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November 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET

Piers Morgan, a writer first and foremost – Articles in both "Daily Mail" and "The Sun"

And you thought he was simply a pretty face.

Piers Morgan's skill-set goes much deeper than that of simply a television "talking head." Having honed his journalism skills as an editor at multiple British newspapers, the presenter is able to effortlessly switch back to his roots as a writer, regularly penning (or, most likely, typing) articles, editorials, and columns for any number of outlets.

Just this week alone, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host has used his platform with the "Daily Mail" to touch upon everything from English football and the moment his beloved Arsenal squad said goodbye to star Thierry Henry ("the tears flowed like the Hoover Dam had burst") and learning that fellow-Brit Susan Boyle chose Donny Osmond as her favorite, instead of doing him the honor ("crushing.")

And his many musings aren't limited to simply one platform. Proving that there is little end to his and his native land's "sublimely snobbish superiority complex," Morgan also used space in the U.K.s "The Sun" to details how and why “Britain is now the most powerful nation on Earth.”

Touching upon everything from sports ("Andy Murray winning his first Grand Slam event here in New York,") to technology and television ("Downton Abbey has sent almost every wealthy New Yorker that I know racing excitedly to hire their own butler, under-valet and pantry maid," the Brit rattles off endless examples of areas in which his home country has surged ahead as a world leader.

For more of Morgan and his limitless perspective and insight, you can read his "Daily Mail" article and "The Sun" story in full.
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  1. Henry Weiner

    I was appalled at Mr Morgan's comment during last nights broadcast on the fighting in Gaza. Mr. Morgan stated that both sides were killing indiscriminately. This moral equivalence between targeted violence and indiscriminate violence is absurd. For more information on what indiscriminate force looks like, google the terms "Dresden," or "Hiroshima," or "Nagasaki." Is there any doubt that Israel is not using such violence against Gaza? Is there any doubt that Hamas would use such force against Israel if it could?

    November 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. World Peace please

    Why does Norman Chomsky think America and Israel are the greatest threat to world peace?

    http://chomsky.info/articles/20120903.htm

    Thank you Mr Morgan.

    November 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jacques cohen

    mr Morgan,
    You made the other day a comment regarding what Mr Peres President of Israel had said: You said that what he said were
    lies.
    How you , little obscure mr Morgan ,can you say that about a President of a country. Furthermore what authorizes you to
    say that it was lies other than the hearsay.

    You should flatly apologize for your big mouth.

    Jacques Cohen

    November 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hazel

      You should apologize to Mr Morgan. The President of Isreal is not only a lier but a monster like Hitler was. Isreal is on occupied land. Which part of it you don't get? Why did you all not invade Europe? We can not fight any more wars defending Isreal. Get your facts right before you go barking Jacques Cohen.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jaker, Dublin

        Hazel, a new Middle East war in 2012 would effect the US even if you didn't want it to encroach on you, a new Middle East war could even threaten the whole world, this is a new shaped Middle East & their terrorists are more vicious than at any time before. Hamas & the PLO don't care about their people, their motive is hate...& they hate Israel. This war was started by Hamas throwing rockets into Israel for the past month's, years, as a hobby!

        November 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      How dare you ask Piers to apologize. Who the hell do you think you are? Israel has not been a fair friend of ours. They have taken us into more wars defending there occupation. You president is evil as Hitler was.

      November 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Patsy K

    When will you invite prof Michel Chossudovsky? We in America are fed untruth by the media that's run by only by one group .... That is THE CHOSEN PEOPLE

    http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/gazaunderattack-gaza-part-of-a-broader-us-nato-israel-military-agenda-by-prof-michel-chossudovsky/

    November 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ray

    There comes the rockets at Gaza. Shame on those who keep there silence.

    http://storify.com/occpal/there-comes-a-rocket-from-gaza

    November 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jaker, Dublin

      Storify has their own agenda, and write what suits them...oh & it always "Takes Two to Tango"...the thing is Hamas & their representatives always blame everyone else when they & the PLO are the ones who are to blame for this the most. Why? because they won't talk peace & are now playing silly games with Egypt by giving Israel a truce on their own alone demands. Well, that won't wash.

      As I said, Hamas & PLO don't care a damn about their own people & aren't they nice & safe off hiding while their people are taken the hit. Not very brave that...is it. And now we have an idiot on there, on the show, saying Hamas, is not responsible for the rockets being sent from Palestine, of course they are, they are the government there & they have security forces I take it that should be doing their duty, re; that. Haven't they???

      November 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Gus

        Isreal is on occupied land. The Palestine are defending there land and want Isreal out of there home land and you call them terrorist? What would you do if your home was bulldozed making new settelment? Would you fly with your family to New York and invade New York ?

