July 13th, 2011

Quote of the Day

CNN’s Piers Morgan defends phone hacking to Richard Bacon…

“…my problem with all the phone hacking victims, they’ve all used the media over the years to feather their nests, buy their houses, flock their movies, sell out their concerts, and now they’re squealing like little pigs over the media..”


25 Comments

  1. 1
    Stop talking Balls says:

    Like Milly Dowler?

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Remind me, when is Milly Dowler’s new movie coming out?

    Morgan will be out of a job soon of he is not careful.

    @EnochCarpenter

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  3. 4
    Anonymous says:

    yeah I remember Milly Dowler:The Movie. I thought that Hugh Grant and Sienna Miller were excellent in their role as the grieving parents.

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  4. 5
    Steve says:

    Nice quote!

    My fav quote comes from QI …

    Q. “Name a poisonous snake”

    A. “Piers Morgan!”

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  5. 6
    two-faced much? says:

    lol typical british public
    only focusing on the “facts” that matter to them
    even when they dont know if their true or not

    the “fact” is piers is right wether you like it or not
    the celebrities are quick to use the press to when it suits them but
    cry like babies when it doesnt

    the “fact” is this was entirely preventable
    is people had used the built in security measures provided by the phones/networks none would have been hacked
    or indeed if someone hadnt GIVEN their numbers to the journalists in the first place

    but in britian its easier to blame someone else than take personal responiblity isnt it?

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    • 13
      Jim says:

      So if I own a shop and put goods on display..I am inviting a thief to steal from it and ..that is MY fault?

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    • 18
      Kris says:

      and those stupid Sept 11 victims should have known an attack was coming so should have made sure their phones were secure before getting themselves killed. Sven and Ulrika spoke Swedish, they should have communicated only in secret code, instead of a language literally millions of people (not in Britain) speak.

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    • 20

      If you believe that the “security” measures provided by phones/networks render you immune to even a reasonably determined hack attempt you must also believe in the Tooth Fairy, Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny.

      But I only spent 35 years in the Telecom industry so what do I know?

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  6. 7
    Chuckster says:

    Nobody, Piers included, defends the Dowler action. He’s talking about celeb moaners like Grant and Coogan, and he’s right!

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  7. 8
    Dazza says:

    How very Piers Morgan? The absolute wanker.

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  8. 9
    HarryHighPants says:

    They role this argument out every time. It does not justify phone hacking 4000 people. That is mass spying.

    Also no one was that bothered when it was politicians and celebs. It only became a scandal when it was victims.

    Morgan is a twat and a half

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  9. 10
    whatsy says:

    @various commenters – so is phone hacking OK so long as the victim isn’t a dead child?

    Where is the line between legitimate target and disgraceful exploitation of the innocent?

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  10. 11
    Anonymous says:

    flog not flock. you flog movies. the masses flock to the cinemas. baa baa. wotever happened to the inglish lang?

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  11. 16
    Greychatter says:

    He lost his job for publishing fake pictures of British soldiers allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners.

    Another media chancer !!

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  12. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Actually, Milly Dowler – The Series is currently playing on the BBC and in the print media. Part one featured the Dowler family and their horrific treatment at the hands of evil barristers at the Belfield trial. Part two features the Dowler family in high level meetings with Clegg, Miliband and Cameron, where the Dowler family advise the government on media regulation policy. Part three should see the Dowler family appointed to head a royal commission of inquiry into the press. No doubt the payoff will be a handsome compensation payment from News International for the family’s suffering. So it seems that Morgan is not too far off the mark, even in the Milly Dowler case.

    Ironically the motive for hacking Milly Dowler’s phone may have been entirely altruistic. She had originally been reported missing and it took months for it to be established what had happened to her. Had she actually run away from home as was speculated at the time, and had the phone hacking succeeded in locating her, NOTW would have been heroes.

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  13. 19
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t disagree…although I despise P-Morgan.

    You can’t blame children for being children. The people around that let it happen and took bribes are to blame.

