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I know it's technically World News, but he's your problem now and everyone should get a smile out of it.

Via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/feb/14/piers-morgan-questioned-scotland-yard-hacking-squad

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Piers Morgan, the CNN presenter who used to edit the Daily Mirror, has been interviewed under caution by Scotland Yard detectives investigating phone-hacking.

In a statement to The Guardian through his spokesperson, Morgan said: "In early November I was asked to attend an interview by officers from Operation Weeting when I was next in the UK.

"This was further to a full witness statement I had already freely provided. I attended that interview as requested on 6 December 2013."

Morgan was editor of the Mirror from 1995 until he was fired in 2004 over the publication of hoax pictures that were claimed to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers.

In 2006, Morgan wrote an article in the Daily Mail in which he claimed to have been played the tape of a message that Paul McCartney had left for his wife, Heather Mills, on her mobile phone.

While giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry, he reiterated that he had heard the tape but refused to say who had played it to him. He told the inquiry that he did not believe that phone hacking had occurred at the Mirror.

But he downplayed an interview he had given to Press Gazette in 2007 in which he said that phone hacking was an "investigative practice that everyone knows was going on at almost every paper in Fleet Street for years".

Another witness to the inquiry, the BBC2 Newsnight presenter, Jeremy Paxman recalled a lunch at the Mirror headquarters in 2002 at which he said Morgan described to him how to hack into a mobile phone.


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Re: Piers Morgan questioned 'under caution' by Scotland Yard's hacking squad
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 09:31:22 AM »
I know it's technically World News, but he's your problem now and everyone should get a smile out of it.

Via the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/feb/14/piers-morgan-questioned-scotland-yard-hacking-squad

More at link.

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Re: Piers Morgan questioned 'under caution' by Scotland Yard's hacking squad
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 09:47:30 AM »
Please - can we "return" him?

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Re: Piers Morgan questioned 'under caution' by Scotland Yard's hacking squad
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 10:43:41 AM »
Sorry - All sales are final.  :nono:

Thanks alot!

Maybe we can sell him on ebay really cheap!

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Re: Piers Morgan questioned 'under caution' by Scotland Yard's hacking squad
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 10:46:12 AM »
Morgan was editor of the Mirror from 1995 until he was fired in 2004 over the publication of hoax pictures that were claimed to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers.


That wouldn't cost him his current job.

It would probably get him a raise.....     **nononono*
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Re: Piers Morgan questioned 'under caution' by Scotland Yard's hacking squad
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 11:11:17 AM »
Morgan was editor of the Mirror from 1995 until he was fired in 2004 over the publication of hoax pictures that were claimed to show Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers.


That wouldn't cost him his current job.

It would probably get him a raise.....     **nononono*

That was a massive scandal over here. Not that the Mirror was ever a bastion of integrity, but there are certain things just not done. So glad Piers Moron is no longer on our shores.
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