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McCartney: I'm going to police over hacking claim [ CNN's Piers Morgan Phone Hacking ]
Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug 4 2011 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press

Posted on 08/04/2011 4:29:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that their private communication had been spied upon by British tabloid journalists.

In comments to television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinatti, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with police as soon as he was finished with his summer tour.

"I will be talking to them about that," McCartney told the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles.

"I don't think it's great. I do think it is a horrendous violation of privacy, and I do think it's been going on a long time, and I do think more people than we know knew about it. But I think I should just listen and hear what the facts are before I comment," he said.

McCartney is the latest celebrity to be dragged into Britain's phone hacking scandal, which centers on allegations that journalists routinely eavesdropped on private phone messages, bribed police officers for tips and illegally obtained confidential information for stories.

So far the scandal has largely been limited to the Rupert Murdoch's media empire, but an allegation made Wednesday by McCartney's former wife Heather Mills implicates the Trinity Mirror PLC group of newspapers — whose flagship Daily Mirror tabloid used to be edited by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan.

Morgan has come under increasing pressure to explain himself, with several British lawmakers calling on him to return to the U.K. to face questioning about the scandal. Mills' allegation, made Wednesday in an interview with the BBC, that a senior journalist admitted to her his paper was spying on her messages.

Mills identified the journalist, although the BBC bleeped out the name, citing legal reasons.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cnn; mccartney; phonehacking; piersmorgan

1 posted on 08/04/2011 4:29:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

piers?????


2 posted on 08/04/2011 4:31:31 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: NoLibZone
"Morgan wrote in the Daily Mail five years ago that he had once been played a message left by Sir Paul McCartney on the mobile phone of his then-girlfriend Heather Mills, in which the former Beatle sounded "lonely, miserable and desperate".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/aug/04/phone-hacking-piers-morgan-harman

3 posted on 08/04/2011 4:32:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: cubreporter

Yes.

Daily Mirror tabloid used to be edited by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan.


4 posted on 08/04/2011 4:33:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: NoLibZone

Hacking? You fools never changed the default password 0000 or 1234, and you call typing it in hacking?


5 posted on 08/04/2011 4:36:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NoLibZone
What's the matter Paul, I thought you liked socialists ideas.

When the shoe is on the other foot it's a little different, isn't it?

6 posted on 08/04/2011 4:41:38 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NoLibZone

"Sheboygan, You're on the air with Heather Mills."

"Larry, this is Piers ... I just want to say there is absolutely no]]]"

"What's the question caller ..."

"Can I get my job back Larry?"

7 posted on 08/04/2011 4:58:39 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Could be a false claim without a leg to stand on.


8 posted on 08/04/2011 5:11:16 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: NoLibZone

Since this isn’t one of Murdoch’s papers, it will go down the memory hole.

Only Murdoch is evil. < / sarcasm>


9 posted on 08/04/2011 5:14:38 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: NoLibZone

Me thinks Heather is using this as a crutch while she stumbles in her stumped career.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 5:15:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: bleach

LOL!


11 posted on 08/04/2011 5:18:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NoLibZone

The “Fool On The Hill” is whining?


12 posted on 08/04/2011 5:36:38 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: NoLibZone

Remember that Britain has a loser pays system. Can Heather afford to lose and arm and a leg over this case?


13 posted on 08/04/2011 5:41:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NoLibZone
It's a funny thing. The MSM is trying to tar FoxNews because Murdock owns the offending paper. Yet Piers (the official offender) works for both NBC and for CNN, yet their news operations aren't getting muddied.

I wonder what's up with that.

14 posted on 08/04/2011 6:02:19 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: NoLibZone

A friend went to McCartneys concert last night.
It was apparently so lame that he walked out.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 5:35:15 AM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: nkycincinnatikid
I must admit that I absolutely hate McCartney's politics, but I was at the Cincy show last night and (besides making me feel old as hell) it was a great show by Paul. At 69, it's amazing how well he can still sing and play a multitude of instruments. It sucks that the Beatles never got past hippy politics. If he was still alive, I wonder if Lennon would have wised up. Of course, none of the rest of them ever did. However, I think George was the least liberal of the four.
16 posted on 08/05/2011 2:59:56 PM PDT by ohioman
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