Will Piers Morgan Apologize for Spreading a Racist Hoax?

Chuck Ross, The Federalist, February 3, 2014

A group of Massachusetts parents are holding out hope for an apology or even just a correction from CNN’s Piers Morgan and others who, the parents say, unfairly smeared their kids in a story now lost like a pair of tube socks to the news cycle’s constant churn.

“These kids were slandered. Just absolutely torn apart,” said Tom Johnson, whose son is a member of the Lunenburg Blue Knights high school football team which was falsely accused en masse last November of spray painting racist graffiti on a teammate’s house.

Johnson, like all of the parents of Lunenburg football players I spoke to, is frustrated that nobody, including the media outlets and politicians who brought the case to national attention, has been held accountable for spreading the false claims that have sullied the reputation of their kids, their high school, and their community, a town of just over 10,000 about 55 miles west of Boston.

The most high-profile baseless attack came from Morgan who, on his show on November 20th, called the Lunenburg football players “gutless little cowards” and “horrible little bullies” during an interview with the Andrea Brazier and Anthony Phillips.

The couple claimed that members of the Blue Knights football team spray painted the words “Knights Don’t Need N******”–though with the last word spelled all the way out–across the concrete foundation at the back of their home.

Brazier, who is white, and Phillips, who is half-black, told police, local media, and Morgan that the graffiti was a racial attack aimed at their 13 year-old son Isaac, who also played on the team.

The athletes were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing in the case, but not before a 300 person candlelight vigil was held, an Acceptance and Diversity Advisory Committee was created at the school, and both Morgan and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick weighed in on the supposed bigotry of the football players.

But not everyone believed the Phillips family’s story. One Lunenburg mother who sent her 15 year-old son–also a football player–to stand in solidarity with Isaac Phillips during an interview said that she soon began to question the family’s story.

The driveway to the Phillips home is hundreds of feet long, she said. The graffiti was perfectly sprayed onto the concrete portion of the house’s foundation. It wasn’t carelessly painted as graffiti tagging often is, she thought. Also, the two or three pit bulls caged up at the back of the Phillips home would have been enough of a deterrent. All of this was enough to cast doubt on the family’s claim.

The mother’s intuition paralleled that of the police and the FBI, which was brought in to investigate the graffiti as a possible hate crime.

Two weeks after the Morgan interview, in early December, Lunenburg police cleared the Blue Knights saying there was no evidence that football players were involved. The investigation took another twist as police and the FBI began to doubt Brazier and Phillips themselves.

Chief Frank Marino told reporters that Brazier was a “strong suspect” in the case.

FBI investigators said that Brazier had stopped cooperating with the investigation and that her story was inconsistent, according to an affidavit. When the FBI offered a theory to Brazier that she had painted the slur herself, she said “OK” and asked to be allowed to speak to her husband before offering more information.

Authorities issued a search warrant and took two cans of spray paint from the home. But the investigation has mostly stalled. Worcester County district attorney Joseph Early said recently that his office does not have enough evidence to charge anyone with a crime, though both they and Lunenburg police are still collecting evidence.

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Blue Knights parents blame Gov. Patrick as well. The Democrat called the incident as reported by the Phillips family “disgusting” and offered them his support.

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But neither Patrick nor Piers Morgan have to circle back to revisit the story, even though they did not hesitate to weigh in on when it seemed to be in line with their political bent. Occupying their own powerful bully pulpits, both the pundit and the politician have the privilege of getting to weigh in on a story and then ignoring any developments that might undermine their initial stance.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Patrick told me that the governor would not be making any more comments on the case. A representative for Morgan waffled back-and-forth between saying that staff were conducting their own investigation on Brazier and Phillips to issuing a “no comment.”

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  • NeanderthalDNA

    “The most high-profile baseless attack came from Morgan who, on his show on November 20th, called the Lunenburg football players “gutless little cowards” and “horrible little bullies” during an interview with the Andrea Brazier and Anthony Phillips.”
    Hmmm…Piers Morgan, powerful media “news” reporter, calling people he knows can’t touch him “cowards” from the safety of his little media enclave where he hides smugly…
    Looks like we got Holders all over, eh?
    Whites are waking up and there will be a reckoning.

