Politics: RUMOR: CNN to drop embarrassing anti-gun crusader, Piers Morgan
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Published by: Robert Laurie on Tuesday October 1st, 2013
OK everyone; take this one with a grain of salt because – for now – it’s all very hush hush. FTVLive, a website focusing on behind the scenes news and rumor from America’s TV Newsrooms is reporting the CNN has finallyhad enough of Piers Morgan. His show “Piers Morgan Live ” has become famous for its dismal ratings, an atrocious penchant for half-baked belligerence, and an ill-conceived, ill-informed, anti-gun crusade.
Piers has been getting it wrong and refusing to issue retractions on CNN since January of 2011, and it looks like the network is finally finished coddling him.
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Sources tell FTVLive that CNN Boss Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.”
Morgan signed a one year extension to his contract and as time winds down, Zucker is looking for someone to takeover his time slot.
Word is that Zucker really wants Katie Couric in that slot. Couric should be available soon as manyexpect this is the last year her talk show “Katie” will be on the air.
But, CNN sources tell FTVLive that Zucker is not putting all his eggs in the Couric basket. “He’s looking at other people besides Katie,” says our source.
Zucker might have learned a lesson when he planned on putting Erin Burnett on CNN’s new morning show. It blew up in his face, when Burnett balked at going to mornings.
Word is that CNN could offer Morgan another role at the network, most likely something outside of prime time and likely in the late night hours.
Morgan, his agent and CNN have been working on his new role or his exit strategy from the network.
As I said, FTVLive focuses on rumor, but (unlike Piers) they have a long history of getting their facts straight before posting. If this is true – if Piers is really being put out to pasture – we’ll all have to look elsewhere for uglyanti-gun meltdowns, inaccurate firearms terminology, and constitutional ignorance. Don’t worry though; the rest of the network will still be there. So you won’t have to go too far.