Piers Morgan, CNN's resident imported anti-gun jihadist, is losing his prime time slot on the network, which, it would seem, is belatedly coming to realize that Morgan's show's dismal ratings are a terminal condition. Going head-to-head against Megyn Kelly's program on FOX News, and even Rachel Maddow's on MSNBC, has been an embarrassing debacle for Morgan, if not a humbling one.
This is of note to gun rights advocates, of course, because Morgan has, since at least the Sandy Hook Elementary atrocity in December 2012, been among the shrillest and most strident of voices for "gun control" (and competition for that "honor" is indeed fierce). But this story isn't over, Morgan warns gun rights advocates, taking to Twitter to tell the NRA that he is "not done with [them] yet":
I wouldn't get too excited @NRA - I'm not done with you yet.
That should answer any questions about the "if not a humbling one" characterization of his doormat-like performance in the ratings. And actually, "excited" is perhaps just what the NRA and gun rights advocates should be over Morgan's "not done with [them] yet" status. As gun rights advocate, pro-liberty firebrand, and perennial thorn in the collectivists' side Mike Vanderboegh says in a post titled "Personally, I'm gonna miss him":
Who will we get to take his place?
It's a point Mr. Vanderboegh has made before, in "Hands off Piers Morgan! (He's too useful an idiot to send back to England.)":
As far as I'm concerned, we need to keep him right where he is, reminding American firearm owners with his outrageous disarmament advocacy just exactly why we had a Lexington and Concord in 1775. Piers is the best advertisement for citizen disarmament lobby I can think of -- from our point of view. He's ignorant, stupid, wholly uninformed, rude, and so full of himself that in his recent clash with Larry Pratt I actually thought he might explode. He can't fail to alarm and outrage American firearm owners every time he opens his mouth. Thus, Piers is the best friend we've got in the national media, producing among traditional Americans a universal loathing and solidarity. We may disagree on finer points of liberty, but we all agree that Piers is a disgusting shill for American collectivist tyranny. He's too useful an idiot to send back to England.
Precisely, and for precisely that reason, the best news Morgan could give the NRA and the gun rights movement in general is his "warning" that he's "not done with [us] yet." Please, please, Morgan, continue to be the pompous, rage-filled, sputtering, incompetent face of "gun control."
Another point to be made here is that every story about the demise of Morgan's show points to his overwrought shrieks for more oppressive gun regulation as a major factor. From the New York Times:
It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial.
The article later quotes Morgan himself:
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said.
An article of faith among the gun ban zealots is the notion that Americans are rapidly becoming disenchanted with firearms, and are instead embracing restrictive gun laws. That's a difficult assertion to defend when one considers that Morgan's "news" career has sustained considerable damage stemming from his "gun control" advocacy, despite performing for an audience probably not representing a particularly "pro-gun" segment of America's TV-watching population.
And if he is "not done with [us] yet," that situation can only get still better.
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