        November 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pog

        Who are you calling and idiot ? You idiot. Fighting to keep invaders away is called freedom fighters not terrorist. Occupation last just so many years. Look what happined to England it could no longer invade, rule or expand, regardless of it's once might army. Israel should think of moving its capital to Golders Green!

        November 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Happy Thanksgiving

        Thank you Norman Finkelstine.

        http://normanfinkelstein.com/2012/crosstalk-on-israel-gaza-conflict-gates-of-hell-ft-norman-finkelstein/

        November 22, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
      • World Peace please

        " The Bigger they are the hared they fall."

        Norman Finkelstin

        http://normanfinkelstein.com/2012/the-bigger-they-are-the-harder-they-fall/

        November 22, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Free speech

    It's interesting to see which blogs are " Report as abuse" What's wrong with free speech?
    Thank you Anderson Cooper

    November 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. citizenoftheworld47

    I applaud CNN for being progressive and see that the times are changing. In light of its new found enlightenment, it was 10 steps regressive when Erin Burnett put Nicholas Burns, a person who served in the Bush administration, an era of war mongering, to offer commentary on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Does Erin Burnett want us to switch to BBC instead. The last time that happened to CNN, was when it aired to much nonsense of Lou Dobbs. Erin pitches heavy weights of Israeli supporters with little known Palestinian supporters. Does she have the courage to bring someone like Jimmy Carter on her show. Little chance, in my view, she'd lose the base that's supporting her. Erin Burnett is the new Lou Dobbs of CNN, and by the time CNN realizes that, millions like me will be changing channels to BBC or a fairer reporting news channel. Thank you Piers and Anderson for exposing so much that was hidden from the US citizens for so long.

    November 21, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • One world people

      Thank you Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper for being with CNN. The hysterical Erin Burnett should be locked up in Gaza to know how it feels like to be in Gaza and being massacred by Israelis. She has no clue how it feels being oppressed by a biger and more powerful force that own almost all of the Western Media. Does any one know how many millions was paid
      Thank you citizeonoftheworld47 for your honesty we in America need more people like you.

      November 21, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ed Snelling

    Piers Morgan is very obvious in his prejudice against Israel. The concept of fair and unbiased reporting is seriously neglected in his program. When questioning an Israeli official about their targeting of civilian occupied areas the official responded "because Hamas fires their rockets and missiles from those places using civilians as shields" Morgan attempted to rebut the official and seem to take offense to his response. Piers I think the whole world knows what Hamas is capable of doing and how they operate and they have no regard for human life. When discussing the disproportionate number of Palestinian deaths to Israeli's killed by rocket and missile not once did he mention Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system. Mr Morgan how many more Israeli's would be dead if it were not for their anti-rocket defenses?? The Israeli's have the right to defend themselves and Hamas can stop the blood shed by "standing down". If they don't they are about to get their butts kicked, again!!