    • Sue

      I’m reminded of “nappy headed hoes” when Imus bent over. The apologies are still blubbering over.

  • bigone4u

    Piers has moral issues. He’s never met a politically correct lie he didn’t like. It would be best for him and for us if he returned to England immediately.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Will Piers Morgan apologize for spreading a racist hoax?

      Perhaps when he sees something like this looming in his future…

      Treason, the most abominable crime.

      • John K

        One can only hope.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Keep posting, keep spreading the word. Don’t lose your job over it, but watch and learn to sense when the right moment arrives.

          This will not happen overnight and there will be many more martyrs. The day these treacherous slimeballs face justice, you and I may indeed be dead.

          So what? We struggle not just for ourselves, but for all future “ourselves”. The ultimate in delayed gratification, eh?

          See ya in Valhalla!

          • Romulus

            Don’t forget to tune in Thursday night on the history channel. Granted not 100% accurate , but entertaining nonetheless.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            What? Vikings? I love that show.

            Praying to Odin they won’t throw in a “black Heimdal”…

          • Romulus

            “They” there in a couple of tokens in Hobbit 2 in the village square scene.
            N!66ers don’t have a damn thing to do with Europe other than the invasions with the moors of Iberia

          • Triarius

            Moors weren’t black.

          • Garrett Brown

            I laughed out loud when I saw that. Tolkien would have been absolutely appalled. That movie was so bad… I actually enjoyed te first one and the LOTR trilogy are my favorite movies of all time. The desolation was just one big piece of garbage and has hardy anything to do with the book.

          • LHathaway

            Wait. . . you are John PM. . . !

          • Triarius

            I’ll be in Elysium, much milder winters.

      • Who Me?

        He can’t be convicted of treason because he is not an American citizen. He CAN be convicted of terrorism and other stuff, though.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Legally correct. I guess I’m thinking of “treason” vs. his folk. Which is not the legal definition, yes.

          On same or worse moral level, however…

      • saxonsun

        I’m waiting.

      • NotTooSwift

        Since Morgan is not a US citizen, I do not believe he can be charged with treason. I say deport him back to Great Britain.

    • Long Live Dixie

      England has enough of his kind. Send him to Zimbabwe. Let him reap what he sows.

      • bigone4u

        Actually, if we had the choice of where to send Piers Morgan, I would vote for putting him in a space capsule aimed at Mars. Let the Martians have him.

        • IstvanIN

          What did Mars ever do to you?

          • So CAL Snowman

            Damn Martians with their grape soda actin all hard with everyone.

      • Erasmus

        He could feed a family of 8 for a month.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Piers Morgan useful at last, the fat could be used for fuel for their space program.

      • tickyul

        Worse yet, TAKE PIERS TO DETROITBABWE!

        • Yeah, we wish.

          Even if he went, you know what his reaction would be to Dirtrot’s plight?

          He would blame conservatives, Republicans, NRA.

          • tickyul

            Yes, sadly MOST of this country is brainwashed.
            And the Libstinkers mission is to spread their FILTH to places like Colorado and Idaho.

  • How is it possible for a TV host without any viewers to spread a racial hoax?

    • Garrett Brown

      And people actually thought he was going to REPLACE Larry King? Says a lot about the intellect of who’s running CNN huh QD?

  • IstvanIN

    Of course Devil Patrick won’t make any more comments, it doesn’t fit with his victim narrative that whitey bad, darkie good. Does he comment on the much more common violent black-on-white crimes in his great Commonwealth? As for Pier Morgan, why can’t we deport him? We do not need imported news readers, we have plenty of American’s who could do what he does. I don’t care if he is nominally white, he needs to go.

    • Romulus

      If DEVIL is so proud to be a black sub-saharan/American, why doesn’t he lose
      The Irish surname?

  • ncpride

    Please…. won’t you Brits take him back? Or did he flee the ‘diversity’ that is destroying Britain while calling you all a bunch of racist bigots?

