Posts tagged: Piers Morgan

The Decent Thing?

Well, he’s done the decent thing, the PM has resigned. No, not TB (unfortunate initials) but Piers Morgan, editor of the Mirror, has gone.

As u-turns go, this was pretty spectacular. Only yesterday, he said there were two hopes that he would resign – “no hope and Bob Hope.” No, I didn’t get it either. I suppose he was right in the sense that he didn’t resign; he was sacked, or “stepped down” as Radio Five Live euphemistically put it. Read more ›››

Told You So

I know I shouldn’t say it, but I have, so there you are. The photos in the Mirror allegedly showing British troops in Iraq were a sham. The bloody truck hadn’t even left England.

Not that Piers Morgan or the Mirror would ever admit it. In fact, they are now ducking the bullets behind weasel words, saying the photos were representations of events, rather than an actual record. So how does that work then? A lie to prove a truth? Excuse me while I turn off the pseudo-philosophy alarm. Read more ›››

Smoke and the Mirror

When I first saw the photos alledgedly showing UK soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner, I thought they looked odd. The most obvious anomoly is that they were in black and white. Why? Because they look more dramatic that way? Or because it makes it harder to recognise skin colour and tone?

Second, these were meant to be sneaked shots, so how come they look so well posed? And the quality is so sharp. In the shot supposedly of a soldier urinating on the prisoner, you can see individual droplets in the air. I don’t know about you, but pee doesn’t look like that. Now it seems there were lots of other things technically wrong with the uniform, weapons etc. Read more ›››