This week marks the end of Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and his run has been full of effusive praise for liberals and damnation of conservatives. Even before Morgan began his show, back in 2010, he tipped his hand in which ideological direction he wanted to take the show when he revealed who he most wanted to interview: “I’d love to do President Obama. I like what he’s done for the reputation of America abroad, which I’m not sure many Americans fully understand.”
In contrast, Morgan viciously attacked gun rights advocates and Tea Party activists, while giving better treatment to Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who he once asked how many times he had “been properly in love?”
From oozing that Obama was the “perfect physical specimen” to repeatedly insulting “unbelievably stupid” gun rights activists and comparing the Tea Party to Nazis, the one time British tabloid editor alienated viewers with one progressive punch after another.
The following is a countdown the of Top 10 Most Obnoxious Piers Morgan quotes:
10. Barack Obama, the “Perfect Physical Specimen”
“Chris Christie, is his weight a genuine issue for the American people after a fit athletic president who turned out to be not quite what people thought?…After the perfect Barack Obama — who’s a perfect physical specimen to many people’s eyes — does it matter?”
— CNN host Piers Morgan talking to crisis management expert Judy Smith on Piers Morgan Live, December 1, 2013.
9. Morgan Slams Limbaugh Yet Laughs at Maher’s Vulgarity
“Limbaugh’s disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped, ugly swamp, who thinks it’s okay to degrade decent young women for sport and ratings. Well, it isn’t. Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan wrapping up his Piers Morgan Tonight, March 2, 2012.
Host Piers Morgan: “If you had a choice, gun to your head, which one is it? Palin or Bachmann?”
HBO Real Time host Bill Maher: “I would need a gun to my head. I hope Sarah Palin gets in so that they split the MILF vote.” [both laugh] …
Morgan: “May you remain gloriously uncensored on HBO….Love the show.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, July 11, 2011. MILF is an acronym for a “Mother I’d Like to F–-”
8. Post-Partisan Obama vs. “Express Train of Bile”
“Obama, to be fair to him, when he came in to power, he said ‘Look, I’m going to try to change all of this partisan crap that’s going on. I’m going to try and do it a better way.’ What he’s found is he can’t at the moment. I mean, it’s like he’s up against this express train of bile, and he can’t get anything done.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan to comedian Lewis Black on Piers Morgan Tonight, Sept. 28, 2011.
7. Fawning Over the Dictator of Love…
Host Piers Morgan: “How many times in your life, Mr. President, have you been properly in love?”
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (via translator): “I’m in love with all of humanity. I love all human beings.”
Morgan: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, September 24, 2012.
6. Morgan Savages “Unbelievably Stupid” Gun Rights Advocate
Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt: “I honestly don’t understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. It’s incomprehensible.”
CNN host Piers Morgan: “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?…You have absolutely no coherent argument whatsoever….You don’t give a damn, do you, about the gun murder rate in America?…I know why sales of these weapons have been soaring in the last few days. It’s down to idiots like you. Mr. Pratt….You are a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense. And you shame your country.
— From the imported British host’s anti-gun tirade on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, December 18, 2012.