There’s a growing feud between CNN’s Piers Morgan and Daily Show host Jon Stewart — but Morgan seems to be the only who cares.
Morgan first made his animosity towards Stewart public in a tweet last week, attacking the Daily Show host after Stewart once again slammed CNN for its laughable coverage of the Navy Yard shooting.
At the Emmy Awards this Sunday, Morgan took another shot at Stewart after Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report won the Emmy for “Outstanding Variety Series.”
Stewart has yet to respond to Morgan’s attacks, which makes the feud relatively one-sided. But Morgan’s comments really make one wonder how much weight he’s required to carry for CNN. No one can deny the cringe-worthy reputation CNN created for itself in regards to its “BREAKING NEWS” coverage. The network’s numerous fumblings of facts in the wake of the Boston bombings are a testament to this.
Ultimately, it comes down to this: the fact that CNN would revisit this method of schoolyard journalism is mind-blowing. If Piers Morgan values his street cred as a journalist, he’d be wise to echo Stewart’s criticism, not rebuke it.