Piers Morgan has had more than a little bit of a busy past 24 hours. Not only is he serving as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” for a live show, but he also had to defend himself passionately against some rather heated accusations that he was somehow involved in the phone-hacking controversy back when he was employed by News of the World.
The strangest part of this controversiy was that the person who made the accusation, British MP Louise Mensch, made a claim that was not entirely based on what Piers has actually said:
“Piers Morgan, who is now a celebrity anchor at CNN, who do not appear to have asked him any questions about phone hacking, is a former editor of the Daily Mirror. He said in his book The Insider recently, and I quote, that that little trick of entering a standard four-digit code allows anyone to call that number and hear your messages.
“In that book he boasted that using that little trick enables him to win scoop of the year for a story about [England national soccer team manager] Sven-Goran Eriksson. So that is a former editor of the Daily Mirror being very open about his personal use of phone hacking…and indeed he is a former News of the World executive.”
It didn’t take long for Piers himself to come up with a rather quick defense on this, and he even ended up posting some photographic evidence of his book on Twitter to back it up:
“I wrote in my book that someone warned me phones could be hacked, so I changed my pin number. That’s it … I’ve never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published stories based on the hacking of a phone,”
Piers later went on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN show and engage in a debate on the matter with Mensch, but she pretty much refused to take on any subject due to not having the protection Parliament.
Do you think this is pretty much a “game, set, match” for Piers here?
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