Twitter is a fun place for media feuds, as talking heads with big egos take to the internet to bash other talking heads – it’s all rather amusing. The latest fight to erupt on Twitter involves CNN’s Piers Morgan and Former MSNBC and current Current TV host Keith Olbermann.
Following the bizarre interview on Piers Morgan Tonight that resulted in former Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O”Donnell walking out, Olbermann took the opportunity to bash Morgan about, surprise, viewers:
@PiersMorgan tonight? I’m betting on…the audience (as usual)Who walks out on
Morgan, always up for a Twitter squabble hit back –
Morgan challenged Olbermann to come on his show and once again hit him where it hurts: ratings.
@KeithOlbermann – or are you too busy with your 40,000 viewers a night?Come on and debate with me you big coward
Olberman responded to the challenge:
@PiersMorgan that I appear on his show arrived 7/26. After he “banned me for life.”Just to wrap this up, most recent of 12 pleadings by
For some background, Piers Morgan “banned” Olbermann from his new show back in January. He said that it was “just a temporary ban, designed to confuse and bemuse him, and hopefully engender a violent reaction.”
Olbermann ended with this reference to the recent hacking accusations –
Morgan finally retweeted this, basically invoking the “Scoreboard” argument –
If you have yet to see the incident that prompted this Twitter war, or simply want to watch it again (it’s quite enjoyable), check it out below: