Larry King Sounds Off About Piers Morgan, His CNN Replacement -- and He's Not Exactly a Fan Huffington Post
After two years of watching Piers Morgan's talk show, which took over "Larry King Live's" time slot on CNN, King has a few things to say about how Morgan is doing.
King was asked about Morgan by The Huffington Post after Morgan stepped into a controversy over gun control -- including a verbal skirmish on the air with gun rights activist Alex Jones.
Said King: "I never gave opinions. Piers gives his opinions. The show is a lot about him as much as the guests. ... He's so different from me."
King sounded a tad disapproving of Morgan's style when he told the publication: "A lot of shows, they make it about the host and the guest becomes a prop to the host and I never liked that. ... It's not the quality that counts anymore. It's how loud did you yell, how vituperative can you be."
King added that he likes Morgan personally, and that he wishes the best for CNN, his former employer. He has suggested in the past that CNN may have "oversold" Morgan to viewers.