For starters, Piers Morgan can write? Who knew?
On Wednesday, the ex-CNN talk show host wrote his first story as editor-at-large for the Daily Mail.
While the content is vicious, angry and sure to tickle conservative journalists and pols, the writing is colorful, even entertaining.
“A slapdash Secret Service detail isn’t what’s wrong with the White House — the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans,” the headline blares.
Piers predicts that now that President Obama went on “60 Minutes” and distanced himself from U.S. national intelligence agencies on the rapid spread of ISIS, he’s guaranteed himself leaks to the media for the remainder of his presidency.
“A more shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing it would be hard to find from a sitting President,” he wrote.
The most damning lines: “The truth is that Obama is the one who underestimated ISIS, plunging his head ostrich-like into the sand and hoping they would go away without having to do anything to actually make them go away… Hardly surprising when we discover yesterday that he has only attended 42.1 percent of his Presidential Daily intelligence briefings. No wonder the Secret Service gets complacent when The Boss exudes complacency from every pore.”
Piers went on a rampage, the kind he once reserved for gun enthusiasts. He blasted the president for how he behaved after the beheading of journalist James Foley and ridiculed him for playing so much golf.
“It’s time he got off the damn golf course, got up to speed with his intelligence briefings and focused on wiping out ISIS,” he wrote.
Whether this’ll make him a media darling among conservatives is anyone’s guess.
But stranger things have happened.