July 27th, 2011

Piers de Résistance

Last night Piers Morgan claimed that his 2009 interview with Kirsty Young where he talked about phone-hacking was about generalities, not anything he himself had done. He repeated his bare-faced lie that he had never published anything knowingly based on “hacking”, which in this context is illegally listening in to mobile phone voicemails. So he denies what he said was what he said, relying on a slight ambiguity in Kirsty’s “money quote” question.

It has become, according to some US commentators, a question of Guido’s credibility versus Morgan’s credibility. That isn’t a contest Guido is ever going to lose. Guido has staked his reputation on his story that the Ulrika/Sven affair story that won Scoop of the Year in 2002 for his Daily Mirror paper was based on illegal voicemail interception. Guido has written testimony from a witness that Piers can’t dispute in any way. Himself.*
Piers is as he himself admits, cocky, that cocky quip is the nail in his coffin on hacking. His admission that

“it was the Daily Mirror, under my editorship, which exposed Sven’s fling with Ulrika Jonsson after learning of a similar message left by the then England manager on her phone”

leaves him no wriggle room. He admits publishing a prize winning story derived from a hacked voicemail intercept. Which is what Guido first claimed and Piers has lied about for weeks. He also aggressively called Louise Mensch MP a liar live on CNN, he owes her a massive apology or risks a defamation suit from her. It is over Piers, ‘fess up son. It is time for that live on CNN mea culpa…

*Source: Serialisation, by the Daily Mail, of God Bless America: Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit: Diaries of an Englishman in the Land of the Free, bylined by Piers Morgan.


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    clean bowled!

  2. 2
    Spartacus says:

    I wondered why my tax bill was so high then I read this.
    Spanish Indignants start long protest march to Brussels


    Spain’s unemployment rate is the highest in the EU, at 21.3%.
    For the under-25s, it has risen to 44.6%.

    So apart from all the:-
    immigrants getting elevated pensions at my expense
    pregnant Nigerians coming here to get citizenship
    Americans suddenly getting a heart flutter when they reach Heathrow (the free to them check-up more than paying for their holiday)
    40 percent confiscation of wealth
    20 percent luxury tax, renamed vat
    unemployed in Britain sorry meant uk
    council tax
    petrol tax
    and on and on

    I am paying for spanish loafers (walking to Brussels – get it?)

  3. 3
    vircantium says:

    Good work Guido. Now let’s see the little sh*t wriggle out of this one.

  4. 4
    Simon says:

    He’ll claim he didn’t know at the time that it was from hacked phones and only found out afterwards during writing his book.

  5. 5
    Spartacus says:

    What sort of time is this to start the blog?
    GF must be recovering from a hangover this morning.

  6. 6
    Harold Wilson in a mac says:

    And you would still give that not out Billy

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Not proof of hacking. She could have told him of the message herself.

  8. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lampost for Morgon!!!!

  9. 9
    Postal Vote says:

    Morgan seems to have forgotten the rule that he who never lies does not need to remember what he said and when he said it.

  10. 10
    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says:

    Salaam alaikum, everybody! I hope you are all well. I am feeling as fit as a flea and have just been to an exciting rally here in sunny Libya. I’m sorry you’re having such problems with this ‘phone hacking’ (something our media would never do!) but at least it takes your mind off worse things!

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    Simon says:

    I hope that Louise Mensch solicitor has been sent the details, will Guildo get 10% of the damages in the US courts?

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    Paul says:

    Wouldn’t help. He said recently that to the best of his knowledge he has never published anything hacked. Still looks like a lie to me.

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    Clarence says:

    Guido, a slightly pedantic point. I’d change these sentences, if I were you:

    “Which is what Guido first claimed and he has lied about for weeks. He also aggressively called Louise Mensch MP a liar live on CNN, he owes her a massive apology or risks a defamation suit from her.”

    They’re slightly ambiguous and suggest it is you who have been lying for weeks, calling Louise Bagshawe a liar, etc.

  14. 14
    Piers says:

    This is the most humble day of my life.

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    Comic Belief says:

    I couldn’t give a toss about hacking Ulrika’s phone. Piers is lying about it just as Andy Coulson lied about it.

    The difference here is that the Mirror hacked celebs, or nicked stories from papers that hacked celebs. The News Of The World hacked dead teenagers, soldiers, terrorist victims.

    That’s what brought the News Of The World down, not some kiss-and-voicemail.

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    Anonymous says:

    In fact, there are several possible scenarios.

  17. 17
    Piers for Fears says:

    Ah, but I was lying THEN. I’m telling the truth now. We actually found out about Sven and Ulrika through…er….give me a minute…..

  18. 18
    Phantom says:

    In the words of the famous headline…


    Let’s see the BBC report that….. yeah right, then I woke up.

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    Blah says:

    It’s an admission that isn’t an admission. Enough for us to go “ah-ha!” but also enough for any decent lawyer to argue proved nothing.

    Apologise? I couldn’t see it. I was expecting more, if I’m honest.

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    Tax Payer says:

    The NotW story began as celeb hacking alone.

    The Mirror et al could well be involved in murkier stuff as well.

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    A lying cheating two-faced snot-nosed thieving arrogant fucker, who incidentally saved the world says:

    I would like to make clear to the House that I was never invited – or attended – any pyjama parties held by the international newspaper magnate whose name I will never ever mention again – or again invite to my house.

  22. 22
    Hang 'em High says:

    Bags I first go!

  23. 23

    None of which hold water. Sorry.

    Fair do Guido, I thought the Kirsty Young one could be spun out inconclusively, but that old son is straight on the middle stump.

    Anyway, anyone who was that close to the brown end of Brown must be all bad – Morgan ye sleazy Tw4t give it up!

  24. 24
    Rupert Murdoch says:

    Don’t worry, you’ve served your purpose.

  25. 25
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Game, set and match! oops, wrong game.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Well done Guido; an excellent piece of investigative journalism!

  27. 27
    Another Engineer says:

    Does it matter what the lawyer says? What about the court of public opinion?

    Its enough for CNN to put him to the bin, there to be rummaged with by the other tabloids. A pity the NOTW doesn’t exist any more…

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    Ah! Monika says:

    ” Very” pedantic

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    A member of the Cabinet has met executives from Rupert Murdoch’s empire once every three days on average since the Coalition was formed.


