Monday, December 31, 2012

Deport Piers Morgan Campaign

Businessweek made a list of the worst CEO's for year. But what about broadcasters? Piers Morgan is on my list. He's hopeless at handling a fiery discussion, turning it into a shouting match and so turning off the audience big time - whether pro or con the motion. No wonder he has half the audience of the 11 pm repeat of the Fox's Bill OReilly. Around 550,000 people watch Piers Morgan in the US.

Most people I know do not realise how low the audiences to rolling news channels really are. In a country of over 315 million, the figures below (in thousands) means no-one is really watching CNN. They have better things to do. 2.3 million watch Jon Stewart's Daily Show. He's is much cleverer at triggering a debate.

I see the current total of signatures to deport Piers Morgan from the US is now above 95,000. Of course this petition has no political value apart from publicity, although the White House does have to respond to a petition like this. I wonder who is really pushing this nonsense. CNN must be scrambling to do something about these ratings, right across the network. May be they simply need to fire him.

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