UPDATED: Seasoned self-publicist Piers Morgan is certainly getting maximum mileage from a US campaign to deport him. Here, Morgan attempts to interview the shouty conspiracy theorist Alex Jones who started the campaign:
Following his appearance on Morgan's show, Jones, a radio talkshow host who believes cartons of juice are a government conspiracy to turn children gay, posted a video to YouTube, which is even more disturbing than his incoherent on air rambling. It begins with Jones claiming Morgan threw him off his show:
"The producers ran in, the head producer was crying and saying "it wasn't meant to be like this". Piers Morgan said "get out!". The security people were like "get out!" "get out right now, you're coming with us!"
Which seems entirely reasonable, but from there is goes very quickly downhill.
Among a series of increasingly bizarre claims is the suggestion that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was planning to have Jones assassinated while he was in New York:
"When we got to the hotel I noticed off duty cops with guns, talking into their ear pieces... a few hours later I noticed more undercover cops looking at us...with pure violence in the eyes... They're like cops from the movie Goodfellas... Bloomberg's men were out there."
"The way this will work is they'll say 'oh, some crack dealer shot him... If something happens to us and we're killed by crackheads it was the NYPD or the mafia they hired."
"I think putting this video out will protect us."
Morgan clearly knew what he was doing getting a man like Jones on his show. It's not moved the debate on but it's created a lot of headlines.