Piers Morgan Gossip Columnist: Piers Morgan’s toughness, according to his buddy Simon Cowell, is a ruse to get attention. In his words, “He is very sensitive to criticism, far more so than I am.” A person like this will Google themselves at least 20 times a day in order to discover anything good about himself.
Morgan’s oversensitivity proved to be his undoing this week, at least on the surface level. In the manner of an anti-intellectual Howard Beale, he stormed off the ITV morning program Good Morning Britain when confronted with his remarks on Meghan Markle (he said he didn’t “trust a word she says” and didn’t “believe a word she says”).
However, do not infer that he has strayed from the bounds of what he considers to be journalism. The only thing Morgan ever does is be fired or leave, and then he always comes back. A bad journalist, his techniques are not rigorous, and his work at times seems to be dishonest, he does not deserve to be in this position. Consider the following excerpt from his journals, The Insider, dated March 26, 1997: “I’m having tea with Tony Blair at No. 10.”
He was yawning a lot and drinking a lot of tea, which was becoming old. “I attempted to rouse him a little.” At the time, John Major was still the prime minister of the United Kingdom. However, he is interesting to watch since he is unexpected. As he puts it, “I like fighting feuds.” They energize me and enable me to function at a higher level.” He may have a new job lined up by the time the sun goes down. It’s possible that he orchestrated the entire affair. A certain amount of calculation and deliberateness could be seen in the manner in which he stumbled off the set.
A former gossip columnist, Morgan, 55, is still writing them now. He also dabbles in the worst sort of editorial writing, which is screaming without listening to what others are saying. Michael Morgan, whom I featured for the New Statesman in 2018, started his writing career on “Bizarre,” the Sun’s show-business section, where he reported stunts as breaking news, such as Madonna paying him a visit at his place of employment (it was a lookalike, and he apologized for his mistake).
The announcement that “Madonna” was a doppelganger and that the apology was a hoax provided him with the second day of “news.” Rupert Murdoch saw Morgan’s potential and selected him as editor of the News of the World in 1994 when he was 29 years old.
With tremendous scoops, Morgan frequently went to the heart of the matter, which was sex in this case: Hugh Grant and his sex worker; the head of the defense staff and his mistress; and Alan Clark sleeping with a mother and her two children.
Despite the fact that he had no limits then and still does now – circulation was the only thing that counted – he went too far when he released pictures of Victoria Aitken, then Countess Spencer, when she was undergoing treatment for an eating problem. Murdoch is said to have reprimanded Morgan, who left to become editor of the Daily Mirror in 1995. It’s possible that if this hadn’t occurred, he might have gone on to become a well-known Sun editor, similar to his former mentor Kelvin MacKenzie. He attempted to flee from his fate.