BOMBSHELL: Piers Morgan Gave Anchorman Phone Hacking Lessons

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Piers Morgan, the pompous British host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight’, once gave phone hacking lessons to BBC anchorman Jeremy Paxman.

Paxman, who testified under oath at a government inquiry looking into the phone hacking scandal that has rocked the Rupert Murdock media empire to its core, said:

“He [Piers Morgan] turned to me and said ‘Have you got a mobile phone?”

“I said yes and he asked if there was a security setting on the message bit of it. I didn’t know what he was talking about.

“He then explained the way to get access to people’s messages was to go to the factory default setting and press either 0000 or 1234 and that if you didn’t put on your own code, his words, ‘You’re a fool’.”

Morgan, a Murdock protege and former Daily Mirror editor, has somehow managed to avoid culpability in the British phone hacking scandal. The scandal has resulted in charges against Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Rupert Murdock’s News of the World, as well as six others.

Piers Morgan, was inexplicably hired by the floundering CNN to replace Larry King who retired after 25 years at the network. ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’, has suffered from dismal ratings. Morgan’s 9PM weekday talkshow numbers are the worst for CNN since 1997 — a 15 year low.

SOURCE: UK Independent

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9 Responses to BOMBSHELL: Piers Morgan Gave Anchorman Phone Hacking Lessons

  1. DMason says:

    Yet, CNN refuses to fire him? What does this blubbery-faced Brit have on CNN that protects him?

  2. Rachel says:

    CNN is a dying cable news network. Time Warner can absorb the worsening loses and write it off but the question media analysts have started to ask is, for how much longer? Time Warner answers to share holders. Their business model is broken and no one is able to fix it.

  3. The Real Adam says:

    Christopher – Thanks for keeping us informed on Morgan and his ties to the phone hacking mess.

    The American, corporate media can’t be bothered to follow the story and connect the dots. Morgan does not deserve to have a program on U.S. television. He need to return to the UK and fess up to his role in the phone hacking scandal and not answer a few questions via telephone.

  4. Estacada says:

    CNN doesn’t care about the ratings.

    They use these dumb shows to sell advertising. As long as ad agencies can convince companies it’s worth it, CNN will renew the contracts for Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan.

  5. Adirondacky says:

    But if Morgan’s contract is up tomorrow, CNN will renew it Friday. It’s as if he knows where all the bodies are buried and the suits fear him. Very strange.

  6. Joe in Colorado says:

    The sharks are circling Piers Morgan. CNN would be smart to dump him now and stop protecting him.

  7. Tiny Dancer says:

    Piers Morgan looks like he sucked on a bitter lemon and his face is puckered.

  8. Peace Nick says:

    CNN is discrediting their brand by their relationship with Piers Morgan.

    You have to wonder what could possibly be at the source of this relationship? Who did Morgan phone hack at CNN headquarters in Atlanta? Obviously, he has something on someone. How else can you explain this bizarre partnership?

  9. Seabec says:

    I’ll go out on a limb and predict Piers Morgan will be gone before the end of the year.

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