The delusional CNN host and notorious phone-hacker gets a glowing puff piece from the Politico and they conveniently omit the beatdown the babbling idiot got from Ben Shapiro last week. The low-rated cable nonentity is still stroking himself over his interview with Alex Jones, but curiously makes no mention of his humiliation at the hands of Shapiro.
But the approach grates on Morgan’s critics, who think he generates controversy for the sake of self-promotion. Larry King, who previously occupied Morgan’s chair at CNN, recently said the show was as much about Morgan as about his guests. Michael Moynihan, a columnist at The Daily Beast, likened Morgan’s booking of pro-gun “crazies” to Mike Tyson’s post-prison boxing matches, where weak opponents were sought out merely to bolster the former champion’s image. The blogger Andrew Sullivan, who has had it in for Morgan for years, accuses the host of broadcasting “a rolling freak-show designed entirely for ratings.”
Morgan, who describes himself as “deliberately provocative” and knows he has “a unique ability to rub certain people the wrong way,” doesn’t really care — or, in his native tongue, doesn’t give “a monkey’s cuss.”
“Andrew Sullivan is a dick,” Morgan told POLITICO. “He’s an extremely bitchy, deeply unpleasant, rather confused individual who for whatever reason despises the very spittle I put on the floor. Well, good luck to you, mate. But I couldn’t give a toss.”
“Bill O’Reilly is like a comfortable pair of shimmeringly angry slippers, but you know every night what you’re going to get,” Morgan said. “It’s consistent. It hits all the right buttons if you like that kind of thing. And while I don’t agree with a lot of it, I thoroughly enjoy watching it and can admire the professionalism. The same with Rachel Maddow, I can watch it without agreeing with some of the things she says, but absolutely admire the professionalism.”