The Wire creator David Simon blasts Piers Morgan as an ‘empty parasite’ and ‘talking head sewage’ in Twitter row over Meghan Markle

‘Talking of sewage, Dave... you were all over me like a sycophantic chap rash when I interviewed you,’ the former GMB host said

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Tuesday 06 April 2021 01:38 BST
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Award-winning TV writer and producer David Simon got into a heated Twitter exchange with Piers Morgan on Monday (5 April) following the former Good Morning Britain host’s interview with Fox’s Tucker Carlson.

“In an ocean of talking-head sewage, what are the chances that the two most pouty and puckered assholes in broadcast television would ever swim through the brown, find each other, and discuss the events of the day?,” wrote Simon, who is best known for his work on HBO’s The Wire.

“Talking of sewage, Dave... you were all over me like a sycophantic chap rash when I interviewed you,” replied Mr Morgan. “Yet now you play the vicious horrible illiberal liberal to appease your vile woke base. All a bit s**t, really. But on a positive note, I loved The Wire.”

“You met me once, on a stage at Cannes with Richard Plepler [and] Aaron Sorkin on a panel I attended at the request of HBO. 1) Didn’t know you from a fart in high wind. 2) Was polite to said fart at Richard’s request as that man was a Medici to me. Now go lick some racist royalty,” Mr Simon shot back.

Mr Morgan replied: “Aaron was a class act. You.... not so much. Probably explains why The West Wing is so much better than The Wire.

Mr Simon shot back: “Sorkin is swell and has gigs. I’m still working for Time Warner after a quarter century. You’re unemployed and if it was a Tijuana cathouse and you had a fistful of fifties, you still couldn’t get laid at TW or anywhere else over here. Not after that pratfall you did at CNN.”

“Yet oddly, despite your stupendous ego, I have 26 times as many followers as you! You’re a great writer but a repulsive human being. Aaron’s a better writer and a great guy,” wrote back Mr Morgan.

“Yes, popularity on this platform is truly indicative of worth and mettle. It’s a damn wonder you keep getting fired when actual journalism is required. Now go hack some poor girl’s cellphone and call that moral midgetry reporting, you empty parasite,” Mr Simon hit back.

Mr Morgan stormed off Good Morning Britain’s set last month after he was criticised by a colleague for questioning the validity of some of the claims made by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their highly publicised talk with Oprah Winfrey.

Over the course of his interview with Mr Carlson, Mr Morgan questioned the validity of Meghan Markle’s claims of racism within the Royal Family: “Is she deliberately lying? Is she completely delusional? I don't know, but frankly, I don't care”

“It's not really about Meghan Markle,” Mr Morgan continued during the interview. “She's a delusional duchess who wants to make millions off the royals while trashing family – it's really about free speech.

“What happened to me is happening all over Britain and America – I can take it, but there are many people who don't have our platform who are being wiped out, lives destroyed, careers ended for ridiculous things.”

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