told his loyal readers “SS Nazi Uniform Shame Of Piers Morgan”, going on to claim “Piers Morgan, who condemned Justin Trudeau and said he should resign for blacking up his face when he was a student, is pictured here wearing the uniform of the Nazi SS. The SS were the Nazi Party’s military wing - ultra-loyal to Hitler, the members of the Waffen-SS were involved in numerous atrocities”.
Any more GCSE Modern History to dispense? Sadly, yes there is. “At the post-war Nuremberg Trials the Waffen-SS was judged to be a criminal organisation with direct involvement in numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity. The SS ran the Nazi concentration camps responsible for the killing of millions”. Yeah, yeah. Get to the point.
Behold the arbiter of taste and decency
there was a not-so-gentle reminder. “Piers is far from unaware of the story, anyone who asks him about the picture on Twitter is blocked”. Been blocked, have you, Fawkes folks? But carry on. “Piers is also uncharacteristically silent on a story about himself, which is after all his favourite subject. It didn’t feature in his Mail on Sunday column. Fortunately for him the tabloids that report his every rant are so far sparing his blushes”. It’s called press Omertà, Fawkes people.
Make that two throws: first came “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism Demands That Piers Answers Nazi Uniform Questions”. Wow. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism. That’s the one whose Honorary Patrons included six individuals who have either exhibited racist behaviour, used racism for their own ends, or been singularly unwise in their choice of language in areas concerning race. One of whom was Tory MP Bob Blackman.
hosted hate preacher Tapan Ghosh at the House of Commons. He exploited the racism of the Indian sub-Continent for electoral advantage. He was caught sharing content from an anti-Muslim site called Hardcore News USA.
Then came another photo, this time also featuring a young woman. But, as an Old Media pro first and foremost, Morgan knows that his industry pals (he has a berth at Mail Online and Rebekah Brooks is a good friend) will have his back. This story is going nowhere.
All that crawling to the press and Staines still can’t figure it out. Another fine mess.