One day before the release of his new biography on Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited journalist and author Gabriel Sherman to join him "In The Chair" for a primetime, exclusive interview.
Asked by the host about the notion that Ailes "effectively runs the Republican Party," Sherman detailed the role the 73-year-old former GOP media consultant played in the most recent general election:
"He [Ailes] said to his senior executives, we're going to have to do a lot to get this guy elected, meaning Mitt Romney. And he said to Bill Kristol, the editor of the "Weekly Standard" and at the time, a FOX News contributor, that he did not think Mitt Romney had the spine to, quote, 'rip [Barack] Obama's face off.' So Ailes, through FOX, took it upon himself to run Mitt Romney's media strategy," explained Monday's guest. "For the first time in American history, a Republican candidate's war room was being run out of the headquarters of a news channel. Mitt Romney's war room was being run out of Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan." FULL POST
On the heels of Dennis Rodman's controversial visit to North Korea, and subsequent serenading of Kim Jong-un, Monday evening saw "Piers Morgan Live" welcome retired basketball player Kenny Anderson for a live, face to face conversation.
A former All-American at Georgia Tech, and a man who scored more than 10,000 points during an NBA career that spanned nearly a decade and a half, Anderson was among the group of athletes that chose to join Rodman on his trip to the country in East Asia.
Revealing that he hadn't done his due diligence prior to arriving on site, Anderson admitted to feeling compelled to go through with the charity game played in honor of the nation's supreme leader: FULL POST