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I'm vexed again

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:29 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11234671

Why does America like this snake??
Replacing someone like Larry King?

It's like evil usurping good.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:54 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11234671

Why does America like this snake??
Replacing someone like Larry King?

It's like evil usurping good.


You are rather uninformed for a person who often writes as if they have a broader world view than those who reside in the US. I don't think it's a case of "America likes him" as much as it is that CNN is desperate. And Morgan is pimped by Simon Cowell. The ratings for CNN, especially in prime time, have been dropping like a rock. Larry King Live pulled it's worst ratings in 25 years and the networks' overall Nielsen ratings were down 46% in primetime compared to LYTD.

CNN has nothing to lose. BTW, the only "Americans" in the US and Canada (I can't speak for those Americans who live in Mexico or Paraguay) who even know Piers Morgan exists are those who watch "America's Got Talent" and "Celebrity Apprentice". Both popular, but hardley and ringing endorsement - the majority of US television viewers (including Larry King) have never heard of him.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Ziner » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:04 pm

I opened the story, got his name, looked at his face and I still had no clue who he is. How many people even watch America's Got Talent? I wouldnt know it existed if it werent for a few commercials I have seen for it.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:26 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11234671

Why does America like this snake??
Replacing someone like Larry King?

It's like evil usurping good.


You are rather uninformed for a person who often writes as if they have a broader world view than those who reside in the US. I don't think it's a case of "America likes him" as much as it is that CNN is desperate. And Morgan is pimped by Simon Cowell. The ratings for CNN, especially in prime time, have been dropping like a rock. Larry King Live pulled it's worst ratings in 25 years and the networks' overall Nielsen ratings were down 46% in primetime compared to LYTD.

CNN has nothing to lose. BTW, the only "Americans" in the US and Canada (I can't speak for those Americans who live in Mexico or Paraguay) who even know Piers Morgan exists are those who watch "America's Got Talent" and "Celebrity Apprentice". Both popular, but hardley and ringing endorsement - the majority of US television viewers (including Larry King) have never heard of him.



I apologise if I seemed that way but any story that includes that reptile and an advancement in his career and public profile really agitates me.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby jfiling » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:18 pm

CNN did once report on what a douchebag Piers Morgan is, although it's been flushed down the memory hole. Fortunately, archive.org has the story:

http://web.archive.org/web/200410121233 ... .abuse.uk/

The lede:
LONDON, England (CNN) -- The Daily Mirror says its editor Piers Morgan has resigned over the publication of "fake" pictures of British soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Orenthal » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:26 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:I apologise if I seemed that way but any story that includes that reptile and an advancement in his career and public profile really agitates me.


You seem to be on a streak of letting your personal bias paint a broad brush on us U S Americans.

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Most people in America don't even know who Larry King is; his softball question and prop-up show is barely watched.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby mattvan1 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:55 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote: I apologise if I seemed that way but any story that includes that reptile and an advancement in his career and public profile really agitates me.


No worries. CNN (and I realize that it is pumped into every hotel in every city around the world) does not represent the tastes of the broader US population. It would be a more popular channel if it did.

Now, if you want to get a good idea of the interests of the average US citizen, pay close attention to SEC football and NASCAR.

Wait....that came out wrong. ::doh::
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby FUDU » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:06 pm

Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:40 pm

FUDU wrote:Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?



We had 200million Hindus to worry about


America wasn't shit
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:12 pm

The good news for the Brits is there are no longer enough farmers here to give them a run for their money. Meth Lab operators on the other hand.....
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:49 am

FUDU wrote:Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?


This is like the most over used lame ass comeback in history.

"Hurrrr our military beat you 250 years ago durrrrr!"

Find some new material, this is shit cashed.

And FTR, nobody gives a flying fuck about Larry King, dude looks like some sort of large reptile.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:48 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
FUDU wrote:Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?


This is like the most over used lame ass comeback in history.

"Hurrrr our military beat you 250 years ago durrrrr!"

Find some new material, this is shit cashed.

And FTR, nobody gives a flying fuck about Larry King, dude looks like some sort of large reptile.
Not sure where the over usage of it lies but regardless it doesn't make any less true, just ask them, them as in England.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Orenthal » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:13 pm

Beating someone bad enough, or for long enough never gets old.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby jb » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:18 pm

Ziner wrote:I opened the story, got his name, looked at his face and I still had no clue who he is. How many people even watch America's Got Talent? I wouldnt know it existed if it werent for a few commercials I have seen for it.



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Who?

He'll last as long as Deborah Norville on the Today Show.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Ziner » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:24 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
FUDU wrote:Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?


This is like the most over used lame ass comeback in history.

"Hurrrr our military beat you 250 years ago durrrrr!"

Find some new material, this is shit cashed.

And FTR, nobody gives a flying fuck about Larry King, dude looks like some sort of large reptile.


Why are you so angry lately?

You need a couple Wild Turkey's this evening.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:49 am

Ziner wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
FUDU wrote:Brit are you sure you're just not mad that a bunch of farmers kicked the shit out of the great army of England back in the day?


This is like the most over used lame ass comeback in history.

"Hurrrr our military beat you 250 years ago durrrrr!"

Find some new material, this is shit cashed.

And FTR, nobody gives a flying fuck about Larry King, dude looks like some sort of large reptile.


Why are you so angry lately?

You need a couple Wild Turkey's this evening.


I was fucking around, man, busting FUDU's balls.

Nothing mean or angry meant by it.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Ziner » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:06 am

^^^ likes tussin

Tussin rules.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby jfiling » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:23 am

Ziner wrote:^^^ likes tussin

Tussin rules.

Yeah, and now the FDA wants to make it hard to get the good stuff.

http://reason.com/blog/2010/09/02/tripp ... o-tripping
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby swerb » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:30 am

Not sure who this dude is, but CNN needs to do something. The channel's personalities are completely unwatchable, and they've just been getting trounced in the ratings this past decade. John King and Candy Crowley are very solid reporters, but not dynamic enough personalities to carry their own shows. Anderson Cooper - not sure how anyone watches him. Larry King ... never been a fan. Everyone who has a show on that stationis awful.

I watch a fair amount of cable news, and probably represent Joe Viewer in my cable news watching habits. Used to watch CNN all the time ... morphed into half and half with the other cable news networks. Now? Barely in the rotation.

The station has been horrifically mismanaged.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:53 pm

CDT, perpetually misuderstood by you guys, no wonder he drinks so much.
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Re: I'm vexed again

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:40 am

89.8745309217453% of the time when I say something mean, it;s meant to be a joke.

And I don't even like swordfish.
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