In Praise of Piers Morgan

I know, I know, the title is sort of unbelievable when it's found on a very conservative website, but please, read on.

Apparently Piers Morgan, who has been the cause of the generation of petitions here in the United States to deport him, has also provided the impetus for petitions to Britain's Home Secretary to refuse to accept him if he actually is deported.

Now, seriously, how many people can you say that about?

For once, in the person of Piers Morgan, the world has found an individual more despicable than the lovely and talented Keith Olbermann. Anyone who can achieve that sort of distinction should be recognized for the sheer magnitude of his accomplishment.

That kind of achievement has to be on the same level as, oh, say, killing more folks than Mao or Stalin. Or making more stupidly partisan statements than either Obama or Biden. Or perhaps even more than both of them, combined.

Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a Vietnam veteran and an independent voter. Jim blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com/, or he can be contacted directly at james.v.yardley@gmail.com

I know, I know, the title is sort of unbelievable when it's found on a very conservative website, but please, read on.

Apparently Piers Morgan, who has been the cause of the generation of petitions here in the United States to deport him, has also provided the impetus for petitions to Britain's Home Secretary to refuse to accept him if he actually is deported.

Now, seriously, how many people can you say that about?

For once, in the person of Piers Morgan, the world has found an individual more despicable than the lovely and talented Keith Olbermann. Anyone who can achieve that sort of distinction should be recognized for the sheer magnitude of his accomplishment.

That kind of achievement has to be on the same level as, oh, say, killing more folks than Mao or Stalin. Or making more stupidly partisan statements than either Obama or Biden. Or perhaps even more than both of them, combined.

Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a Vietnam veteran and an independent voter. Jim blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com/, or he can be contacted directly at james.v.yardley@gmail.com

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