The conversation turned to the controversial former News of the World editor Piers Morgan, who Davies believes played a role in the deterioration of British journalism.
"I have no respect for Piers Morgan," Davies told host Josh Zepps. "I think he did a great deal to damage British newspapers."
While explaining that the former CNN host replaces real news with "fluff," Davies called Morgan "Mr. Trivial," adding, "[Morgan] continued the process of tabloid newspapers drifting further and further downmarket, just getting sillier and sillier and pushing real news off the pages and substituting show biz. He’s a show biz guy in his origin."
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