Piers Morgan Whines That He’s “Maligned and Misunderstood”


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With rumors growing that CNN is prepared to dump the disgraced former Daily Mirror editor over poor performance, Piers Morgan appears to be prepping for a transition back to work in the UK.

Key to making that transition is convincing people in the UK that he’s a success in the US, rather than a failure known only for his one-note rants about gun control. And the Guardian and a friendly pal of his are perfect for rolling out the new “successful” Piers Morgan.

The quotes from the interview are every bit as ridiculous as you would expect…

“Morgan has always been hugely ambitious. He thinks this is why he’s more easily accepted in America than Britain, where self-belief tends to be frowned on.”

Who exactly accepts Morgan? He’s another parasite celebrity hanger-on in the US the way that he was in the UK, doing his thing on a sinking news network that’s last in the game.

If anything, he was probably more liked in the UK than he is here where he tried building a rep around gun control.

“The film-maker Michael Moore, who wrote the foreword to his new book, describes Morgan as the “clearest, most passionate voice” against gun violence; but his critics have labelled him a “ratings whore”.

Morgan is about the only voice, because he was the only one clueless enough to latch on to a doomed cause. And why did that happen? Why do you think?

Piers Morgan is a hopelessly shallow creature incapable of a single original thought. If he does something, it’s because the telly told him to do it.

So it was nothing to do with positioning himself on television? He says the two are connected. “It goes back to the need for a clear voice. Watching the first episode of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom was the trigger point. Jeff Daniels’ character is bored in his job, ticking time, hasn’t got a clear voice, then he suddenly explodes about the state of America, and it transforms his show. I said to my producer it was really interesting because you can see the awakening of a passion and a voice. It made me think: what do I feel really strongly about, and it was guns.”

So Piers Morgan decided to rant about guns because he saw a fictional HBO tv show in which the news guy began ranting about things. And he thought that would work.

It just goes to show that Piers Morgan lives in a media bubble with little contact with reality. It’s what made his ankle-biting attacks on America so laughable.

But look, now he gets to talk to famous people about how bad guns are.

“This is shameless name-dropping, but I always think why not if you’re in this position. I was standing there with Justin Timberlake, Samuel Jackson and Pharrell Williams, just the four of us, eating burgers and talking gun control.”

That’s Piers Morgan. Incredibly successful Yank who eat burgers and talks gun control with Yank celebs all the time. He loves it here in Yankland where everyone is fat and brandishes guns, but if someone would care to extend a good offer to him… he might somehow force himself to move back to the UK.

He wouldn’t want to do it of course. The money would have to be really good. And he would need creative control. And the offer would have to come in before CNN security escorts him out of the building with a worn shoebox of self-autographed photos clutched in his chubby little paws.

  • tagalog

    I guess Piers Morgan discovered that he’s mad as H*ll and he’s not going to take it anymore.

    • nomoretraitors

      We should say the same thing and deport his sorry a**

  • motherofbeaver

    The sad part of this story are the non-entities that are considered to be famous “Yank Celebs”.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Samuel Jackson is famous and popular.

  • nomoretraitors

    Isn’t that what liberals like to do? Whine?
    Pathetic drip

  • nomoretraitors

    “If he does something, it’s because the telly told him to do it”

    No, probably because George Soros told him to

  • http://islesofmyst.co.uk/ Raibeart MacIlleathain

    Touche!

  • blindsight

    Anti-gunners like Morgan need to be called out in public (e.g., by guests on their shows) about why they never ever mention or discuss the fact that Sean Penn, Jerry Brown and Maya Angelou are gun owners and Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones are NRA members. And I bet Samuel Jackson’s a gun owner.

    • tagalog

      To paraphrase another TV figure, does he hate guns more than he loves America?

    • Frosty_The_No_Man

      I’m not sure I read him exactly right but what he is really advocating for is the reduction of gun violence. Of course, there’s a correlation and it may be impossible to disconnect gun ownership from violence at large but I don’t think that even the most robust gun ownership advocates are in favor or supportive of ‘gun violence’ in the criminal sense. None of us (maybe some do) want to see criminals or psychopaths walking around armed to the hilt so his position may be more along the lines of how to limit or reduce those types from gunning folks down at will. And I understand the argument about CC and self-defense but, honestly, I see that as a version of a zero-sum game or at least one that would have very limited success.

      • ziggy zoggy

        He is arguing for the reduction of guns and you know it.

        The only thing worse than a spittle flecked troll is a Moby troll.

      • marula

        Fairly obvious to those who care to check the facts is that Gun-free zones experience higher levels of gun-related crimes. Wheras those cities with gun laws, concealed or non-concealed have a far lower incidence of gun-related crimes (all parameters normalized)’.

