Piers Morgan has hit back at ITV head Dame Carolyn McCall after she claimed the broadcaster defended him ‘vigorously’ over his comments about Meghan Markle earlier this year.
The 56-year-old presenter shared an article on Twitter last night about his former boss’s comments, asking her, “So why did I have to leave?” alongside a laughing emoji.
Dame McCall had told the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention, “I just want to say that we have vigorously defended both the program and Piers against Ofcom, and the reason we weren’t picked up by them is because of program making.”
She added that there is “no way we wouldn’t be absolute, not just endorsing, but defending, freedom of expression and freedom of expression.”
She said she expects Mr Morgan to “work on some global platform” soon.
Morgan left Good Morning Britain (GMB) in March after refusing to apologize for “not believing a word” of what Ms Markle had claimed in her amazing interview with Oprah.
The episode became the most pitiful moment in Ofcom’s history, but the TV watchdog cleared him of any wrongdoing earlier this month.
Piers Morgan, 56, asked ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall: ‘So why did I have to leave?’ after she claimed she defended him ‘vigorously’
Dame McCall (pictured) had told the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention: ‘I just want to say that we have defended both the program and Piers vigorously against Ofcom, and the reason they didn’t pull us up was because of making the programs. ‘
Mr Morgan shared an article on Twitter last night reporting on his former boss’s comments, asking her, “So why did I have to leave?” alongside a laughing emoji
Morgan was effectively forced to leave when he refused to apologize – later saying in an Instagram post that he had become the latest ‘victim’ of ‘cancel culture’, while warning that free speech is the ‘most important’ issue was in modern Britain.
Morgan had said he believed “not a word” of Markle’s claims, including that she had felt “suicidal” after being mistreated by the Royals and that her baby Archie had faced racism.
The presenter clashed with GMB’s weather forecaster Alex Beresford, who accused him of falsely “trashing” the Duchess of Sussex, calling him “devils”, leading Morgan to walk away from the set.
He was then approached by a senior ITV manager who asked him to apologize for questioning Ms Markle’s record of her mental health, but he refused and dropped out instead.
The comments sparked tens of thousands of complaints to Ofcom, but the broadcaster defended Morgan’s right to free speech when it released him from any wrongdoing earlier this month.
He was furious on Wednesday when his former show interviewed jihadist bride Shamima Begum, who donned quintessentially Western attire as she called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be taken home — before brazenly telling him he “don’t know what he’s doing” . regarding its fight against terrorism.
Morgan said Begum had been given a chance to “exercise her right to free speech,” while claiming he was not allowed to do the same with regard to Ms. Markle.
“Interesting times we live in where an ISIS terrorist bride is allowed to exercise her right to freedom of expression on GMB, but not me…” he tweeted.
The journalist also labeled Begum a “selfish monster” that should “rotten” in Syria.
He said: ‘It’s a good thing I’m not interviewing this lying, sniffling, cold-blooded, selfish ISIS bride monster or I would have seriously lost my temper by now.
‘Begum must never be allowed to return to Britain. Let her rot in the terror bed she made for herself.”
Morgan (left) also criticized the jihadist bride – who wants to return to the UK – calling her a “selfish monster” who should “be left to rot” in Syria. She can be seen today on GMB
Morgan, 56, left GMB earlier this year after refusing to apologize for “not believing a word” of what Meghan Markle had claimed in her interview with Oprah
Ms Begum no longer wears her niqab, now straightens her hair, paints her nails, with staff members saying she now enjoys Zumba, listens to Shakira and watches Good Morning Britain, which she appeared on today
‘If you knew what I did you would have done the same’: Sajid Javid defends his decision to strip Shamima Begum of her UK citizenship
Sajid Javid (today) hit back at Shamima Begum’s claims that she played no part in Islamic State terrorism.
Begum claims she was just a housewife in Raqqa trying to live a ‘pure Islamic life’.
But security forces reportedly have evidence that she was active in ISIS’s reign of terror, carrying a Kalashnikov rifle and becoming an “enforcer” in the terror group’s “morality police” who enforced Sharia law and made sure women wore appropriate clothing and covered clothes. bodies.
Sources claimed that Ms. Begum witnessed the making of suicide vests for would-be bombers, by sewing them in.
Javid declined to comment on the claims but hinted that he believes she is lying.
Referring to his decision as Home Secretary Begum stripped her of her British citizenship, the Health Secretary said: ‘I won’t go into the details of the case, but what I’m saying is you certainly didn’t see what I saw.’
He added: “If you knew what I knew, because you are sensible, responsible people, you would have made the exact same decision – I have no doubt about it.”
In the interview that sparked his anger on Wednesday, Shamima Begum donned Western clothes while calling herself a victim and begged Britain’s forgiveness in a tone-deaf interview from a Syrian refugee camp.
She also denied being a terrorist or a criminal and insisted she had no idea ISIS was a “death cult” when she joined.
The 22-year-old has been banned from the UK after marrying a jihadist with spy services and denying her claims that she was just a Raqqa housewife and instead believed she was a member of the terror group’s feared “morality police” and even she was seen sewing suicide bombers into explosive vests and wearing a Kalashnikov.
But wearing a Nike baseball cap and a low-cut camisole instead of a niqab, Begum said she’d been a victim of extremist grooming now “would rather die” than rejoin ISIS and admitted she was doing the wrong thing. ended by saying that the attack at the Manchester Arena was “justified” because of airstrikes that killed civilians in Syria.
She told Good Morning Britain: ‘No one can hate me more than I hate myself for what I’ve done and all I can say is I’m sorry and just give me a second chance,’ but she added that she’ cared for and cared for’. abused and manipulated to travel to Syria.
She denied that she is a criminal, saying: ‘The only crime I think I committed was being stupid enough to come to ISIS’.
But Health Minister Sajid Javid, who withdrew her UK citizenship in 2019 for national security reasons when he was Home Secretary, hinted that Begum lied that she was only “mother and wife” when she was in Syria.
He said, “I won’t go into details on the matter, but what I’m saying is you certainly didn’t see what I saw.” He added: “If you knew what I knew, because you are sensible, responsible people, you would have made the exact same decision – I have no doubt about it.”
The East London schoolgirl who took off her veil a year ago and now styles her dyed hair, paints her nails and wears makeup fled her home in 2015 to join the so-called Islamic State terror group in Syria with two friends who now both believed are dead. She denies that her image change is a publicity stunt.
Begum also made an overwhelming offer to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wants her to be kept out of Britain, saying: ‘You are clearly struggling with extremism and terrorism in your country.
“I could really help you with that, because you clearly don’t know what you’re doing.”
She added: ‘I want them (the British public) to see me as an asset rather than a threat to them.’
She has begged to be brought back to the UK to undergo a terror trial. When asked why she does not want to go to Bangladesh, she said: ‘How can a country like the UK, which does not believe in the death penalty, expect me to go to a country where I will be killed?’
She said: ‘I know it is very hard for the British people to try to forgive me for living in fear of Isis and losing loved ones because of Isis, but I have also lived in fear of Isis and I have loved ones too. lost because of Isis, so I can sympathize with them that way.
“I know it’s very hard for them to forgive me, but I say from the bottom of my heart I’m very sorry if I ever offended anyone by coming here, if I ever offended anyone by the things that I said.’