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Piers Morgan, has lashed out at the BBC for broadcasting an illustration of him engaged in a lewd act with Donald Trump.The criticism was levelled after The Mash Report showed the image during a segment presented by comedian Rachel Parris. The skit poked fun at the recent interview between the former News Of The World editor and the US president.

However, the image, which depicted Trump offering his bare backside up to Morgan, who had his face buried in it, was not well received by the Good Morning Britain presenter, who decided that the best way to make his distaste known was to share it on Twitter himself...three times.




and the actual segment from The Mash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGwfkTW4WU&feature=youtu.be


In Morgan’s series of tweets, he repeatedly attempts to paint a false equivalency between the image shared by The Mash Report and theoretical images of a woman reporter chowing down on women leaders. His first attempt was to go after 2016 US presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton. When that didn’t get the shares, he then broadened the scope to all women leaders two hours later. Next he re-narrowed his focus for his primarily British audience to UK Prime Minister Teresa May, and just to make sure you didn’t miss the image of him plumbing Trump’s depths, he added it to a complaint about the retiring of “grid girls” and “walk on girls”

The response from twitter is amazing, this is just one example
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Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.
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wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


The cartoon or the erection?
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Ah, I saw that when it came out. I had a good laugh and thought that it might cause some trouble. Morgan of course is incredibly stupid (duh) for retweeting the image himself. Whoever arranged for Morgan to interview Trump must be the real comedian, though.
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wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
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sfox wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect


https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/959536551779848193
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jon7167 wrote:
sfox wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect


https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/959536551779848193

To me this is really the same thing as the streisand effect, he took an action which had a result completely opposite of what he was trying to achieve. Maybe call it the streisand corollary instead of the streisand effect.
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sfox wrote:
jon7167 wrote:
sfox wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect


https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/959536551779848193

To me this is really the same thing as the streisand effect, he took an action which had a result completely opposite of what he was trying to achieve. Maybe call it the streisand corollary instead of the streisand effect.


Morgan Corollary to the Streisand Effect?
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wifwendell wrote:
Idiotic. Best response to something like that is to ignore it, lest you make it an even bigger thing.


It's like no one has ever perceived that the comedy gets a big boost if it can get a rise out of the target.

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See what I did there?

I'm sorry...

No I'm not.
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It's here that I'll note that at least under American law, if a plaintiff sues for a kind of "false light" defamation, the truth counts as an absolute defense.

Pretentious jokes aside, it's a pity that picture isn't rendered in oil paint brush strokes. It's the damn Sistine Chapel of our age.
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bbenston wrote:
It's here that I'll note that at least under American law, if a plaintiff sues for a kind of "false light" defamation, the truth counts as an absolute defense.

Pretentious jokes aside, it's a pity that picture isn't rendered in oil paint brush strokes. It's the damn Sistine Chapel of our age.
The Trump in the picture isn't fat enough.
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JohnnyOffice wrote:
bbenston wrote:
It's here that I'll note that at least under American law, if a plaintiff sues for a kind of "false light" defamation, the truth counts as an absolute defense.

Pretentious jokes aside, it's a pity that picture isn't rendered in oil paint brush strokes. It's the damn Sistine Chapel of our age.
The Trump in the picture isn't fat enough.


Yes, quite correct.

I'd try to render Piers Morgan felching a Jabba the Hutt with a very long tie, but I think that's even against RSP's rules of conduct.

We must police ourselves even in truth, I guess.
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