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Piers Morgan 'disappointed' with journalist ranking ahead of Zelensky interview

READ MORE: Piers then quote tweeted the post, expressing his disappointment in a playful way. He wrote: “Only fourth? Disappointing.”Reuters Institute then responded to Piers’ comment. They said: “Hi Piers! We asked respondents to name up to five specific journalists they pay attention to, using an open-ended question. “Across countries, less than half of our sample named a single journalist, though this may be due to low response rates in general for these types of questions.”Other fans expressed their thoughts on the subject. @CharlieVisconti wrote: “I'd like to see the age demographics of the respondents. “An ever-increasing number of people don't consume mainstream media but are using internet journalists and other independent online sources for their news gathering.”@LiCross said: “This is an old poll, Chris Mason is now BBC's political correspondent, thank goodness. “Surprised Martin Lewis isn't there, but again depends on how you define journalist.”Piers Morgan has hosted his own TalkTV show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, since April. Interviews conducted on the show include one with former US president Donald Trump. As of July, Piers has shifted the focus of the show to the war in Ukraine. One episode includes his visit to the now war-torn country, where he visited President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena.They gave their first joint interview which will air on Wednesday night.
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