*Well it’s a wrap for Piers Morgan.
The CNN talk show host is on his way to being a former CNN talk show host afer a 3 year stint at the news net.
*Janet Mock had to check Piers Morgan on Twitter!
But it’s a good thing she did because he was sensationalizing her story of womanhood and being trans while promoting her book “Redefining Realness” on his show.
Never identifying as such, referring to her as “being a boy until 18″ and “been a man” — Mock quickly corrected him.
*CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has been with the cable channel since 2006, will headline his own 11 p.m. ET show, starting next month, reports Deadline.com.
The weekend evening anchor, who moved to New York from CNN’s Atlanta offices, is set to fill in on “Erin Burnett: OutFront” when Burnett goes on maternity leave. Lemon’s program will replace the repeat of that show.
Piers Morgan’s executive producer, Jonathan Wald, will exec produce Lemon’s new program as well according to FTVLive.
Peterson referred to Rev. Al Sharpton and others as “race hustlers” and told Piers Morgan how irresponsible he felt the media is for trying to paint Martin out to be an “innocent little kid” instead of, in his opinion, being honest about Martin being a young thug.
In his opinion, public figures such as Sharpton and President Obama have only involved themselves into this case to “incite the anger of black Americans and others,” adding that they’ve been “using black Americans by dividing the races” and “intimidating white people to get more power.”
When Morgan posed the question on whether the outcome of the case would’ve been the same if instead of Martin, the victim would’ve been a white man like (Facebook founder) Mark Zuckerberg in a hoodie, Peterson said it wouldn’t have mattered. He continued to shoot down the idea that Martin was “some innocent little kid, tip-toeing through the tulips.” He declared: “Trayvon Martin was a thug. His parents know that, you know that, I know that.”
Morgan interjected, “Don’t you speak for me,” and shot back that there’s no evidence Martin was a thug. Peterson asked why if Martin was “such a good little kid… did they work so hard to keep his history out of the courtroom.” He cited pictures of Martin’s Facebook page featuring him with a gun or marijuana. Morgan moved on, but not before remarking that Peterson’s comments were “quite offensive.”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
*Rush Limbaugh boasted on Tuesday that, after hearing Monday’s CNN interview with Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel, he was now allowed to use the word “n***a.”
He then used the word, reports The Huffington Post.
Jeantel, who was on the phone with Martin just before he was killed by George Zimmerman, told Piers Morgan that she thought “n—a” was a non-racist term that could be applied to any man, whereas “n—-r” was offensive. This made Limbaugh giddy.
“So, n—a with an a on the end,” he said, before adding, “I think I can now. Isn’t that the point? Because it’s not racist! I could be talking about a male.”
Jeantel, a Florida teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin just before he died, and the prosecution’s star witness, came under criticism and judgment because of her demeanor and diction among other things.
Asked about what Trayvon Martin was like as a friend, Jeantel said he was a “calm, chill, loving person” and said she never saw him get “aggressive” or “lose his temper.” She said that the defense’s attempts to portray Martin as a “thug” were unfounded and defended his relatively mild drug use. “Weed don’t make him go crazy,” she said, “it just makes him go hungry.”
Jeantel also responded to the massive dissing she’s received in social media for the way she speaks. She explained that she was born with an under-bite that has made it difficult for her to speak clearly.
When Morgan asked if she’d been bullied for her condition, she simply responded, “Look at me,” to laughter from the studio audience.
Check out the interview in 2 parts below: