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Prior to reading Shooting Straight I read a ton of reviews including reviews on Goodreads that said the majority of the book is about Piers un rights campaign I finished this book today and I learned that this is about 10% of the book The rest is a behind the scenes take from Piers Morgan himself about his show his personal life and his career It was really interesting to see different events over the last 3 4 years from his perspective I also really liked that it was in the diary format It was kind of like a really long timelineI haven t Read Piers Other Books But I Want To Now Especially Piers other books but I want to now especially they precede the events in this book He s a really Ten Minutes to Fall in Love good writer and his stories are surprisingly very interesting most especially when they involve interviews with big name personalities Before reading SHOOTING STRAIGHT I knew little about Piers Morgan s background His book contains interesting stories and was well doneAt first I wondered about the diary format for the entries in the book but it made sense and was aood device I enjoyed reading SHOOTING "STRAIGHT If you want to know about Piers Morgan and the business of creating a show " If you want to know about Piers Morgan and the business of creating a show CNN I highly recommend it Fantastic read candid and honest Piers Morgan hits America oing from tabloid editor and celebrity name dropper to another person completely exasperated by the highly lucrative siege mentality of the un nutters and the NRA s complete contempt for non Open City gun owning people of the United States This blight on the American social scene I think is why so much of the Anglo sphere s focus has shifted back to London and the UK as a favourable society to live in America s larger population creates a lower common denominator for theun lobby s venality to appeal to I enjoyed this book for what it was It s really just a bit of anecdotes and memoirs of what occurred leading up to his show taking over for Larry King and some of the noteworthy news stories and show moments over the first three years It reads like a personal diary really The irony of reading this book now of course is that his show has been cancelled I can t say I was a regular viewer or monitored his ratings but they must have really dipped in the final year for the show to totally Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves go away so uickly seeing as the book ends in the Spring of 2013 and things seemed particularly rosy for the show at that time It s a shame though I would watch it from time to time and I always loved that he was the one big celebrity voice of reason in the antiun movement I have a trivial love hate relationship with Piers I love his common sense on Heaven hears each whisper guns and his British wit and humor but I tend to not like him on Saturday mornings as he s an avid Arsenal fan and I m a Manchester United fan Like I saidtrivial Luckily he really doesn t mention Arsenal in this book which is nothing short of amazing Anyway I push through his absurd soccer moaning to keep with the important real world stuff His twitter is a prettyood As host of the CNN show Piers Morgan Live Piers Morgan has come a long way from his days as a British tabloid editor and judge on America’s Got Talent Love him or hate him it’s undeniable that Morgan is one of the most talked about controversial figures in the media today From Eye Sleuths Ghostly Vacations gun control anday marriage to religion and pop icons he tackles the hot button topics head on In Shooting Straight he discus.
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prime time appearing against himself As a judge on America s Got Talent he was atime appearing against himself As a judge on America s Got Talent he was a since he has no entertainment talent himself nor is American For his nightly talk show it s hard to understand why CNN would select him to replace Larry King when Morgan had never done live TV news interviews before Even King often slammed the choice The book just proves that Morgan was totally wrong for American TV And That His Instincts About TV and that his instincts about country and politics are completely off baseOn the other hand the book is an interesting read for someone who wants to know what oes on behind the scenes in television news The producer made Piers Morgan look intelligent and prepared often when the host had no idea who the uest was The network PR people hyped him to be someone he wasn t and his own publicist saved him from some stupid foot in the mouth momentsThe biggest disappointment was to hear him claim his family was his priority when in truth he had nothing to do with his family most of the time His kids from his first marriage were in England and he only saw them a couple times a year His new wife and baby rarely saw him here As so many celebrities do he claims to place family first but then doesn t match his actions with his words He should have never accepted two TV jobs at the same time for it meant his family ot low priority And it also meant he did a lousy job at bothWhat ultimately makes this a one star book is Morgan s cluelessness about America and why the country is the way it is He demeans First Amendment rights