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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
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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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