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Piers Morgan should try living with the pain of a disability before inciting hate against those who do

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil: they both look fine but one of them has a serioius disability. Yes, Piers Morgan is hopelessly bigoted.

When This Writer learned that a person with one of the so-called “invisible” disabilities was being victimised by Piers Morgan, I made a remark to a friend about what should happen to it and forgot about it.

But here’s the thing: this comes in a week when we’ve learned that the Department for Work and Pensions is deliberately hiding evidence that it has been victimising people with disabilities – some of them to their death.

Ministers have been seen smirking about it during debates.

And of course we’re living under a government that has actively “othered” people with disabilities, demonising them to the point where people think it is acceptable to mock, humiliate, and even attack them.

Considering all of the above, I think it would be appropriate for Mr Morgan to spend some time living with the pain of a hidden disability.

Perhaps somebody at ITV should apply a jubilee clip to Mr Morgan’s reproductive organs prior to the airing of Good Morning Britain one day, and we can all see how far he gets before the pain becomes too much.

I reckon that would constitute a fair approximation of a hidden disability.

I don’t think he’d last very long. I would like to think it might instil in him a little respect for people who have to deal with that level of pain, all over their bodies, every single day of their lives.

But that’s probably a forlorn hope, isn’t it?

Piers Morgan has been ‘inciting hate‘ against sick and disabled people after he attacked a disabled actress. Morgan claimed she was making her illnesses up.

Jameela Jamil is an actress, model, and presenter. She’s chronically ill, having had three cancer scares in recent years, several car accidents, seizures, and a nut allergy.

But her main illness is one which is still under-recognised and misunderstood. Jamil lives with one of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS).

Recently, Jamil has been the target of abuse from Morgan on Twitter… trying to claim that Jamil’s been making her illnesses up.

Source: Piers Morgan is now ‘inciting hate’ against disabled people | The Canary

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Tories caught doctoring video footage in flat-out lie to the electorate

This is intolerable. Never mind it being irresponsible for a political party to mislead the public – it would be utterly irresponsible for anybody to give such an organisation their vote.

The Conservatives took video footage of an interview between Labour’s Keir Starmer and the Good Morning Britain team – about Brexit – and edited it to make it seem that he hesitated over a question.

The intention is clear: to lie to the electorate about Labour’s policy on Brexit, and to lie about the abilities of Labour’s leading members.

Fortunately, Full Fact was on the case:

The Full Fact article states:

“The Conservative Party today shared footage of Labour MP and shadow Brexit minister Keir Starmer on Good Morning Britain, which had been edited by the Conservative party to make him seem unable to answer a question posed about Brexit. The clip has been retweeted hundreds of times at the time of writing.

“In the video shared by the party’s Twitter account, Mr Starmer appears to be unable to respond at the end of the clip when asked by Piers Morgan “Why would the EU give you a good deal if they know that you’re going to actively campaign against it?

“However, this is not what actually happened in the interview. When asked the question by Mr Morgan, Mr Starmer replied immediately.

“The footage seemingly showing Mr Starmer apparently being unable to answer the question seems to be taken from earlier in the interview, when he is actually listening to a question.

“By editing the clip in this way, the Conservatives have created a false narrative. It is irresponsible for a political party to mislead the public like this. We’ve previously fact checked the Conservative party when it ran a Facebook ad with a misleadingly edited headline and will keep fact checking all political parties throughout the election.

“Everyone deserves clear and accurate information from campaigns so they can make their own minds up about who to vote for.

“The Conservative party press office subsequently replied to criticism about the video by saying “this car crash interview did really take place”, and sharing a clip of it from the Good Morning Britain Twitter account. However, this clip cuts before Mr Morgan finishes asking the full question so Mr Starmer’s response can’t be seen.”

So, even after being shown up as liars, the Tories still doctored their clip.

This episode has even led Piers Morgan to stand up for the Labour Party – criticising the Tories openly on Twitter:

And Paul Shilly’s comment is the most revealing of all.

While Labour offers new ideas, new policies and a vision for the nation, the Conservatives have nothing but self-serving lies.

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Actress who plays psychic superhero shreds Piers Morgan over mental health comments

Role: As the psychic Phoenix, Sophie Turner plays a character whose mentality is unique.

This actor is to be praised for turning the tables on Establishment bully Piers Morgan over mental health problems.

Issues of this kind will never be “fashionable”, as the ignorant Morgan tried to claim.

Under the current Conservative government, they are not even acknowledged. Mental ill-health is not considered a good enough reason to receive long-term sickness or disability benefits and does not count towards any such award, despite the fact that benefit assessors ask about it.

People with a mental health issue are, more often than not, told they are faking it. What’s fashionable about that?

I’m lucky; I’m not among the quarter of the UK population that has mental ill-health. But I know plenty of people who are. They are a significant proportion of the population, after all.

But Mr Morgan wants us to think as little of it as possible, and tries to brand those raising the profile of mental health as attention-seekers.

Sophie Turner may be best-known for her role as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, but she is also currently playing the psychic Jean Grey in the X-Men film franchise – a character with unique mental health issues.

And she seems pretty clued-up about it in her personal life, too.

So I, for one, welcome the fact that she called an overbearing establishment ass a rude name. In fact, her language was probably too mild.

Sophie Turner has criticised Piers Morgan over an article he shared about celebrities speaking out about their mental health, calling the presenter a “t***”.

The Game of Thrones actor, who is known for playing Sansa Stark in the hit TV show, called out Morgan after he reposted an article in which Coronation Street star Beverley Callard said she was concerned celebrities were trying to make mental health “fashionable”.

Sharing the piece on Twitter, Morgan wrote: “She’ll be hammered for saying this, but 100% true”.

In response, Turner shut down the 53-year-old, writing: “Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year.

“But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. T***.”

Source: Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner shuts down Piers Morgan over tweets about mental health | The Independent

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Somebody at Loose Women is a genius. Here’s the reason

Think about it:

Pertinent question: Piers Morgan.

For information, from Wikipedia:

During Morgan’s tenure as editor, the Daily Mirror was advised by Steven Nott that voicemail interception was possible by means of a standard PIN code. Despite staff initially expressing enthusiasm for the story it did not appear in the paper, although it did subsequently feature in a South Wales Argus article and on BBC Radio 5 Live in October 1999. On 18 July 2011 Nott was visited by officers of Operation Weeting.[97]

He came under criticism for his “boasting” about phone hacking from Conservative MP Louise Mensch, who has since apologised for these accusations.[98]

In July 2011, in a sequence of articles, the political blogger Paul Staines alleged that while editor of the Daily Mirror in 2002 Morgan published a story concerning the affair of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Ulrika Jonsson while knowing it to have been obtained by phone hacking.[99]

On 20 December 2011, Morgan was a witness by satellite link from the United States at the Leveson Inquiry.[100] While he said he had no reason to believe that phone hacking had occurred at the Mirror while he was in charge there, he admitted to hearing a recording of an answerphone message left by Paul McCartney for Heather Mills, but refused to “discuss where that tape was played or who made [it] – it would compromise a source.”[100] Appearing as a witness at the same Inquiry on 9 February 2012, Mills was asked under oath if she had ever made a recording of Paul McCartney’s phone call or had played it to Piers Morgan; she replied: “Never”.[101][102] She said that she had never authorised Morgan, or anybody, to access or listen to her voicemails.[101] Mills told the inquiry that Morgan, “a man that has written nothing but awful things about me for years”, would have relished telling the inquiry if she had played a personal voicemail message to him.[102]

On 23 May 2012, Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman was a witness at the Leveson Inquiry. He recalled a lunch with the Mirror editor in September 2002 at which Morgan outlined the means of hacking into a mobile phone.[103]

On 28 November 2012, the Channel 4 documentary Taking on the Tabloids, fronted by actor and phone hacking victim Hugh Grant, showed footage from a 2003 interview with Morgan by the singer and phone hacking victim Charlotte Church, during which he explained to her how to avoid answerphone messages being listened to by journalists. He said: “You can access … voicemails by typing in a number. Now, are you really telling me that journalists aren’t going to do that?”[104][105]

On 29 November 2012, the official findings of the Leveson Inquiry were released, in which Lord Justice Leveson said that Morgan’s testimony under oath on phone hacking was “utterly unpersuasive”. He stated: “[The] evidence does not establish that [Morgan] authorised the hacking of voicemails or that journalists employed by TMG [Trinity Mirror Group] were indulging in this practice … What it does, however, clearly prove is that he was aware that it was taking place in the press as a whole and that he was sufficiently unembarrassed by what was criminal behaviour that he was prepared to joke about it.”[3][106]

On 6 December 2013, Morgan was interviewed, under caution, by police officers from Operation Weeting investigating phone hacking allegations at Mirror Group Newspapers during his tenure as editor.[107]

On 24 September 2014, the Trinity Mirror publishing group admitted for the first time that some of its journalists had been involved in phone hacking and agreed to pay compensation to four people who sued for the alleged hacking of voicemails.[108][109] Six other phone-hacking claims had already been settled. The BBC reported that it had seen legal papers showing that although the alleged hacking could have taken place as early as 1998, the bulk of the alleged wrongdoing took place in the early 2000s when Morgan was the Daily Mirroreditor.[110] The admissions by Trinity Mirror came whilst the London Metropolitan Police investigation into the phone hacking allegations was ongoing. Morgan has always denied any involvement in the practice.[110]


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