We need more Chelsea Handlers and fewer Piers Morgans

Smarmy Piers Morgan has resigned as co-host from a British morning show after getting blasted for saying he did not believe what Meghan Markle said in her interview with Oprah Winfrey and storming off the set when another host criticized him for his remarks. His behavior did not surprise me. What does is that people keep giving Morgan jobs even though he has demonstrated over and over again that he is a grade A reactionary jerk.

After his latest exit, Chelsea Handler posted on Instagram a clip of her experience with Morgan when she was invited onto his show when he was on CNN as the replacement for Larry King.

I am sure that Morgan can get another job with some Murdoch outfit or Newsmax or something. That would be a natural home for a person such as he, smug, arrogant, and proud of his ignorance.


  1. John Morales says

    I saw that story on the BBC news site: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56341511

    The author (Amol Rajan) is (IMO) properly cynical:

    It follows that the company must have expected Morgan to recant publicly, or apologise. He is unlikely to have been willing to do that. Therefore this was the moment to leave GMB.

    The vital context here is that he has come close to doing so before. Morgan has had very lucrative offers from other broadcasters in recent years, found the very early starts gruelling, and doesn’t need the money. He has big earnings from owning the rights to some of his formats that are broadcast in the US, and has been on a seven-figure salary for the Daily Mail group, where he writes several columns.

    So he has been tempted to leave for a while.


    If only there were an opinion and personality led news network launching in the UK soon, which shared his antipathy towards “woke” culture, and was chaired by a friend of his. Or a video-on-demand service from News UK, where the boss is his old friend and colleague, and her boss -- Rupert Murdoch -- is a huge admirer of his.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    Morgan seems ideally suited to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

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