During the Ofcom ruling, Piers Morgan was praised for “single-handedly protecting free speech in the UK.”
Following the Ofcom verdict on his Meghan Markle outburst in March, PIERS Morgan was hailed as a hero for preserving free speech in the UK, with GB News presenter Mark Dolan declaring that cancel culture is on its way out.
During a gushing monologue on the former GMB presenter’s recent Ofcom ruling, Mark Dolan praised Piers Morgan as a man who was preserving free speech in the UK. The regulator did not uphold the record 58,000 complaints made to them following Mr Morgan’s attack on Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which Mr Dolan described as a “success for journalists and broadcasters.” Mr Dolan gave a furious speech in which he praised Mr Morgan despite their past conflicts and chastised the Sussexes for intruding in British discussion from their “Hollywood castle.”
Mr Morgan left Good Morning Britain in March after receiving widespread criticism for questioning the legitimacy of Meghan Markle’s claims during an Oprah Winfrey interview.
Mr Morgan dismissed Meghan’s mental health concerns the day after the interview aired, saying he didn’t “believe a word she said” and that her attacks on the Royal Family were “contemptible.”
A total of 58,000 complaints were filed to Ofcom, including one from the Duchess of Sussex herself, according to reports.
The media regulator, however, rejected all of the complaints this week, claiming that while they did not want to restrict public discourse, they did not always agree with the reasons stated.
Mr Dolan, speaking on his late-night GB News show, praised Ofcom’s decision, saying on Twitter that Mr Morgan had “single-handedly saved free speech in the UK.”
“Today is a fantastic day for free expression, and the decision by the television regulator Ofcom not to penalise Piers Morgan and GMB for his statements regarding Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview is welcome news,” Mr Dolan added.
“Not just for Morgan, but for anyone who wants to tell it like it is.
“Now, Ofcom was not claiming that he was correct about Meghan, but rather that he was entitled to his opinion, which was expressed with the other competing viewpoints in the broadcast.
“The decision is significant because if broadcasters and journalists like me are forced to self-censor for fear of retaliation or if they are put under the bus by their employers for merely doing their job and having an opinion, fundamental issues will have to be asked.”Brinkwire Summary News”.