Piers gives his opinions. The show is a lot about him as much as the guests… He’s so different from me.”
“A lot of shows, they make it about the host and the guest becomes a prop to the host and I never liked that. It’s not the quality that counts anymore,” he continued. “It’s how loud did you yell, how vituperative can you be.
Larry King on Piers Morgan - HuffPo
Every day I wake up, brush my teeth, and do my damndest to ignore Piers Morgan. The veteran tabloid editor and talent show host, given a 9 p.m. slot on CNN as part of some secretive money-burning scheme (I’m guessing), manages to combine the tedium of “balanced” TV talk with overwhelming self-regard.
I gotta tell you, what’s interesting here is, it’s very clear that I work with you [Bill O’Reilly] and Fox News. It’s all right, I don’t mind it. It’s who I work for, I’m a proud employee. … I’m a big boy.
MSNBC has pumped up its ratings by recasting itself as a left-leaning riposte to Fox News, and that’s fine. Fox long ago proved that a lot of viewers like to hear cable anchors echo what they already think; MSNBC is just playing catch-up. Fox is still well ahead, especially during a Republican convention, but on Tuesday, there were times when MSNBC drew significantly more convention viewers than CNN.
That’s because MSNBC offers counterprogramming, not coverage. All that arch sarcasm and partisan brio may rev up the cable channel’s fans, but it constrains — and stains — NBC News, its corporate sibling, which is still the country’s No. 1 source in the evening.
Fox News outperformed the competition on night one of the GOP convention, drawing more viewers than NBC, ABC, and CBS in the 10 p.m. hour and at least four-times as many viewers as its cable competitors MSNBC and CNN, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. NBC News won the most viewers in the coveted 25-54-year-old demographic.
Fox News outperforms nets on night one
For the record: there are other “Fox moles.” We just call them “sources.