During her appearance this week on CNN’s soon-to-be-canceled “Piers Morgan Live” Chelsea Handler tore into host Piers Morgan for being a terrible interviewer. It all started when Morgan ignored her during a commercial break to goof off on Twitter.
PIERS: You tweet very amusingly.
CHELSEA: I wish you did.
CHELSEA: I mean in the middle of the commercial break — I want your viewers to know, although they must know, because they’re probably following you on Twitter. I mean you can’t even pay attention for 60 seconds. You’re a terrible interviewer.
PIERS: Well you just weren’t keeping my attention.
CHELSEA: That’s not my problem.
PIERS: That is your problem.
CHELSEA: This is your show. You have to pay attention to the guests that you invited on your show.
PIERS: If they’re interesting enough.
CHELSEA: Yeah, listen. It doesn’t matter how interesting I am. You signed up for this job.
PIERS: Of course it does.
CHELSEA: Well, maybe that’s why your job is coming to an end.
With the Piers-era coming to an end, even B-list celebrities like Handler have nothing to lose in beating the Brit up. It is not like he will be able to do anything for their career once his show goes *poof* later this month.
One of the reasons politicians, celebrities, and talking heads put up with such awful cable news anchors is a desire to be on TV. If you attack the host, you probably won’t get invited back. Piers no longer enjoys that protection.
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