  • Puggg

    This is why politicians and people who are sort of like politicians, shouldn’t run their mouths about pending criminal cases. It prejudices everything.

  • Conrad

    I understand that some people are against racism. But when they use this (Commie) ideology as a means to attack people for no reason it’s clear that they have another
    agenda. P. Morgan is just a Frankfurt School trained anti-white. I wish that someone would pack him, & his Red Coat, in a box & mail him back to England where he belongs.

  • Spartacus

    “…a 300 person candlelight vigil was held, an Acceptance and Diversity
    Advisory Committee was created at the school, and both Morgan and
    Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick weighed in on the supposed bigotry
    of the football players.”

    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    All people that do not deserve to live .

    • Alexandra1973

      The term “candlelight vigil” makes me want to face-palm. Hard.

  • Extropico

    Deport Piers to Liberia so he can be a congruent twaddler.

  • MekongDelta69

    Morgan needs to take a long walk off a short Piers.

  • shawnmer

    The “hate crimes” industry is Lucy and the football. The American left and the media are Charlie Brown.

    If it’s a “hate crime,” immediately assume it’s BS. You will almost never be wrong, as Amren readers know.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      The leftist media doesn’t care that most hate crimes are hoaxes. As long as the story promotes the Narrative (whites are evil, horrible racists who oppress innocent people of color), the truth is irrelevant to them.

      By the time a story is proven false, they’ve already moved on to the next big thing, and low-information voters are left with the impression that the nation is in the midst of a massive white-on-minority racist crime wave.

      The only time in recent memory that this didn’t work was with the Trayvon story, which damaged them considerably. I hope more hoaxes and lies will come out while the stories are still big so the media can’t bury them.

  • Anglo

    I wonder how much “Diversity” Piers Morgan lives with. Does he really believe all that PC diversity blather he spews?

    • WR_the_realist

      Rich white advocates of diversity never live with it. After all, they got rich in the first place so they wouldn’t have to. Neither Tim Wise nor Morris Dees live amongst the diversity.

      • texasoysterman

        And the diversity doesn’t blame them. Even the diversity doesn’t want to live amongst the diversity.

  • John K

    Of course it was a hoax. Hate crime legislation was created in large part for blacks to be able to vandalize their properties and try to win the negro lottery by way of lawsuit and media coverage.

    This became popular in the 1990s, when then President Bill Clinton vowed to rebuild black churches that were burned to the ground, supposedly by skinheads. The number of churches burnt down then skyrocketed.

    • IstvanIN

      The race-traitor mom did and is getting off.

  • MBlanc46

    Media and political bigmouths who spread this sort of slander should be prosecuted.

    • If the networks and newspapers simply started losing huge civil lawsuit settlements, the way Duke University had to pay the victims of Crystal Mangum’s “rape” hoax, they might become a little more circumspect about the libelous nonsense they sling. Since big media outlets represent “deep pockets”, and would thus be attractive targets for lawsuits, one would think they’d already be a bit leery of hiring clowns like Piers Morgan and Al Sharpton who are louder than they are smart.

      Most US states don’t have criminal libel laws; it is simply a civil tort instead, but in Colorado certain kinds of libel are felonies.

      • MBlanc46

        When it’s so clearly malicious, it ought to be felonious.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    called the Lunenburg football players ‘gutless little cowards’ and ‘horrible little bullies’ during an interview with the Andrea Brazier and Anthony Phillips.

    on December 19th, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment ‘shouldn’t protect vile bigots’ like Phil Robertson.

    What else should we expect from this hypocritical, anti-American, lying, pathetic commie jerk on the Commie News Network?

    Go home Piers, to that place where there is no First or Second Amendment and where your cheating and criminal phone-hacking are well known and Jeremy Clarkson awaits to righteously pound you for your deceitfulness.

    A representative for Morgan waffled back-and-forth

    “I didn’t say what I said or do what I did.”

    So says every lefty when they’re called out on their actions, Piers Morgan, Woody Allen being just the latest — and that’ll be the end of it.

