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On Piers Morgan, Heather Mills and Louise Mensch’s vanity

by | 23rd, December 2011

PIERS Morgan’s performance at the Leveson Inquiry has pricked Heather Mills. She takes to her website:

For the avoidance of doubt, I can categorically state that I have never ever played Piers Morgan a tape of any kind, never mind a voice message from my ex husband.

Piers Morgan is doing all he can to deter the Leveson enquiry from finishing their important job.

Morgan is using me as his scapegoat and I would be more than happy to answer any questions that the inquiry would like to put to me.

As stated in a press release by my ex-husband, he has never insinuated that I have leaked tapes of him to the media.

Feel the vanity.

Said Morgan:

“All journalists knew they had to operate within the law. That was enshrined in their contracts of employment… The average editor is probably aware of about 5% of what his journalists are up to at any given time.”

The question is: did Piers Morgan know about phone hacking during his tenure at the Daily Mirror? He says he did not.

Said Louise Mensch MP at the Culture Select Committee hearing on phone hacking back on 19 July 2011:

“Piers Morgan – now a celebrity anchor on CNN – said openly in his book, which, clearly, was published before this controversy broke, that he had hacked phones. He said that he won scoop of the year for a story about Ulrika Jonsson and Sven-Goran Eriksson. He actually gave a tutorial in how one accesses voicemail by punching in a set default code. Clearly, from the account that he gives, he did it routinely as editor of the Daily Mirror.”

In his book The Insider, published in 2004, Morgan wrote:

“But someone suggested today that people might be listening to my mobile phone messages. Apparently, if you don’t change the security code that every phone comes with then anyone can call your number and, if you don’t answer, tap in the four digit code to hear all your messages. I’ll change mine just in case but it makes me wonder how many public figures and celebrities are aware of this little trick.”

That is not an admittance of phone hacking.

Morgan is fighting a bout he can win.

Chuck in Heather Mills and the Leveson Inquiry is turning into a vanity contest to which only the important get called.

The last word is with Leveson – not yet a celebrity:

Morgan: You can’t go to rubbish tips?
Leveson:
Who owns “discarded” rubbish.
Morgan:
It’s not owned by anyone.
Leveson:
Yes, it is – the council.



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