And what's more, Ron
What precipitated Morgan’s fall can be told directly: his response to Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Haz and Megs was to flatly disbelieve anything the Duchess of Sussex had said - including her suicidal feelings. He was not forced to word his response the way he did: this was mere petulance from an obscenely overrated media bully.
And that should have been that: Morgan needs no sympathy, and indeed no future employment, such is the pile of folding stuff that he has amassed over the years. But the iron law of the media establishment dictates that he must be reinvented as a victim, and so it has come to pass, including, to their shame, from those at the BBC.
So it was that another obscenely overrated media presence, Amol Rajan, used the platform given him by the Beeb to claim “There is a culture war going on, and Piers Morgan's job on Good Morning Britain has fallen victim to it”. And to that I call bullshit. The idea that Morgan has been “cancelled” is for the birds. It is yet another pack of lies.
That has not stopped Morgan himself appearing in front of his bijou petite maison in a suitably fashionable and expensive part of London to continue milking the martyrdom angle. “I believe in freedom of speech [except for all those guests he used to shout down]. I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion [ditto]. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right”. But he was above such considerations.
“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth, and I think the damage she’s done [opinion masquerading as fact] to the British monarchy, and to the Queen, at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital [like he and The Greek give a fig about one another] is enormous [more opinion passed off as fact] and frankly contemptible [pot, meet kettle]”.
There was more, but it’s even less worthy of anyone wasting their time than that which had gone before. Nor was this gem from LBC: “Spiked Online's Brendan O'Neill claimed that Piers Morgan left ITV due to Meghan Markle's ‘creepy woke cult’ preventing people from ‘blaspheming against her’”. Creepy Bren calls creepy on others. For money.
This is all so much cant. Morgan is not some wronged martyr. He is an obsessed saddo, shunned by Megs after Morgan thought he had access to her. Access is, after all, what makes Morgan’s brand: apart from shooting his mouth off, he has nothing else.
He kept complimenting Megs even after she cut him off, clearly believing that there would be an invite to the wedding, because he somehow merited it. When that didn’t happen, the sad and bitter tantrums began. He, the great Piers Morgan, had been shunned, and being an old media stalwart, would not allow that to happen without appropriate retribution.
It was that series of tantrums that led him to throw one final mardy strop live on GMB. He’s not a free speech martyr. He’s a sad and obsessed middle-aged no-mark. That is all.
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