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Hang on to your papooses, guys, it’s only @MiersPorgan

Ignore the (very rich) old duffer, it's the only way

Guy, guys, hang on to your papooses a minute … woaaaah, steady on … listen it’s only #MiersPorgan.

Having a go.

As usual

Yes, #SierpGorman, that professional pain in the ass and brilliant, filthy rich, self-publicist.

For sure he is some operator:  6.4 million Twitter followers, follows just 1,628 —  a fair indication of the interest @Riempragnop has in the opinions of others, unless they are well-connected or president of the USA.

A slag about Daniel Craig and his papoose, designed to get a reaction, and before you can say 0-0-7, all twitter hell breaks loose.

Articles, tweets, posts … heated radio phone-ins with men on the line who should know better, falling over themselves to condemn old #IerspNormag, and parade their new-men masculinity.

Oily old @EisrpRongam had tapped out a jibe that would once just have raised a good old guffaw around the Garrick Club –— only now because it has been tweeted out there to Easily Offended Land, and retweeted, and repeated, posted and reposted, now it’s the TV news and … it’s everywhere! 

And @PriesNomrga is … ecstatic!

He’s got that right-on gang right where he wants them: adjusting their baby sling straps to eat their muesli with one hand and jab out their keyboard ripostes with the other.

And #thatsmugbastardriespmornag is still there in the Garrick, sinking back pink-faced into his muted olive leather armchair, the middle button of his blazer undone with still boyish elan, on the way to being shit-faced on Langley’s Number 8 and Fentimans Premium Indian Tonic Water.

His cheeks are nicely flushed now as he squints fondly at his iPhone and watches those retweet numbers go up and up.

IGNORE HIM the next time, right?

Got to admire the talent, though:

Come on … how often have you slaved over that spontaneous put-down, distilled it down to 140 letters of pure vitriolic genius … put it out there with a satisfied ‘Haha, that told you, Teresa May!’, and waited for the phone to start bleep-bleep-bleeping … only it didn’t.

A periodic tinny little peep, and three hours later you have nine likes, three retweets and a ‘well said’ from that woman with the three cats in East Grimshire.

Learn from the master.

Sees what way the ill-wind is blowing, gets out the iPhone and tweets something mildly offensive, targeting the liberal brigade most often … sits back with a well-fed chuckle, and before you can say Good Morning Britain, the wily old former-tabloid editor is viral — again.

If there’s one thing worse than someone slagging off new-age masculinity, it’s new-age guys running to present their new masculinity credentials, and how they are not going to take this old-fogey bullshit from … you know who, we all do.

Say nothing, above all, don’t hashtag, Pier…. let it die, for lack of oxygen.

Let it go, guys.

Nice papoose, though!

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About endardoo

A newspaper sub-editor for many years, I am now a freelance sub-editor, blogger and content writer. Husband of one and house daddy of two: a feisty, style-crazy 14-year-old girl and a football nut of a boy aged 13. My website: endastories.com.

29 comments on “Hang on to your papooses, guys, it’s only @MiersPorgan

  1. diynige

    100% enda what is that guys name again I’m sure his surname is head maybe just maybe if we ignore him he will crawl back into the hole he came from. Yesterday just managed to feed what is already a overblown ego and now he actually thinks somebody is listening to his nonsense. Well said bud!

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  2. Straight out of his hero Trump’s handbook: say something offensive and make yourself the centre of the story. I was brought up to believe that if you didn’t have anything good to say about someone you should say nothing. Values have changed. Sad.

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  3. Easily Offended Land – love it… Man, when I think back to my Bank days – half those I worked with then would be hung, drawn, and quartered now. When did we lose our sense of humour?

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    • Humour and perspective seem to be intertwined, Mary. I can’t begin to understand the way things are becoming. Like it would be lovely to see Trump and Putin and assorted nutjobs as the jokes they are … except they really aren’t funny. It’s the stuff of tragedy really. But even that can be funny … I’ll stop now😵😀

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  4. I missed it! Who is he again? I think I live on the outskirts of EO Land.
    #bloggingoodtime

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    • Lucky you did … you haven’t really missed anything … much ado about James Bond, papousses, face-pies, and professional wind-up merchants ..or something!

