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Piers Morgan: I’m the token Brit for Americans

Piers Morgan: I’m the token Brit for Americans

In a "New York" magazine profile longer than Piers Morgan's face, the CNN anchor says Americans like him because he's a stereotypical British guy:

“There’s a dust-yourself-down, get-on-with-it, call-people-out, be-brutally-honest streak that Americans love in Simon Cowell, love in Gordon Ramsay,” he says. “They like their Brits to be a certain way, and I fit that mold, I think, and that’s why CNN was quite smart to capitalize on that sentiment, which is when a British accent is saying these things, it’s more acceptable.”

The article also dives into Morgan's past as tabloid news editor, his current success at CNN (he typically finishes third behind MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News' Sean Hannity) and his involvement with the "News of the World" phone-hacking scandal.

Read it in full here.

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