It’s been a big couple days for everyone’s favorite Taran Killam impression, Piers Morgan. On Tuesday night, the Brit had on trans advocate Janet Mock to discuss her new book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. For those people watching at home, there might not have been any red flags that Mr. Morgan was crossing into the danger zone. A passing glimpse would have it appear that the interview, if not the most nuanced, was at least a sympathetic one. Mr. Morgan asked Ms. Mock how she had told boyfriends that she used to be a man. He told her she was attractive. For Piers Morgan, it wasn’t that bad of a show.
Later that evening on Twitter, all hell broke lose.
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A “petite polymath,” in the words of the New York Post, Imogen Lloyd Webber has a pedigree to match. Ms. Lloyd Webber is daughter of Broadway impresario and British baron Andrew Lloyd Webber. (You might call him Lord Lloyd Webber, if formality is your aim, and his daughter the Honorable Imogen.) A graduate of Cambridge University, where she “read” history, and a regular on Fox News, Ms. Lloyd Webber now has a Turtle Bay condo, within spitting distance of the Upper East Side—to reflect the sensibilities of her politically conservative employers—and a quick crosstown jaunt away from the Theater District. She’s just plunked down $1.6 million for a one-bedroom duplex at 310 East 53rd Street, according to city records.
Conservative pundit Ann Counter thinks Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential candidacy will fizzle, just like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral bid this year.
“I don’t think she’s that formidable. I think it will be a re-run of–sorry, this is a New York reference–but another Christine Quinn,” Ms. Coulter said last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live. “We were told, ‘Inevitable, inevitable, she’s the next mayor, next mayor!’”
After spending the evening phone-banking with actor Steve Buscemi, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by Piers Morgan Live last night with Sex and the City alum Cynthia Nixon to discuss his mayoral bid.
After prompting a glowing endorsement from Ms. Nixon, Mr. Morgan quickly turned to a video of Mr. de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, in which she proudly proclaims her dad is not “some boring white guy.”
Abortion has come back to the forefront of the political race after Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who is currently running for a Senate seat, made a very stupid remark about women not getting pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape.”
The damage is done: Republicans are treating Akin like a leper; he’s been asked not to attend the RNC and to drop out of the race by no less than Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and it’s doubtful his campaign will ever recover from this gaffe.
And while it’s good that Todd Akin’s comments have gotten people talking about an issue that has been mainly pushed aside this election, some of the outraged responses to the Congressman’s statement are in (almost) as poor taste as the original remark. Here’s how we shouldn’t be talking about the issue of “legitimate rape.”
Can we just let NY1’s Pat Kiernan live? Fareed Zakaria apparently can’t, at least not with all these haters. Neither can a food journalist upset over food journalists dictating the world’s food fads, as she dictates a food fad. But at least New York Post staffers have reason to celebrate (because the Post will let them do so, in the paper). These are your Tuesday Morning Media Briefs:
Oliver Stone was deplaning at LAX following a 16-hour trip from Indonesia when he turned on his phone and found it blowing up with texts from his office. Apparently the media—what he called the “paparazzi”—had been in touch. They wanted to ask him about his son, Sean.
In particular, they wanted to know what he thought of Sean’s decision to become a Muslim. Oliver instructed his office to decline comment.
After walking out of her interview with Piers Morgan, Christine O’Donnell addressed the Women’s National Republican Club on West 51st Street, starting about 45 minutes late, just before 7. “I want to apologize for being so late. I know that’s not respectful of your time, so please accept my apology,” Ms. O’Donnell began. “We started Read More
Piers Morgan joined New York social-media startup VYou yesterday–the service allows users to communicate with friends, fans, and followers by recording short videos answering questions of varying degrees of pertinence. Piers’s default video, running on a loop, shows him sitting in front of a picture of Kim Kardashian, covering his mouth with a Read More
Rudy Giuliani continued his tour of the talk show circuit yesterday with an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Asked about his presidential ambitions, Giuliani said he gleaned an important lesson from his disastrous 2008 campaign, and that he would do things differently in a 2012 bid.
“I’d try to win,” he said. Read More