Piers Morgan – a bully boy?

Piers Morgan was discussing on TV the Just Stop Oil protest at Lords cricket ground yesterday, with, among others, Chloe Naldrett, a Stop Oil protester.

Piers Morgan stated…

“You’ve become a group of wreckers”.

“You just like wrecking things for the sake of wrecking”.

“We all think you’re a bunch of puerile prats”.

He said “Hang on, let me finish”, shouting over Chloe Naldrett while she was protesting, trying to respond.

“The more families you stop getting to work, or getting their kids to school for important exams, or getting to funerals, or whatever it may be, the more you do that, the more we hate you”.

“Stop wrecking peoples’ lives”.

When she said “Are you going to let me talk?” he said no, and cut her off.

I thought he was a journalist, so has he proof that peoples’ lives have been wrecked? Has he proof that children missed their exams? What proof has he that peoples’ enjoyment at Lords was ruined?

For me he came over as a bully boy.

I watched him interview a young woman in a USA jail, being held responsible for killing her parents when 16, (she’s now 23) yet it was two young men, who shot stabbed and killed her parents while she sat in the car outside her home. She knew them, one being a controlling boyfriend, and she knew what they were going to do.

He seemed to me then to an intelligent sympathetic quietly spoken man, a normal human being, but at the same time asking serious questions of her, him being a father of four, not understanding what must have been going through her mind. He impressed me then.

Does he have redeeming qualities, or is he just a showman? What on earth is he?

It sounds like he was ‘playing to the crowd’. JSO are disliked by many, and I can imagine there would be quite a lot of people who would have enjoyed that spectacle.


Actually this Chloe Naldrett is the bully. I have seen her on other TV shows where the interviewer doesnt get a word in because she is spouting her /their drivel at the top of her voice.

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I have met the man on several occasions while he was a ‘journalist’ covering music…
He has lied in the 80’s, the 90’s and has been implicated in more unsavoury situations than one can shake a stick at. Bullying is the least concern when he is involved.
Stay well clear!

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I support Chris Packham….


This is seemingly the entire schtick of the vast majority of these characters on both sides of the political divide, they create a personality and public profile out of nothing more than saying hateful or ridiculously OTT things just to play to the crowd, also see Trump, DeSantis, pretty much the entire Republican and Conservative parties of the last 8 years… I say both sides as you go onto social media and you have these clowns on the centre left like Supertanskiii (and a whole cohort of others I avoid like the plague so I forget who) who do exactly the same. There’s good money to be made from it sadly, which is why people like Morgan who at least had some kind of careers their name (however much of a bottom feeding scumbag he was as a journalist) end up going down the same social media grifter route of the Katie Hopkins types rather than having at least a modicum of integrity or thought to their image and legacy.

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Loathsome man.

As for JSO, their reasoning is that to get attention and affect change they have to disrupt but there is a fine line between protesting to spread public awareness and wanton vandalism. Somewhere along the line they will need public support but at the moment the continual disruption is having a negative effect on the message.


Excerpt from Wikipedia:
He began his Fleet Street career in 1988 at The Sun.
In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch, which made him the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in more than half a century.
From 1995, Morgan edited the Daily Mirror, but was fired in 2004.
Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror during the period in which the paper was implicated in the phone hacking scandal.
In 2011, Morgan denied having ever hacked a phone and stated that he had not, “to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone”. The following year, he was criticised in the findings of the Leveson Inquiry by chair Brian Leveson, who stated that comments made in Morgan’s testimony about phone hacking were “utterly unpersuasive” and “that he was aware that it was taking place in the press as a whole and that he was sufficiently unembarrassed by what was criminal behaviour that he was prepared to joke about it”.
Morgan’s outspoken views and controversial comments on Good Morning Britain led Ofcom to adjudicate on multiple occasions.
On 9 March 2021, Morgan left the programme with immediate effect, following his criticism of the Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview.

That doesn’t sound like a description of a journalist to me - or at least, a responsible journalist.

And it doesn’t even mention his insider trading specifically; I think that’s why he was fired from the Mirror.

When I had to change my TV satellite box I found programmes I hadn’t seen before, on Freesat TV, including GB News, where I saw not only Piers Morgan but Jacob Rees Mogg! And others! I watch now and again, out of curiosity and amusement. Not sure that I will want to watch Piers Morgan again, found him to be atrocious. But he can be a sympathetic normal human being, as I have seen. A complicated person who I’m unable to understand. So, as you say, stay clear!

He certainly sounds like he was once a journalist, though not necessarily a pleasant or principled one.

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To answer your question, I think Piers Morgan has a hectoring manner and often seems to try to prevent any interviewee making his/her point.

Very similar to the tactics of Just Stop Oil, in fact.

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This is the scumbag that falsely accused British troops in Iraq of torturing prisoners.

He’s on my list of people I’d pay good money to see slowly lowered into an industrial woodchipper.

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