June 13th, 2012

Piers Told DTI: “Listening to Private Conversations Unnerving”

The Daily Beast has got hold of Piers Morgan’s interview transcripts from the Viglen investigation back in 2004, as Guido anticipated last week. The CNN host denied any wrongdoing over the shady share-tipping scandal, but admitted that his “bowels were beginning to twitch slightly about what was going to happen“. Without a hint of irony, Piers expressed his dismay that investigators had obtained recordings of his phone calls to a stock broker:

“I have to tell you, I found it one of the most unnerving things in my life, having to listen to transcripts of private conversations. It’s not something I’ve ever had to do before. I hope I never have to again.”

Sadly for Piers, we don’t always get what we wish for…


34 Comments

  1. 1
    Eton Hopeful says:

    is Louise Menschhhhh hoping to achieve international stardom by her actions?

    Mensch: web trolls should have no hiding place

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9328351/Louise-Mensch-social-networks-must-identify-internet-bullies-who-cower-behind-anonymity.html

    control control control

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    • 2
      Nobber Mcknob says:

      Ex Labour member in authoritarian control shock!

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    • 4
      Bill Clinton says:

      I feel your pain.

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    • 14
      Big Brother says:

      How long is this expensive Leveson fiasco going to drag on?
      When are the stupid sheeple going to understand that GCHQ, Plod, MI5, MI6, etc. etc. can monitor automatically all internet traffic, mobile and landline telephone calls, and spy cameras , and specifically read/listen in, observe whenever they feel like it.
      It is always justified by making everyone “safer” or “healthier”. Absolute bxllxcks.
      Hacking by the media is an unpleasant but minor sideshow. It is useful in occasionally exposing our corrupt devious politicians and hypocritical celebrities.

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      • 30
        MSB says:

        Come on, the Levinson enquiry is about the tabloid media and is entirely fueled by the tabloid media. At least this way they don’t actually have to make it up but I just wish someone would wipe that smug grin off Robert Jay’s face talk about 15 minutes of fame going to someone’s head

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    • 29
      blip says:

      There was an implied death threat in the messages Mensch received: I remember when there was an ‘everybody draw mohammed day’ on Facebook, that the M*****s were showering death threats about like confetti. This sort of thing has to be discouraged somehow: perhaps just ordering Plod to do his job properly when he receives a complaint would suffice.

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    • 33
      Anonymous says:

      In a wonderful irony the Telegraph has disabled comments for that article.

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  2. 3

    Piers for souvenirs are all you’ve left me
    Memories of a love you never meant
    I just can’t believe you could forget me
    After all those happy hours we spent (together)

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  3. 6
    Treachery with a smile on its face says:

    Tory MPs are accusing the Lib Dems of treachery for deciding to abstain over this afternoon’s vote on Hunt. Certainly looks like it.

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    • 12

      This is normal behaviour for Lib Dems. As the scorpion said to the horse, “It’s in my nature”.

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      • 24
        Pawn Sandwich says:

        This type of action could bring on an early general election. Silly man, the Libs have at present more power than their electoral base could ever give them.

        Nadine Dorries was right in this respect.

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    • 13
      Anonymous says:

      With friends like these…

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    • 15
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      Lets face it you should never trust a libdem, reminds of something i came across a couple of months ago

      What do Jermey Thorpe and William the Conqueror have in common
      answer They are both phucking Normans.

      Also I believe there was a dog involved.

      By being being a libdem by nature you are a lying scheming phuck pig

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    • 27
      MacGuffin says:

      Someone needs to teach you the difference between ‘coalition’ and ‘merger’. How is it treachery for the Lib Dems to recognise that Hunt broke the rules? They don’t owe Hunt anything.

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  4. 7
    Dobbie says:

    Will “Rebekka” & co. be applying for bail?

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  5. 8
    Ah! Monika says:

    Bad Surreal Grin ( No not Piers Morgan, Alan Rusbridger )

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  6. 9
    #womanontheright says:

    Who’s the foxy woman in green on the right?

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  7. 10
    Well it's a thought says:

    Ah sweet, they’ve had all the deadbeats on the Leveson whitewash and have allowed Gleggy a go , just in case he feels left out, what nice people.

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    • 16
      Mark 'the packer' Oaten says:

      Exactly, what’s he gonna say ‘oooh, the nasty boys were simply beastley to me’. Fuck off Cleggy, ya stoopid hoon.

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    • 18

      Could be embarrassing for him though.

      “Have you ever had your phone hacked?”
      “No.”

      “Then why are you here?”
      “..erm..”

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  8. 17
    Ah! Monika says:

    Sadly for Piers, we don’t always get what we wish for…

    Err Luckily for Piers WE ……….

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  9. 20
    Piss Organ says:

    Like my old chum, T.B£iar, I’m a regular kinda guy.

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  10. 21
    Baroness Warsi says:

    Medhi Hassan passes away in hospital in Karachi

    Not to be confused with Medhi Hasan the journalist

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  11. 23
    MacGuffin says:

    Those girls should be combing their own hair! STOP THE ASIAN GROOMERS

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  12. 25
    bamber gasgoiyne says:

    Put your hand up if you still don’t believe we are living under an authoritarian, neo-nazi regime……….. where no matter what, the elites remain above the law , cossetted by all their theft of the peoples money and their incestuous relationships with each other

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  13. 28

    Cheryl Cоle?

    Doesn’t she write for the Commentator?

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  14. 34
    Jimmy says:

    Listening to a transcript would be quite tedious I suppose.

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