posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:12 AM
I'm not sure how much you American folks know about Piers Morgan...
Basically, he used to be a newsman - and a rather good one, to be fair - although he focused his efforts on tabloid news, writing for and editing many
of Britain's 'lower standing' papers. Despite this, he would occasionally pen rather good serious pieces for other publications which, for me, was
evidence of him being rather more than a simple hack.
Anyhow, he - like so many others - decided to become a 'celebrity' and exaggerated his opinionated, straight talking manner to achieve this. He was
fairly entertaining in entertainment formats, and became legitimately famous. The Simon Cowell influence is all over him.
So, the PM you see on American screens is a bizarelly inflated version of the real man. It's worth keeping in mind that he'll say almost anything to
get ratings, so although he might have a germ of a point you can be sure he blows it up as far as it will go to keep people talking and tuning in.
He's not unlike Glenn Beck et al in some ways.
He's not considered a serious pundit in the UK, more a media personality.
edit on 16-1-2013 by KingIcarus because: (no reason given)