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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Piers Morgan - Right Wing Sellout

Enjoying a break from his co-host’s duties on Good Morning Britain - as perhaps his fellow presenters are, too - former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been at his Home From Home in Los Angeles, showing that he is an ordinary man of the people, and that with zero self-awareness, he has left behind all trace of liberalism as he shamelessly embraces the most right-wing host on Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse).
Morgan is clearly incensed that Combover Crybaby Donald Trump is insufficiently appreciated by all those rotten lefties who have come out to protest at a self-admitted practitioner in sexual molestation fetching up at the White House. The forcefully enunciated views of Commons Speaker John Bercow, putting the kibosh on any idea of Trump addressing both Houses of Parliament during his state visit, have upset him more.
Hence the Twitter meltdown that followed, with that Morgan nervous tic on display: “John Bercow shoots for peak anti-Trump hysteria title by banning US President. What a silly little man”. Bercow may be less tall than Morgan. But I doubt all the others he labels “little” are. Anyhow, do go on. “Britain now officially thinks CHINA has more acceptable values than AMERICA. This is complete & utter madness”. It might be if it were true.
But to even suggest Trump equals America would be deeply insulting to tens of millions of citizens. Morgan may not have heard the coda of Adlai Stevenson’s “Nixonland” speech. I would commend it to him: “This is Nixonland. But I tell you, it is not America”. What might also be insulting to tens of millions of citizens is Morgan’s fetching up on Fox News to chat with deeply conservative host Tucker Carlson of Daily Caller infamy.
Not only that, he did it at least partly to cause annoyance: “I'll be debating President Trump with @TuckerCarlson on @FoxNews in a few minutes. Tune in, if only to get enraged”. The media should show Trump more respect, he asserted - yes, the media that Trump incessantly slags off should respect him for his ill-informed, bigoted, bullying tirades. They should respect Trump’s lack of respect for the judiciary.
The Great Man told Carlson “What we're seeing in Britain, just as we're seeing in America, is just one of the great hissy fits of modern political times”. Perhaps he missed the Spiegel editorial that told “The President of the United States is a pathological liar. The President of the US is a racist … He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power … This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think”.
In any case, Morgan has no room to talk: he colluded in a Fox News set-up which was later taggedDaily Mail US editor-at-large on his surprise at the level of collusion between Democratic Party and CNN, Trump's ongoing war with media and how respect is a 2-way street between the two sides, saying NY Times was a 'disgrace' in its Trump coverage”. He clearly had no objections to this: “I'm a big fan of Tucker’s”, he later Tweeted.
But at the very end, he did say something many in the UK will agree with: “The stinking hypocrisy of British MPs over President Trump is shameful. I hope @realDonaldTrump now cancels his trip”. Yes, cancelling his trip would be A Very Good Thing. Pity that Piers Morgan has crossed the floor without noticing it, mind. But everyone else has.

12 comments:

Robert Smith said...

The most disturbing thing there IMO is Morgan saying he'll be debating Trump on Fox. Most journalists would give their eye teeth to interview Trump , but Morgan is a Trump ally. I don't have to watch it to know that Morgan wont challenge Trump on Fox. Trump's team will chalk this up as being held to account by the media but it is nothing of the kind when Piers Morgan debates Trump there are no hard questions. It is a set up.

Alan Clifford said...

Yes, of course Trump is a pathological liar. So is every president before him, almost all of them at the cost of millions of innocent lives around the world. Do I really have to list their crimes yet again? Apart from verbal lunacy Trump hasn't reached that level of depravity yet but give him time......

Moron is a standard itinerant media barrow boy. It isn't necessary to tell him what to do, he'll automatically gravitate toward the nearest money-making "controversy." The media is riddled with his kind of lying corruption top to bottom, naturally in favour of established power - after all, that's who pays their rent. Trump is currently established power temporarily replacing old power. It's an interesting spectacle that will last until the next manufactured international crisis, probably in Ukraine or the South China Sea.

