He delighted in mocking the President for falling off his Segway, even going so far as to ask Bush if he felt “only an idiot” could fall off one, but when he tries it himself…
He broke three ribs after falling off the Segway at 12mph in California – just three days before he was due to make his biggest TV appearance to date, as a judge on the grand final of reality show America’s Got Talent.
Quite what he was doing on a Segway – labelled ‘the geek machine’ by critics – Morgan has yet to explain, but these pictures reveal the moment of the undignified crash.
He can be seen cruising comfortably along the promenade at Santa Monica beach. Inexplicably, his delicate sense of balance fails him. The Segway swerves to the right, mounting the kerb. Morgan’s ‘toned muscular, tanned, superfit torso’ (as he describes it) continues straight along the road but sadly his feet remain planted to the rogue Segway.
Inevitably he falls victim to gravity and crunches on to the baking concrete, where he lies, agonised, until a companion can come to his rescue.
“Only an idiot,” indeed.
I’m not a religious man, but this has almost got me believing in karma.
Update: Ace adds:
Once again a reporter mistook himself for a Universal Omincompetent All-In-One Expert Without Portfolio, authoritatively declaiming upon the auto-balancing of the Segway without, of course, ever having ever actually ever tried one him himself.
This is a sickness among the media class approaching the level of a viral mental disorder.