New York Times’ David Carr Holds ‘Page One’ a Final Time


NYT Remembers David Carr

Charles Cooke on Piers Morgan: “…reflexive disdain for his audience that he never quite managed to overcome…”


For NROCharles C. W. Cooke  writes:

“Attempting to overcomplicate the decision, the New York TimesDavid Carr submitted that there are fatal “tells in [Morgan’s] speech . . . that suggest that he is not from around here.” Suffice it to say that if Morgan takes any succor at all from this peculiar misreading of his fortunes, he will have rather spectacularly missed the mark. What distinguished him from successful and beloved British imports such as Alistair Cooke, Christopher Hitchens, and Craig Ferguson was not the voice but the attitude. Most Brits move to America because they adore the place — becoming “American on purpose,” as Ferguson gracefully puts it. Morgan, conversely, came for work and work alone — believing, as Simon Cowell told him, that his fortune lay in America — and he demonstrated a reflexive disdain for his audience that he never quite managed to overcome…”

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Thousands Mourn Cancellation of ‘Piers Morgan Live’, Outpouring of Grief Follows CNN Announcement


Sports events in stadiums across the country paused for a moment of silence to commemorate “Piers Morgan Live”, a  program that, according to CNN president Jeff Zucker, was watched by dozens of viewers worldwide


Multitudes of fans place candles, photographs, flowers, and mementos on the sidewalk in front of CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, in honor of the beloved TV personality’s unexpected departure.


Mourners gather to pay respects to the host of “Piers Morgan Live” before rushing home to watch “The O’Reilly Factor”

  • “Last fall, the already struggling Piers Morgan Live faced increased competition from a revised Fox News Channel lineup that included a strong new performer at 9 p.m. EST with Megyn Kelly’s The Kelly File…” — Entertainment Weekly
  • “CNN confirms that ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is ending,” the network said in a statement. “The date of the final program is still to be determined.” —
  • “…He hosted BBC’s “You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous,” and did interview shows and documentaries for ITV…CNN did not comment on Morgan’s future with the channel…” Associated Press – fox
  • “Mr. Morgan’s approach to gun regulation was more akin to King George III, peering down his nose at the unruly colonies and wondering how to bring the savages to heel. He might have wanted to recall that part of the reason the right to bear arms is codified in the Constitution is that Britain was trying to disarm the citizenry at the time.” — David Carr, NYT