Easy going public schoolboy Piers Hughe-Morgan was not your archetypal tabloid newspaper editor. He hadn't got a clue what 95 per cent of his staff did at any one time, he suffers from a chronic form of flash amnesia and he had a proprietor called Rupert who seemed equally blase about his newspaper's performance.
They sound like a pair of upper class fools who'd soon be parted from their money. But amazingly, Morgan's laissez faire management style got results and his newspaper, the News of The World, somehow turned up scoop after scoop.
Anywhere else, they'd be feted as heroes. But this is Britain, where we don't like winners. So yesterday Piers Morgan - who isn't just a newspaper editor but a stock market soothsayer, a reality game show judge, chat show host and Daily Mail columnist - was dragged before a Kangaroo Court of so called Justice, and made to answer questions spat at him by pygmies.
GOT TO DELIVER A CARD