Which is why Joe Citizen is overjoyed at the sight of Trump basically telling mainstream media to go fuck themselves rigid: Pathological liar versus pathological liars. Nobody with common sense believes either party, especially not a dishonest clown like Moron.

It won't last forever so the best thing to do is pull up a chair and laugh your socks down for as long as it has mainstream media shills spitting hate at somebody who has exposed them for what they are by simply giving them a taste of their own poison. I hope they all choke on it.

Alan Clifford said...

I know this one won't get posted but what the hell:

I can't wait to see that Bad Yank Meff who runs the White House press "conferences" walk to the lectern and announce, "You're all cunts. You just are."

And then walk off.

Make my day, that.

David said...

I realise you've got a point to make Alan, but must you resort to swearing?

And stop engaging in false equivalence - Trump is certifiably crazy like no other USP before him, while many US journalists and reporters are doing their darnedest to shine a light on the many dark nooks and crannies of his background.

Writing everyone off on the same charge advances nobody's cause.

iMatt said...

Piers Moron along with Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage can all take a massive punt on backing the racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and semi-literate Trump.

After all, being middle class, middle aged white males, in a high income bracket and of the right backgrounds with the right connections, they are not going to be adversely affected by the worst of Trump's policies or indeed the negative effects of Brexit.

Indeed, Moron and Farage no doubt aim to gain in a massive way financially from acting as his most loyal gigolos.

Anonymous said...

How many journalists suffering in silence over issues.

The phone hacking revealed all kinds of vile practices going on.

I don't believe they have stopped to this day.

People like Piers may know more than most about the goings on and now have to start paying the consequences.

What does he know about the Paris tunnel crash?
Oh, and by the way, every journalist who knew what was going on with phone hacking has blood on their hands as well as a charge for obstructing justice if they never did the right thing and came forward.

Still, it doesn't take a genius to know that they -Like Murdoch in the middle east were protecting their own benefits and interests.

I expect they could use the (Murdoch had control of our mouths) card but that one is unlikely to get them off.

Let's see who gets thrown under the bus next.




Andy McDonald said...

David - if you visit this site often enough you'll see that Alan Clifford has a very precise idea of what a 'decent*' society should be like, and anyone not measuring up to his standards is a barrow boy spiv, as he likes to call them. Qualifications for this include being a Tory, Lib Dem, Labour (especially the new variety), southerner (Londoner in particular), celebrity, journalist, or indeed anyone not called Tony Benn or Clement Attlee, it would seem.

*A while ago he laid into the Great British Bake Off, as money spent on it could be better spent on hospitals for the sick little kiddies. One gets the idea that his utopia would have excellent healthcare but not exactly be a barrel of laughs.

Anonymous said...

It's a pity that Tim's evidence-supported, detailed, thorough stuff has to share this site with people with no idea of proportion, discrimination or judgement and whose only contribution is to rant entertainingly like a parody of the worst of below-the-line-comment nutters. The similarities between themselves and Trump seem lost on them.
Swearing's no problem, it's the simple-mindedness which evades ever having to make a judgement, decision or commitment by claiming that absolutely everyone is literally as bad as everyone else. From Trump it's understandable; he knows nothing.

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

iMatt,

'After all, being middle class, middle aged white males, in a high income bracket and of the right backgrounds with the right connections, they are not going to be adversely affected by the worst of Trump's policies or indeed the negative effects of Brexit.'

Global warming? Escalating Islamist terrorism? WWIII?

Oscar James said...

Trump still owes me $3000 for work I did for him in 2005. My friend who arranged the work got bilked for $45K on the same job even though the Trump employees said our work had been superb. We thought we were one-offs. Now we know there are 1000s of contractors & employees like us who never got paid for work. Doesn't sound like ideal President qualities to me.

Watcher234 said...

Alan Clifford ? Bit of a twat ?

David said...

Glad it's not just me then folks.

Oscar - any statute of limitations on suing him? What was the work for?