Piers Morgan To ‘Poisonous Twerp’ Larry King: Quit Your ‘Bitching’

Piers Morgan wants Larry King to stop dancing on his grave.

King has made no secret of his feelings about Morgan, whose show replaced “Larry King Live” on CNN in 2010. He repeated those criticisms on Wednesday, telling Howard Stern that “Piers Morgan Live,” which was canceled in March due to abysmal ratings, wasn’t his “kind of show.”

According to King, CNN erred by giving hosting duties to a Brit and Morgan “made himself too much part of the show.”

Those comments didn’t sit well with Morgan, who took to Twitter to tell King to stop “bitching about me.” He said King has been a “constant poisonous twerp” toward him and that he’s “bored” with the criticism he tried to rebut with several tweets.

Morgan reacted similarly in February after Slate’s Dave Weigel celebrated the demise of the show.

King, for his part, has signaled that he’d be open to a return to CNN. He currently hosts a web program that’s shown on Ora TV, Hulu and the Russian government-backed RT.


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