#rsrh Piers Morgan unhelpfully stomps all over Romney Olympic “gaffe” narrative.

If Morgan thought that the Left was going to scream at him before, well

[CNN anchor Brooke] Baldwin asked Morgan for his thought on Romney saying that he found London’s lack of security preparation for the Olympics “disconcerting.” Morgan said he thought Romney was correct.

“It’s no secret over here that for the last three weeks the security around the Olympics has been a shambles,” said Morgan. “The outside firm they got in to run it has been all over the place – they didn’t have enough people and the army had to be drafted in. So, Mitt Romney was only saying exactly what has been happening.”

For those who don’t speak British English, calling something a ‘shambles’ may be a bit more pointed than American English speakers might realize: I’m not sure that Piers Morgan meant to compare the situation to a Elizabethan era butcher’s shop… but I’m not sure that he didn’t mean to do that, either.

Moe Lane

PS: Just saw this. See Jim Geraghty for more shamble-worthy Olympic problems.


  • Jbird says:

    Listening to NPR during my commute this morning, they gleefully reported on Romney’s “gaff” and then with no sense of irony the next story was about the security problem at the Olympics. NPR’s been doing stories about it for at least 2 weeks.

    I remarked to my wife last night that NPR has really been on full spin mode shilling for Obama the past couple months. I think they did a week of stories on the Boston Globe non-story about the Bain SEC documents. It’s been pretty bad.

  • acat says:

    If NPR is so great, let ’em fend for themselves in the marketplace.

    Hint – there’s a reason why Rush Limbaugh doesn’t have pledge drives.


  • UtahMan says:

    It gets worse; the British pols have gotten all aflutter.

    PM David Cameron said: “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”

    Which we Utahns took as a pointed insult. Of course, we managed to put on an Olympics that covered its expenses, so maybe we hicks know something after all…

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