Also, CNN chooses to re-air Charlie Sheen interview Friday, bumps cast of “Take Me Home Tonight”
Piers Morgan responded to a scathing, 1,975-word piece by Vanity Fair media columnist James Wolcott — in which Wolcott, who referred to Morgan as "Uncle Sham" and a "canned ham," asked, "How did we get stuck with Piers Morgan? Who is he, why is he here, is he returnable?" — with a tweet:
My response to James Wolcott @vanityfair : No, I'm not. So maybe remove head from bitchy, pompous, humourless a**? http://bit.ly/gvyb2L
I actually did find some humour in Wolcott's argument:
His interview with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was like a Valentine’s Day date gone bad as he tossed her a series of candy kisses, such as “Do you dream of a fairy-tale wedding?” and “How would I woo you?”
Wolcott does give credit to CNN for bumping celebrities for breaking news coverage, even on Morgan's show. But what happens when the "breaking news" is a celebrity, like, say, Charlie Sheen.
Only trouble is, NBC will have a new hour with Sheen on "Dateline" tonight, too, making a five-day-old interview with the "Two and a Half Men" star seem a bit dated.
That interview will air on Saturday, instead.