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Ed Driscoll

Revealed: Piers Morgan’s Resume-Enhancing Vacuity

December 19th, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Where have you gone Larry King? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

OK, to be fair, that’s probably not a verifiable statement. However, we do know that they’re not turning them to CNN in primetime. For one reason why, at the Tatler, Bryan Preston flashes back to “When Piers Morgan was Fired from the Daily Mirror:”

CNN’s main man in prime time, Piers Morgan, has responded to the massacre in Newtown, CT with his usual restraint: He called a guest “dangerous” and “incredibly stupid” during Tuesday’s night’s show, because the man defended the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

The term “incredibly stupid” might be an appropriate label for Mr. Morgan to wear around his neck. As editor if the Daily Mirror in 2004, he was fired when his newspaper published photos that purported to show British troops abusing al Qaeda terrorists.

The photos turned out to be obvious fakes. Once published, those faked photos put the lives of British troops in real danger as they became a recruiting tool for al Qaeda. Obviously, that’s dangerous.

Bryan adds:

After that, eventually, Morgan failed up to land a position on struggling CNN where he replaced Larry King. Somewhere in there he also became a sanctimonious judge on a variety show.

This qualifies the man to assail our Second Amendment, which is part of a document he probably barely comprehends?

I wonder, how did he explain this episode during his job interviews at CNN? Did they even bother to ask him about all this?

Actually, I’m not sure why that would be necessary; the above story is probably what landed Morgan the gig at CNN in the first place. Doesn’t it make it obvious just how well a fit Morgan would be within the corporate culture at CNN?

Related: Boggling Soledad.

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