Morgan claimed that Stephen Colbert’s successful night at the Emmys signified the end of Stewart’s career.
Colbert, however, got his start on “The Daily Show” as a correspondent. His popularity resulted in a spinoff in 2005, and “The Colbert Report,” which follows a very similar format to its predecessor, is now in its ninth season.
What isn’t breaking news is Morgan’s distaste for Stewart, as he earlier tweeted about Stewart’s frequent criticism of CNN coverage.
If I were Jon Stewart, I'd stop obsessing with CNN and start worrying about the younger, funnier @iamjohnoliver getting his job….
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 18, 2013
Oliver is a popular correspondent on “The Daily Show” and filled in as host of the show during the summer to many positive reviews from critics.
Stewart has yet to issue a response.