It’s on, yo!

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Larry King revealed that he wasn’t terribly surprised that his successor Piers Morgan didn’t pan out at CNN:

“The best definition of mixed emotions: Your mother-in-law goes over the cliff in your new car,” King joked. “The mix was I thought they made a mistake in the Piers hire. I thought it was a mistake, one, to hire a Britisher in prime time and, two, I thought that he made himself too much part of the show.”

“Too much ‘I,’” King further explained. “I always said, if you turn on an interview show on television, 95 percent of the time you should see the guest. If 95 percent of the time you see the host, there’s something wrong with that.”

“That may be the way it works today or maybe things have changed,” King added. “So it wasn’t my kind of show. He was nice to me. I went on his show two or three times. He wasn’t unfriendly to me. It just wasn’t my type of show.”

Musket didn’t care for King’s musings, so he took to Twitter to smack his elder around:

Ooo … we’re sure King is quaking in his boots!

Me-ow!

Pathetic? Maybe. But watching Piers self-important huffpuffery is also bloody entertaining.

https://twitter.com/chakams/status/464461022729109504

It’s just too perfect.

If Piers is looking for sympathy, he’s barking up the wrong tree.

Heh.

The truth hurts, Musket.

Meanwhile, King has yet to reply:

Poor Piers.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.

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  • http://blog.khelek.us Brian Johnson

    #RootingForInjuries

    • EOD 💥ᴱˣᵖᶫᵒˢᶦᵛᵉᴼʳᵈᶰᵃᶰᶜᵉᴰᶦˢᵖᵒˢᵃᶫ

      Morgan harms himself by talking and typing.

      While the Show with King was not my kind of show…. At least Americans did not seek to have King expelled from the USA to another Country.

  • Ethanery

    So in his last year, King had more viewers than in the demo compared to two of Morgan’s years? Why is Morgan bragging about that?

    • WhoMeToo

      No self awareness.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Well, Piers did accomplish something. He made me like Larry King.

  • JeffWRidge

    Morgan really can’t handle any criticisms. Grow up, Musket.

  • Republicanvet

    Always tried to be respectful to @kingsthings – but he’s been a constant poisonous twerp towards me for 3 years and I’m bored with it.

    So bored he gets his panties in a wad over an interview.

    Oh, and I think when Britisher is spelled in regards to Pierced Organ, it’s actual spelling is j-a-c-k-a-s-s.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Not exactly Ali vs. Frazier here.

    • World B. Free

      Physically OR intellectually.

      • Guest

        NOR

  • desicon

    Morgan is a self-obsessed Moron. Feels better.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Special ed classroom fight, 2nd floor.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Dueling pistols at 10 paces….no wait, Piers doesn’t like guns, maybe a water balloon fight.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Like I always say guys, the only solution to this is a winner-take-all game of naked Twister televised on PPV.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      After the Seth Rogen nude tweet I have seen more nude male contortion than anyone should have to. A video of King and Musket playing Twister “in the buff” would be the ultimate motivator for hunger strikers though.

    • Marjorie

      I need mind bleach now…the imagined visual is really, really horrifying!

  • LegalizeShemp

    [IMG]http://imgur.com/tCp90.gif[/IMG]

    • Zathras11 @B5

      Who is the black guy? ;^)

      • WhoMeToo

        I will not laugh. I will not laugh. I will not laugh. I will not laugh.
        I will not laugh. I will not laugh. I will not laugh. (ಠ⌣ಠ)

      • Zach Smith

        Whoever he is, he sure is hungry.

      • aztectrumpet

        Here’s a hint: He turned white and liked to have kids stay the night.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Still the best response ever to lefty in-fighting.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Yes Piers, Larry’s one of those phony Jewish guys who changed his name to a more Anglicized one to broaden his appeal among American viewers!” Sincerely, John Stuart Leibowitz

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Journalism 101 states: Never make yourself a part of the story. King is right. Piers made it all about himself. If his guests said something he didn’t like he’d interrupt them and pull the camera back on himself.

    BTW I read the word “Britisher” in a comic book while I was in the UK in the 70s. Yes, there is such a word.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Larry King expressed his opinion and Piers Morgan started whining. Evidently, Piers has just as much as problem with the 1st Amendment as he does with the 2nd.

    And sorry, I’m still laughing at the irony of Piers telling someone else to “stop bitching” and “get over yourself.”

  • Wiki David

    PM- “I don’t have a credibility issue”. Oh, that was someone else.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Handbags at the ready, ladies?

  • Eric

    So King was a poisonous twerp to Morgan for three years? So what do we call what Morgan has been to firearm and 2nd Amendment activists in that same time?

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      Helping to increase gun sales.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Aw….someone got a bad case of butthurt and is trying to keep himself relevant by trying to create controversy with a twitter fight to keep his name out there.

  • Name

    to paraphrase a classic line from ’80s hairband Motley Crue, “Piers, dont go away mad, just go away.”

  • Zathras11 @B5

    When two leftists attack each other, all Conservatives win.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    I love it when liberals eat their own….

  • Jake Bradford

    I especially love the way he brags about how HIS basement dweller ratings are slightly better than King’s abysmal ratings. But at least Larry King’s fell off from a previous good rating as he became further and further past his expiry date.
    Yep. You brag Piers. Brag about how your show was getting beaten by friggin MSNBC.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Piers…….wtf kind of name is that?

  • Emily B

    He is a child.

  • Zach Smith

    “And FYI @kingsthings – there is no such word as “Britisher’. But then research & facts were never your strong point were they, Brooklyner?—
    Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 08, 2014”

    From the Oxford online dictionary:

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/Britisher

    • Sloper67

      ROFLMAO. The Englishman needs to learn English.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    It’s the official Twitter war of, who cares…

  • lainer51

    What a pathetic little man.. (if you have to ask which one, you are inside my head).

  • http://twitter.com/starwarsfan107 Hayekguy

    If I had to choose a side, I’d choose Larry King. Even though he’s far left, I have much more respect for him than I do Pierseye since he was actually fair to all those he interviewed.

  • Evergreen Fields

    Those who profess no limits to the actions which can be taken in the majority’s name are actively undermining morality, liberty, prosperity, and democratic processes.