Piers Morgan, who was fired from his CNN television show in February, announced on Tuesday that he and the network have officially parted company.
Morgan, whose contract expired in July, had been negotiating with CNN for a role conducting periodic interviews throughout the year. But he said in a tweet that he was turning down a two-year deal offered by CNN because he wanted to pursue “pastures new.”
It’s not clear what those might be, but they could include a return to England, or maybe something here in the states if anybody wants a failed cable news host.
Dropping Morgan’s program didn’t solve CNN’s ratings woes, but it did reduce the controversy surrounding Morgan, who regularly waded into social issues with his left-wing British mentality.
Morgan may be gone from the airwaves but he issued a warning shot to the NRA, via Twitter, that he wasn’t finished commenting on the gun issue.
“I wouldn’t crack the champagne open too quickly though, @NRA – I haven’t finished with you lot yet.”
Maybe so, but Americans are finished with him.