and Second Amendment rights The book has way too much anti Death Goes Shopping gun rhetoric and it s filled with false claims or facts like people are bornay when confronted by a Matrimonio a la Fuerza (Saga Londres, guest who asks for his proof he says he has none but feels it in hisut He slams anyone conservative Christian or right leaning Republican He Devils Gate (NUMA Files, grossly over praises some of our worst presidents Carter Clinton and supports liberal Republicans he thinks will be elected to the presidency someday Chris Christie seriously Piers Morgan s instincts are pretty much always wrong as proven in this book Page after page details his mistaken thoughts on people and politics And ultimately after the book was published Morgan s show was canceled He has basically never been seen in America again He had no business being on TV here couldn t conduct aood interview without a producer feeding him uestions in his ear and showed no appreciation of the freedoms he had when living in this country Piers Morgan is ultimately a failure I m a
*marmite fan and I am also a Piers fanLoved it Learned specific news *fan and I am also a Piers fanLoved it Learned specific news un related details about UK US Politics around his jobs between 2010 2013 through Morgan s diary He shared his many opinions with the reader uite the character Uses Twitter like The Donald. Rred depiction of an adrenaline fueled life anchoring a nightly news show in the world’s most ruthless competitive and pressurized media marketplaceWritten in a compelling diary format Shooting Straight provides a heartfelt account of Morgan’s extraordinary new life and his continuing love affair with America Shocking funny and incisive it proves once again why Piers Morgan has taken the world by stor. ,
Ollow I don t want to et into a big political rant Especially In A Book in a book but I will say my view on Rebelde Rendición (Saga Londres, guns took a sharp turn on July 20 2012 That s when my friend Jessica Redfield was murdered in the Aurora movie theater massacre I never particularly likeduns prior to that My feelings went starkly negative on them thereafter The whole situation is forever surreal but adding one surreal moment is reading along as Piers talks about her and her lovely mother who fights the Wretched Moments good fight againstuns in her daughters memory in this book It s weird to read those pages and think to yourselfI used to laugh with that sweet Estimating centrifugal compressor performance girl right here in my office or at the hockeyame Knowing someone killed in such a tragic way is an experience that too many of us in this country have had and I can tell you from personal experience it is awful But of course everyone continues on with their this will never happen to me state of mind You re wrong Anyway the logic presented here on the un topic is absolutely spot on I ll just leave it at that The
Other Staggering Thing That Occurredstaggering thing that occurred me as I read through this was how many major news stories have happened in the last few yearsand how we ve already forgotten all of them In this instant social media news cycle nothing stays in our minds for longer than a few hours or days if it s particularly awful and then it s on to the next story That s about all any news story ets any It s uite insane and even I was a bit embarrassed to think to myselfI can t believe I haven t thought about this news story or that news story recently The most staggering being Sandy Hook of course It s a sad and depressing commentary that Sandy Hook could happen and the only thing we did about it as a country was majorly increase un sales in the wake of proposed legislation that we all knew never had a chance Talk about a bunch of cowards for leaders I really can t think of anything worse than young children being blown away like thatand even that moved us all to doabsolutely nothing It s an awful feeling Staggeringly depressing for us as a society But life oes on doesn t it It always does Anyway this book really highlights the ever changing and rapidly moving news cycle It s always on to the next big disaster and even the most horrible things are forgotten far too easily and uickly It s also a really interesting look at what happens behind the scenes making a big live news broadcast I enjoyed it It s an easy read This book is written in a journal style with entries coming every few days Most of the book focuses on his new job at CNN and how he ot adjusted there Even if you don t agree with "his un views most will find this a fascinating read The book had a lot " gun views most will find this a fascinating read The book had a lot interesting and funny stories about his encounters with celebrities on and off his show His courageous public views on Lifes a Pitch gun control are some things that need to be said Iuess it takes someone originally from outside the country to ta. Ses candidly his refusal to bend to public pressure or political correctness from his childhood in England to his career as a tabloid editor to his meteoric rise to fame in the United States Offering an inside view of the real time drama behind covering huge breaking news stories such as the killing of Osama bin Laden Hurricane Sandy and the massacre at Newtown Morgan’s account is a riveting no holds ba.