Piers Morgan Finally Shares His Feelings About Larry King On Twitter

Todd Rigney

Piers Morgan apparently doesn't think too highly of Larry King.

Although the controversial talk show host has remained tight-lipped about King since replacing the legendary interviewer at CNN, he ultimately decided to share his feelings with the planet following Larry's chat with Howard Stern. According to The Daily Caller, King wasn't too broken up when his successor lost his position with the cable news network.

"The best definition of mixed emotions: Your mother-in-law goes over the cliff in your new car. The mix was I thought they made a mistake in the Piers hire. I thought it was a mistake, one, to hire a Britisher in prime time and, two, I thought that he made himself too much part of the show," he explained to Stern.

King added, "I always said, if you turn on an interview show on television, 95 percent of the time you should see the guest. If 95 percent of the time you see the host, there's something wrong with that."

According to The Huffington Post, it didn't take long for Piers Morgan to fire back at his former CNN interviewer. Instead of taking his opinions to someone like Howard Stern, Morgan cobbled together a series of 140-character responses to Larry's critique and tossed them onto Twitter.

Check about Piers Morgan's angry retorts below.

Hey Larry @kingsthings - you don't need to KEEP bitching about me. It's over. Relax. http://t.co/RBjtF4YN1W

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

And FYI @kingsthings - there is no such word as "Britisher'. But then research & facts were never your strong point were they, Brooklyner?

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

Always tried to be respectful to @kingsthings - but he's been a constant poisonous twerp towards me for 3 years and I'm bored with it.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

As for our respective egos, one of us changed his name legally to 'King' and it wasn't me. So get over yourself @kingsthings.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

Piers Morgan then took a moment to point out that his predecessor wasn't nearly as successful in pulling in a certain demographic during his time in CNN's 9 pm time slot.

Larry King averaged a 176 in the demo in his last year at CNN (2010), and I averaged 218, 170 and 173 in my three years. #RatingsReality

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

Unfortunately for Morgan, most people weren't feeling too sympathetic about the situation. In addition to calling him a handful of names that aren't worth repeating here, some folks told Piers to "respect his elders." If Morgan was hoping to sway some people to his side, then he failed miserably in his endeavor.

Why should I show any respect to @kingsthings any more when he has shown zero to me? Game on, Brooklyner.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 8, 2014

What do you think about Piers Morgan's recent Twitter tirade against Larry King?

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