Piers Morgan signed a US-UK deal with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire

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Well, this is depressing news. For months now, Piers Morgan has been languishing in semi-unemployment following his on-air tantrum on Good Morning Britain. The tantrum happened in April just two days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview aired here in America. Piers was full of bile that week, and when he was gently called out by Alex Beresford, Piers hurriedly waddled off the set and he quit his job rather than apologize for what he said about Meghan’s suicidal ideation. He’s spent months whining about how he wants his GMB job back, and all of that. Note: Piers actually still had one job, as a columnist and contributing editor for the Daily Mail. But I think that’s over, and now it’s about to get so much worse. He’s signed a lucrative deal with Rupert Murdoch. This is disgusting:

The bad news is that Piers Morgan is returning to U.S. TV screens. The worse news is that it’s part of a new mega-deal with Rupert Murdoch. In a press release Thursday, Murdoch’s News Corps announced that Morgan will front a “global TV show” airing in the U.S. as well as Britain and Australia. As part of the deal, Morgan has also been handed weekly columns in The New York Post and British tabloid The Sun.

It’s Morgan’s first TV job since he stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain in March, and then resigned, following heavy criticism over crass remarks he made about Meghan Markle’s mental health. It will be his first return to U.S. TV since his CNN talk show, Piers Morgan Live, was cancelled because of its underwhelming ratings in 2014.

The new weeknight show will air on talkTV in Britain—a freshly announced Murdoch news network set to start broadcasting next year—as well as the Fox News subscription streaming service Fox Nation.

Morgan said in a statement: ”I’m thrilled to be returning to News Corp which is where I began my media career more than 30 years ago. Rupert Murdoch has been a constant and fearless champion of free speech and we are going to be building something new and very exciting together. I want my global show to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews… a place that celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion, and for those opinions to be vigorously examined and challenged. I’m also delighted to become a columnist for The Sun and the New York Post, two brilliantly successful and popular newspaper brands. I’m going home and we’re going to have some fun.”

[From The Daily Beast]

The way these minimally talented toxic a-holes keep failing up, my God. There’s a good news/bad news situation here. The good news is that here in America, he’ll be relegated to a subscription service which hardly anyone watches. It’s also good news that he won’t be on air anywhere until next year. The bad news is that I’m guessing Piers will have free rein to spew bile in the NY Post and The Sun soonish and his written words might be more disgusting than his frothing-at-the-mouth television performances next year. It is funny that Murdoch isn’t letting Morgan get anywhere near the Fox News main channel though.

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  1. lunchcoma says:

    I guess if you subscribe to Fox Nation, you deserve this.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Ugh. just ugh. I had hoped he would just disappear.

    But on the plus side, LOL – he’s writing for the Post and the Sun and he’s going to be on one of Fox News’ subscription streaming services. Even Murdoch won’t legitimatize him more than that. That tells you a lot.

  3. Noki says:

    The priviledged white man always has 9 lives but his Karma will get him sooner or later.

    • SnoodleDumpling says:

      That or his blood pressure. The spikes from his beloved frothing-at-the-mouth rage tantrums seem ever more likely to burst something one of these days.

  4. Julia K says:

    Boycotting the NewYork Post, etc etc. Piers Morgan does not belong on this continent. Vile non person.

  5. Wiglet Watcher says:

    Of course he did.

  6. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Can someone just throw some salt on this slug, please.

    • LMR says:

      If only that would work. I would drive him to the Morton Salt place myself.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ LMR, the only stake that Piss Morgan deserves is one that is driven through his heart, alas he doesn’t have one! The skull then….💀💀

      • SnoodleDumpling says:

        We can have a nice funeral for him in St. Kinga’s Chapel in Wieliczka. From what I’ve seen the crystal chandelier is magnificent.

  7. Cessily says:

    So glad I do not have cable.. I won’t subscribe to any streaming service that supports any of the Murdoch outlets. Piers Morgan is a disgrace we do not need.

    I hope laws in the USA protect those he goes after better than the UK laws do. Would like nothing more than to hear he was served…

  8. Amy Bee says:

    There were signs of this coming when he started doing exclusive interviews with the Sun. There was some talk that Murdoch had scrapped the idea of a new news channel in the UK but I guess the failure of GB News made him feel that he could do it better. The good thing about this deal is that Morgan won’t be on Fox News Channel which I suspect was what he really wanted but that would mean stepping on the toes of Hannity and Carlson and Murdoch doesn’t want that. I also suspect he was unhappy with this situation at the Daily Mail because they hired Dan Wootton in essentially the same role.

    • TIFFANY says:

      He was trying and almost did buy Sky News a few years ago. The toxicity of Faux News ended that quick.

      The hacking scandal should have exiled him and Morgan in the UK, but here we are

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “It is funny that Murdoch isn’t letting Morgan get anywhere near the Fox News main channel though.”

      Piers Morgan is very heavy pro-gun control. Pro-gun control is NOT a good fit for FOX News.

      • SnoodleDumpling says:

        He was too rabid about it for CNN, too, although it may have been more his habit of making nearly every interview about it that was more the issue.

  9. Sofia says:

    Not surprised at all.

