PIERS MORGAN took to Twitter today to blast journalist Susan Glasser for her comments about Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, who was killed in Ukraine.
Piers Morgan, 56, called New Yorker writer Susan Glasser, 53, a “disgusting piece of work” in view of his 7.9 million followers today. His tweet was prompted by Susan’s decision to call out Fox for its “pro-Putin” agenda while reflecting on the tragic death of cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski.
This afternoon, America Reports Fox News co-anchor John Roberts, 63, tweeted out the sad news to his 227, 500 followers.
He wrote: “Horrible news to report: Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski was killed in the same attack that wounded correspondent Benjamin Hall.
I worked with Pierre many times around the world. He was an absolute treasure.
“Sending our most heartfelt prayers to Pierre’s wife and family.”
In another follow-up tweet, John included a picture of himself with Pierre and other colleagues, captioning it: “On assignment with Pierre in Biarritz France, along with Jamie Nelson, Matt Leach and Bryan Cole. He was just the best.”
Soon afterwards, New Yorker writer Susan Glasser retweeted the emotional statement to her 220,300 followers.
She added: “What a tragedy. A cameraman died covering the war for a TV network that airs a pro-Putin propagandist as its top-rated primetime host.”
In response to her politically-charged words, Piers simply responded: “You disgusting piece of work.”
Today Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence shared the grim details of the attack that killed Cameraman Pierre Zakrevsky and producer Oleksandra Kurshynova.
Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was with them at the time, also “lost part of his leg” after coming under attack just outside of Kyiv.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence made a statement on Twitter, which read: “The truth is the target.
“Russian troops fired at Fox News camera crew near Kyiv. Cameraman Pierre Zakrevsky and producer Oleksandra Kurshynova were killed.
Awful. RIP Oleksandra. https://t.co/28UpKjJ2aQ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 15, 2022
OLEKSANDRA IS ANOTHER JOURNALIST KILLED
“Journalist Benjamin Hall survived, but lost part of his leg.”
The tweet followed Fox News’ confirmation of Mr Zakrzewski’s death aged 55.
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement this morning: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski.
“Pierre was killed in Horenka, outside of Kyiv, Ukraine. Pierre was with Benjamin Hall newsgathering when their vehicle was struck by incoming fire.”
Piers’ followers seemed to be split on Susan’s reaction to the news, with some believing the former Good Morning Britain host was mistaking a sincere tone for sarcasm.
Bob wrote: “I think you may be reading some sarcasm into the opening of her tweet that isn’t actually there. I read it that she is genuinely saying that his death is a tragedy.”
While others felt that Susan had a point about Fox’s role in the media coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with BriWestMidsUk writing: “Well sad for the family of the guy, but what she said is true. Fox News ( and I use the term loosely) should be sanctioned as well as Russia.”
Besson_Helene added: “I think she really means it’s a terrible tragedy. Her point is fortunately valid. He was assassinated by Russia and he died working for a news network that is supporting Putin. It is still an absolute tragedy.”