Erik Wemple: Piers Morgan


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Chelsea Handler diagnoses Piers Morgan’s job problem

Comedian explains to CNN host why he’s losing his position.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chelsea Handler, CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Piers Morgan’s demise at CNN: Inevitable

Trolling for interviews as a means of floating a prime-time cable show could be an extinct model.

By Erik Wemple  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Larry King, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Cable news hosts write on sex and love

What can possibly tie together an unruly class of literature?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, Bill O'Reilly, CNN, Fox News, Geraldo Rivera, MSNBC, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan: Bring on the gun-rights advocates

There’ll be no nightly gun feature on Piers Morgan’s CNN show. He doesn’t want to become a bore.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, NRA, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan, talking himself into trouble

Why would the cable-news host preoccupy himself with the eyebrows of a debating nemesis?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan taunts NRA boss

Any good cable-news showman knows how to deliver a fine jab via Twitter.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan disses potential book reviewer

Gun-rights advocate will have to pay for Morgan title.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, John Lott, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan returns to divisive gun debate

Piers Morgan takes on gun advocates, with a bit less yelling.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/24/2013

CNN's Morgan chats up released ricin suspect

How strange can America be? A seven-minute CNN interview has the answer.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Paul Kevin Curtis, Piers Morgan, Ricin

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/23/2013

CNN's Piers Morgan takes shot at, from NY state senator

The CNN host, at his feisty worst and best.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Piers Morgan vies for gun-segment record

The sine qua nons of a Piers Morgan gun-control discussion.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Mother of slain baby on CNN: 'I just hope that the shooter dies'

Sometimes spellbinding television springs from the simplest of requests.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:03 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Piers Morgan, Sherry West

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Piers Morgan, gun-control thug

Piers Morgan will not lose another gun-control debate, even if it means muzzling his opponents.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Here's why Newtown victim's father was NOT heckled

Piers Morgan savaged the gun-rights proponents at a recent meeting in Hartford. And for what?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Neil Heslin, Newtown, Piers Morgan

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Does a tank proponent qualify as a sane gun-rights proponent?

Piers Morgan chats with a guest who wants the right to own a tank if such a thing "falls under the definition of firearms."

By Erik Wemple  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dana Loesch, gun control, gun rights, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Whom does Alex Jones represent?

Some conservatives are saying that Alex Jones doesn't speak for them.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Piers Morgan accused of exploiting Newtown

Piers Morgan of CNN faces an agile foe on gun control in Breitbart's Ben Shapiro.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Shapiro, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Morgan at center of national gun debate

Piers Morgan ditches previous approaches to interviews with gun-rights advocates, executes an almost boring segment on the topic. Could be a first.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 01/08/2013

CNN's Morgan hosts Morgan deportation advocate

And minutes upon minutes of one-sided shouting ensues.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Piers Morgan, boosting the case for gun rights

As Piers Morgan crusades for greater control in the United States, he undercuts the cause by insulting a gun-rights advocate on his show.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN's Morgan: 'Stop telling me the answer is more guns'

Piers Morgan hosts gun-control debate that turns into a shouting match starring Piers Morgan.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012

CNN’s Morgan blasts Democrat over Libya

He grills top Democratic official on Obama explanation on Benghazi.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, debbie wasserman schultz, libya, benghazi

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Ann Curry scores dubious distinction from conservative group

Ann Curry grilling of Paul Ryan not appreciated by media group.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann curry, today show, nbc, howard fineman, media research center, gala, rush limbaugh, piers morgan

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012

CNN’s Morgan on Ahmadinejad: ‘Really quite extreme bigotry’

The CNN host plays homophobia cop again.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, piers morgan, president mahmoud ahmadinejad, homosexuality, gay rights, children

Posted at 12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Bachmann schools CNN on single women’s gas-price fetish

Michele Bachmann tells Piers Morgan all about single women and gas.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:50 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rmclive, ep, piers morgan, mcihele bachmann, poll, gas prices, women, single women, gallup, republican national convention

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Sticking up for ‘gutless little twerp’

Piers Morgan takes criticism for calling Todd Akin a ‘gutless little twerp.’

By Erik Wemple  |  07:58 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn howard kurtz, 'gutless little twerp', lauren ashburn, piers morgan, todd akin

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Piers Morgan: Akin ‘a gutless little twerp’

Why you want a tabloid veteran running your talk show.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  piers morgan, cnn, todd akin, gutless little twerp, legitimate rape

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 16

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 16.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  julian assange, rupert murdoch, apple, ezra klein, mark thompson, piers morgan

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Media news derivatives: July 19

A roundup of media stories for July 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike allen, libor, roll call, washington post, michael bloomberg, cnn, piers morgan, new york times co. guild, mathew ingram, sean hannity, george zimmerman

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Media news derivatives: April 18

What’s up in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:12 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lawrence o'donnell, piers morgan, romenesko, mark felt, pulitzer prices, bill o'reilly, bernard goldberg