    The only thing that I have heard that was unforgivable was the tampering of evidence/material in the deletion of voice messages.

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  14. 21
    Tacitus says:

    So it is still feeding frenzy at the zoo!
    This morning I was invigorated by the vitriolic poison coming from BBC radio 4 Toady Programme in support of Milliband et al.
    My thoughts are that there is a media war coming on.
    On the one side is the Murdoch Empire, that got into the war through its own incompetence and is now forced to restructure and attack its many enemies.
    On the other side is what I call the Axis of Evil, comprised of four main entities – the Labour Party and its cohorts in the Limp Dims; the fellow traveller left wing propaganda machine the BBC; left wing newspapers like The Guardian and Independent; and finally the very quiet Unions, who possibly realise this is war, but also bankroll Labour.
    In the wings are people such as the Barclay brothers (no relation I believe to Karamazov) who are enjoying the spectacle, and throwing petrol on the flames.
    Who will win? My money is on Murdoch. Why?
    First he thought he has done all he can in his life, and then this golden opportunity arrives for him to show his old in-fighting skills against his crowing media enemies.
    Second he has been in such battles before, has the scars, and is a superb strategist, but also a gambler. He will have little help from his family as they have not been in the trenches having been born under his wealth and influence. But he has the resources to obtain the best strategic brains, the only problem is their loyalty.
    Against Murdoch are the derelict no ethics incompetent Labour Party under a pitiful leadership, but determined to gain political advantage out of seriously injuring Murdoch, in spite of their lack of any real life experience.
    + A left wing BBC losing ground to its audience due to its inate arrogance, bias, and one-dimensional news coverage.
    + A gung-ho left wing media led by the Guardian, that have forgotten their own serious weaknesses in how they garner and disseminate news.
    + Unions slowly decaying due to their own leadership venality and incompetence.
    Why do I support Murdoch? Simply that I do not want to be ruled by him and his openly biased news machine; but even more forcefully do I not want to be ruled by the Big Brother Axis of Evil with their loony left propaganda machines.
    Murdoch has made the first tactical move by stating he will buy back $5billion of shares (and so make his company more watertight for the war).
    In my opinion he needs to put the war on a 3-front footing with 3 distinct but co-ordiated teams of experts with a family member in charge of each:
    – Unions on their venality, lack of ethics and malpractices with a goal to reduce their influence and revenue and thus restrict funding to Labour.
    – Labour on putting all its leaders and influencers under a microscope and showing their erratic double standards and past / current incompetence.
    – Other enemy media with investigations into their procedures, policies, and malpractices including damaging them financially and politically such as their off-shore accounts on tax avoidance etc.
    Murdoch would act as CIC, defend his empire with a professional security support team, and do the necessary political manoevering
    Another factor in this war is that for once it is not against the current government, so the vast state resources will not need to be used unless Cameron so decides.
    So instead of the BBC Toady Programme crowing this morning that Ed Milliband has had a successful campaign on hacking as against Cameron’s poor performance – the bigger picture is that Cameron can only gain in the longer term by his acting as an honest broker.
    The only loose cannons is that Clegg and his Limp Dems will try to gain political short term gains by creating problems along with Labour and certain Conservatives who should know better; and also that Cameron due to his inexperience with such media and business wars, and unwillingness to listen to sage advice, will get too involved.
    Cameron needs to set up his own war committee and make sure he does not involve Labour, but includes Clegg on a need to know basis.

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  15. 22
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    I wish Piers Morgan would fuck off and die of cancer. The odious c u n t is a known vulture.

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  16. 23
    Magic Monger From The Observer says:

    BROWN VERMIN.

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  17. 24
    Piers Morgan is a hypocritical BROWN turd says:

    There is a difference b/ween a celebrity and a member of the public. If anyone has feathered their nest, it is that odious c u n t Morgan who like other scum journalists use members of the public to do so.

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  18. 25
    Bad Magic says:

    Bad Magic creates Bad Karma and it has a habit of coming back and biting the trickster in the bum.

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