    Go Home, Piers.

    You won’t be missed.

    • Who Me?

      “Go Home, Piers.”

      ——————————
      We tried that. The Limey’s said they wouldn’t take him back.

  • Funruffian

    Piers Morgan is a Limey prick of the first order. He is a pompous twerp who needs to get his $#%& whipped. I will be so lucky someday to run into this guy in public. His world will take a drastic turn. And I will have a fantasy fulfilled.
    Am I out of line for speaking like this, mods?

    • IstvanIN

      No sense going to jail for a pompous twerp.

      • Funruffian

        There was a time in Tabloid journalism where a blunder like this would be his undoing. But today, he’ll get promoted.

    • saxonsun

      On a white racialist website, the pejorative term “limey” is completely out of line. This evil word belongs on a non-white website. Are you a bit confused about your loyalties?

      • Funruffian

        Somewhat, but I’ll reserve this term for the elite few like Mr. Morgan . Lol

      • Reverend Bacon

        I’d be interested to hear if actual Brits feel offended by that word. I suspect not. A British friend of mine called himself that all the time- even had it on his vanity plate.

        It’s not really in the nature of any of us to get all butthurt over stuff like that- I am often called a Mick, and it’s by my friends. And I’ve actually never been to Ireland- “but me mother has.”

        That said, I’d rather see Mr. Morgan called names that wouldn’t ever be mistaken for terms of endearment, or that make us sound anti-Brit. Our esteemed President is actively anti-Brit, and that’s one of the many reasons I can’t stand him. Perhaps “tosser” or “prat” or “wanker” would be to everyone’s liking. I vote for “tosser” but I’m not dogmatic about it.

        • Romulus

          I always found British pejoratives to be lacking sufficient venom. Of course,that’s my interpretation. Through a Brits eyes, though, it’s probably proper displeasure.

          “Morgan is an effing c-word that smokes the purple crayon”

          What do yo think of my description Preacher?

  • fuzzypook

    You would think that libs would learn after sticking their foot in it over and over with false racism stories. But no, of course not….

    • The same media outlets clam up once the hoaxes are exposed, and the public forgets relatively quickly, except in the really egregious cases like the Duke rape hoax. The result is “lather, rinse, repeat” because there are almost never any serious consequences to their anti-white smear hype.

      • Reverend Bacon

        WIsh I’d read this before my post- we said almost the same thing. Last I heard, Sharmeka Moffitt was charged with terrorism for setting a black on fire (herself), but I doubt she was convicted.

        • That one was priceless! I wish more of them would set themselves on fire instead of merely spray-painting graffiti on their homes and vehicles.

          • Reverend Bacon

            Perhaps you could make a small donation to the “ignited Negro cullage fund”

          • Money’s tight here. We’re replacing our old movie collection on VHS tapes with DVDs, used from Amazon, and have set the heat down to 55 F in order to use the difference as our movie budget. “Breaker Morant” arrived in today’s mail, along with a book on tying fishing flies. The best I could do is siphon some gas out of one of the Saturns and donate that.

          • Reverend Bacon

            “Breaker Morant” with Edward Woodward? I loved that one.

            I think they prefer gas from old pintos, because it’s pre-tested so it can go straight to the crime scene. But send it along anyway.

  • WR_the_realist

    No race hoax is complete without a 300 person candlelight vigil, attended by morally outraged white people. (Black people never do the candlelight vigil thing, they just start a riot.)

    As for Piers Morgan, he is an embarrassment to the human race. There was a petition to deport him back to Great Britain but the Brits said they didn’t want him back.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Actually, it might also be complete with a website set up to collect donations for the “victim.” The lesbian waitress, for example, scammed lots of money before getting caught. (Dayna Morales). And Donna Pfarr has already scammed about $1,000 for her own hate-crime hoax. She’s still in the open, unquestioned and uncaught, while law enforcement has done nothing because they probably suspect, but can’t prove, that she did this to herself. And the Agoura Hills High hoax also dropped out of sight after it was clear that it was in fact a hoax.

