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Published: Monday, Feb. 24 2014 1:34 p.m. MST

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2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Good

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

We don't need a pompous Brit lecturing us on American issues.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I seldom got to see his programme except on the net, but he seemed to have a knack to point out realistic and obvious things from a bit of an external viewpoint. That ability really set some of the hard core gun people off on a tangent.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Should have been two years ago! Or better yet.... never was there. He was a bad move by CNN.

wer
South Jordan, UT

Isn't CNN the lowest rated "news" show on TV?

Touche.

FT
salt lake city, UT

It's not hard to beleive a Brit doing an American cable show on a channel few watch couldn't succeed.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I respected Piers Morgan even though I often sharply disagreed with him. It took integrity to say what he thought when he knew it could be unpopular. Now that he’s out, CNN will most likely offer more panel discussions. That’s low risk and it doesn’t require much imagination.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

@ 2 bits
"We don't need a pompous Brit lecturing us on American issues."

Does this count for Stuart Varney too? Will you demand that fox fire him? After all, we don't need a Brit lecturing us on American issues.

David
Centerville, UT

I would be interesting to see what would happen to the ratings if they put a conservative host in there.

the truth
Holladay, UT

@The Real Maverick

Stuart Varney has lived in the united states for 40 years and does not lecture other the US on political views.

BU52
Provo, ut

Put some Rush reruns on, they will outdraw what Morgan was getting.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

Piers Morgan fell out of favor with the American viewer when he vehemently persisted against our Constitution's 2nd Amendment... which says "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

UT Brit
London, England

Bad news, this might mean he might come back to the UK. Please keep him over there.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

"Stuart Varney has lived in the united states for 40 years and does not lecture other the US on political views."

I don't understand the second part of your answer so let's focus on the first part. 40 years huh? So how long does one have to be here in the United States before they can comment on American affairs? 10 years? 20? What's the requirement?

And what happens when we have Americans like Sarah Palin who have lived here all their lives yet know absolutely nothing about this country? Do we stop them from speaking too?

@ David

It would depend on how outrageous or good looking that conservative commentator would be. Fox has got yellow journalism and good looking commentators formula nailed down. If CNN brought on someone outrageous who said racist or offensive things? Or who was a former swimsuit model? Their ratings would soar.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

"We don't need a pompous Brit lecturing us on American issues."
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Americans don't hesitate to express opinions about what's wrong with other countries.

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

I applaud CNN for this decision. I can't say much about him that hasn't already come up; it sufficeth to say, an agenda of baiting and anti-religious charicature is all the worse when you're not even a critic from within, but from abroad. He's why I can't take knocks against Rush Limbaugh seriously.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

Good riddance! I agree with the article's reasons why Morgan is unpopular.

I would also oppose a pompous American lecturing the British about their issues.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

That Redcoat was talking about " common sense" gun laws which really hurt his ratings.

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