    November 21, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. rose macaskie

    Honestly Piers! A simple talking head? Would not it be better to inform the public about the skills of a interveiwer than to make them feel that the best part of you is the writer?
    For me you have a serious program in which you manage to get a lot of different points of veiw expresesed without seemign too highbrow, which is very important after all who needs the heads of those who read elitist articles to be informed? what society needs is the heads of people who are too busy to read heavy articles to be informed and so to stop society being run over more cliffs. Your program at the moment is almost the most seriouse politically on cnn.
    One advantage of the television over newspapars is that newspapers seem to be written for people who have trained as lawyers say, who are used to dealing with an awfull lot of vocabulary that is not part of everyday english speech. Using such vocabulary helps maintain class distinctions, it rather puts up a barrier to grasping the subject between that subject and your Joe Back Pack, an artificial barrier like using French instead of English to explain something and then saying the guy was too stupid to understand the concept when what your guy could not get through was the unknown vocabulary. Not only do you onyour show bring important subjects to everyman, not just your paper reader, but also you do another important thing for me a very important thing, which is the platform you have given to the black community, people cant go on calling them stupid, which is what is done to the afro american population more or less discretly, if they hear them being bright, every night on your program.
    I liked it when you drew less high brow parts of the afro american community into the arena of political and social discussion, english dinner party style that does not allow all conversation on serious topics to only be held among those who have won a themselves a position as thinkers but makes these topics obligatory with the person you happen to be sitting next to who ever they maybe as a way of dignifying tha tperson of not rudly reducing them, or maybe just because if you were heard to be talking rubbish no matter with whom you might be tarred as an idiot. You asked singers and ex-drug addicts about things like politics, triggereing people who just cant believe anyone could have anything valuable to say, unless that person conforms to their ideas of a serious person, to write complaints about their replies even though those replies had been perfectly sensible and intelligent. Many people wont even catch an intelligent remark from a source they cant believe to be intelligent, heaven only knows how they manage to think a sensible remark is silly, maybe just saying that the author of the remarks was only copying others or more creatively finding incredible ways to imagin the intelligent stupid but they do and so they complained in these blogs about you having daft conversations with singers, though they were sensible ones. As I said I liked it when the african americans on your platform giving considered opinions were just singers, if you can say just singers, it is the un-renowned parts of the community after all who most suffer from prejudices that mean they are not considered worth educating or taking on as workers, that mean that maybe the teachers wont try with them. If your father is Piers Morgan, your teacher is more likely to make an effort to get you over any difficulties, such is your pedigree, with your job, mind youi you have had a chequered career somtimes merely workign in less intellectual bits of television and papers, that teachers will find it hard to say, look at his genes, he will obviously get nowhere anyway, so why help him over his reading problem etc., mind you there are plenty of peoplle about who just teach no one, they are so busy making sure there are fewer actors on the stage, only themselves if possible.
    I suppose rubbing in your capacity to write weighty articles rather increases the willingness with which people will listen to your program in which the charm of the bourgeousie rather masks the intelligence and social counsciouse behind your not so very highbrow seeming manner. Maybe the charm of the bourgeousie, that for me lies in not putting others down too hard and in smoothing things over so they are easy, which rather makes people enjoy the copany of such as do it and if people enjoy another persons company they are inclined to think that person charming, the ohte4re moduality is making interesting conversation so hard as to knock a lot of people out of the running in this so prized feild. By making things easy, so that people have a good time while htey deal with serious topics and inviting such serious reflexions from everyone intelligent conversation stops beign just for those who compete ferociously enough to force everyone to listen to them and becomes something that is assured for all, leaving no one out and not belittling anyone by seperating them from a great part of the action. To acheive all this may be a utopia but definately the social rules in some bits of different societies turn it, as near as possible, into a reality.
    As all the people who move up or stay down, so model themselves on elites, if they are unaware of the milder sides of these elites, they will only copy the more crushing bits of the elites behavior and our society will be the rougher, that is why it is necessary to rub in that ease of manner is gentlemanly, though it may seem to be the result of a simpleton it is infact an art and one that is prized and rewarded in some places and not to have it is to be a brute and if we spread such principles then our society may be both more agreable and cleverer. We will have all hands on deck if we make things less competetive and also it will be kinder for all. rose macaskie madrid

    November 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. PV

    In the mid 80´s, as a very young engineer, I worked in a factory, we all came to call it, one of Ronald Regan´s toy factories. We provided very first R&D of Defense Systems. Does anyone remember how the media and Democrats fought, the very idea of this old crazy coot Regan !!!... dreaming this kind of crazy stuff. Hey Wolf !!! where did your Defense System come from and who´s idea was it ???

    November 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thank you

      Thank you PV please don't stop blogging. We need more people speaking the truth.

      November 22, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Bari

    Why does Jaker, Dubbin gets offended when bloggers are exposing Israel's treachery and terrorism?

    November 22, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Texan

    Piers,
    I have lived in Texas all of my life, never killed a deer, am not a member of the NRA, have no friends that are members of the NRA, own several weapons mainly for bird hunting and home protection and have noticed that many of my friends have begun to purchase assault weapons. I currently do not have an assault weapon but am serioulsy interested in purchasing one. Due to your concern regarding the gun culture in our country I thought sharing some of the following stories with you might give you some insight as to why many of us who live in Texas feel the need for assault weapons for defense.

    The United States government does not protect our border with Mexico and as a result, the drug trafficers who cross over and deliver drugs all throughout our state are heavily armed and dangerous. We can't fish, hunt or work near the border without putting our lives in serious jeapordy. My company has already been forced to cancel field service near Zapata,Texas due to interference wiith Mexican illegals. Landowners near the border live in constant fear that a chance encounter with an illegal drug trafficer or gun runner, most who carry assault rifles, will cost them their life. The cartel likes to leave human heads hanging in public places reminding those on both sides of the border who is in control. Thousands of Mexicans get murdered in the border towns of our state every month and the problem is crossing over.

    I live in an affluent part of Houston where recently, within the past few months, our Walmart bank was robbed durng peak business hours, a couple was robbed at gunpoint near the Univeristiy of Houston Clear Lake Campus, and two restaurants were robbed at gunpoint during the middle of the day. My neighborhood is under constant surveilance due to an excessive number or vehicular breakins and by all acounts, life is not getting safer.

    I live and work all over the state of Texas and my story is firsthand, not someone elses news. I choose not to watch the news anymore because frankly, it simply reminds me that the problems we have are everywhere, it's getting worse and our country is doing nothing sensible to sovle the problem. As a result, I believe many of us have come to the conclusion that we may have to defend ourselves and be equipped with the same force used by our enemy. The enemy is here and they are getting bolder....this is my story!

    December 20, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
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