May 23rd, 2012

Paxo on Piers

Paxman has twisted the knife on the stand today:

I was really struck by something Piers Morgan said, I was sat between him on my left and editor of Sunday Mirror on my right. Ulrika Jonsson was sat opposite. Morgan said, teasing Ulrika, that he knew what had happened in conversations between her and Sven Goran Eriksson and he went into this mock Swedish accent. Now I don’t know whether he was repeating a conversation that he had heard, or he was imagining this conversation … It was a rather bad parody. I was struck by it because I am wet behind the ears, I didn’t know this sort of thing went on. He turned to me and said have you got a mobile phone I said yes. He said, have you got a security setting on the message bit of it …. I didn’t know what he was talking about. He then explained that the way to get access to people’s messages was to go to the factory default setting and press 0000 and 1234 and if you didn’t put your own code in, his words were, ‘you are a fool’ I don’t know whether he was making this up, making up the conversation, but it was clearly something that he was familiar with and I wasn’t. I didn’t know. I didn’t know that this went on.”

Perhaps Lord Leveson will insist that Morgan actually attends when he is recalled…


  1. 1
    Fuck it. says:

    Gutted for you Peirs……………..NOT

  2. 2
    Spotty Lizard says:

    Technical point, Guido: it’s not a stand — it’s a witness box. “Stand” is an Americanisation

  3. 3
    Oh. says:

    Any comment on Paxman’s assertion that “‘state broadcaster’ [is] something like Pravda where content is controlled by government. That is not the case with the BBC”? Silly socialist idiot, or something?

  4. 4
    A Vacillating Vacuous Victim of Veiled Venal Vanity says:

    I am unable to make ANY decision or statement about what I knew – or didn’t – or indeed anything else, – unless it’s approved by Herr Pumpy Rump, Sen. Barista Hose and Nik, – with whom Gordon agrees. It’s a bit like Gordon’s biscuit conundrum!

    What’s the Wattage from the Wind Farms toady??

  5. 5
    Grammar School Boy says:

    The End of the Piers Show, perhaps?

  6. 6
    Brass Eye says:

    We can all live in hope.

  7. 7
    A Moron says:

    Not until the Fat Fucktard sings!

  8. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    He’s been flushed out again and again. This time Paxo is beating the truth out of him.

    He’s on the run now but Lord Leveson will expose him to the nation!

    Goodbye Piers, close the door.

  9. 9
    Religion of Piers says:

    Should be the gallows for this humongous cotho

  10. 10
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “What’s the Wattage from the Wind Farms toady??”

    Piss poor, as always.

  11. 11
    The Navy says:

    Avast there! Cap’n Morgan is a skurvy knave. Not fit to be keelhauled. Hang him from the yard arm andfeed his liver to the crows

  12. 12
    Not surprised says:

    “I was sitting” or “I sat”

    Not “I was sat”

    Yours pedantically etc

  13. 13
    Screaming Lord Leveson says:

    What??? – but Lord Leveson will expose him to the nation

    But he isn’t NI or Tory !!!!

    Move along nothing to see here.

  14. 14
    Paxo says:

    “I was sat between him on my left and editor of Sunday Mirror on my right…”

  15. 15
    Pop Psychologist says:

    Cognitive Dissonance. I love that phrase. For a small fee I’ll come in to the studio and tell the viewers all about it.

  16. 16
    Sod the Eds says:

    Pier Moron is a muttering idiot

  17. 17
    'Arrys Dog says:

    Sounds blinding to me

  18. 18
    Selohesra says:

    Don’t hold your breath – this is only a witch hunt against Tories and Murdochs

  19. 19
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Future generations will know David Cameron as the Jubilee Mug

  20. 20
    Sod the Eds says:

    Sorry, I’ll say that again. Piers Moron is a muttering idiot.

  21. 21
    Mrs Mensch says:

    As if …

  22. 22
    Loungelizard says:

    Nocando. Mr Blair stopped all that shiver me timbers stuff in 2006, besides there are health and safety issues re the liver and crow stuff. Sorry, just not on in the modern Navy.

  23. 23
    Observer says:

    Lord Justice Leveson is the press inquiry guy. Lord Leveson is someone else.

