November 29th, 2012

Leveson Damning of Piers Morgan

Worth noting that Leveson refrained from naming too many names and is was clearly keen to avoid making direct accusations. One person he didn’t hold back on though was good old Piers Morgan. While discussing Pier’s evidence Brian claimed:

“This was not, in any sense at all, a convincing answer. Mr Morgan could not even resist a further side-swipe at the Guardian (he had earlier referred to that title as the self-appointed bishops of Fleet Street), perhaps in an attempt to draw attention away from the broader ramifications of the question. When linked with other evidence, his reference to ‘the rumour mill’ somewhat downplayed the quality of the evidence incriminating the industry as a whole. And Mr Morgan chose his words very carefully when asked to speak about the Daily Mirror. Overall, Mr Morgan’s attempt to push back from his own bullish statement to the Press Gazette was utterly unpersuasive.”

In other words…

UPDATE:

UPDATE II:

Via @Unnamedinsider

63 Comments

  1. 1
    Piss Moron says:

    Priceless. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving mong.

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    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Morgan’s first major position in national media was as de facto editor of The Sun’s show business column, Bizarre, under the editorship of Kelvin MacKenzie. In 1994, aged 28, he was appointed editor of News of the World by Rupert Murdoch, becoming the youngest national newspaper editor in more than half a century.[14] He quickly gained notoriety for his invasive, thrusting style and lack of concern for celebrities’ right to privacy, claiming that they could not manipulate the media to further their own ends without accepting the consequences of a two way deal. Morgan’s autobiography The Insider states that he left the News of the World of his own choice and somewhat against owner Rupert Murdoch’s wishes when he was offered the job of Editor at the Daily Mirror.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan

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    • 19
      His wife is a daughter of ex Conservative MP! says:

      Morgan married Marion Shalloe in July 1991 in Hampshire. They have three sons: Spencer William (born in 1993), Stanley Christopher (born in 1997) and Albert Douglas (Bertie) (born in 2000).[70] Morgan and Shalloe divorced in 2008.[citation needed] He was linked romantically to The Guardian columnist Marina Hyde, and his second wife is The Daily Telegraph’s columnist and feature writer, Celia Walden,[71] who is the daughter of the former Conservative MP George Walden.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan

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    • 42
      Drears Mogadon says:

      I resent this. Please watch this trailer for one of my programmes by way of making it up to me.

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  2. 2
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Piers will suck your cock for a fiver – and give you a £4.99 rebate.

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  3. 3
    leveson says:

    …he’s a lying c’unt.

    (I missed that bit out)

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  4. 4
    A missed opportunity says:

    You didn’t put Alan Sugar’s tweet here? C’mon, even the Guardian managed that one.

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  5. 6
    Kebab Time says:

    *we can work it out*

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  6. 7
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    Leveson only repeating what we have known for years Morgan is a Cnut

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  7. 9
    Peirs Mrogran says:

    leave me alone, i’m busy insulting Michael Owen on Twitter. No rest for the wicked, eh?

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  8. 10
    Buster Gasket says:

    How about a “Most Loathesome Public Figure” poll on SurvetMonkey Guido?

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  9. 12
    Operation Crossbow says:

    On BBC breakfast this morning, male presenter STATED that the families of the 7/7 victims had had their phones hacked. As we know this have NEVER been proven, all that the Police know is that their numbers were in various notebooks.

    One of the family members was later interviewed on Radio 5 who stated that the Police had told them that they didn’t know if they had been hacked, yet this still doesn’t stop the BBC spinning a clear lie.

    Additionally, the man interviewed this morning stated he felt that the whole Leveson investigation had been hijacked by Hugh Grant and the hacked off campaign and that they had used it to basically whinge against the press running stories about them. As he rightly pointed out these are the very same people who place stories in the press to get publicity.

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    • 22
      who why what where when says:

      On Newsnight last night David Grossman stated as fact that hacks had deleted messages on Millie Dowler’s phone- which of course has been proved to be a lie.
      Are Newsnight still working in conjunction with the BIJ, or are they cocking up stories all on their own?

