Piers Morgan quits/gets fired.

Even in defeat, he’s a conceited twit.

There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.

It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.

CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.

Read the whole article here.

He says that America turned on him.  Uh . . . Piers-ee-poo, we were never with you.

I’ve made some observations about this self-inflated blowhard before.  He claims to be an expert at America, his makeshift version of Roman Catholicism, and guns.  It was his endless harangue on that latter topic that he attributes to his failure.   But he wields an assault weapon of his own: he bores people to death.

But before we say good riddance, a little song comes to mind:

We fired our guns and the British kept a comin’

Wasn’t quite as many as there was a while ago

We fired once more and they began a runnin’

Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.