‘Susanna Reid needs to muzzle Piers Morgan and be more Jackie Weaver’
Everyone loves a good barney, and we’re all in the market for a bit of distraction, so there’s much excitement about The Battle Of Breakfast TV, which is really hotting up.
It’s a bitter ratings war between Good Morning Britain’s ‘Doberman’ Piers Morgan and BBC Breakfast ‘Poodle’ Dan Walker. A proper out-and-out dog fight. Just one question – what about the bitches?
The female co-presenters currently sitting beside these men, co-presenting as the job title would suggest, are apparently not involved.
Are Susanna Reid and Louise Minchin invisible? Or just irrelevant?
Enough’s enough – they need to get handy with a muzzle. It’s time for these women to make their presence felt. To sit down, but be counted.
Susanna, admittedly, has her work cut out.
Piers monopolises the conversation at the best of times, and never more so than during the purple patch he’s currently enjoying as he replaces his Coco Pops with cabinet ministers.
She and Louise are also presumably painfully aware that an interview technique which would be commended as passionate and relentless in men can all too easily be dismissed as hysterical coming from them.
But so what? I very much doubt Piers Morgan is bothered about what people say, as long as they’re talking about him.
And now, just in the nicola of time, Susanna, Louise, and women everywhere, have been done a massive favour, with the emergence of a new feminist icon. Move over, Beyonce. We all need to Be More Jackie Weaver.
Jackie, as if you needed telling, is the most famous female in the country today –the clerk from the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, who took part in a Zoom meeting of the Handforth Parish Council, footage of which has gone mega viral. Several high profile comedy writers have openly expressed wishes they’d been responsible for it.
In the meeting – actually, technically before the meeting has formally commenced, which in itself was a bone of contention – Jackie faces the wrath of appallingly pompous men, insistent on talking – shouting – over her.
It is fair to say that she unarguably owns their asses, one by one, like a total boss. She simply refuses to be disrespected.
She remains calm and professional even when she is being screamed at, and she never raises her voice.
She kicks the worst offenders out of the meeting with a defiant mouse click. She stands her ground, makes a good joke, and then gets down to business.
The main catchphrase from the video comes when one bloke, seething over something that couldn’t matter less in the grand any scheme of things, rants, “YOU HAVE NO AUTHORITY HERE, JACKIE WEAVER, NO AUTHORITY AT ALL!”
Au contraire, purple-faced man, au contraire.
You do have authority here, Susanna and Louise. Take it.
Piers and Dan: Sit! Stay. There’s good boys.
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