        I know, facts are a bitch aren’t they. :)

  • DaveGinOly

    From what I read in a recent mailing from the 2nd Amendment Foundation, neither Morgan nor his anti-gun message are likely to be welcome in the UK. According to the 2AF, the British daily newspaper The Telegraph is conducting an online poll, “ask(ing) readers which of six suggested measures they would like to see introduced in the House of Commons…”:
    “Of the six suggestions that included setting a flat tax and placing a term limit on the office of Prime Minister, what drew more than 86 percent of the reader support was a proposal to repeal the handgun ban of 1997.
    “The next highest vote getter is a suggested measure on the ‘greening of public spaces’ followed by a proposal to ban spitting. The flat tax come in fourth on the priority scale with a scant 6.4 percent of the votes, and limiting the Prime Minister’s terms could not even muster two percent support among respondents.”

    • Frosty_The_No_Man

      The problem with the repeal is that there is such a large number of ethnics in Britain now that would happily indulge in even more mayhem than they already have. A better way to go would be to revise laws and police procedures to allow British citizens the rights to more robustly defend themselves at home or on the streets. Gun crime is present but still very, very low.

      • ziggy zoggy

        And how would Brits defend themselves? With meat cleavers?

        • Gerald

          Gun permits should only be permitted to native British people to defend themselves for after all they and their way of life are facing extinction.

  • bob e

    i cant watch him..i break out badly & gotta’ stick my entire head in calamine..

  • Gee

    I saw the pictures of his home and the signs saying it is protected by Armed Guards. Why does he need to have armed guards to protect him? Are there no police in America?

    • tagalog

      He could just post a sign declaring his home a gun-free zone. That should do the trick.

      • tokoloshiman

        GOOD ONE! YES THAT WOULD DO THE TRICK ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

      • JCS

        and an intelligence free zone as well.

      • Frosty_The_No_Man

        Or ‘I’m British and won’t defend myself’

  • tokoloshiman

    PIERS MORGAN IS AN UNREPENTANT LEFT WING SHILL- NO AMOUNT OF
    COMMON SENSE WILL CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT FACTS OR THE THREAT OF RADICAL ISLAM.

    • Michael__Durham

      Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qaeda himself, could have this bloated, pompous, posturing idiot Leftist Piers Morgan bowing on bended knee before him, whilst al-Zawahiri brandishes a scimitar just above Morgan’s fat, sheep’s neck, and Morgan, to the very end would be cursing those “damned Tea-Baggers, right-wing haters and extremists”.

      al-Zawahiri would be scratching his beard in confusion over this one, but oh well.

      Oh, and by the way, I trust the reader is aware that this fat empty-suited Communist Piers Morgan reserves the right to a CCW permit (automatic pistol), for his personal protection whilst on U.S. shores…rights which he would deny to anyone else whose name is not on the Hollyweird-Bolshevik P.C. Nomenklatura list.

      These sick f***ing celeb narcissistic Leftist boutique psychopaths make me hurl. Gawd how I detest them and all that they stand for. Three lost generations (plus one upcoming) of KGB-FSB-brainwashed “progressive” (communist) Zombies. They’re lost. We’re stuck with them, as Yuri Bezmenov would put it.

  • defcon 4

    I remember when he was interviewing Robert Blake, he got Blake so angry I thought he was going to jump over the desk and punch the supercilious, British, lieberal punk in the face. I was kinda hoping he would do it too.

    • Frosty_The_No_Man

      So Alex Baldwin has an anger management problem but Robert Blake – the wife killer – is ok because the interviewer is British and you disagree with him. You’d be great in a debate club.

      • ziggy zoggy

        I don’t think Defcon cares who punches Morgan in the face, so long as he gets punched. Baldwin is disliked because of his nasty and juvenile political opinions. His anger issues are pretty funny.

        Blake was acquitted, not that I care if he did kill his wife. Some people deserve what they get, and she was one.

  • Frosty_The_No_Man

    I don’t like Morgan or much that he stands for but when professional athletes or coaches get higher paying jobs and change teams and schools most people admire them so the criticism that he might move back to the UK because the money’s better is a little hollow coming from almost any American journalist. Anyway, we need people like Morgan, Maddow, Schultz and their ilk because its absolutely critical to know and understand the left’s view point and instead of howling like enraged animals when they come out with something think it through and grow your viewpoint in something better and stronger.

    • ziggy zoggy

      Morgan’s planned move to jump a sinking ship is detestable because he is responsible for his own lousy ratings and he is an utter hypocrite. Besides, nobody likes a prig, especially a prig from an islamic kingdom.

      It is a waste of time to listen to Morgan and the other two nobodies you mentioned because they always say the same things. There hasn’t been any deviation in left-wing groupthink for forty years. They take the anti-American and pro-Marxist side of every issue and promote class and race conflict without deviation. America is supposedly a racist, sexist, homophobic, Imperialist country, while any enemy of America has a legitimate grievance and is an ally of the left.

      There is nothing to think about.

      • marula

        “…America is supposedly a racist, sexist, homophobic, Imperialist country,” and yet they are swarming across the borders so they can turn it into a clone of the s-hole they came from in the first place.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Watching the first episode of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom was the trigger point. Jeff Daniels’ character is bored in his job, ticking time, hasn’t got a clear voice, then he suddenly explodes about the state of America, and it transforms his show. I said to my producer it was really interesting because you can see the awakening of a passion and a voice. It made me think: what do I feel really strongly about, and it was guns.””

    His approach was inspired by a fictional character. Hmm.