Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Morgan Hacking Hits States

CNN are said to be “twitchy” this morning following yesterday’s Piers Morgan hacking claims. There is a growing feeling both here and across the pond that it’s getting real for Piers, and judging by his out of character Twitter silence yesterday Sven’s nemesis is feeling the heat. Good to see Kier Simmons making waves stateside, as well…

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sven Comes After Piers and the Mirror

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Piers Morgan Laughed Off Savile’s Underage Sex Joke

The papers have finally caught up with what Guido said months ago, raising questions as to what the BBC knew about the Jimmy Savile child abuse allegations and why a Newsnight expose was spiked. It seems Savile was only too happy to openly make jokes about his reputation back in the early 1990s. Former Sun showbiz hack and Channel 5 TV presenter Matthew Wright has revealed:

“The first time I had to phone him up when I was at the Sun, which would be 1991, he had an assistant (I can’t remember her name now). She said ‘I’ll get Mr Savile for you’, put him on the phone, and the first thing he said before I’d even spoken to him was: ‘She told me she was over sixteen’. And that’s to a reporter. I’d like to think, and I did think at the time – and when I told Piers Morgan [then editor of the Sun's Bizarre column] about it he just said ‘oh its obviously a joke’. I’d like to think that perhaps that was the case but this ITV documetnary contains the testimony of seven women who claim to be victims…”

Knowing what we know now, it doesn’t seem so funny…

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ahmadinejad Interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN

As the rhetoric ratchets up and Israel leans towards launching a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, the regime feels it needs to reach out to the Western media, granting CNN’s Piers Morgan an interview to be broadcast Monday night. The evil egotistical megalomaniac is interviewing President Ahmadinejad…

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Piers Morgan Tonight Ratings Boost… As Piers Goes on Holiday

Piers Morgan has found the ratings battle with his CNN colleagues particularly difficult over recent months. Time and time again the likes of silver-haired Anderson Cooper and prime time eye candy Erin Burnett have knocked Piers down the pecking order. Not last week however. Guido thought he would have to begrudgingly admit that Piers had turned things round when he saw that his old foe had topped CNN’s ratings for Friday night. According to MediaLite Piers Morgan Tonight was on top form:

Just the one caveat. Piers was actually away last week filming his latest series of Life Stories for ITV. Friday night’s ratings-winning episode of Piers Morgan Tonight was hosted in Morgan’s absence by rival Wolf Blitzer. Even his own show does better when it’s hosted by someone else, just the message Piers wants to send to his bosses…

Sunday, September 9, 2012

When Will Piers Morgan Learn?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CNN Put Piers on Probation

Piers Morgan is fighting for his job as CNN bosses look to revamp the beleaguered network’s prime time line up. June saw Piers drag the channel’s viewing figures to a 21-year low, while ratings plummeted again last month. Now, according to reports, CNN chiefs have put him on probation:

Anderson Cooper — CNN’s only claimant to real TV star power — appears to be the only one safe in the network’s primetime lineup, say those who have talked with programming officials there.”

 The pressure is on…

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Piers Morgan Slams Fake Photo (No, Really)

Yesterday Media Guido posted a slap down from a Twitter user to Piers Morgan. For some reason someone got the wrong end of the stick and thought the slap had come from Team GB hero Bradley Wiggins. Their version of events went semi-viral, and Piers waded in:

Just imagine being taken in by a fake photo and publishing it?

What sort of “dimbo” would do such a thing?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Piers Morgan Twitter Troll Takedown

Piers Morgan has spent the last two weeks taking to twitter to troll the Team GB gold medal heroes that, for whatever reason, opted not to sing the National Anthem. As ever at odds with the public mood, Piers even slammed cycling hero Bradley Wiggins. Fortunately one quick-witted tweeter was on hand to put this troll back in his place:

Zing…

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Piers Plummets Once Again

Regular Media Guido readers will be aware of Piers Morgan’s ratings woes in recent months. In June Jon Stewart twisted the knife, while others piled in as the beleaguered talk show host dragged CNN to a 21-year low. There has been no reprieve in July either, with the latest figures revealing that Piers’ show is down by almost 20% year-on-year for total viewers and by 25% in the crucial 25-54 age range. It could be worse, at least he’s not on NBC…

Piers’ plummeting ratings come four days after CNN chief Jim Walton quit after taking the bullet for the network’s torrid recent performance.

You have to wonder who will be next to go…


Seen Elsewhere

Guido Party Gossip | Iain Dale
Russell Brand Comes Out as 9/11 Truther | Guardian
Health Revolution is Underway | Fraser Nelson
UKIP Gets Professional | Red Box
Kelly Tolhurst Wins Rochester Open Primary | BBC
No.10 Ambushed by EU Prosperity Tax | Times
10 Years of Guido | Iain Dale
Tory MP Tells Leftie Jon Snow to Retire | Guardian
Russell Brand’s New Book “Sub-Undergraduate Dross” | Telegraph
Tory MP Barrister Represents Monaco Billionaire | Scrapbook
MOBO Singers Slam UKIP | ITV


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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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