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Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan 2004 Flashback)
BBC ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004 | staff

Posted on 01/13/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by Nachum

Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.

In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.

The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures.

Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated".

Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime."

Daily Mirror picture The Daily Mirror... apologises unreservedly for publishing the pictures and deeply regrets the reputational damage done to the QLR and the Army in Iraq Mirror statement

At a news conference in Preston on Friday afternoon, the regiment demonstrated to reporters aspects of uniform and equipment which it said proved the photographs were fake.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bbc; guncontrol; hoax; lyingdyingmedia; morgan; piers; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; twitbrit; unitedkingdom
Heh heh heh...

Hey Piers....you know that part of the movie "Ghost", where the black ghouls of the devil drag the bad guy's soul to Hell? You're about to live it.

1 posted on 01/13/2013 1:31:34 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
He can CERTAINLY get away with lying in the USA.
The American-MSM will anoint him their King.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 1:35:27 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: All

Carl’s End

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y2wqkD2KVM


3 posted on 01/13/2013 1:38:08 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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4 posted on 01/13/2013 1:39:00 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum

No wonder he’s here.
He’s hiding.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 1:39:07 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Nachum

Journalists have one thing to market, and one thing only, and that is credibility. Once that is forfeited, they should be thereafter rendered worthless. Doesn’t seem to matter much in this country though.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 1:39:07 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Nachum

[How dare you! How dare you! You and your smirk and your little book. How dare you!]

Kinda puts a dent in that bumper don’t it?


7 posted on 01/13/2013 1:46:22 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Nachum

The Brits don’t want him, America doesn’t want him...

Man without a country.


8 posted on 01/13/2013 1:51:43 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Nachum

Wow, so Piers Morgan is of the Dan Rather, Peter Arnett school of journalism.


9 posted on 01/13/2013 1:59:47 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Baynative
piers is one of those people about whom others may say anything they wish no matter how untrue or malicious, or true, or not malicious at all.

the trick with the faux photos not only destroyed his reputation, he can never repair it ~ guy is simply a professional punching bag.

I'd feel sorry for him but he's such a piece of scum.

People can even commit crimes against him and there's nothing he can do since his very complaint will be understood to be just another lie.

10 posted on 01/13/2013 2:03:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Piers Wallace = Mike Morgan?


11 posted on 01/13/2013 2:06:19 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Nachum
Piers is disgraced in his country and disgusting in this country. He should have been denied a visa to come here in the first place. Plus, CNN should never have hired him since he put their soldiers in danger with fake pictures. I guess CNN doesn't care about little things like that.
12 posted on 01/13/2013 2:07:31 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: muawiyah
"I'd feel sorry for him but he's such a piece of scum."

No need to feel sorry. He's laughing all the way to the bank and like Dan Rather, he is looking forward to lots of awards and testimonial dinners for his outstanding work in journalism.

13 posted on 01/13/2013 2:13:26 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Nachum

I heard there were other perhaps unethical actions he did with that newspaper that were low down and dirty - had something to do with hearing phone calls he or those on the paper should’t have, going through certain people’s garbage, follwing them, etc.. I have forgotten the exact wording of that but the pictures weren’t all the things attributed to him. Wish I could find that again. I’ll do some research and see if I can find it.

But it makes sense, doesn’t it, just doing one unethical thing usually means there is more there. In his case, I don’t doubt he did it or approved of it which is the same thing.


14 posted on 01/13/2013 2:16:50 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Nachum

Ah so we see the real Piers Morgan


15 posted on 01/13/2013 2:23:33 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

One thing was phone hacking, getting into people’s voice mails. He testified about that recently, staying in this country to testify rather than going back there. So, these actions are still being investigated.

If you put “daily mirror scandel piers morgan” in search these things will come up.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 2:26:34 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: fhayek
"Journalists have one thing to market, and one thing only, and that is credibility."

BINGO!
Guess they dropped that like some sort of 'Hippocratic Oath' equivalent in todays 'journalisn schools'....*snort*
17 posted on 01/13/2013 2:30:18 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Nachum

Here is a link that describes his various acts of perhaps unethical behavior - you decide:

http://www.naturalnews.com/038611_Piers_Morgan_criminal_hacking_journalism.html


18 posted on 01/13/2013 2:39:25 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

Oh, CNN definitely doesn’t care, and they prove it day in and day out.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 2:53:34 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Baynative

“Fake but accurate.”


20 posted on 01/13/2013 2:59:38 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Nachum
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21 posted on 01/13/2013 3:07:33 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: fhayek

With the corrupt, criminal lib-dem trash, it’s become a resume-enhancer.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 3:53:25 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: Nachum

Piers O’Meara’s history as a journalist has been abysmal.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 4:16:46 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Nachum

bfl


24 posted on 01/13/2013 4:21:08 PM PST by Does so (Dims don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Marcella

Once Piers took Larry’s seat at CNN, no one gave a rat’s patoot about him, and the ratings proved it. Now he is a household word —thanks for taking the bait rather than squash him like a worm so there’d be nothing left to debate- This criminal thug will rise high with all the other gas bags at CNN.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 4:56:35 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Nachum

Time to deport Pier’s @$$ back to the UK.....


26 posted on 01/13/2013 5:39:55 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Nachum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqkdcT25ss
27 posted on 01/14/2013 1:35:17 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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