I’ve now watched this clip several times, and it brings a smile to my face every time I see it. Something about Chelsea’s delivery, combined with Morgan’s complete inability to counter her criticism, makes it one of the most perfect moments in cable news history. Though Handler is a known jokester, she does seem truly sincere here, as she attempts to teach The Pompous One a little something about what an interviewer is supposed to do. I’m not naive enough to think that Piers will actually engage in some deep introspection after the intervention, but when Chelsea says “maybe that’s why your job is coming to an end,” it’s telling that Morgan can offer up little more than a fit of nervous laughter and a “wow.” He failed in prime-time, and he knows it. Chelsea Handler knows it. Hell, Larry King knows it and says he’s willing to come back if CNN wants him. I know the term “epic fail” has been completely overused in the past few years, but when it comes to cable news, I can think of few epic fails as big as “Piers Morgan Live,” so let’s throw it around. With any luck, he’ll head back to his home country and lecture his fellow Brits for a while. Hey, it’ll keep him out of our hair.
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