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Network producer Terry O’ Neill once called TV anchors “800 pound gorillas.” The anchor is the one element of a hit show that is not replaceable, giving him or her almost unlimited power over executives and fellow employees. Sometimes, anchors will rant at their underlings (see Lawrence O’ Donnell or Bill O’ Reilly) or demand that an immediate firing take place.

And sometimes, they simply will not shut up.

In today’s clip, conservative talk-show host Piers Morgan and London mayor Sadiq Khan engage in a spirited discussion about the Trump “baby blimp” protest scheduled to coincide with 45’s visit to the UK. The pair touch on whether a “baby Obama” blimp would have been permitted to fly, the limits of political speech, and whether allies are held to a higher standard than enemies. All fair questions. But in an attempt to harangue, Morgan babbles like he himself is the infantile gas bag, and allows Khan almost no room to speak or defend his decision-making.

The mayor decides he’s had enough at the 3:50 mark.

Click for the wrath of Khan.

Photo by duncan/ CC BY-NC 2.0

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

How bad was Tuesday night's debate? So bad that the above-the-fray Commission on Presidential Debates is planning on rule changes for the next debates.

"Last night's debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues," the CPD said in a statement. "The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly."

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