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Piers Morgan Admits Knowing About Phone Hacking While At Daily Mirror: Audio

by | 27th, July 2011

PIERS Morgan says he knew about phone hacking when he was editor of the Daily Mirror. Who knew? Did Sun editor Dominic Mohan know? No evidence exist that he did. Did James Hipwell know. He claims he does.

Back in 2009, Morgan appeared on the BBC’s Desert Island Disks radio show. “I make no pretence about the stuff we used to do.”

Kirsty Young: And what about this nice middle class boy who would have to be dealing with, I mean, essentially people who rake through bins for a living, people who tap people’s phones, people who take secret photographs and do all that very nasty down in the gutter stuff?

Morgan: Yeah.. Well to be honest let’s put that in perspective as well, not a lot of that went on…

Morgan: A lot of it was done by third parties rather than the staff themselves. [And that was the big mistake.] That’s not to defend it because obviously you were running the results of their work. I’m quite happy to be parked in the corner as tabloid beast and to have to sit here defending all these things I used to get up to. I make no pretence about the stuff we used to do. I simply say the net of people doing it was very wide and certainly encompassed the high and low end of the newspaper market.

He also says:

“I’ve never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published any stories based on the hacking of a phone.”

Piers Morgan on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs – 7 June 2009 – visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs (mp3)

PS – Trinity Mirror group is investigating giongs on at its Daily Mirror in an internal review



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