  30. 30
    Harry de la fountain says:

    Perhaps Louise Mensch should ask Max Mosley to bankroll her action against Piers Morgan!!

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    Barnehurst Bob says:

    Not proof that he hacked any phones. But proof he knew the press did and that the Ulrika/Sven story came from a message on Ulrika Jonssons phone. So who told him and how did they find out? Surley he’ll come out and clean this little misunderstanding up before people start jumping to conclusions.

  32. 32
    Archy Bishop of Canterbury says:

    One is most uncomfortable with all the attention being paid to the loyal and exceedingly truthful left-wing red-top and broad sheet newspapers. While not a regular reader of the red top, one feels certain that every line of words contain truth of an exceptional nature as penned by the finest journalists and sauces money can buy.

    Wicked international newspapers are of course a different, one might say, kettle of fish, – though in truth where fish enter the discussion I do not know – except he that sat in a boat referred to fishes and cooked them or did he catch them? .. I never can remember . .

    Let us pray, and in our intercessions, let us remember

    All those who work so hard at the EUSSR in Brussels and other places that they may be given grace, wisdom and ingenuity in drafting new taxes, laws and initiatives to both promulgate and combat global warming and other profitable scams.

    All those progressive socialists, those at the Grouniad, the BBC and the DM, who like myself, have a far-seeing vision into the future of our multi-culti society wherein we worship at the one true religion – what ever that may be, and however it is interpreted, – given that there are many shades of grey, and points of view – as befits those who are on a journey of discovery about their own search for …… for …. What was I praying about?

  33. 33
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP, Penguin PEN says:

    Gimme P Arses yankee job and I will apologise to Louise forever.

  34. 34
    Simon Cowell says:

    Wouldn’t it be deilicious if this blog was the downfall of this Labour supporting numptie?

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    fcuking champagne socialist – hope he does time.

  36. 36

    Which she didn’t……. they both nearly sued him!

  37. 37
    I'm only asking says:

    I know that thieves steal – does that make me a thief?

  38. 38
    Moshe Dayan says:


    Presumably Question Time and all of the Guradian will be given over wholly to this issue in the same was as re NI and Milly Dolwer?

  39. 39
    Captain Bob says:

    I’d like to lie with Louise Bagshawe

  40. 40
    Ed Ballsup says:

    So what!!

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    who done it. says:

    Sorry Guido but you have only found the smoking gun. You need to prove that Piers pulled the Trigger.

  42. 42
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    Rather than change it, put in an “Update” in red font to make it clear “he” refers to Piers Morgan. That way no lawyer could claim Guido was changing the sense after the initial publication. The clarification is for purposes of comprehension, not changing who was lying.

  43. 43
    Princess Po_face Polytwaddle, talking down at people from her ivory tower says:

    Hold a minute! – let’s not go there, – I’m a Sham Pain socialist!

    And I am always right! – I mean left – I mean left but right! – kno wot oi mean?

    Forbes! A glass of bolly if you please, – have we any left over from supper?

  44. 44
    Captain Bob says:

    Piers is the ‘Trigger’

  45. 45
    Moshe Dayan says:

    No, that’s wrong.

    Everyone knew Coulson never pulled the trigger. But that wasn’t the accusation. The accusation was that he knew.

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    SouthEastVoter says:

    If the act of hacking a voicemail is illegal it does not matter who’s phone/ voicemail it is.

    The test of whether there is a public interest defense in committing the act is for a court to decide. Pier’s, Coulson and anybody else who is suspected in being involved should arrested, charged and brought to court.

  47. 47
    Barnehurst Bob says:

    No of course not, but receiving stolen goods is an offence if you know they are stolen.

  48. 48
    Trigger says:

    I feel fingered

  49. 49
    Ross says:

    Can we just fast forward to the part where Piers goes to prison and gets ass raped now?

  50. 50
    Anon says:

    Yawn. Bet Brown and Blair met News Corp every single day. But of course, there arn’t any records are there? Cameron is a boy scout compared to those pair of degenerates.

  51. 51
    Flash GATSO says:

    Get out the bunting! Prepare the street parties! Piers is going to have that smug face given a damn good slapping.

    I next expect him to feign a breakdown “Fears for Piers? Close friends of Piers Morgan say that he is suffering from mental exhaustion…which is manifesting itself in bouts of amnesia and hissy fit tantrums….”

    Hopefully then The Sun can pitch in with “Is Morgan Mad?” Worried TV chiefs say it’s lights out for Morgan’s telly career…” With his head pictured in a light-bulb.

  52. 52
    Tax Payer says:

    Exactly right

  53. 53
    It's just Piers being Piers says:

    You know what the left will say don’t you? The same as they said about Prescott when he assaulted a member of the public with no fucking consequences or arrest, “he he, it’s just John being John you know.”

  54. 54
    Anon says:

    OK Gordon.

  55. 55
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I think you’ve got him now Mr Fawkes. In fact, I’m certain you have.

  56. 56
    Alan Rushoverthebridger says:

    What about the Guardian’s hacking, why arent we leading with that?

  57. 57
    The voice of a prolific LIAR. says:

    Listening to that Desert Island discs recording, I thought that voice sounds familiar. Then I realised he sounds just like Alastair Campbell.

  58. 58
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Exactly. What reaction from Miliwotsit, Broon, Watson, Labour, the Beeb, The Graun? Not a dickie bird.

  59. 59
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Where were you at 0704 this morning? Twat.

  60. 60
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Tell me Ross, would you really put you dick in his arse? If not, stop fantasising about it.

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    bergen says:

    There’s an article in the Gruaniad by someone lamenting withdrawal of state funding for some small local childcare scheme and wondering if a millionaire would help.

    Some unkind wag has suggested Polly Toynbee in the comments.

  63. 63
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    It was Blair who said that, not ‘the left’. ‘The left’ despise Blair, Prescott, Brown and the whole fucking crew.

  64. 64
    Your Mama says:

    do fuck off. Cretin.

  65. 65
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    It wasn’t your house – you squatted in it until you were evicted by the rightful owners.

