‘Many people in Britain are pleasantly surprised that Piers Morgan has become a fierce critic of the UK government’s Covid-19 response. But I am not; I’ve known he’s a mensch since the Iraq War.
British TV host Piers Morgan is an unlikely hero. Brash and arrogant, conceited too, he tells a story, without irony, of sitting in a Paris restaurant opposite two English girls, one of whom shyly approached him with a camera in her hand, saying,“Excuse me. I’m sorry to trouble you…”
Imagining that the girl wanted a selfie with him, he stood up, said, “Of course,” put his arm around her and assumed the appropriate position.
“Oh no,” said the girl. “I mean would you mind taking a picture of me and my friend?”
But as coronavirus has taken hold, Piers Morgan has become the man of the hour – except for those who imagine Covid-19 is all a hoax invented by the shape-shifting lizards of the Illuminati, and the real crazies who think Boris Johnson has done a wonderful job taking Britain to top spot in the European Death League.
Day after day, on his big-budget ITV show ‘Good Morning Britain,’ he’s berated British ministers to the near-death of their political careers, beating them so mercilessly that the spokespeople put up to be interviewed have become more and more junior and thus increasingly exposed to his forensic examination.’