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  10. 13
    JR was the best says:

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    • 39
      The Dead Tree Press says:

      The embedding is disabled by request.

      I demand an independent judge-led underpinning to the internet.

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  11. 15
    wrthomson says:

    In other words he is a lying c*ck sucking sonofabitch about to be dropped by CNN (hope, hope).

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  12. 17
    Tom says:

    I can’t find the relevant quote, which page is it on?

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    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    It was disgusting how nearly every piece of labour filth that got up to ask a question mentioned the name of Millie Dowler.

    None of the lying shits did anything about it (from 2002) when they were in power.

    Utter contemptible scum.

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    • 36
      Labour crying Crocodile Tears...as if they actually care ?? says:

      Labour make accusations and then refuse to withdraw and apologise when they’ve been proven wrong that’s why they are totally unsuited to return to government

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  16. 24
    Jen The Blue says:

    So when will the odious Piers Morgan get his collar felt?

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  17. 26
    BBC says:

    “Astronomers spot the second-largest black hole ever seen”

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    • 27
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      They are thinking of nameing it ‘Gordon Brown Hole’

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    • 29
      A woman says:

      Has Sally taken her knickers off?

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    • 32
      The BBC ttalking b*ll*cks as usual says:

      So nice to see that the BBC is doing what it does best ….trying to stir up a storm over Leveson that doesn’t actually exist by telling us that their is division between the PM and the the other two party leaders….total and utter SHITE….ALL leaders agree that the press needs to clean up its act immediately and that freedom of the press is upheld…all Cameron has said is that parliament needs to think hard about the matter BEFORE rushing to pass legislation…he has NOT said that he will refuse to pass legislation…what he says is prudent…..we’ve seen far to many pieces of legislation rushed into law under Labour that are essentially BAD law and fail not only to do what they were intended but make things worse

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      • 62
        Another Woman says:

        And we have seen how laws have been extended in range to a point beyond their intended use;e.g. the elderly man at the LieBour conference who called out “rubbish” in response to a statement from the rostrum & was evicted & charged under the Terrorism Act.

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  18. 28
    Anonymous says:

    My father- in- law didn’t lie about his age to join up and fight fascism in WW2, only to see home-grown fascists attempt to seize control of the press in his own country.
    Don’t let them win.

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  19. 30
    Derron Brown. says:

    Phew. I got away with it.

    The Mirrors ethics are down the toilet along with my own morals.

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  20. 37
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    Usual bollox spouted by Cameron how much was he paid by the mail and the murdoch filth rags to say that?

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  21. 46
    An Open Secret says:

    The press needs to address this. The little Hitler needs to be held accountable for his unacceptable actions. An unacceptable way to treat a vulnerable woman.

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  22. 47
    An Open Secret says:

    @Derron Brown:

    The press needs to address
    this. The little Hitler needs to
    be held accountable for his
    unacceptable actions. An
    unacceptable way to treat a
    vulnerable woman.

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  23. 54
    Ian 'the moose' Abrahams says:

    Surprised that tory grandee sired a child.
    Could have sworn that he was a shirtlifter!

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  24. 55
    Ran in2 a wheelchairs says:

    Piers Mong and his ilk can jog on!

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  25. 57
    Cider drinker says:

    He’s got away with it , no recriminations. Let us know when he gets a tap on the shoulder…..

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  26. 59
    Three Solid Wins - the people have spoken says:

    Piers Morgan is a smug protected shite, who is allowed to carry on as he has with a free rein – like 007 without a Walter pk pistol. Water pistol more like. And he is like Savile – threatening if anyone takes him down, your coming with me, I will make sure of that, and etc..

    He needs cutting down in size. He is from yesterday, and needs dispatching from our eyes.establishment. He is past his sell by date.

    Tara each, Piers.

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  27. 63
    Andrew says:

    Please stop giving the twat any attention, he thrives on it.

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