Morgan defended himself at phone hacking at the video inquiry
Piers Morgan, the former editor of Daily Mirror (1995-2004), defended himself on Dec. 21 and told the British inquiry into media ethics that he never permitted any phone hacking when he was at his post. Now he hosts of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”.
Business journalist James Hipwell told the inquiry that the voicemail interceptions were an everyday activity at Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid, when he worked in the late 1990s as a columnist. But he did not have any direct evidence to show Piers Morgan had involved in phone hacking.
Morgan told the British inquiry through the video, “In my memory, I don’t think there was phone hacking,” when the inquiry asked him that if he ever witnessed the phone hacking, “Absolutely, no!” Morgan surely answered.
Piers Morgan emphasized that there was no one accused of phone hacking, none of them in Daily Mirror.
According to the local mass media report, Morgan said he had to protect the sources, he refused to point out who provide him the message, when the inquiry requested him about it. He also stressed that he thought it was nothing to do with the ethics when listened to the voice mail.
“What do you want me to say? When they divorced, Paul McCartney said Mills recorded their conversation and gave it to the media. Paul said that was the truth,” Piers Morgan said.
Ps. original version published on the website of Taiwan News by Theresa Huang