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!
Pathetic? Maybe. But watching Piers self-important huffpuffery is also bloody entertaining.
It’s just too perfect.
If Piers is looking for sympathy, he’s barking up the wrong tree.
The truth hurts, Musket.
Meanwhile, King has yet to reply:
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and tweets.