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  5. Now Enda, I almost entirely agree with, almost entirely. Thing is, Morgan went on to say that he simply didn’t like carriers. His comment about Craig being emasculated was utterly daft and I think on this occasion he has paid a price. Yes he’s got lots of publicity but he so spectacularly misjudged public opinion and he’s been told as much. I would wager he’ll think twice before saying anything quite so stupid again.

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    • Well John. My nuanced answer might be as long as a blog, but so be it. Mr Morgan, if you did not know, has very strong Irish connections through his dad and is actually a cousin of one of my brothers-in-law! Quelle joie, as they say in Kerry. Piersie was on our Late Late chatshow recently and came out to a very mixed reaction. He played the booers like a trouper. It is ALL grist to his publicity mill. This is a guy who survived a very public sacking and other crashes and has gone on to crack America and all sorts of career biggies. He thrives on publicity and like a good newspaper man he knows a story and how to promote it, even if that story is often himself. I am not a fan as I find him largely crass but there is a twinkle behind it all so he will never be a dour Katie Hopkins type. He loves attention so this has been a great boost for him I will wager. His agent will be LOVING thIs. He’s a shrewdie, is Morgan, and if he does occasionally overstep the mark he will take it on the chin(or on the face!) And on he will come again. That’s my take on it all anyway … ignore him is the best way to silence a publicity hound!

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  6. By the way thanks for taking the time to comment John and have a fab weekend

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  7. emptynestmummy

    This is probably the best advice I’ve ever read! Thanks so much! #thesatsesh

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  8. I don’t understand why he had that public spat about Daniel Craig he is an absolute tool IMO! #thesatsesh

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  9. A blatant cry for attention. Say something controversial when your ratings are flagging and watch the viewing figures increase. Still find the man a waste of space. I’m not a follower. #thesatsesh

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  10. Ah! That explains it. All publicity is good publicity. An enjoyable post Endardoo!

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  11. There is certainly no denying his passion at courting controversy and debate. After his rather spectacular fall from grace he has made a living out of it and quite a fine one at that and that, as we know, results in arrogance and nonchalance of the kind that leaves a nasty taste in the mouths of the rest of the world. But he is addictive a bit like the social media that he now uses so effectively to his benefit. #ablogginggoodtime

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  12. The funny thing, Jo, is I have never paid much attention to the said Piers, I genuinely have no interest in what he says or tweets; I just thought all the fuss over an ultimately harmless piece of nonsense, as I saw it, was grist to his self-publicity mill, and some people over-reacted in their responses.

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  13. It’s hard to resist sometimes, isn’t it? And yet the best way to put out a fire is to starve it of oxygen. Just once, it would be lovely if he put out an inflammatory tweet like this and no one – absolutely no one – rose to the bait. Well, we can dream …

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    • I think inflammatory is crediting the guy too much: no flames if people didn’t overreact. It was really small beer, I felt, slagging off Daniel Craig, who I didn’t hear bothering to respond. If he did I’m not aware of it, Tim. And he was the one direcrtly offended, as it were! What does that tell us?

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  14. mackenzieglanville

    sounds like someone who just needs to gain attention, but being in Australia I haven’t followed this. Thanks for being part of #AbloggingGoodTime

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  15. Lucy At Home

    Yup the best way to silence him is to not take the bait he’s offering. Sometimes the wisest course of action is just to walk away (sound advice for this situation, and life in general, in my opinion!)

    And congratulations because someone chose this as their BlogCrush this week! #blogcrush

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  16. The only thing I don’t get about people like him, is how they endure all the vitriol? Wierdly, he must have convinced himself that the publicity is preferable to being a liked and likeable person. I can see the tombstone now: “Here lies (that fella) who had x-number of twitter followers and no friends.” How tragic! #blogcrush

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    • I’m not sure he distinguishes … all publicity for him. Like the tabloid editor he is at heart. I think it is a larger than life public persona he has adapted. Very succesfully. I’m sure he is a lot more nuanced in his everyday life. But really he is not important enough for me to consider for very long!

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  17. Yep – he LOVES the reaction so much better to ignore him. Though I have no idea what he tweeted but did LOVE the photo of the baby-wearing Daniel Craig 🙂 #thesatsesh

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