London’s Piers Morgan used to be a prominent figure on CNN. On his Piers Morgan Tonight show, he frequently argued against the Second Amendment in America.
Morgan is currently a co-host of the popular Good Morning Britain Show, where he recently announced his contract will end on December 31, 2019. While he may be considered far-left on gun-control issues, when it comes to free speech, he’s passionate about defending the rights of journalists to report the truth. Morgan, who is a fierce defender of the First Amendment recently joked that the British morning show couldn’t fire him because he identifies as a penguin, and it would be considered animal cruelty to end his time as a co-host on the show.
Despite his stance on gun-control, Morgan is a fierce defender of President Trump, and his rants about issues related to the president are frequently featured in the Daily Mail.
In an article that appeared today in the Daily Mail, Morgan blasts fellow gun-grabber, Democrat presidential candidate and former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, for issuing a blanket ban on journalists working for Bloomberg News.
Daily Mail – Bloomberg News is now one of the biggest and most powerful news agencies on the planet.
It boasts 2,300 journalists in 72 countries and 146 bureaus worldwide and has developed a reputation for important impartial journalism.
In an astonishing email to staff, Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait revealed the news agency won’t ‘investigate’ Bloomberg, or any of his Democratic rivals. But it WILL continue to obsessively investigate President Trump.
Bloomberg’s suppression of journalists proves Trump is right about fake news.
In the past four years, it has intensively reported on, and aggressively investigated, first Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and now his presidency – the vast majority of its Trump coverage being negative.
Until Trump ran for president in 2015, he and Michael Bloomberg were good friends.
The two most famous billionaires in New York played golf together, frequently rubbed shoulders on the same elite Manhattan social scene, and worked professionally on common projects – most notably when Trump delivered a luxury golf course on a discarded municipal waste site in the Bronx, enabling Bloomberg to take credit for it just before he left office as New York mayor.
‘If there is anybody who has changed this city, it is Donald Trump,’ said Mayor Bloomberg, delightedly. ‘He has done an amazing thing and this is another part of it!’
Then Trump announced he was running for the White House, and Bloomberg very quickly turned against his friend – enraged by his views on everything from guns to climate change, and what he saw as Trump’s ‘offensive’ lack of civility.
He later described Trump’s run as ‘the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign I can remember, preying on people’s prejudices and fears.’
Trump, predictably, responded in kind, tweeting: ‘Little Michael Bloomberg, who never had the guts to run for president, knows nothing about me. His last term as Mayor was a disaster!’
At the heart of their relationship lies billionaire ego.
In announcing his decision to enter the race, Bloomberg said: ‘I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions. He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term, we may never recover from the damage.’
Bloomberg is thus positioning himself as the ‘good billionaire’ on a mission to save America from the bad billionaire.
Yet, just how good IS he?
For example, Bloomberg has a history of making unsavory comments denigrating women.
A 1990 booklet of quotations attributed to him included this observation: ‘If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of Bloomingdale’s.’
But it’s what Bloomberg did yesterday that should give the most serious cause for concern.
In this era of ‘FAKE NEWS!’, and hyper-partisan media coverage, many were curious to see how Bloomberg News would handle the confirmation that their owner was running for president.
The answer is absolutely atrociously.
Bloomberg News is also suspending its opinion section’s editorial board because most of them are joining his campaign!
It’s hard to imagine a more egregious abuse of a major news organization owner’s power than for the owner to ban his own journalists from investigating him as he runs for president but continues to dig dirt on his opponent.
Just what America needs, an anti-First and Second Amendment President of the United States…