Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Piers Morgan Quit GMB! Yesssss!

"Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add." 

~Statement released by ITV.


First of all, Americans may recognize him from his segments on Fox News, winning Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2008, and a brief appearance on America's "The X Factor," which was a show based on "Britain's Got Talent," the show upon which he was a judge.

His career initially took off when Rupert Murdoch - yes, that Rupert Murdoch, who owned Fox News until letting his son take over - put him as editor-in-chief for Britain's tabloid rags like The Sun and  Daily Mirror.

However, since 2015, his most recent regular paycheck has been as a morning presenter on "Good Morning, Britain" on ITV (competitor for the BBC).

First of all, just to catch you up to speed since I last wrote about him; after his nasty comments on Monday, apparently 41,015 of his own viewers called in to ITV to complain, and the program was weighing whether or not to keep him.

During that program, fellow TV presenter, Trisha Goddard - who is a woman of color - said: 

“I’m sorry, Piers – you don’t get to call out what is and isn’t racism against black people. I’ll leave you to call out all the other stuff you want, but leave the racism stuff to us, eh?”

Then yesterday, the weather presenter, Alex Beresford, the weather presenter said:  

"I understand that you've got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one, and she cut you off. She's entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has, but yet you continue to trash her."

Nail ... head ;)


Gee, I wonder why she dumped you as a friend, you seem like such a nice person!  (Cough, cough - again, sarcasm)

Exactly what I said in my last post about him, I think he's still just pissed she caught on to his fake friendship, which he thought came with an all-access pass to the royals, and dumped him as a friend ;)

Then Piers said:  

"Okay, I'm done with this, sorry, no, sorry ... see you later, sorry, can't do this."

Aw, so poor Piers is the victim, here - don't you feel sorry for him?


So let me get this straight - it's okay for YOU to quit, because it's "too much," despite knowing what YOU were getting into - but it's NOT okay for Harry and Meghan to quit for the same reasons?

Wait for it ... now watch him try to run to Fox News full-time and play the false victim, say he was "bullied" into leaving, rather than the truth, which is he opened up his big, irresponsible, dishonest, malicious mouth in "free speech," and when people exercised their free speech in rebuttal - including 41,000 of his own viewers, mind you - he couldn't handle it!

Nothing to see, here just the reigning tabloid-bully-king finally got his comeuppance - good riddance!

It's true - after literally 3 years of maliciously smearing her, after "ghosting" him just before her wedding - with a description of her which, by the way, we don't see even a shred of about Meghan, but we can definitely see about Piers - "whiny, manipulative, anything for attention and the limelight and a pass into the royal circle and money, narcissistic, bullying, arrogant, self-obsessed"  - she still says nothing about him.

Check, check, and check, dude - were you looking in the mirror when you said/wrote that?

Again, your hypocrisy knows no bounds.



PS - I wondered what Sharon Osbourne was going to say, considering their friendship - and as I've mentioned before, I love her myself. 

Sharon is on BBC News (on BBC America), as I write this - and apparently, she tweeted support for Piers' right to an opinion, clarifying that by doing that, she does not mean she doesn't support Harry and Meghan, too, they have a right to speak too, and further, that she believes them - the press has been especially vicious with her. 

She's saying she believes in both of their rights to freedom of speech and opinion. 

She's also saying that's why they hired him, people love to hate him, and she's sure someone will hire him again for that purpose. 

Okay, that, I get - but Piers himself has advocated to 'ban' and 'exile' Harry and Meghan and condemned their right to freedom of speech - so perhaps it would be in her best interest to clarify which of Piers' opinions she supports and which opinions she doesn't?

She also said that she agrees that his viciousness about Meghan is based on a personal issue with Meghan, interfering with his professional judgment.

All of that, I get to a certain degree - but she just lost me, when she said, "He is not racist, he's no more racist than I am, and I am not racist!!" 

Sharon, I love you, I admire and respect you tremendously, and I usually agree with you, and agreed with most of what you said  - but I'm hoping your coworkers/friends on "The Talk" might present another perspective that I think you may be overlooking here? 

Speculating about the color of Archie's skin, like speculating about having red hair like his father, would be innocent - had it not been in the context of a discussion about title and security protection - but that's what Harry and Meghan are saying, is that it was - and that is what makes it racist.

Additionally, at that time these conversations were being had, those same speculations were concurrently being made by tabloid press, who went on to include them in racist depictions, and making such a statement privately would naturally make Harry and Meghan question where their support was, regarding race.

I'm hoping your coworkers/close friends on The Talk can explain this better to you - because you may not be racist, but you may have implicit racial bias - which can be almost as harmful/hurtful.

We are not all racist, but we all certainly DO have implicit racial bias, because we are products of this biased culture - and until we become aware of and admit our own racial bias, and start listening to the personal experiences of people of color, nothing is going to change.

And by the way, Sharon - that "vicious press bullying" of her that you mentioned? 

Yeah, that was your boy, Piers, leading it -  helllloooo? lol

I love Sharon, but she just lost major points with me - because I don't care how many (white) celebrities stand up for him, stating how nice he is in real life versus in his "journalism" role - this isn't an acting role he's playing - this is him in his "journalism" role - and I'd want nothing to do with him, personally or professionally, due to his nastiness.

It's like people saying how "charming" Trump is personally versus what comes out of his mouth and on Twitter.

I mean, what kind of logic is that?

"Oh, yes, Hitler was nasty in public, and how he treated Jews was horrible.  And anyone who hid Jews.  And Catholics.  And Slavic people.  And people of color.  And disabled people.  And LGBTQ people.  And prisoners of war, including both British and American soldiers.   And anyone who disagreed with him ..." 
"... but you know, on a personal level, he was so sweet! This one time?  He even baked me cookies with the cutest little swastikas on them! And people don't know this about him, but he's a wonderful dancer!"


Erm - no. 

Also ... WTF is wrong with you? lol

I'm all about accepting the good and bad in people, sure - but there's a difference between accepting flaws and enabling monsters, by pretending that nasty side isn't who they really are, just because they're nice to you?

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