      I think that the failure to pursue these hoaxes makes it a no-lose proposition for the leftists. All of these are going down the memory hole, and there’s no clear perpetrator who’s held accountable. The lesbian got fired, the mixed-race family got ostracized (ironic, no?), and the Agoura Hills black who wrote that graffiti probably got suspended, but maybe not even. Liberals will still claim that Tawana Brawley’s case was real, because Brawley never went to jail.

  • Nathanwartooth

    “The athletes were eventually cleared of any wrongdoing in the case, but
    not before a 300 person candlelight vigil was held, an Acceptance and
    Diversity Advisory Committee was created at the school, and both Morgan
    and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick weighed in on the supposed
    bigotry of the football players.”

    Since the parents were never charged, diversity wins again.

  • the sound the flood the hour

    Why the hell does the police need to be involved? And not only them but the FBI too? Seriously?

  • Cobbett

    Morgan is definitely a vile specimen…glad we’re shot of him.

    • Who Me?

      I hadn’t heard he was gone yet. When did he get fired?

      • Cobbett

        Gone from England…OK?

        • Who Me?

          Oh, didn’t realize you were over there, thought some fairy godmother had miraculously removed the pest from our shores.
          (If that fairly godmother ever shows up, we’ll be happy to add Nancy Grace as a two-fer…)

  • Pro_Whitey

    I think the MSM conclusion is, hey, no matter what, a white person still did it.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Yes, because a white person invented the aerosol can. In fact, Robert Abplanalp, a Nixon crony, invented the valves used today. The libs should focus on hating them, not the poor hoaxers who did this because of all the oppression which is just everywhere.

  • RexRazor

    Deval is a direct descendant of the opportunistic race baiting rabble line of Jesse, Sharpton and the ascendant one, lord obama.

  • Anglo

    You’re right. They are psycho. I had to work with a White woman once who was married to a Black man. She had 4 mulattoes with him. She always talked about her problems with him, and he ended up in jail too. It was almost unbearable having to work in the same office with her. I sure was glad when I left that place!

  • FransSusan

    The school should sue these pathetic parents and CNN for this defamation. Helll, if it really happened as the negro said, she’d be suing the school.

    • Since the final game or games (?) or the season were cancelled by school admins over this hoax, the players ought to sue the school district. Schools are allowed “in loco parentis” authority over their minor students, but I believe their right to administer punishments presupposes that these punishments be justified.

      • FransSusan

        I prefer the idea of suing CNN and those idiot parents. An example needs to be set.

  • Earl Turner

    They’re so stupid they can’t even pull off a simple racial graffiti hoax.

    The dumbasses actually KEPT THE SPRAY CANS!!!

    • Any time graffiti is applied using spray paint, one must always suspect the involvement of an adult. Stores in most states won’t sell spray paint to minors. At the self-checkout lanes at Wal Mart, Lowe’s and Home Depot, spray paint won’t even ring up until the cashier at the front has a look at the customer, with an ID check if the cashier is suspicious.

  • They believe that doing that allows them a superior claim to moral goodness. Even their grousing about how their black husbands mistreat them and what complete disciplinary problems their mulatto kids are isn’t really complaining: it’s bragging.

    These psychos each have a martyrdom complex.

  • Truth Teller

    (1) Why I never, never, never, ever watch the news or TV.
    (2) Why, although I am a White woman, I tend to detest White woman in general as traitors.
    I wonder is she is one of the chosen?

  • gemjunior

    As usual, there aren’t even any real “anti-black hate crimes” anymore so they are hell-bent on making them up in order to feel like a victim, which is what they really want. That’s the difference between us – we would die of shame rather than try to fake victimhood because we view being a victor as positive and something to aspire to — and them, who value victimhood and victim status so badly they’re willing to hoax it over and over. And hoax it after weeping and whining how badly they don’t want to be victimized “any more” (Ha! The evidence says otherwise). They are bloody tiresome is all I can say.

  • FransSusan

    Poofy haired tulip! Funny!