After some taunting back and forth, the on-again, off-again rematch between “Bullies” author Ben Shapiro and Piers Morgan didn’t materialize after all after Shapiro’s flight was diverted due to an unruly passenger.

Speaking of going a second round, boxer Robert Garcia seems to have been on the same plane.

Alas, Shapiro didn’t make it in time to appear, disappointing many of Morgan’s new viewers.

Chai Lifeline is a volunteer non-profit helping Jewish children with life threatening illness — so much for the “not caring about children” narrative, then.

  • Kabong30

    Had to watch that DB Piers for an hour with no payoff of watching Shapiro stomp the crap out of him.

    • Sally

      I recorded the show and went through it at two different speeds, only to conclude our Ben Shapiro was not there. Thought maybe Piers had locked him in a closet along with #YourLittleBook.

      • TugboatPhil

        I just puked a bit in my mouth at the thought of what might be in Piers Morgan’s “closet.”

        • dmacleo

          maybe theres a bushmaster hidden there just for him….

  • KateNE

    That explains why I watched CNN for an hour with the mute on….never saw Ben show up.

  • Raphael Gluck ツ

    Not the ideal way to round of your birthday, Happy Birthday Ben Shapiro

  • stuckinIL4now

    What? Ol’ Musket didn’t get new boss Zucker to spring for a CNN corporate private plane to make sure that Shapiro made it in time for the alleged shellacking he had planned? Even under new leadership CNN has a buncha screw-ups screwing up their ratings plots!

  • dwsmokin

    Was that a sigh of relief I heard from Piers? Must have been the wind.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Can’t believe Piers didn’t get the new boss to spring for the CNN corporate jet to make sure Shapiro showed up on time.

    • TomJB

      Are you kidding? The “unruly passenger” is probably cashing Piers’ check as we speak.

      I bet Piers was his gracious self when explaining to his viewer that Ben wouldn’t be able to make it.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Who wants to bet exactly how many cats Peirs Morgan kicked across his “hair/ face/ make up/ dressing room” when he found out Shapiro had been legitimately held up, and couldn’t make his loaded town hall scam.

    And CNN had to pull strings to get Shapiro out of the flight scrape. And Shapiro went out of his way to thank CNN for helping him on Twitter!

    This is funny on so many levels, I don’t even know where to fucking start.

    I’m with Adam Baldwin on this one. If your enemy is destroying himself, leave him be.

    Go out in the driveway and play basketball with the kids for a while. Read the blogs and laugh tomorrow.

    Shapiro. Winner winner, chicken dinner.