  10. Gail Hirst says:

    “agenda-setting interviews”

    These words sent my brain into a tail-spin and my heart sank with despair.
    More hate will gleefully be spewed into this world

    Y’know, I just feel sad. Too tired of it all to be angry. Too disappointed in it all, and in all the people who are determined to profit off humanity’s worse traits. I’m just sad at the determination to bring down rather than lift up.

    I’m pulling flyers off telephone poles comparing the BC vaccine passport to the Holocaust. Their call to action is “Will you stand by silently?”. Well, no. “I do not stand by in the presence of evil” (Alita: Battle Angel). And no, I will not stand by silently. Spoken LOUDLY as I pull the posters off the poles. Exploring alleys to discover how many blocks these twits covered, so I can pull them down. They only put them up in the apartments’ alleys and the businesses’ alleys. Not in the single family residential blocks, that I can tell.

    The first one I saw I felt anger. And disgust. Now, I’m just sad. And now, the dogs and I are off to pull down as many as I can before work. Sigh….I need to find my righteous anger again, because this sadness is a weight on my heart that is heavy to carry.

    I have not ever purposefully wished ill on someone, yet there’s a part of me that desperately wants Murdoch to be smitted (smote? smoted?) upside the head with a righteous thunder/lightening bolt, or something….. it’s all so desperately, very, very sad…

  11. Catherine says:

    I’m actually more focused on the fact that Murdoch is not platforming him on the main FOX outlets. That is a really significant indication that Morgan does not have great appeal even among what you would consider to be his target audience. As for the Sun and Post columns. I actually think the more American audiences are exposed to his toxicity on a regular basis they will be reminded of why he failed in his previous American stints. I always expected he would land in some capacity with Murdoch media.

    • Amy Bee says:

      I feel the NY post column will have short life span.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      I agree. When Piers was bragging about having so many job offers, I actually got the impression that he was desperately calling all of his contacts to beg for work. And it seems like Murdoch decided to throw him a couple of columns & a show that few people will watch. It’s win-win for Murdoch. Piers can’t do much damage in those spaces & Murdoch benefits on the off chance that Piers really takes off. But while Piers will probably go viral here or there, I think this is the end of the road for his career.

  12. sherry says:

    It won’t last, but the sad thing is that bloggers won’t ignore him – and they should.

  13. girl_ninja says:

    That’s unfortunate but not surprising. What a disgusting man.

  14. aquarius64 says:

    Fox is going to regret that deal. There are too many US outlets and presenters that are pro Sussex that will have no problem tearing Pus a new one on air. Those presenters will also bringing up Pus’ past.

  15. SH says:

    This is still an overall loss for Piers. People like Piers lose relevance once they are forced to move from the mainstream to an echo chamber. The whole scheme is to cause outrage from people who disagree with him. Same with McCain leaving the view.

  16. Jais says:

    I mean I’m glad it’s on the subscribed part of fox and the nypost is the nypost, cartoon-like really. But the part I don’t like is that clips of him saying sh*t about the sussexes will get shared and repeated by other outlets and online. Which is just exhausting. The best I can hope for is that his vitriol will continue to just highlight the sussex goodness and have more people rooting for them in reaction to his over the top meanness. The way he has targeted Meghan is nothing short of pathological.

  17. Eurydice says:

    I don’t read the NY Post or watch FOX News, or run across Piers at all, except for here, so whatever. But I wonder about a talk show that will be aired both in the UK and US. Will the FOX subscribers care about the UK and vice versa? And even though FOX viewers react negatively to stories about H&M, I don’t get the sense that they would care enough to sit through discussions about them.

  18. Over it says:

    Where can I get a shovel to bury this piece of shit six feet under? Murdock and piss are barf.

  19. Aidevee says:

    The hilarious thing is, now that he is leaving the daily mail, the daily mail will turn on him hard. Hopefully! He can try a dose of his own medicine.

  20. Rice says:

    I give it a year, 2 years tops.

    • MsIam says:

      I agree unless Piers does a 180. I remember reading that a lot of his co-workers hated him and considered him a bully so its not just about Meghan. He may be shown the door sooner rather than later.

      • Eurydice says:

        Sure, he can’t be a total pussycat to everyone except for Meghan…and Simone Biles…and Naomi Osaka…and…

  21. SUNNYVILE says:

    lol this is like as pointless as jumping onto a sinking ship😂the fact that after all his brown nosing of Maxfoster & faxxNews anchors he didn’t even land a spot on either bordcasters shows how this guy is no longer of use to them. Murdoch media is a known to be catered to white nationalist/conspiracy nut jobs..et which is basically piss moran’s whole base so of course he’s offered a spot! This is hilarious because I’m certain it’ll become just like Andrew Neil’s failed endeavour which costed him what image of credibility he had left

  22. Lady Digby says:

    https://bylinetimes.com/2021/09/16/murdoch-and-morgan-the-reunion-from-hell/

    Interesting review of past crimes, sorry times, of the gruesome twosome. I would point out Of com didn’t exonerate Fatman and this channel will still be answerable to them. He will need”robust challenge ” from a co anchor all the time and who would want that job?
    Also loved the suggestion that new channel should be called the phone hackers!