  66. 66
    cort says:

    No one is/was remotely upset that the tabloids hacked into celebrities’ phones. It was only when it emerged that they had been hacking into their readership’s phones that the issue really blew up. Morgan is very smug, and deserves to be hung out to dry, but it is only if it is shown that the Mirror hacked into the phones of everyday people (rather than slebs) that the indignation of the rest of the media (and the public) will be inflamed.

  67. 67
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Countries like Britain, Germany, Holland and Sweden have been subsidising places like Spain, Italy and Greece for decades through EU contributions.

  68. 68
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So will the select committe cal Piers to give evidence next week in front of thier kangeroo court?

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    There’s a movie of that playing in my head just now. Shame you can’t pay for a ticket and watch.

  70. 70
    Stop messing about says:

    FFS Guido. Hack his phone, buy his bank records, go through his bins, bribe a cop and produce some hard evidence.

  71. 71
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    The Mirror had some faked photos of British soldiers apparently pissing on Iraqi prisoners, which was the matter that got Piers Morgan sacked IIRC. There was suspicion in the Army that this “story” was staged deliberately at the instigation of someone close to the media – the photos were professionally shot on a top end digital camera. I’m not alleging that “someone” was a Mirror employee, to be clear, but the underbelly of the gutter press rubs up against some pretty unsavoury characters.

  72. 72
    Fabians are Evil says:

    As my granny used to say “If you lay down with Socialists you’ll get fleas”

  73. 73
    Cliff says:

    Err. No Billy they won’t. They have gorn orf orn their Jolly Holidays.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Anon says: July 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Can you please link the site so every one else can see. Please don’t confuse lies with facts.

    Also Blair and Brown aren’t PM now and they are not going to be PM in future; they are past. Cameron is the current PM so the country need to know whether he is proper and fit to be the PM.

  75. 75
    Groove says:

    It will be intersting to see Piers Morgan try and refute this new article.

    Btw, Guiido. You have nothing to worry about your own credibility.

    But, re. ‘that Forbes hack’, did you see his article ( http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffbercovici/2011/07/26/that-piers-morgan-smoking-gun-not-so-smoky/ )?

    Only, there is a Wikipedia picture of you and, written underneath, it says:
    ‘Paul Staines, aka Guido Fawkes. His namesake may have blown up Parliament but his Piers Morgan bombshell proved a dud.’

    Maybe someone should point out to ‘the hack’ that Parliament was not blown up!
    Show/tweet your new article. He seems to be the one with credibility issues.

  76. 76
    Tax Payer says:

    Personally, what I resent the most is the hypocrisy of politicians of all parties who were quite happy to get into bed with Murdoch when it suited them, but are now jumping on this convenient bandwagon because they think he is weakened.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    I think you’ll find that Guido can play a mean game of Poker. Probably Chess as well.

  78. 78
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Dear Billy. When you have nothing to say, say nothing. You’ll b e better off watching re-runs of LBW decisions.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    That wasnt me, it was a sockpuppet.

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s time this evidence was handed over to plod so they can run this case in tandem with Coulsons investigation, and on the same basis.

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    I'm Not a Lawyer But says:


  82. 82
    Andy says:

    So what! I meet my employers all the time

  83. 83
    John Ward says:

    It’s the End of the Piers show….nobbled at The Slog: Morgan in McCartney hack storm….


  84. 84
    I hate 15 year old no nothings says:

    Fuck off you dreary twat.

  85. 85
    Anon says:

    So, you think Cameron should be held accountable, but not Blair and Brown who were in charge of the country when all this phone hacking was actually going on, for 13 years??!!! Breathtaking hypocrisy.

  86. 86
    optional says:

    Bagshawe first go, actually.

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    Flash GATSO says:

    Patience, little ones….

  88. 88
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    …..and Hepititis A-Z, the STD of your choice, and your wallet emptied in the name of the State.

  89. 89
    Unelected Emperor Herman van Rompypumpy says:

    Anonymous says:
    July 27, 2011 at 10:57 am
    Cameron is the current PM so the country need to know whether he is proper and fit to be the PM.

    Dave is my humble servant and he’s performing admirably. Britain’s contributions to the EU have increased 75% on his watch, so far, paid for with your tax rises. This is good. What with the additional tens of billions in Euro bailouts he’s handed-over, I have no complaints.

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    HandsomeDavid says:

    One way out for the Mirror Group and News International executives and journalists is to retrospectively apply for a few thousand phone tapping court orders – problem solved.

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    Comic Belief says:

    Oh of course it matters, because people care one way or another. It’s an illegal but justifiable way to get a story, the end can justify the means, depending what the end is.

    If it had just been celeb hacking, the News Of The World would not have closed. Do you agree?

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    How well did he check his source?

  93. 93
    jabbathecat says:

    A dropped bar of soap in the showers figure prominently in your movie?

  94. 94
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    Yep, here we go. It was not just the Army who were suspicious, although our coffee-house suspicions were more along the lines of a couple of TA lads being offered some folding to allow a photographer access to a TA base and a clean 4 tonner, and to be models for a photo session using TA kit and rifles (slightly different to regular rifles). Photog and/or middleman then did the deal with the Mirror, if it was not pre-arranged.


    Also classic line from the Regiment: “This regiment has seen off Louis X1V, Napoleon, Kaiser Bill, and Hitler. We do not think that Piers Morgan is going to give us a problem.”

  95. 95
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    And which corrupt political party was in charge whilst this was going…the same one that still hires Dr K e ll y’s hacker and chief coke head Baldwin, fomer NI man to spin Red Ed’s nasal surgery….oh, and how fucking corrupt his party is!

  96. 96
    A feckless Labour-voting parasite says:

    it’s called “wealth redistribution”, innit.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    No proof that he knew the press did. At the moment is all conjecture.

    Either of the parties related to the call could have told him.
    Someone who was present when the call was made.
    Someone who present when the message was retrieved by her – she may have had it on speaker etc

  98. 98
    Liar Liar Pants on Fire. says:

    “Coalition Agreement (Section 10):

    The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties under the Labour Government and roll back state intrusion. This will include… The Adopting the protections of the Scottish model for the DNA database.”

