I have been tagged by Janeistheone on the "which celebrity do you really, really hate?" I'm not sure about hate, but here is one man that makes me want to change channels to avoid him.
'They must be famous and also that you have never met them. I am going to exclude politicians or people you hate for political reasons too. It has to be just based around their face or demeanour or something else equally shallow and irrational! And you can only pick one so if you have loads it has to be the one you hate the most. However irrational though you must justify your choice and try and persuade the rest of us of the rightness of your cause!'
In 2000 Mirror editor Piers Morgan breached the newspaper industry's code of practice in the recent share dealing scandal, the Press Complaints Commission has ruled. For some reason the Mirror kept him employed though.
In 2004 Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake. In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.
The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures. “It is just a great pity it has taken so long… and that so much damage has been done in the meantime.” At a news conference in Preston on Friday afternoon, the regiment demonstrated to reporters aspects of uniform and equipment which it said proved the photographs were fake. The regiment’s Brigadier Geoff Sheldon said the vehicle featured in the photographs had been located in a Territorial Army base in Lancashire and had never been in Iraq.
He said the QLR’s reputation had been damaged by the Mirror and asked the newspaper to apologise because the evidence they were staged was “overwhelming”.
So who employs a man who endangered the life of our soldiers?
Mumsnet Online has a chat with Piers Morgan. He was asked:
Q: Do you think you were "set-up" over the fake Iraq abuse photos?"
Piers: I don't know if I was set up over those Iraq photos, but I do know that we still don't know who took them, what they depict, where they were taken, or anything.
I am not surprised that he knows nothing, but why do some people believe him?
Q:Would you say you are a feminist?
Piers: I'm not a feminist, but I love women - until they get too feminist
Revealing, he hates women.
How does he get on 'America’s Got Talent' I wonder?
Apparently he has considered standing for Parliament.
http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.com/ is a good antidote. And Private Eye.
The origin of this is Mark Reckons. If you feel up for it bloggers, consider yourself tagged.
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