Lichfield’s MP has clashed with Piers Morgan, accusing the TV host of “laddish bullying”.
The comments came after Michael Fabricant’s Conservative colleague Therese Coffey MP appeared on Good Morning Britain.
The Secretary of State for work and pensions left the interview after it had been delayed.
Mr Fabricant said:
“Well done Therese Coffey – Piers Morgan keeps you waiting when you had agreed a pre-arranged time slot.
“He tries to prevent you from going on BBC and then talks all over you as he does with other guests.
“Male chauvinist bully boy.”Michael Fabricant MP
But Mr Morgan hit back on social media, insisting the delay to the interview was caused by other segments over-running.
“We were running a few minutes late on our schedule because we decided to give more time to a wonderfully inspiring Holocaust survivor.
“I don’t view robustly challenged Government ministers over their own claims as bullying – I call it journalism.”Piers Morgan
But the Conservative MP said he accepted why the segment may have over-run, but said Mr Morgan should be aware of the time demands on other interviewees .
“It is very worthy and I’m glad you did it, but you then can’t blame Therese Coffey for having to scoot to another interview because of your editorial decision.
“What you claim to be journalism is an insult to all professional journalists.
“I just call it laddish bullying.”Michael Fabricant MP