    Innocent people’s DNA profiles won’t be deleted after all, minister admits


  99. 99
    I don't need no doctor says:

    No one in their right mind would visit you or ever employ you. The mind boggles if anyone does. You are a liar and a scumbag.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    It doesn’t need to be ‘ handed over’ it’s publicly available.

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    misterned says:

    Yeah but the illegal hacking, illegal blagging and bribery of police happened when Blair and Brown were in power, backed by the labour supporting Murdoch press at that time.

    Trying to blame all that corrupt shit on Cameron now is utterly bullshit, but typical of the total disconnection from reality which all lefties seem to suffer from at the moment.

    Or are you suggesting that Murdoch was having secret meetings with a new back-bench opposition MP and taking orders from him, when they were at the same time fully backing the labour government and running unedited front-page stories written by the likes of Alistair Campbell?

    It is not for the likes of us to provide proof of meetings between the Brown, Blair and Murdoch.

    It is for the labour party itself to be as open as Cameron has been and publish all of their own dealings with the Murdochs when labour were in power when all the hacking at the labour supporting media and the politicised Met were taking bribes from the labour supporting press and all that colossal mountain of sleazy corruption was in full swing.

    I see labour supporters are now getting desperate as reality begins to dawn on them that the left wing media, the labour government and the politicised Met police were all in collusion in a vast sea of corruption and crime.

    All this will be given in evidence in good time in the various enquiries which are taking place in public, under oath show how deeply corrupt and disgusting these practices were an dhow deeply involved the labour party was.

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    EC1 PhD says:

    Nice one Guido. Moron out of a job. Move on to the next tabloid editor, if you please.

  103. 103
    Socialist Revolutionary Charlie "Storm Parliament" Gilmour says:

    Nasty men from council estates do bad things to me in the showers! My botty hurts!

    I want my mumsie!

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    Tax Payer says:

    It’s almost like they lied to us?

  105. 105
    Abu Hamza says:

    I’ve been hooked by these revelations.

  106. 106
    Morgan's Organ says:

    A spokesman for Mr Morgan says that his career is based on leaving enough slime on the greasy poles he climbs so that there are always enough dead bodies below to break his fall.

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    2 Para says:

    Time for the cross hairs Guido.

    Morgan, your downfall will be delicious to all who wear & wore the Queens uniform.

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    Nodrog Nworb says:

    He’s a brooding, intense, psychologically flawed, over-serious, demented workaholic.

    Oh no he’s not!

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    CNN will not stand by Piers Morgan. Time to tell the real truth Morgan, if you know how to tell the truth.

  110. 110
    Sophie says:

    You really will have to stop thinking of rusty Dave as a Conservative.

    He told you he was the heir to Blair.

    I for one listened & voted UKIP.

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    David Camoron says:

    I give you a cast-iron guarantee I would never ever do that.

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    Anonymous says:

    They should pull their fucking finger out then.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Looks like Piers will have to “Man up!”

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    Moussa Koussa says:

    You are wasting your time on this one…..you just don’t get it. Even Hyena Boy has stated, that celebs, sport stars and politicians is one thing, but crime victims is another ( Milly )

    As hard as you try Neo Con Loons, The Mirror group didn’t hack a Milly or anyone like a Milly …..So you are barking up the wrong tree.

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    Mumsie says:

    Hey Charlieboy! When you’ve finished slopping out, come here and suck your mummy’s dick.

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    Ichabod says:

    Who will comfort the blessed Celia in her time of loneliness ?

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Digress but so what! Manchester: A 72 year old shopkeeper has been arrested and is in police custody FOR STABBING TO DEATH AN ARMED ROBBER!!! This fucking country is a shit heap. The poor guy should be given a medal.

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    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL…. UKIP…. The UK Branch of Norwegian Neo Con Nutter Sect.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Whenever a good NORWESTER blows Guido is certain of piers between his toes.

    Enjoy you ‘sand’wiches.

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    Ed Balls Third Slip says:

    Is it true that Andy Coulson is opening the batting for England in the next Test Match?

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    Ichabod says:

    Did Piers Morgan ever win the Orwell prize ?

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I don’t think anyone accused Mr Coulson of hacking phones himself.

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    Anonymous says:

    Er… Coulson was arrested on suspicion of knowing about hacking, nothing proven yet. What’s the difference in Morgans case?

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    The BBC says:

    Story, what story? Fine chap, that Piers Morgan. Nothing to see here, move along.

    Now, lets get back to the Evil Murdoch Empire. Anybody got any dirt on Lord Ashcroft?

  125. 125
    Moussa Koussa says:

    No more cross hairs for Guido. It may give the impression that he and his minions are right wing neo con trigger happy loons.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    All must be equal under the law.

  127. 127
    Brussels-based Eurocrat says:

    Shut up and keep paying your taxes, Moussa.

    I will decide what your taxes are, and what they are spent on. I will do this forever, and you will have no say.

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    Jess The Dog says:

    THE INSIDER Vol III – At Her Majesty’s Pleasure


    Woke up to some alarming headlines in the papers. ‘MY LUST FOR PIERS’, screamed the “Prison Gazette”. It was the kind of thing I have always dreamed that Scarlett Johansson might come out with. But the rival “Inmates’ Times” splash revealed that the claimant to my torso was a bit closer to home.

    ‘I may be a virgin, but I’ve got the hots for Piers!’ it read. Yep, Big Bubba had identified yours truly as the object of his desires. ‘Up until now I have never met the right man,’ he cooed. ‘But maybe that will change now I’ve met Piers. He’s a very handsome, gorgeous man. I remember when he first came into the shower and I was thinking, “He looks really nice, I wonder who he is?”

    To be continued….

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    It's just Piers being Piers says:

    Didn’t hear very many contrary voices from the left at the time tbh.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    It was a florist’s. One way of increasing trade?

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    Anon says:

    And how exactly do you know that?

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    mongwatch says:

    You give us the impression you’re a left-wing parasitic spaz.

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    Anonymous says:

    Anon says: July 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Not only Blair and Brown need to be made accountable Mrs T and Major as well. I do think there is a good chance Major was innocent and Brown was forced too.

