Brits on Piers Morgan: “We don’t want him back”
With my heavy schedule, it’s hard to keep current with modern culture. Every week, I’ll hear a name mentioned as if it’s important—from one of my nephews, in an article, or on a promo for something—and I will find myself wondering, “Who the heck is that?” It’s not for lack of desire to stay current, just lack of time. But even I know who Piers Morgan is, and if you don’t, well . . . consider yourself lucky.
If you liked him as the repellent Simon Cowell wannabe on “America’s Got Talent,” you probably loved him as the subject of investigations for phone hacking and questionable stock deals. But his real crowning achievement is taking his repellent style and his raging (and utterly unsupportable) arrogance over to CNN as Larry King’s replacement. It’s amazing how many people believe that an English accent automatically indicates intellectual heft. It does not, of course, and Morgan is a salient and well-paid example.
Recently, Morgan outdid his own standards for repulsiveness and dismissive, arrogant hostility towards his guests.
This, in turn, prompted “an intrepid American filed a petition on “Whitehouse.com” asking President Obama to deport CNNs Piers Morgan.” Though it is not legal or likely to happen, the petition, which now has over 25,000 signatures, is an expression of Americans’ revulsion at Morgan.
But the Brits have a message in response: We don’t want him back.
On Change.com, this petition was filed last night:
UK Government: Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back to the UK from America
We got rid of him once and why should we have to suffer again. The Americans wanted him so they should put up with him. We washed our hands of him a long time ago.
To: Theresa May, Home Secretary
Stop Piers Morgan from being deported back to the UK from America
So far, the UK petition doesn’t have too many signatures, but the fact that it was filed at all is telling. Telling though perhaps not surprising, at least to anyone who has observed Morgan in action for more than a few minutes.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.