Exploitative, sensationalist CNN host represents rotting core of the mainstream media
Jan 8, 2013
Yesterday the majority of Americans did not know who Piers Morgan is. Rest assured, they do now.
Following weeks of endless knee jerk verbal attacks on the US Constitution, and excessive fearmongering regarding gun violence in the US, Infowars’ Alex Jones had simply had enough of listening to Morgan on his prime time, (albeit scarcely watched) show.
Jones marched past TSA threats of arrest, got onto a plane to New York, walked into the CNN building and proceeded to give the British subject a verbal leathering that he will never ever forget.
Today every single major publication and TV station in the US and Britain is reporting on the confrontation.
Of course, CNN are not used to this level of attention. The viewers Jones’ appearance has brought the channel will provide a temporary spike in an otherwise flat lining ratings picture.
While some may have disagreed with Alex’s bombastic approach, a majority of Americans who value their Bill of Rights, as well as any who care to question the drivel that corporate owned mainstream media outlets like CNN put out on a daily basis, are now fully aware of the establishment’s all out attack on the Second Amendment.
If Piers Morgan expected a “civilized debate” with Jones, perhaps he should have treated his previous guests, such as Gun Owners Of America director Larry Pratt with a modicum of respect, rather than flat out calling him a “an unbelievably stupid man” and an “idiot” for expressing an opinion he did not adhere to.
Reacting to the petition to deport him from the US, in an interview with Politico, Morgan today ludicrously compares himself to John Lennon:
“There is a pattern of British people who espouse peace or want more peace being gagged in this country,” he said, citing John Lennon and Charlie Chaplin.
Really? The same John Lennon that wrote this:
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You’d better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow
The US government attempted to deport Lennon because he advocated freedom through a peaceful revolution of information and an expansion of the creative mind, not because he wanted to limit people’s rights and feed them relentless cheap sensationalist bullshit like Piers Morgan does.
In reality, perhaps the closest British figure to compare to Morgan is the notorious Alan Partridge.
Much like Piers’ CNN efforts, ratings for Partridge’s own chat show in the mid 90s “started off badly and went downhill from there.” The only difference between the two is that Partridge is a fictional character created for comedic purposes. Morgan, on the other hand, is all too real.
Ironically, perhaps one of the only people in Britain who would welcome Morgan returning would be the creator of Partridge, Steve Coogan, who is a victim of the ongoing phone hacking scandal that Morgan is intimately involved in.
Morgan didn’t so much “flee” the country, but more slowly slithered his way out after it was revealed that as editor of the Daily Mirror he had published fabricated stories concerning British soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees at the height of the war.
Morgan proceeded to appear as an “outspoken judge” on several bottom feeding “talent” shows in the US, that constituted mostly ridiculing people who have been brainwashed into believing their only purpose in life is to be a “pop star”. After providing his expert opinion week after week on shows that literally no one watched, at least no one with more than a handful of brain cells, Morgan was handed the reigns on CNN’s prime time news show.
It was therefore not a great surprise when it turned out that no one in America knew who Morgan was, or cared for that matter.
Morgan represents the lowest of the low of media “personalities” in Britain. When he is not ranting about gun control on CNN in the US, he is interviewing Z-rate celebrities and failed soap stars on British television, reveling in the disgusting tabloid media circus freak show that has reduced their experience on this Earth to a meaningless pitiful existence of abject misery.
One incident Morgan is perhaps best known for in Britain involved a punch up with motoring television presenter and general loudmouth Jeremy Clarkson. The two had continually traded verbal blows on a personal level before finally coming to physical confrontation in public at a TV awards dinner.
While Clarkson is a polarizing figure who the British people generally either somewhat dislike or outright hate, he was treated as no less than a national hero after the incident, because the entire country recognises Morgan for what he is – a creature that feeds on misfortune and desperation and spins it into sick carnival for the television intoxicated masses.
Morgan could only ever exist as a “personality” in a society gone wrong, in a place where true talent, artistry, and the freedom to create has been slowly strangled and forced underground by the promotion of vacuous empty sensationalism, a hideous plastic throwaway culture, the systematic destruction of privacy, and the normalization of the pretence that relentless public exposure equates to success.
That’s what Morgan represents, and that’s exactly why he was handed an establishment prime time television news show.
Prior to yesterday’s encounter, Morgan was only despised by a majority of people in Britain. Now he is also despised by a majority of people in the US too.
Piers Morgan is a being who thrives only in a thoroughly morally corrupt environment. As such the idea that he has any right to lecture anyone, be they American or British, on what is civilized, correct and sound within society is simply laughable.
Alex Jones understands this, and it sickens him to his core.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm