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Are Americans Tired Of 'Arrogant British' TV Personalities?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Unrepresented, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Is this indicative of our views of the British? Anti-intellectualism? Shifting demographics? All of the above?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I just don't like how mean Ricky is to Karl. ;)
  3. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    I am tired of arrogant TV personalities of any nationality...
    Fortunately, I am exposed to very few of them.
  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Atlanta, GA.
    Look at CNN's overall ratings. They aren't doing too hot, and it certainly isn't Morgan's fault for that.
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Neither do I, but Steve is worse. Ricky is openly insulting but they're actually friends. Ricky doesn't really think Karl is stupid. It's just the dynamic of their friendship. Steve is condescending and has nothing original to add.
  6. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    How does being tired of Simon Cowell make one anti-intellectual?
  7. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    To be be fair, MSNBC and Fox's ratings aren't as high as they used to be either. The Six O'Clock News on network tv is all but dead. I think this is more or less an indication of American people waking up and realizing that what passes for "news" these days, are nothing more than a bunch of corporate mouthpieces and blowhards regurgitating the same talking points over and over and over.
  8. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    If by arrogant British personalities you mean Jeremy Clarkson then no, no I'm not.
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    In general, the imports we broadcast are less "Larry the Cable Guy" than their American counterparts, often with more internationally-minded views.
  10. nutdog


    Feb 19, 2009
    In the dog house.
    Shows come and go.

    I think anti-intellectualism is all in the collective mind of the pseudo-intellectuals.
  11. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    This is an anti-intellectual comment.:|
  12. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Here, here! Top Gear still cracks me up even though I'm well aware that I'll never own a McClaren.
  13. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Piers Morgan is and has always been a dick. How he lasted so long on american tv is anybody's guess. Not a good indication.
  14. nutdog


    Feb 19, 2009
    In the dog house.
    It's not anti anything. Jay Leno was replaced. Anti-intellectual?

    Before Morgan became famous in the states for his Simon Cowell imitation he was a tabloid writer and editor.

    I know the British accent makes him sound intelligent.

    Larry the Cable Guy is probably smarter. Definitely funnier.
  15. He was the editor of the Daily Mail, which says it all really :p

    Morgan and Cowell are t**ts, we don't want them back. However, if you are getting rid of them, please keep Trump away from my island:

    Donald Trump Equates Wind Farms To Lockerbie Disaster

    Edit - editor of the Daily Mirror (not much better), he still writes for the Daily Mail, my mistake.
  16. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    For the record I found Larry the Cable Guy much funnier than Jay Leno.
  17. phatcyclist


    Jan 29, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Just Piers Morgan, I have no issues with any of the other ones.
  18. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Other than Morgan and Clarkson, who else have you got over there?
  19. nutdog


    Feb 19, 2009
    In the dog house.
    Says the man with the Puff Ho link.:p

    Maybe they should give him a show? Wait, they did. Damn intellectuals!:spit:
  20. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I love how the media just makes stuff up. Yep, them darn English elites with they's fancy talkin' and all. Always puttin' on airs, and talkin' correct when a real man just sorta lets words fall outta his mouth like a good puke after drinkin' too much green beer on St. Patty's day. If ya cain't catch the meanin' of my words, maybe you're the one with the problem. And what's with them stupid wigs, and all that powder anyway? I never did understand them English, and I reckon I never will.