Team Truth is pretty stuck on this one: Should Piers Morgan, CNN's big, splashy talk-host replacement for the increasingly ass-kissing Larry King, really delve all the way with his first guest? Since that debut Piers Morgan Tonight hot seat has been filled by Oprah Winfrey, queen of the media—and the gay rumor mill—it's a pretty big decision not to go there.
After all, even Barbara Walters did! When Walters, a legend whom we adore (and who's an arguably soft-ball celeb interviewer), just chatted with the retiring mega-superpower, she deftly addressed the gay rumors, resulting in the Oprah denial heard ‘round the world: "I'm not even kind of lesbian."
Should Piers, too, continue the grilling?
If so, we can just see it now: Piers will dance around with warm-up questions about marrying Steadman and Oprah's blossoming TV fiefdom, OWN, and then right about question five, it will hit. Indeed, Morgan, the outspoken former British tabloid journalist, TV host and judge (Americas Got Talent) has stated pretty plainly he wants to end the American tradition of bowing to celebrities.
"I'd like to get to the position...where the butt-kicking is reversed," he announced.
OK but, will he? Especially with the anointed goddess of the popular world, Ms. Winfrey? And like we said, should he? Keep in mind, the Oprah tactics have apparently already been decided; the interview was taped last week and will air Jan. 17.
Was Piers all gooey with Oprah and did he decide to save the controversial stuff for a taped intro? Or did he do as he said and kick some rear end? Hmmm...