Piers Morgan Trounces Prince Harry For Calling America’s First Amendment ‘Bonkers’
Prince Harry claimed that the First Amendment is "bonkers," and he then got slammed by Piers Morgan for saying that.
Prince Harry has found himself in some serious hot water after he blasted the First Amendment as “bonkers.” However, British television personality Piers Morgan and others were quick to fire back at Harry in a big way.
Harry Slams First Amendment
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,” Harry said while appearing on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast last Thursday.
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time,” Harry added. “But, you can find a loophole in anything. You can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
He said he didn’t want to go down that path, yet he did.
Piers Morgan Schools Prince Harry
Morgan fired back at Harry in a scathing oped for The DailyMail in which he attacked both Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.
“The First Amendment is one of the things I most admire about the United States, especially coming from a country like Britain where free speech for journalists like me is now heavily regulated,” Morgan wrote. “Like so much of the absurd Meghan-inspired psychobabble that spews out of [Harry’s] mouth, none of this makes any sense, and he clearly doesn’t understand what he’s saying either.”
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Piers Morgan went on to suggest that both Meghan and Harry have a hatred for the media.
“Though we can safely assume that he just hates anything which affords any protection to journalists to say things he doesn’t like because that has been a familiar theme from the indignant media-loathing Prince for the last few years,” Morgan wrote. “It’s the same mindset that makes Meghan think she can complain to the bosses of TV networks when presenters like me refuse to believe her lies – and have them removed from their jobs if we don’t apologize for our impertinence.”
Morgan concluded his piece by saying that many Americans will not be happy about what Harry had to say.
“All that Americans will take away from Harry’s outburst about the First Amendment is a posh, privileged British royal slamming their Constitution and their unalienable rights to freedom of speech and expression,” he concluded. “It takes an extraordinary amount of entitled arrogance to mock the most revered building block of your adopted country’s history.”
Others Blast Harry
Piers Morgan was far from the only person to blast Prince Harry for his comments about the First Amendment. His comments sparked a wave of criticism online.
We fought a war in 1776 so we don’t have to care what you say or think.
That being said, you have chosen to seek refuge from your homeland here and thrive because all of what our country has to offer and one of the biggest things is the 1st amendment – show some utter respect. https://t.co/Xy1aU988Ui
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 17, 2021
Well I just doubled the size of my Independence Day party. https://t.co/cEIG0XUwZR
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 14, 2021
For Prince Harry to condemn the USA's First Amendment shows he has lost the plot. Soon he will not be wanted on either side of the pond.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 15, 2021
Sunday riddle: How many more Hollywood-style interviews will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give before they finally achieve the privacy they claim to be so desperate for?
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 17, 2021
Prince Harry is attacking America's First Amendment
Tells you everything you need to know
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 15, 2021
“I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.” – Prince Harry
This is why July 4th is referred to as Losers Day in your homeland.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) May 16, 2021
If Harry hates American freedoms so much, perhaps he should just go back to where he came from.
We can guarantee that he would not be missed on this side of the pond.