    But none of them are current PM, so it has to start with Cameron.

  134. 134
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I am a 16-year-old supporter of Ed Miliband’s Parasite Party. Ergo I know everything.

  135. 135
    Ah! Monika says:

    Louise Mensch is a novelist!!

  136. 136
    Sir William Waad says:

    The law on using ‘reasonable force’ to defend yourself and your property has never really changed. Even in the eighteenth century a householder could be charged if he or she killed a burglar who was running away. What has changed, perhaps, is the attitude of the police, who are no longer capable of reasoning “armed robber, 72-year-old shopkeeper, reasonable force”.

  137. 137
    Engineer says:

    Moussa, you haven’t engaged brain, have you?

    The recent phone-hacking hoo-ha was about bashing Murdoch, predicated on the premise that only his papers engaged in the practise. This proves that the practise was more widespread, and by no means limited to News International.

  138. 138
    Tax Payer says:

    Fatboy Clarke told us we could defend ourselves and our property?

  139. 139
    stalin, mao tse tung, pol pot, robert mugabe etc etc says:

    We didn’t waste ammunition on the proles, we just starved the fuckers to death.

  140. 140
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Piers=toast, esp as he’s taking the Yankee dollar at the moment at they will not want the contagion. What a shame, lovely chap…

  141. 141
    Socialist Revolutionary Charlie "Storm Parliament" Gilmour says:

    Someone called Bubba from a council estate has made me his wife!

    My botty hurts and I want my mummy!

  142. 142
    PM says:

    I’m really looking forward to ‘The Insider’ doing a stretch inside.

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    OH gawd, you are one santimonious little prick aren’t you? Now do one.

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    As Mensch pointed out on Newsnight, Trinity Mirror’s statement that its reporters “work” within the rules is misleading at best.

    Somebody should ask them about why they chose the present tense and ask them about past practices. I can’t believe Ulrika’s/Sven’s lawyers aren’t all over this.

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    Mike Hunt says:

    and Cameron employed Coulson so, logically:

    As Cameron employed Coulson and Coulson was involved then Cameron was involved and therefore:

    A Witch!

    Got to love this leftie logic.

  147. 147
    Ken Clarke says:

    Yeah, that was mainly just to grab headlines.

    Reality = same shitty rules as you all had (and hated) under the last government.

  148. 148
    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says:

    Scottish justice is great.

  149. 149
    jonty is a ginger minger says:

    It’s more than an impression, I can tell you.

  150. 150
    Anon says:

    That is well amusing, Sir.

  151. 151
    Not quite the greatest batsman ever says:

    Could you umpire again at Trent Bridge please?

  152. 152
    Martin Day says:

    Right wing political blogger,Guiod Fawkes said Mr Osborne needed to provide greater detail about his meetings with News International executives.

    He said: “Whilst we now have a list of meetings that George Osborne has had with News International, it is not enough.

    “We now need full access, including the publishing of the minutes from these meetings. In particular we need to know the details of his December 2010 meetings and exactly what was said about the BSkyB bid.

    “This information is particularly important because George Osborne was the person who initiated the Andy Coulson appointment.”

  153. 153
    What a Mensch says:

    From Morgan’s The Insider column in the Mail on Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 (not available online):


    This whole royal phone-hacking ‘scandal’ has been pathetically overblown. I used to employ Clive Goodman when I was editor of the News Of The World, and he was a top-class reporter as well as a thoroughly good bloke. Yes, he was stupid to hack into phone messages personally – but, take it from me, this has been a widespread practice conducted by, and on behalf of, not only reporters like Goodman, but top divorce lawyers and City takeover merchants for years.

  154. 154
    Archer Karcher says:

    All part of the wealth confiscation socialist model the EU is based on.
    International welfare, take from the thrifty and hard working and give to the lazy and indolent.
    Doesn’t matter which way you vote, the apparatchiks decide who has what in the end.

  155. 155
    Clarence says:

    ” Very” pedantic

    I wasn’t being pedantic for the sake of being pedantic. The sentence was ambiguous: it needed a tweak in case someone decided to, shall we say, quote it ‘out of context’.

    Most normal people know who was calling whom a liar, but lawyers are not normal people.

    Anyway, all is much clearer now.

  156. 156
    Andy Coulson says:

    That’s exactly what my defence is. Only a matter of time before Piers can plead the same when he’s arrested.

  157. 157
    Anon says:

    Better speak to Nick Clegg about it then.

  158. 158
    Anonymous says:

    At the time of this reply, the score was 36-1. Who’s the dickhead?

  159. 159
    The Sheikh Of Arabeeee says:

    Fuck off. You’re all the fucking same. Wankers. Wankers. Wankers.

    Still persisting with that edgy, cool pseudonym I see. Conspiracy to murder someone whose political views differ from yours… did you do a little sex wee when you thought of it?

  160. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Mark Oaten

  161. 161
    Mark Oaten says:

    Oh yes!

  162. 162
    misterned says:

    “Also Blair and Brown aren’t PM now and they are not going to be PM in future; they are past. Cameron is the current PM so the country need to know whether he is proper and fit to be the PM.”

    Based solely on the hacking issue and the sleaze and corruption of the interwoven relationships between corrupt media entities, corrupt police entities and corrupt government?

    The record shows that labour politicised the police and the civil service and helped to create the corruption which is now well publicised.

    The tory led coalition is taking action to clean up that corrupt stinking shit heap which they inherited.

    So based on that, Cameron is far more of a fit and proper person to lead the country.

    If we look at how the Cameron Government are capitulating to overseas interests, giving in to the EU, spending billions and billions on foreign aid, etc. then there are really worrying questions for him to answer.

  163. 163
    Blind leading blind says:

    At least Spain declares it’s unemployed numbers – UK uses euphemisms, such as “economically inactive” (8+ million at the last count)

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Who hacked the Paddington Rail Crash victims and tried to blag their medical records ?

  165. 165
    Gordon says:

    Sarah, will you teach me how to Twitter

  166. 166
    Dorian Smith says:

    You’re never shy of putting your foot in your mouth.

  167. 167
    Am I the only person who didn't hack? says:

    “top divorce lawyers and City takeover merchants”

    So when do we get the inquiry into them?

