Former CBS News anchor Rob Morrison called the Darien Times Tuesday, using a slew of insults and profanities to express his frustration that The Times published a story that he said was “bull****” and “completely inaccurate.”
After insulting the Times and claiming its sources “suck,” the jobless news anchor also said this newspaper was “shi***,” and was not doing its due diligence.
Morrison was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 30. However, the office of his attorney, Robert Skovgaard, told The Times the case was continued until May 21. The Times asked the clerk’s office the day of the hearing and the day before, and was told the case had not been continued and that Morrison was scheduled for court on the 30th.
The Darien resident called The Times to complain that its online story about the date of his court appearance was wrong, but he became audibly irritated during the conversation, and resorted to insults and profanities in an attempt to get his point across.
Morrison faces felony strangulation charges for allegedly choking his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, in February, a charge Morrison has said is untrue. Darien Police also claim he threatened to kill his wife while at police headquarters, which Morrison also refutes.
In Morrison’s heated tirade, he repeatedly stated The Times’ sources “sucked.”
“Your sources suck in the Stamford Court, and the Darien Times — I know this is big time for ya, OK, but your sources suck, brother,” Morrison said.
The Times asked if the court is what Morrison was referring to, since the clerk is part of the court.
“The clerk is your source? [The state’s attorney] you fu***** idiot,” he said. “F*** the clerk.”
The state’s attorney’s office, which Morrison referred to as the “D.A.,” did not respond to a request for comment. Morrison, however, said the “D.A’s office” is where court information should be obtained. New York’s prosecutors are called district attorneys, or D.A.’s, but in Connecticut they are called state’s attorneys.
Morrison then claimed The Times gets its information from “whatever is fu***** fed to you on some press release or some form.”
“Because that’s journalism,” he said sarcastically.
When told that nobody had sent The Times a press release indicating the court case was postponed, including Morrison’s lawyer Skovgaard, and that The Times got its information by contacting the court directly, Morrison maintained his position.
“Good for you, bro,” he said, referencing The Times’ efforts. “You know every time you call my fu***** attorney, it costs me a thousand dollars?”
The Times invited Morrison for an interview, then informed Morrison that the conversation was all on the record, at which point Morrison hung up.