, talk shows, phone hacking scandal, public  
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2014-02-24 08:39:50 AM  
7 votes:

Onkel Buck: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.


And you know this how?


Shawshank Redemption, English version:

Boggs: Right, guv'ner, I'm gonna open my clouds and sky and if you'd be a good chap and swallow what I give you, and then have a go at Mr. Rooster, whose bugle you broke, then we'll all get along right as rain, tickety-boo, what what.
Andy Dufresne: I dare say anything that goes in my North and South, you may end up losing, old bean.
Boggs: Oi, steady on, old chap. Do that and I should jolly well think about sticking this pike in your King Lear.
Andy Dufresne: Well, that's as may be, but you should be forewarned that a right good blow to the down the drains could result in a jolly hard bite down so that you'd need a jimmy to open my jackdaw.
Boggs: Tut-tut, aren't we the clever one? And where did you come across them brass tacks, then?
Andy Dufresne: It's from reading, innit? Tell you what, how about instead of the old in-and-out we have a nice cuppa instead?
Boggs: Right, pip-pip cheerio and god save the Queen.
2014-02-24 08:22:54 AM  
5 votes:
Can we start a web-petition to get him to interview Jeremy Clarkson for his last show?
2014-02-24 05:25:19 AM  
5 votes:
Damn. I hope he doesn't come back to Britain.
2014-02-24 11:50:28 AM  
4 votes:
The cultural divide was just too great. Everyone in the US thinks he's as asshole whereas everyone in the UK thinks he's an arsehole.
2014-02-24 08:54:53 AM  
4 votes:
memecrunch.com
2014-02-24 07:32:11 AM  
3 votes:
He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.
2014-02-24 11:15:04 AM  
2 votes:

Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson


"We dropped Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson into a remote area of the Amazon rainforest, with no supplies and no means of contacting the outside world. You're welcome."
--Ed Byrne, Mock the Week

/That's comedian Ed Byrne and not former heroin addict Ed Byrne.
2014-02-24 08:08:59 AM  
2 votes:
So, Leno's available.

/ducks
2014-02-24 08:00:42 AM  
2 votes:

Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


It's the accent. Really.

Try this: Think of the dumbest statement you can. Now, say it out loud with a British accent. There. See how credible you sound?
2014-02-24 06:34:42 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-02-24 05:51:32 AM  
2 votes:
CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Yeah, I'm sure that's the reason and it has nothing to do with the fact that he's a smug, self-satisfied douche.
2014-02-24 12:53:16 PM  
1 votes:

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.

This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!


I'd love to read any articles that outline journalistic malfeasance, but could you provide them from somewhere with a little more authoritative clout than Newbusters, which is essentially a bag of a dozen monkeys fighting over a single banana?
2014-02-24 12:51:16 PM  
1 votes:

Bungles: I don't have a rosy view of UK prisons, I just mean they're slightly less hell-holey than the average US prison. I don't think that's a very controversial viewpoint.


You could have at least read what you previously posted, which was quoted in the post you quoted.  FFS.  (Emphasis added)

Bungles: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.
 
The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.


Your handle is very apt.
2014-02-24 12:40:32 PM  
1 votes:

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?


Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.
2014-02-24 11:33:05 AM  
1 votes:

meanmutton
(favorite: 8092973 | Whines of politics outside of tab)

I'm still upset about that but not upset with Couric - I'm upset that Palin was able to pretend to be competent up until this point.

Hypocrite.
2014-02-24 09:54:54 AM  
1 votes:

markfara: Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.

It's the accent. Really.

Try this: Think of the dumbest statement you can. Now, say it out loud with a British accent. There. See how credible you sound?


"Creationism is legitimate science".  Nope, didn't work.
2014-02-24 09:03:46 AM  
1 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Onkel Buck: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.


And you know this how?

Shawshank Redemption, English version:

Boggs: Right, guv'ner, I'm gonna open my clouds and sky and if you'd be a good chap and swallow what I give you, and then have a go at Mr. Rooster, whose bugle you broke, then we'll all get along right as rain, tickety-boo, what what.
Andy Dufresne: I dare say anything that goes in my North and South, you may end up losing, old bean.
Boggs: Oi, steady on, old chap. Do that and I should jolly well think about sticking this pike in your King Lear.
Andy Dufresne: Well, that's as may be, but you should be forewarned that a right good blow to the down the drains could result in a jolly hard bite down so that you'd need a jimmy to open my jackdaw.
Boggs: Tut-tut, aren't we the clever one? And where did you come across them brass tacks, then?
Andy Dufresne: It's from reading, innit? Tell you what, how about instead of the old in-and-out we have a nice cuppa instead?
Boggs: Right, pip-pip cheerio and god save the Queen.


That was a thing of beauty.

Instead of tarring a roof, they would have swept the chimneys while dancing and singing a sprightly tune.
2014-02-24 09:01:39 AM  
1 votes:
Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all
2014-02-24 08:49:39 AM  
1 votes:
CNN has a TV channel?  I thought it was just a webpage.
2014-02-24 08:40:11 AM  
1 votes:
I'm glad he's quitting.

Now he'll have more time to shut his gob.
2014-02-24 06:00:37 AM  
1 votes:

Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson


I think that pretty much confirms the inside view that he's about to be charged in the hacking scandal:


Jeremy Clarkson @JeremyClarkson  2h
Hmm. Morgan has told us for years that his ratings are sky high. So obv he wasn't sacked for that reason. Why else could it be, I wonder?
 
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