July 19th, 2011

Morgan addresses claims of phone hacking

CNN’s Piers Morgan talks with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about Murdoch’s testimony at a hearing into the phone hacking scandal. A full transcript of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer is posted on CNN.com 

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PIERS MORGAN, HOST, CNN’S “PIERS MORGAN TONIGHT”:  Well, I’m amused by her cowardice in refusing to repeat that allegation now she’s not in Parliament and covered by privilege.

As she may be already aware, she came out with an absolute blatant lie during those proceedings.  At no stage in my book or indeed outside of my book have I ever boasted of using phone hacking for any stories.

For the record, in my time at “The Mirror” and the “News of the World,” I have never hacked a phone, told anybody to hack a phone or published any story based on the hacking of a phone.

And what she did today was a deliberate, in my view, and outrageous attempt to smear my name, CNN’s name, “The Daily Mirror’s” name.  And I think her now to have the breathtaking gall to just sit here calmly and say, I can’t possibly repeat that cause I haven’t got privilege, is an outrage.

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