Did Crackhead New York Times Editor Help Piers Morgan Spin Firing as Voluntary?


It was a race between the New York Times and Politico to see who would have the first report of Piers Morgan’s firing/departure from CNN.

David Carr of the New York Times, a self-confessed former crackhead, had the first piece, a long rambling article that suggested that Piers Morgan didn’t work on CNN because of his access and reminded Americans of King George III. More significantly, the piece made the departure sound mutual. Politico, less so.

Carr blew up at Dylan Biers of Politico on Twitter because this is what journalism looks like now.





That’s a rather significant difference between Piers Morgan working out a departure with CNN President Jeff Zucker and being told that he’s the weakest link. It was a given that Piers Morgan would seek out someone who would help him spin the departure as semi-voluntary. David Carr didn’t give Morgan that much, not as much as some British outlets did earlier this year when they made it sound like Morgan had accomplished everything he wanted in the US and might be thinking of heading home.

Carr appeared to offer no response, but Biers kept sniping away at him.


The whole thing is largely irrelevant. Piers Morgan, like Carr and Biers, are obscure outside of a small media world based mainly in New York. The difference is that the New York Times has yet to crater the way that CNN did. But now that it has sold off most of its properties, at some point Carlos Slim is going to go all HLN on it.

  • A Z

    Good, he is gone.

    Yet, the fight goes on.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There will be others

      • barley mcgrew

        Hereeeeeeeeees Johnny!

  • Crassus

    Piers Morgan was a hack in Great Britain and he was a hack in the United States. If he gets a job in Outer Mongolia he will be a hack there.

  • laura r

    DG cheesy headline: “crackhead editor xxxx” not necessary to call people stupid names. i understand a catchy headline, but you’re better than that.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He actually is a crack head.

      • laura r

        that is a story in itself.

  • wileyvet

    To think that Americans wouldn’t enjoy being chastised about Constitutional rights by an English accented British Ex-Pat scold. Go figure.

  • Schmitty

    King George III is front and center to the thoughts of the mainstream for sure. This is how little credit this guy gives his own readers. For shame. I would have given him credit if he at least pretended he respected us enough to think of a good excuse. The left seems to know their core follower. They will lap up any excuse and defend it to the end as plausible and anyone saying otherwise is a whatever. Their will full ignorance is alarming.

  • Arlie

    mypetjawa.mu.nu has the best short piece on bye-bye pm! “Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!” Then on to Queen’s – “Another one bites the dust”. The truth is winning…thank you cyber world warriors; American patriots all.

  • Black__Mamba

    Great as always Daniel. 2nd paragraph: “access” = “accent”?