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Larry King Calls Piers Morgan Fine
There are few words in the English language worse than fine. It has such a demoralizing tinge to it, like whoever doled out the adjective wanted to speak their mind, reconsidered and opted for bland. Itís also one of the quickest ways to get a snarky woman to change clothes. Say she looks bad, and sheís liable to keep it on as a bitter statement. Say she looks fine, and nine times out of ten, youíll get an immediate outfit change. Unfortunately, Piers Morgan canít change outfits. He is what he is, and apparently, thatís just fine.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morganís predecessor Larry King appeared on Radio 4 and admitted he hadnít really watch much of Piers Morgan Tonight, but what he saw was ďfineĒ. When asked about why he thought such a steady decline in ratings followed his first few episodes, the aging former talk show host was a little more candid, saying the advertisers said ďhe was going to be dangerous, he was going to be water-cooler talk, it was 'wait till you see me, I'm different.íĒ
Larry King is right. People watched in droves to see what he was going to do next. What followed was a very standard interview show. Thatís the thing about expectations. Even if something is good, if it fails to meet your lofty hopes, there will always be a negative connotation associated with it. Now even though Piers Morgan really is fine, that's not good enough.
Piers Morgan is an engaging personality and an affable enough interviewer, but if this current slide continues, he wonít be around long enough for people to notice.
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