Enjoying a break from his co-host’s duties on Good Morning Britain - as perhaps his fellow presenters are, too - former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been at his Home From Home in Los Angeles, showing that he is an ordinary man of the people, and that with zero self-awareness, he has left behind all trace of liberalism as he shamelessly embraces the most right-wing host on Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse).
Morgan is clearly incensed that Combover Crybaby Donald Trump is insufficiently appreciated by all those rotten lefties who have come out to protest at a self-admitted practitioner in sexual molestation fetching up at the White House. The forcefully enunciated views of Commons Speaker John Bercow, putting the kibosh on any idea of Trump addressing both Houses of Parliament during his state visit, have upset him more.
Hence the Twitter meltdown that followed, with that Morgan nervous tic on display: “John Bercow shoots for peak anti-Trump hysteria title by banning US President. What a silly little man”. Bercow may be less tall than Morgan. But I doubt all the others he labels “little” are. Anyhow, do go on. “Britain now officially thinks CHINA has more acceptable values than AMERICA. This is complete & utter madness”. It might be if it were true.
But to even suggest Trump equals America would be deeply insulting to tens of millions of citizens. Morgan may not have heard the coda of Adlai Stevenson’s “Nixonland” speech. I would commend it to him: “This is Nixonland. But I tell you, it is not America”. What might also be insulting to tens of millions of citizens is Morgan’s fetching up on Fox News to chat with deeply conservative host Tucker Carlson of Daily Caller infamy.
Not only that, he did it at least partly to cause annoyance: “I'll be debating President Trump with @TuckerCarlson on @FoxNews in a few minutes. Tune in, if only to get enraged”. The media should show Trump more respect, he asserted - yes, the media that Trump incessantly slags off should respect him for his ill-informed, bigoted, bullying tirades. They should respect Trump’s lack of respect for the judiciary.
The Great Man told Carlson “What we're seeing in Britain, just as we're seeing in America, is just one of the great hissy fits of modern political times”. Perhaps he missed the Spiegel editorial that told “The President of the United States is a pathological liar. The President of the US is a racist … He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power … This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think”.
In any case, Morgan has no room to talk: he colluded in a Fox News set-up which was later tagged “Daily Mail US editor-at-large on his surprise at the level of collusion between Democratic Party and CNN, Trump's ongoing war with media and how respect is a 2-way street between the two sides, saying NY Times was a 'disgrace' in its Trump coverage”. He clearly had no objections to this: “I'm a big fan of Tucker’s”, he later Tweeted.
But at the very end, he did say something many in the UK will agree with: “The stinking hypocrisy of British MPs over President Trump is shameful. I hope @realDonaldTrump now cancels his trip”. Yes, cancelling his trip would be A Very Good Thing. Pity that Piers Morgan has crossed the floor without noticing it, mind. But everyone else has.