Larry King ‘Had Trouble Watching’ Piers Morgan: ‘Britisher,’ a ‘Bit Pompous’
Last Wednesday, King called into Buffalo, New York, morning radio show Norton in the Morning to weigh in on a few things, including the demise of Morgan’s show, which replaced King’s in 2010.
King said that anyone who was going to step in to replace him was going to have a tough time with the audience, who had come to know King over his many years on CNN. Then he went into where CNN made a “mistake.”
“The mistake I think they made was, one, hiring a Britisher. I think that was a mistake,” King said. “Two, Piers Morgan did a show — personally, i like him fine — but it was all about him.”
“He would get on soap boxes,” King continued. “he got carried away on gun control. And he became, I think, in my opinion, a bit pompous. … So, I had trouble watching Piers Morgan’s show and I guess a lot of other people did too.”
Morgan, whose CNN show was canceled in February, replied on Twitter.
“Get over it you daft old goat,” Morgan said. “You wrecked CNN’s 9 p.m. ratings, not me.”
Anyway, I suspect only me and Larry King give a monkey's cuss which we think of each other – so now that's off my chest, I'll move on.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 1, 2014
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Update– 11:32 a.m. ET: Morgan got a hold of this post and took another dig at King. “What a dick,” Morgan tweeted.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 4, 2014
[h/t The Wire]
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