  168. 168
    @camilla_saurus says:

    Absolutely. Piers should be arrested, then…er…released without charge just like everyone else involved in this sordid affair.

  169. 169
    The Sheikh Of Arabeeee says:

    Please stop fantasising about murdering people with whom you disagree. Far worse than anal sex. Only a true fucking knobhead would get off on something like that.

  170. 170
    @camilla_saurus says:

    But why then, if it were true that she told him about the message, would she have been so upset/furious etc at the publication of the story based on said message?
    Surely telling a news hack about a message on your phone is tantamount to giving an interview about the story? And so would refute her allegation that it was obtained by illegal means?
    Just sayin’……

  171. 171
    sg-strummer says:

    I need to go and lie down after reading that twaddle

  172. 172
    Gordon Brown says:

    i want an investigation into the deficiency of mandarin orange segments in my portions of orange jelly

  173. 173
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Jeff is a drinking buddy of Piers if I recall.

  174. 174
    @camilla_saurus says:

    Don’t know why people are so quick to conclude that Piers is innocent (until proven otherwise) and yet the same people (I’m generalising) are calling for Coulson’s head on a spike, Cameron’s resignation, and Murdoch’s ‘empire’ to be broken up.
    I know Sven/Ulrikakaka is no Milly Dowler case, but the process for getting the information is the same – listening to voicemails – and the process is what’s wrong. You can’t judge a crime by its victim.

  175. 175
    what a plonker says:

    Piers Morgan will never be forgiven for his betrayal of our troops in Iraq ,by
    publishing false photographs . The man is disgusting .

  176. 176
    Archer Karcher says:

    Oh here we go again, the wrong kind of socialists and the wrong kind of socialism gag again.
    What is it with leftists, why do they always try the same old shit when the wheels inevitably fall off and socialism inevitably fails?
    The ‘it could have been fantastic if only’ routine, does not even begin to stand serious scrutiny.
    Face it, your belief system stinks, it has caused more pain, death, suffering and hardship since it’s inception, than anything known to mankind.

    Socialism is rotten and evil and by definition, so are it’s practitioners.

  177. 177
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Wait wrong Jeff my mistake.

  178. 178
    ACPO Ltd says:

    I can assure that they did not. But they have been, how shall I put it, out of the loop for some time.

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    Alan Rushoverthebridger says:

    Oh, hello my good friend Chocolata Moussa, and can I once again say how much we at the Guardian admire you and what you stand for. Do let us know if we can help you or your Colonel in any way, meanwhile I have to go and cover up our hacking files, erm, I mean dispose of tt hem, erm, no I mean publish them and be damned…

  181. 181
    Gordon's little helper, Piers. says:

    “Yet when I ran into him at a party recently he was speculating, with apparent sobriety, that Gordon Brown might invite him into the Cabinet”


  182. 182
    Ah! Monika says:

    I do too.

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    misterned says: July 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    “The tory led coalition is taking action to clean up that corrupt stinking shit heap which they inherited.”

    The problem is Cameron, Osborne, Hunt, Grove, etc are submerged in corrupt stinking shit heap. They should go and some one else who is clean should start the cleaning.

    There are number of Tories who can do it like David Davis, Clarke, May, etc, who are clean.

  184. 184
    Anybody but Ed says:

    Louise Mensch MP 1 Piers “Morgan” Moron 0 ‘fess up son your finished !! The benefit office is calling!!!

  185. 185
    i 0, Android 100 says:

    Well no, that’s a bit too technical for media f–kers.

  186. 186
    Gordon says:

    Piers, if they put you away, who will tell me when to cry?

  187. 187
    Coat of Many Colours says:

    That’s very Biblical.

  188. 188
    Ah! Monika says:

    Just read….http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/ for the first time. Worth a look

  189. 189
    Dudley Zoo says:

    From Prince Andrew representing the Royals, right through the Lords, The Government (Hune), The Press, BBC, it is begining to look like the whole of the British polite society is a crock of shit.

    It has always been like this but previously the media have been suppressed into keeping quiet

  190. 190
    Penfold says:

    Book ‘im Guido. !!

    So nice to see this pompous, puffed up, shit head get his just comeuppance.

    Ahh deep joy.

    This probably means that Sly Bailey will get the bullet from Trinity-Mirror as the shreholders want her to half her £1.7m package, but phone hacking will have her out pronto and cheaper.
    More collateral as the Yanks would say.

  191. 191
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Piers himself, no doubt!

  192. 192
    HRH Prince of Global Warming and Organic Farmin says:

    A exceptionally well-thought through sermon, Your Grace. Do have some organic cheese – it’s exceedingly good.

  193. 193
    misterned says:

    The difference is that the BBC and the labour party and their fuckwit acolytes have had three weeks of over the top, hysterical prime-time cross-media high profile trial-by-media and ‘truth be damned’ about Coulson and Cameron, but they have ignored all the far more guilt-ridden exploits of their own left wing accomplices in this whole sordid scandal.

    Had the NoW and the Mirror Group and Daily Mail et al and all the allegedly complicit labour cronies received the same treatment based on the evidence, then I would not be complaining. But all the shit was carried out on labour’s watch, by labour supporting media and the labour controlled state police and they were all in it together, yet the BBC and the rest of the media are trying with some degree of desperation to solely dump it all on Cameron, Coulson and Murdoch.

  194. 194

    Yep. Totally agree – much better smoking gun than DID, hope Piers appreciates your cricket metaphor. The ball is in CNN/Time Warner’s court.

  195. 195
    Penfold says:

    The Law of Unintended Consequences.

  196. 196
    Triffid says:

    Whilst this does look pretty damning doesn’t it raid a huge problem?

    *If* Moron is proven guilty won’t that mean he’ll come back to Britain? Perhaps best we just let this die as this alternative is too horrible to contemplate.

  197. 197
    Backwoodsman says:

    Well, to be more precise, the labour party and the bbc.

  198. 198
    Annon says:

    And did She?

  199. 199
    The wife of the Son of the Manse says:

    I will when I have finished teaching you about the mysteries of the lady garden.

  200. 200
    Lord Stansted says:

    The Police are not accepting bribes today, they are too busy arresting 72-year old shopkeepers for defending themselves against robbers..