  24. 24
    The Navy says:

    Ah Cap’n Blair, another turncoat pirate loose on the briney. Don’t you worry me hearties, we shall soon haul in his sails with our mighty aircraft carrier as soon as that treacheous dog in the dayglo ticks all his boxes and lets us cast off from the dock.

  25. 25
    The No. 4 Chunking Souvenir Factory says:

    He might make a limited edition commemorative Toby Jug in a boxed set.

  26. 26
    Eric Pickles says:

    Not if you weigh as much as me.

  27. 27
  28. 28
    AC1 says:

    [T]he government wants to commit a staggering £100bn to wind farm subsidies over the next decade, almost all to rich landowners.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    “Was sat” is northern gibber.

  30. 30
    The last Jack Straw says:

    We can waterboard him though, its entirely morale and legal ….. somewhere.

  31. 31
    The Public says:

    I assume the Justice bit was added for a touch of adult irony like they do in the Simpsons?

  32. 32
    Correcting tape is Us says:

    One might also say “.. was seated..”.

  33. 33
    Pudding Race. says:

    Ay, me doubt the BBC be showing this news on Morgan and his lies. Even if he was chieftain of a tabloid.

  34. 34
    Franklin MInt says:

    Yours for only the next generations easy payment terms of £5tn per month*

    Please fill in the order below…

    I hereby authorise you to debit unspecified amounts at unspecified intervals from my pension/Savings/Kids School fund (please delete where applicable)


  35. 35
    fewer not less says:

    seated is more appropriated for a given seating position.

  36. 36
    Engineer says:

    Piers Morgan may have told porkies?

    Well who’dathoughtit….

  37. 37
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    End of the Piers show? Let’s hope so.

  38. 38
    ho ho ho says:

    Cameron = Jubilee Mug

  39. 39
    Must av a Kamal says:

    Hmm, I’m trying to remember if Paxman ever discussed this on Newsnight and if he did why did he not say anything?

  40. 40
    Quisling says:

    Probably to pissed to remember

  41. 41
    Legal Crook says:

    It was not illegal when Morgan told Paxo.

  42. 42
    Quisling says:

    Can you expand on this?

  43. 43
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Is this a bit like the work of the House UnAmerican Activities Commission? It seems the spirit of Joe McCarthy lives on.

  44. 44
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    and when it is discovered that many of the witnesses have not told the truth, were partisan etc. what will happen? nothing.

  45. 45
    Legal Crook says:

    The conversation took place before 2003, it did not become illegal until then.

  46. 46
    Quisling says:

    Ah gotcha, thanks

  47. 47
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    When I were a lad, people spoke proper.

  48. 48
    Marmite says:

    Too true Quango. This enquiry is just an utter waste of public money.

  49. 49
    Sophie says:

    If I were Piers I would have a long hard think about who he hacked & who was hacked by his staff.

    If one of them is an American citizen….

    What ever happens, Piers you are going to serve time somewhere.

    Where is the question – UK or USA?

  50. 50
    Camerons Father in Law says:

    Ha ha ha.

    You povs just dont get it – more power & money – via windpower subsidies

    Good boy David.

  51. 51
    Chris Huhne says:

    I know its great!

    Even if I go to prison I will still be even more minted when I get out.

    Robbing the NHS whilst serving the rich & actually being called “leftwing”!

    I am a genius.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Senator McCarthy had nothing to do with the House UnAmerican Activities hearings, which were chaired by Congressman Dies. McCarthy’s concern
    was to know why Soviet agents were still employed by the Government, particularly in the State Department, years after they had been exposed.


  53. 53
    Word says:

    To be fair to Piers Morgan (something I hoped I’d never say), I could tell you 101 ways to kill someone.

    Total number of people killed so far by me? Zero.

    Knowledge is not evidence of wrongdoing.

    Now, I feel dirty so I’m off for a shower.

  54. 54
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    Mr Paxman’ s comments are hardly relevant to the Inquiry and I think there are more newsworthy matters we should be addressing.

    The euro crisis is turning nasty.

    President Hollande has now teamed up with that spanish bloke to hold a press conference behind Mrs Merkel’s back and has admitted to the world that he does not know what is going on although he now runs the sixth biggest economy in the world.

    Since he was elected Cac40 has lost 5% of its value.

    Why not give the little socialist a bit of leeway by talking about a silly woman’s sex life?

