The time is fast approaching when the original cable network, CNN, will say goodbye to perhaps its most iconic presenter. It’s now less than three months ahead that the last Larry King Live will air, and the great man gives way to Piers “Morgan” Moron, with the result that The Percy Moron Show is inflicted on the channel’s dwindling audience.
King spent some time yesterday interviewing Daily Show host Jon Stewart, ahead of the Rally To Restore Sanity on October 30. Stewart gave the game away at the start, by telling Larry that “You’re the last guy out of a burning building”, and later suggesting that it might not be the best idea to give the time slot to “some British guy no-one’s heard of”.
King did not dissent from Stewart’s characterisations, and even seemed a little embarrassed by the suggestion that things were not in the best of states at CNN. No such problem affects the Daily Show host and his team, and to underscore this, the Prez himself will be interviewed by Stewart: Barack Obama will appear on next Wednesday’s show.
It’s the kind of implicit endorsement that is hard to see being given to The Percy Moron Show.