Hard to write this off as sour grapes. After 25 years on the network, King left CNN four years ago. Since then he has been busy with his own projects and even guested on his replacement Piers Morgan’s show. And he certainly doesn’t sound angry in the HuffPost interview where he suggested CNN switch its programming to cartoons and slams Morgan as a host who makes it “too much about him.”
King offered CNN some programming advice: put on cartoons. “Put Spongebob on CNN — 24 hours — until a big story breaks. Then we break into Spongebob, and go to the hurricane, and then back to Spongebob,” he said, referring to the hit cartoon Spongebob Squarepants.
As for his replacement, Piers Morgan, King said Piers Morgan Live is “not the kind of show that I enjoy” because the British host makes it “too much about him” and not enough about the opinions of his guests.
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