  55. 55
    yeah, right.... says:

    He sure got a purty lil’ mouth, ain’t he…?

  56. 56
    Bunsen Honeydew MP says:

    What about the Ulrika bit?

  57. 57
    Anon says:

    Yeh, I would!

  58. 58
    Superman says:

    No one will go to jail , not Piers not Rebecca, not Andy. Its all a ploy to make money for lawyers, much at taxpayers expense. And Leveson? Do me a favour. Nothing will come out of it.

  59. 59
    Engineer says:

    Unfortunately, that doesn’t explain the disparity in the statement Morgan made to Leveson (“phone hacking may have happened while I was editor of the Mirror, but I didn’t know anything about it Guv”), and Paxo’s statement to the same Enquiry today.

    If Morgan knew nothing about voicemail interception in 2002, how was he able to describe to Paxo how to avoid being a victim of it?

  60. 60
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    if paxo knew about it why the phuck did he keep it quiet anyway it makes piers to make paxo look good

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Interesting that Paxo says it was a bad parody unless Paxo knows how what to expect when listening to Swedes speaking in English.

    If, for example, I was parodying a Frenchman leaving a VM complaining to his English GF (a VM I had never actually heard) that she was late, I’d do it a la ‘Allo, ‘Allo:

    “I ‘ave been weight-ing for three hours”

    Whereas probably a more true-to-life version would be:

    “I am waiting since three hours”

    Which doesn’t sound so good [as a parody].

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    >>>I think your word “runs” is missing a “i” me old mate

  63. 63
    Its ok to be a c unt if ur not one of the little people says:

    Not only is he a c unt but he is a posh c unt !

  64. 64
    Its ok to be a c unt if ur not one of the little people says:

    Actually With regards Piers Morgan I thought “stand” or indeed “witness box” can easily and appropriately be replaced with “up to his neck in shit “

  65. 65
    Its ok to be a c unt if ur not one of the little people says:

    Lawyers are the ubber c unts of the universe.

  66. 66
    Llord Llllllllllllllevensssssson says:

    Mirror, Mirror at the stall,
    who’s the biggest cΰnt of all?

    Could be Paxo or Morgan as far as I’m concerned.

  67. 67
    El Toro says:


  68. 68
    Jezza (bbc tosswad) says:

    I was just asserting my working class associations,
    get it?

    Just because I earn £250k p.a. from the bbc tax-payer doesn’t mean I am not working class, you see?

    Up the revolution!

  69. 69
    sumwun says:

    It’s like the ‘Sports’ as in ‘Sports personality’.

  70. 70
    WheresBilly! says:

    Dirty Paxo.

    Someone tells you to lock up your phone for your own good.

    Then you drop them in it.

  71. 71
    WheresBilly! says:

    Retracting this one.

    Paxo was speaking on oath so we have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  72. 72
    edmartin says:

    perhaps he was embarrassed to admit wasting time with such mediocrities – they can hardly be entertaining or interesting company

  73. 73
    oddly helpful says:

    The government in, say France, gets to appoint new bosses for the state broadcaster as soon as soon as it takes office. Control of the BBC takes the form of a permanent and self-selected Nomenklatura. Paxman can hardly claim this knowledge is somehow ”above his pay grade”.

  74. 74
    Derron Brown says:

    I lick Piers Moron’s arsehole.

  75. 75
    Anton Chigurgh says:

    The fact that the Hunt hasn’t been arrested (and no doubt found guilty) on the basis of his comments yet if I piss in the street I’ll get a hefty fine is something I will never ever be able to understandor accept. Why do these fu’cktards get away with things that should see them bang to rights for a few years?

  76. 76
    Queen Charlotte says:

    Does Paxo really say, “was sat” ?

  77. 77
    Vacant Possession says:

    Piers is right.

    All you have to do is read the manual. If you are in the least bit in the public eye wouldn’t occur to you to put net curtains up?

    I am sick to death of Leveson, luvvies being given huge payouts for being dimwits and the BBC’s incessant coverage of something which is much less interesting than they think it is. Good grief, who *really* wants to see Tom Watson having the time of his life. Says it all really.

    Long live investigative journalism; They are our bastion against that professional body of politicians doing their best to spend *our* money unwisely and on their mates. It’s just a witch hunt.

    God bless journalists.

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