The 'bloke' seems to have engendered a bit of dislike.... The following is from a column appearing in my local paper: 1. "British CNN host Piers Morgan, whose aggressive anti-gun views have made him the target of a petition calling for his deportation, should be the last person to slander Americans for exercising their lawful rights. 2. Morgan, a disgraced British journalist ...owes his media reincarnation to the U.S. Yet that didnt stop the pin-headed pundit from railing into our Constitution and calling a recent pro-gun guest on his cable show an unbelievably stupid man. 3. Morgan was dumped unceremoniously in 2004 as editor of the Daily Mirror best known for its topless Page 3 girls for exploiting the war on terror with deliberately doctored photographs that side-stepped integrity, decency, scruples, and all the other good stuff that separates reputable reporters from unbelievably stupid ones. 4. Readers of the May 1, 2004 edition reeled with shock over their morning cuppas when they found themselves eyeballing tawdry images of British troops torturing Iraqi detainees that were later discovered to be forgeries. 5. One picture showed a soldier urinating on a hooded man, while another depicted the suspect being walloped in the groin with a rifle.The fake pics generated a real and fierce backlash. a. The Mirror took itself to task in a red-faced editorial entitled, Sorry... we were hoaxed.It is now clear that the photographs the Mirror published of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner were fakes. 6. Morgan remained remorseless to the bitter end.According to one report, Mr. Morgan refused the demand to apologize, was sacked, and immediately escorted from the building, reported the BBC. 7. These days Piers seems to be as gung-ho about gun control as he once was about tricking his faithful readers into his tomfoolery. 8. British broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson spoke for the British masses if not for ex-pats in the U.S. when he tweeted, Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Please dont send him back. Not gun-ho for Piers Morgan Brooklyn Daily The above was written by Shavana Abruzzo. Her column is called "A Britisher's View."