  201. 201
    Peter Mandlebum says:

    I’ll gladly fill in for Piers.

  202. 202
    Call me a cynic says:

    and then he’ll get his insides streatched

  203. 203
    I fucked Sally Bercow in the ass, hard. says:

    Check Mate.

    Fuck off Piers.

  204. 204
    Moshe Dayan says:

    It was David Rose wot done it. Nowt to do with Piers.

    Anyone seen Johan Hari?

  205. 205
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Justice is there for everone. Therefore it is for a court to decide not some cabal of Labour Officials, Labour supporting Police Chiefs, Labour supporting CPS officers, Labour Supporting Newspapers and the Labour Supporting BBC who to change their minds for political gain.

  206. 206
    The response says:

  207. 207
    Loss of short-term memory says:

    I’d forgotten about that, but remember it now you’ve jogged my memory. Which newspaper was implicated?

  208. 208
    Martin Days gay hamster says:

    Martin, I’ve been ‘downstairs’ again, and I can report that you’ve got the shits.

  209. 209
    Anonymous says:

    Technically correct: you didn’t attend any pyjama parties held by NI executives; but at least one NI executive attended a pyjama party held by YOU.

  210. 210
    Hummer says:

    very interesting Piers why haven’t you made a statement through your lawyers?

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    PD77 says:

    Or did you mean “two” man up!

  213. 213
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Kevin Maguire has never been punished for his role in the Balls/Watson/MacBride hacking scandal.

  214. 214
    It's getting Personal now says:

  215. 215
    jonty's left testicle says:

    You’ve been gunning for Osbourne for years on here Martin and none of it has stuck, and he is now Chancellor of the Exchequer. You’re just no fucking good are you? Why don’t you just go and have a lie down and take your meds? The nice lady dreesed in blue and white will help you.

  216. 216
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Should of course be smearing scandal

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    Selohesra says:

    He turned me into a newt (I got better though)

  219. 219
    Tell it like it really is says:

    Spartacus – don’t forget this, I checked it wasn’t Apeil 1st.


  220. 220
    Selohesra says:

    Are they not equivalent sins – reckon its eternal damnation in hell for either

  221. 221
    statechaos says:

    Wikipedia states that Piers ‘quickly gained notoriety for his invasive , thrusting style’. I rest my case.

  222. 222
    cheche says:

    I see politically correct Richard Branson os off-shoring his empire.

    Funny how its alright for us to pay taxes but when the elite have to they dont like it

  223. 223
    BBC Cocaine using shirtlifter says:

    Look Fawkes we are not interested in this story unless it involves Tories, now leave us alone we’ve got some 12 year old boys to bugger.

  224. 224
    Selohesra says:

    Our host might have a bit of a past but surely Loiuse is squeaky clean

  225. 225
    Am I the only person who didn't hack? says:

    Who’s the conman?

  226. 226
    Jess The Dog says:

    The diary entry isn’t an extract from his God Bless America book, which ends in 2008. Maybe from an updated version of The Insider (not on the High Street bookshelves!)?

    The Zelo Street blogpost is a bit odd … it crows over the Eye revelations but draws a conclusion that the Eye fails to reach…. the Screws apparently never worked out if it was internally leaked or handed over as a spoiler… or, indeed, hacked in the first place.

  227. 227
    stick to what you know says:

    “Piers Morgan is a cuпt.”

    Just wanted to say something that is indisputably correct.

  228. 228
    misterned says:

    I am loving how Jon Stewart takes this on…


    But embarrassed that we in the UK cannot see it for ourselves.

  229. 229
    Megasized says:

    I know what you’re thinking now…

  230. 230
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Shut the fuck up Piers or I’ll come and sort you out.

  231. 231
    Scrumpit Slappham and Slurp says:

    if I were Mensch’s lawyer I would not be advising a defamation suit against morgan….just what he would be able to hide behind until dealt with and
    playing into his well lined pockets. He has virtually no wriggle room left so
    would be lovely to see him crucified in due course.

  232. 232
    That's News says:

    Goodbye, Piers.

  233. 233
    Hummer says:

    Piers, you are crap at arguing

    Smearing your opponent is the mark of true rank amateur

  234. 234
    the truth and nothing but the truth says:

    “Piеrs Morgаn is a cuпt.”

    Just wanted to say something that is indisputably correct.

  235. 235
    Ah! Monika says:

    Oooooooo get her!

  236. 236
    TosserWatch says:

    listen bunter you should go back to thunderbirds auditions and forget a box spot….your political expediency and total amnesia of your own party’s responsibilty for having ignored two reports that there were problems worthy of investigation is breathtakingly arrogant.

  237. 237
    Ah! Monika says:

    This has got Piers out of bed early( assuming he’s still in the States)

  238. 238
    Hiram N Fireman says:

    Or perhaps both, Lady Virginia. Some say that Balls, Watson et al were up to their goolies in receiving information garnered from ‘hacking’. I have even heard it said that Toilets ‘encouraged’ people to target certain people on whom it would be useful for McBride, Draper, Balls, Watson (and, of course Gordon Brown) to have ‘dirt’. A chap told me that Gordon Brown blackmailed his way to power for 30 years and would have never been allowed to lead Labour if people in his own party were not very afraid of him.

    How astonishing it would be if Watson had also ‘encouraged’ people in NI to ‘hack’ phones. That would make him a hypocrite, would it not?

  239. 239
    piers in tears says:

    I didn’t want my pension blagged, and my savings raped by a Jock mong who in any other country would have been fucking certified, but I didn’t have any say in the matter.

  240. 240
    Cutie says:

    Worth mentioning that his prick of a brother is a druggie, alcoholic ex-bankrupt.

  241. 241
    Jimmy says:

    “Guido has staked his reputation”

    Ok I’ll see you. 50p about right?

    Seriously, what was this scoop?

  242. 242
    Ah! Monika says:

    Another Pier gone up in flames

  243. 243
    dr.sipp says:

    GUIDO—can you look into that insider trade on a certain share

    if anything yanks hate more is financial–misdoing

    a letter to wall st journal would be icing on the cake

  244. 244
    Simon Cowell says:

    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. thumbs down for you Morgan. If it wasn’t fot that twat Louise Walsh, you wouldn’t even have made it through the audtion stage FFS.

