Piers Morgan has slammed CNN for canceling his interview with the network after he said they and other American news outlets were being biased for not covering a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Friday morning, Morgan was played clips of journalists, including CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissing the allegations as false.
In turn, the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said journalists in the US were being ‘hyper-partisan’ for failing to report on or investigate the story.
Hours later, Morgan confirmed that his promoting appearance for his new book Wake Up on CNN’s Reliable Sources, which was set to air on Sunday, would no longer occur.
‘Last time I appeared on this show, I appeared after I wrote a series of negative Trump columns,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘They were prepared to take me when I was negative, but not so much when I would be slightly more positive.’
He added that he believes most media outlets have likely not investigated the story because, if they do, it could lead to revelations that would cause the Democrats to lose the presidential election.
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Piers Morgan slammed CNN for canceling his upcoming book promoting appearance on Reliable Sources this Sunday
It came after the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said the media is playing partisan politics by failing to cover a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden with damning emails and photos. Pictured; Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday
Morgan told DailyMail.com that he believes CNN was willing to have him on when he wrote negative Trump columns but not more positive ones. Pictured: Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday
Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said journalists have a duty to investigate. Pictured: A receipt showing Hunter Biden’s laptop was allegedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop
Morgan told DailyMail.com that CNN spent at least a month asking him to appear on the show.
He said he had a ‘weird feeling’ his appearance might be canceled, but he was still very surprised by the move.
‘Maybe they were worried I wouldn’t bash Trump as they wanted, and that’s what my book itself is all about – illiberal liberals who want to cancel anybody who doesn’t suit their agenda,’ he said.
Morgan said producers at CNN also told him that he was canceled because they reportedly were able to book someone else: the executive editor of The Associated Press.
‘I just made the point that it doesn’t matter if you’re pro-Trump or anti-Trump. A major newspaper has published serious allegations, none of which have been denied by Joe Biden or Hunter Biden,’ he said.
‘They deserve to be investigated. The liberal skewed media seems to have taken a view that if they investigated… the Democrats may lose the election.
‘That’s a political calculation, not a journalistic calculation. If a story like that breaks, they’ve got to investigate’
The laptop in question, which contains damning emails and compromising photos damning emails and compromising photos of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, which were provided to the New York Post by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani.
Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said this is simply due to partisan politics.
‘The fact they’re not investigating is a hyper-partisan approach by the US media,’ he said.
He also argued that many more news outlets would be covering the story if the laptop was reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr rather than Hunter Biden.
‘If you were to substitute Biden’s name for Donald Trump Jr, the very liberal skewed media would be all over it like a rash, Morgan said.
Morgan said that if the laptop had been reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr, there would be much more news coverage. He added that he believes liberal networks have not investigated the Hunter Biden story because it could lead to Democrats losing the presidential election. Pictured, left and right: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs
The co-host of Good Morning Britain also praised Trump during Thursday night’s debate (pictured) and said his calm demeanor helped him expose Joe Biden’s ‘flaws’
During his Fox & Friends appearance, Morgan also commented on Thursday night’s presidential debate between Trump and Biden and said it was very different from the first debate two weeks ago.
‘The thing that struck me was Donald Trump had a much more measured tone. It was like he muzzled himself, he tamed himself from the kind of ranting beast we saw in the first debate and it was much more effective,’ he said.
‘It was more effective in exposing his opponent, Joe Biden’s, flaws…It allowed people to focus a lot more clearly on Joe Biden.’
The co-host of Good Morning Britain said Trump succeeded at repeatedly – but calmly – asking Biden why he didn’t accomplish many of the goals he has promised he will do if elected during his time as Vice President under former President Barack Obama.
The topic of Hunter Biden’s emails also came up at Thursday night’s debate.
‘All of the emails, the emails, the horrible emails of the kind of money you were raking in,’ Trump said.
‘And Joe, you were Vice President when some of this was happening.’
‘And I think you owe an explanation to the American people, why is it – somebody just had a news conference a little while ago – who was essentially supposed to work with you and your family, but what he said was damning,’ Trump said in reference to Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner, who claimed he has proof that the former Vice President was aware of his son’s business dealings with China
In turn, Biden pointed a recent New York Times report that alleges Trump had a secret Chinese bank account – and that he’s barely paid any taxes.
‘We learned that this president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China, does business in China,’ Biden said. ‘
Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption.’