Thursday, February 15, 2007

Once The Most Beloved Journalist In The World, James Morris Is Now The Most Hated

Back in the 1950's, dashing young James Morris was a role model to thousands of aspiring journalists, filing his coded reports from the South Face of Everest. We thought he seemed essentially innocent.

Innocent! Dear God! Half a century, and nobody thinks that now. Far from being the most beloved journalist on earth, today he is the most thoroughly detested. The rot really started to set in, in my view, when he had his "gender reassigned" in Casablanca.

Now she's just another shrill anti-US liberal. Is there any hope that this can change, that she can recapture the respect of the world once more ?

I doubt if, in his own words, the pendulum will ever swing back. Given that it was last seen in a Casablanca dustbin.

20 comments:

verity said...

I want to know where "transexuals" get off being so hissy and preachy.

Why do they all think they have something to teach the world - given that they are mental misfits themselves?

Observer said...

Once you've had that important part of your being folded inwards to form an intimate part of a female form you tend to become shrill - I really shouldn't trust anyone who wants to switch plug to socket

Laban said...

It's a shame. He's not a bad writer. And he did manage to father five kids before switching. Maybe the missus made him do it !

apopleptic said...

Maybe the missus made him do it !

Could have tied a knot - at least that's reversible

Blognor Regis said...

Steady, I got a telling off from the person in question when I made a snidey comment along these lines recently.

Also, Wally Stott, composer of the Hancock theme and Goon Show music man, became Angela Morely and went on to do a lot of American TV and, I think, Star Wars.

Still, it's a bit strange isn't it?

verity said...

apoplectic - That's missing the point. It wasn't that he didn't want any more children that motivated him. He wanted to be a girl! Terrible thing to have done to his children, though. I wonder how they made out in life.

apopleptic said...

Verity - I quite agree. How do you think the kids feel?

"Darling, this is my, ahem, Dad, errr..."

Shame he/she has become bitter and twisted - used to be a half decent travel writer, then got a bit, well, Welsh. Are you sure that isn't responsible for the turn of events, boyo?

Laban said...

One at least of his children is (apparently - I can't read it) a decent Welsh poet.

Anonymous said...

"Given that it was last seen in a Casablanca dustbin."

Indeed, Lets hope it wasnt last seen in some down market Casablanca kebab shop.

Lurker

verity said...

It's a very strange story because I believe he still lives with his ex-wife and they've purchased a joint funeral plot and want something like (from memory) 'Two souls, one life' engraved on it.

I still think it was a hateful thing to do to his children. He had them by choice, after all.

alex zeka said...

Strange, strange, strange. Just goes to show, once the time honoured taboos disappear, we don't suddenly start living in a society free from unfulfiled longing, we just get an increasingly bizarre set of taboo breakings. Revolutions don't stop once they've achieved their initial goal, largely because they're so much fun for the participants, and bugger the rest of us.

Dave said...

I blame the people who convinced him he 'could' become a woman, because he can't, if they bury him and dig him up a few hundred years later and genetically test him they will ID him as a man.

There have been cases of people convinced to have a sex change and then later had a rethink and changed back! and how many people after having a sex change are actually going to be brave enough to admit it was a mistake?

verity said...

But, Dave and Alex Zeko, Cherie Blair has got a law introduced - throught the "European Court", as though this had any reality, that you can get your actual birth certicate changed. Your mother gave birth to a little boy and it was so registered for all time ... except if the boy later decides "inside, I'm really a girl". So birth certificates, against our ancient laws, are now subject to leftist jiggery-pokery.

Meaning, be very careful of who you marry. You have no assurance, by law any more, that you are marrying a real woman or a real man.

Voyager said...

So birth certificates, against our ancient laws, are now subject to leftist jiggery-pokery.

Yes and it is a criminal offence to refer to the previous gender which makes life especially hard for doctors administering medications who float between Criminal Charges for inquiring as to the effect of gender-bending chemical hormones and any medication that might open them up to Malpractice suits

Anonymous said...

birth certificates, against our ancient laws

1837

verity said...

HIs DNA is still male.

Alex Zeka - I don't think he rode the wave of social change. I think he was one of the pioneers. I could be wrong.

JuliaM said...

"....it is a criminal offence to refer to the previous gender"

Really? Do you have a reference for that?

verity said...

juliam - I share your skepticism. If his DNA is male, he is still a male no matter how his externals have been resculpted.

JuliaM said...

"If his DNA is male, he is still a male no matter how his externals have been resculpted."

Yup! 'Gender Reassignment Surgery' should make doctors liable under the Trades Description Act - it should be called 'Gender Camouflage Surgery'

verity said...

And anyway, there is no such thing as his "previous gender". His DNA is male. That is his only gender, no matter how he has chosen to masquerade and what fantasy operations he has chosen to endure and what hormones he has chosen to stuff himself with.

I am still waiting, along with juliam, to see the reference for it being illegal to refer to his "previous gender".