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Piers "Morgan" Moron

Private Eye is well known as a satirical magazine, equally well known is their detestation of the pudgy former editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan. Morgan, for all his later appearances on television, is a pretty discount celebrity. He was, after all, heavily implicated in the "City Slickers" scandal at the Mirror. Although he was able to escape gaol at that time, he was not able to prevent his reputation being permanently tarnished. As a result- and rightly- ever since, he has been a figure of ridicule and contempt, at least on the pages of Private Eye.


His turn as a judge on "talent" contest has been followed by another as an interviewer for CNN. always though, the results of his highly questionable activity as a British newspaper editor have been out there, waiting to trip him up.


His testimony to the Leveson inquiry was as mendacious and partial as we have come to expect from  this pustulous figure. Essentially he gave evasive half truths ( =whole lies, c. My Grandmother) and flim-flam answers to the commission. Exactly what you would expect, if you were a liar and a cheat.


This man has delighted us long enough. When, as seems inevitable, he is proven to have lied, he should face the full consequences. 


Send Morgan to gaol: he should have been there years ago.


  

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