Nugent Takes Credit For Getting Piers Morgan’s ‘Ass Thrown Out’ At CNN

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February 25, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Thank Ted Nugent for the gift of Piers Morgan’s primetime show coming to an end.

The gun rights activist took credit for CNN’s decision to eventually pull the plug on “Piers Morgan Live” in a Monday interview with host Erin Burnett.

“For anyone to claim that I’m a racist or it had racist overtones is the typical crap that the propaganda ministry and the media, particularly most of your co-workers there, even though I got Piers Morgan’s ass thrown out, and I’ll do the same with Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer when I can,” Nugent responded.

Morgan told the New York Times that he and CNN president Jeff Zucker have discussed taking his primetime show off the air, which could happen as early as next month. But Nugent, who would surely disagree with Morgan’s calls for tougher gun laws, overlooked that the two had been talking about Morgan staying on with CNN in some capacity — just not as a primetime host.

Nugent’s comment came in response to Burnett asking him to explain his pseudo-apology for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”

“We call bad people who are destroying our neighborhoods mongrels,” he said. “I knew of no racial reference.”

Watch below, courtesy of CNN:

h/t Mediaite

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