UK: Regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan

Source: Seattle Times

“Britain’s media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, that drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number ever received by the watchdog agency. The Office of Communications, known as Ofcom, said Morgan did not breach the broadcasting code when he said on ‘Good Morning Britain’ that he did not believe what Meghan said during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the duchess said she had suicidal thoughts while struggling to fit in with the monarchy. ‘This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job back?’ Morgan, 56, tweeted in response to the Ofcom decision.” (09/01/21)