  245. 245
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Martha Weiner on R4, BBC rolling out Joe Twiglets now…when are they having Balls and Blanchflower on again..should be on daily to keep Ozzy on his toes FFS!

    Feck off 5th columnists!!

  246. 246
    Labours Boardwalk Empire says:

    Its time to have a fresh look at Gordon Browns involvement in the Gordon MCMaster affair.

  247. 247
    Anonymous says:

    Er….that they arrested Coulson on the same grounds?

  248. 248
    nell says:


    poor piers is all over the news everywhere now.

    how long before his bosses at cnn start questioning whether they should have done a better check on his background before they employed him?

    by the by where are gordon and sarah his bosom pals? you’d think they at least would be out there supporting him in his hour of need.

    Or have they done to him what they’ve just done to their old friends the murdochs? Dumped him and them in the hope that none of the mud sticks to them!!

  249. 249
    he just doesn't get it...yet says:

    what a pleasure it would be to see the smug scumbag humbled and jugged

  250. 250
    Jimmy says:

    Going on Desert Island Discs?

    “Before your first record I must warn you it may harm your defence if you select anything by James Last..”

  251. 251
    Jimmy says:

    Or even better he could write to the proprietor.

  252. 252
    Anonymous says:

    Coulson didn’t even appear on Desert Island Discs and he was arrested.

  253. 253
    @camilla_saurus says:

    You can’t judge the crime by the victim.

    “So what if a few celebs get hacked, I don’t care and it’s their own fault for not changing their pin/courting fame/leading scandalous lives” *cannot* then become “Shocking, they hacked a dead girl’s voicemail, they should all go to prison and rot”.

    The crime, hacking/intercepting private voicemails – is a crime *either* way.

  254. 254
    @camilla_saurus says:

    You can’t judge the crime by the victim.

    “So what if a few celebs get hacked, I don’t care and it’s their own fault for not changing their pin/courting fame/leading scandalous lives” *cannot* then become “Shocking, they hacked a dead girl’s voicemail, they should all go to prison and rot”.

    The crime, hacking/intercepting private voicemails – is a crime *either* way.

  255. 255
    Man With A Very Hot Bladder says:

    Piers is banged to rights.


  256. 256
    @camilla_saurus says:

    You can’t judge a crime by the victim.
    Hacking is a crime, therefore he should be treated the same.

  257. 257
    Beggar's Belief says:

    @comic belief. No Morgan and the Mirror did not just hack celebrities. Morgan and the Mirror did far worse than just hacking celebs. Morgan is a piece of excrement who should be exposed as such.

  258. 258
    Jo Bond says:

    Well done Guido for exposing this deceit

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  260. 260

    I’ll wash her myself – just to be sure. Hey ho! Hey ho! … [etc.]

  261. 261
    Raj says:

    from the new statesmen. also on the Guardian website still (from 2002):

    “Dominic Mohan is now editor of the Sun, and in 2002 he was editing its showbusiness column.

    In the Guardian on 1 May 2002, there appeared an intriguing paragraph in a report about “showbusiness journalism’s most glamorous event, the Princess Margaret Awards — aka the Shaftas”:

    Ring, a ring a story
    How appropriate that the most glamourous event in the showbusiness calender should be sponsored by a phone company. Mohan went on to thank “Vodafone’s lack of security” for the Mirror’s showbusiness exclusives. Whatever does he mean?

    Indeed, whatever could he have meant?

    And what was known in the world of showbusiness journalism back in 2002?”

  262. 262
    Charles Bronson, Parkhurst says:

    Now you know what Handycock is going to feel like when they put him in my cell in Parkhurst.

  263. 263
    Katherine Graham says:

    Piers knew. Put that in your pipe and smoke it those ofyou who thought he was too stupid to know anyrthing!

  264. 264
    Katherine Graham says:

    Miranda Sawyer interviews Victoria ‘I’m not super-intellectual. I just work hard at my job’ Derbyshire

    For those of you who like to laugh at the Gurdian and BBC Miranda Sawyer was yer journalist who criticised one of the Gallaghers for saying that he hoped Albarn out of Blur “caught” AIDS and she went on a hissy fit that people did not “catch” AIDS.

    When writing about Freddie Mercury she described him as
    (i) obtained it from amazon.com
    (ii) won it in a raffle
    (iii) had it installed by that annoying Buy one get one free man off the telly
    (iv) caught it

  265. 265
    Mark Wouters says:

    Well the CIA has fucked up well and proper !They Murdered President JF Kennedy,Kennedy would not have got the USA into a debt crisis ,it proves JFKs policies were correct all along ,perhaps the FBI can declare a pubic investigation into his Murder in Dallas in November 1963.

  266. 266
    inside-out says:

    What does Pier’s mistress at the Grauniad know about voicemail hacking?

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    LibelFreeZone says:

    What’s most perplexing is why CNN–“The most trusted name in news”–hired a former tabloid editor, for cryin’ out loud. Such a hire simply defies logic, whether or not Morgan actually hacked any phones himself. He may not have. He left it up to his so called reporters or outside third parties to do so. That’s like saying Hitler (pardon the inevitable insertion of pure evil) wasn’t guilty of anything because he personally didn’t torture anyone.

    CNN needs to acknowledge that it made a grievous hiring error and fire Morgan now. His recorded statements are more than enough to discredit him as a reliable source of anything. He was not a decent man. He drank the Kool-Aid at The Sun (1989-1994), NOTW (1994-1995) and the Daily Mirror (1995-2004) enough to have done significant damage to people–celebrity or not–too numerous to mention.

    Britain’s culture of mockery and humiliation can end. The reverberations of cleaning up Fleet Street can extend to the United States. I truly believe this. All it takes is for news consumers to recognize the pain and degradation that tabloids writ large on society and simply say no to tabloids. All of them–the glossy (People and US magazines) and the dull (National Enquirer).

    The unraveling of our tabloid culture has begun. I can think of no good reason to spare the “career” of someone who played a significant role in the deterioration of British society for over a decade.

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