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Report: CNN 'actively looking' to replace Piers Morgan

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I think I speak for all of us when I say, "What took so long?"

The Washington Times reports:

An Internet site that reports on issues that emanate from within America’s news rooms said CNN’s Piers Morgan is on the out.

But it’s not clear whether he will sever ties with CNN completely — or simply with his coveted prime time slot.

FTVLive reported that sources say CNN head Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.” Mr. Morgan in 2012 signed only a one-year contract extension, and that’s about to wrap, the site reported.

Mr. Zucker would like to replace him with Katie Couric, FTVLive reported. But he’s not counting on her, keeping an open mind about other replacement hosts, too, the sources said.

“He’s looking at other people besides Katie,” one said, to FTVLive.

Mr. Morgan might move to another CNN show — but not in prime time, the story said...

If this report is true, it will sadly mean less fodder for media critics to use in relentlessly mocking the anti-gun Brit.  We all must make sacrifices, I suppose.  The needs of the many outweigh the needs of snarky bloggers...

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