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  • CNN's Piers Morgan questioned over phone-hacking

    02/15/2014 11:26:06 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies
    MSN.com (Reuters) ^ | 2/15/2014 | Kate Holton and Michael Holden
    (Reuters) — Piers Morgan, one of the biggest names in British media and a CNN television host, has been questioned by London police in connection with allegations of phone-hacking at the Daily Mirror tabloid he used to edit. Morgan, a former judge on "America's Got Talent" show who replaced Larry King on CNN in 2011, said in a statement on Thursday he had been interviewed by officers after voluntarily attending a police station in December. The 48-year-old, who has always denied any involvement in phone hacking, was quizzed as part of wider investigations into illegal practices by journalists at Rupert...
  • [from 2004] Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Piers Morgan)

    12/20/2012 9:24:46 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | Last Updated: Friday, 14 May, 2004, 22:10 GMT 23:10 UK | BBC
    The Mirror board said Morgan would be stepping down immediately Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos (Flashback- Piers Morgan Fraud)

    01/19/2011 8:39:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004
    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."
  • Pair are guilty of Bush memo leak

    05/09/2007 8:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 2,134+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/9/07 | BBC
    A civil servant and an MP's researcher have been found guilty of leaking a secret memo about talks between George Bush and Tony Blair. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, has been found guilty of two offences under the Official Secrets Act. MP's researcher Leo O'Connor was found guilty of one Official Secrets offence. It recorded Oval Office talks between Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair about Iraq in 2004, the Old Bailey was told. Sentencing was adjourned for reports........
  • No charge in fake Iraq photo case

    12/09/2005 7:45:18 AM PST · by minus_273 · 5 replies · 314+ views
    BBCnews ^ | 12/9/05 | BBC
    A Territorial Army soldier alleged to have faked photos purporting to show an Iraqi prisoner being abused will not face charges, it has been announced. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence for a "realistic prospect of conviction" against Private Stuart Mackenzie. The potential offence was obtaining property by deception, the CPS said. He was accused of faking photos which appeared in the Daily Mirror and led to the sacking of editor Piers Morgan. Private Mackenzie, 25, has already faced a court martial accused of misusing military equipment. But the court martial was discontinued in April.
  • Warning over Jazeera bombing report (British Govt. Warns Fifth-Column Media)

    11/23/2005 9:48:58 AM PST · by indcons · 24 replies · 945+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 23, 2005 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has warned media organizations they are breaking the law if they publish details of a leaked document said to show U.S. President George W. Bush wanted to bomb Arabic television station Al Jazeera. The government's top lawyer warned editors in a note after the Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday that a secret British government memo said British Prime Minister Tony Blair had talked Bush out of bombing the broadcaster in April last year. Several British newspapers reported the attorney general's note on Tuesday and repeated the Mirror's allegations, which the White House said were "so...
  • U.K. charges official with leaking Blair memo

    11/23/2005 12:20:25 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 2 replies · 405+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Nov 22 2005
    LONDON - A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that a newspaper said Tuesday suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera. The Daily Mirror reported that Bush spoke of targeting Al-Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, when he met Blair at the White House on April 16, 2004. The Bush administration has regularly accused Al-Jazeera of being nothing more than a mouthpiece for anti-American sentiments. Al-Jazeera said in a statement that it was investigating the report. “If the report is correct...
  • LAW CHIEF GAGS THE MIRROR ON BUSH LEAK

    11/23/2005 5:37:18 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 12 replies · 768+ views
    Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 11/23/05 | Kevin Maguire
    THE Daily Mirror was yesterday told not to publish further details from a top secret memo, which revealed that President Bush wanted to bomb an Arab TV station. The gag by the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith came nearly 24 hours after the Mirror informed Downing Street of its intention to reveal how Tony Blair talked Bush out of attacking satellite station al-Jazeera's HQ in friendly Qatar. No 10 did nothing to stop us publishing our front page exclusive yesterday. But the Attorney General warned that publication of any further details from the document would be a breach of the Official...
  • U.K. charges official with leaking Blair memo

    11/22/2005 11:21:30 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 823+ views
    NBC News ^ | November 22, 2005
    A civil servant has been charged under Britain’s Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking a government memo that a newspaper said Tuesday suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair persuaded President Bush not to bomb the Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera. The Daily Mirror reported that Bush spoke of targeting Al-Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, when he met Blair at the White House on April 16, 2004. The Bush administration has regularly accused Al-Jazeera of being nothing more than a mouthpiece for anti-American sentiments. The Daily Mirror attributed its information to unidentified sources. One source, said to be in the government, was...
  • Bush had al-Jazeera attack in mind, says paper

    11/22/2005 1:25:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies · 1,817+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 22, 2005 | Agence France-Presse
    The US President, George Bush, planned to bomb the pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, according to a British newspaper that cited a Downing Street memo marked "Top secret". The five-page transcript of a conversation between Mr Bush and the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, published in the Daily Mirror yesterday, reveals that Mr Blair talked Mr Bush out of launching a military strike on the station, unnamed sources told the newspaper. The transcript of the pair's talks during Mr Blair's visit to Washington on April 16 last year allegedly shows Mr Bush wanted to attack the satellite channel's headquarters. Mr Blair...
  • A Nation Defiant; Message from a Londoner (with photos: WWII Lancaster bomber; Spitfire; Hurricane)

    07/25/2005 4:53:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,194+ views
    Email | JULY 25, 2005 | Londoner
    Hello Lads, I don't know what sort of news coverage you're getting in the U.S, but I just thought I'd show you some pictures of London yesterday... 3 days after the terrorists struck: A Lancaster Bomber, escorted by a Spitfire and a Hurricane flies over Buckingham Palace to the Mall. Between 250,000 and 500,000 people are in the Mall. The Queen and the Royal Family are on the balcony of Buck House just as she was with Winston Churchill in 1945. The bomb doors open, and a million poppies fall to earth to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice...
  • UK Daily Mirror's "dumb" headline takes on new meaning (vanity?)

    01/04/2005 4:19:14 AM PST · by William of Orange · 3 replies · 383+ views
    FR/Wikipedia/Daily Mirror ^ | 4th January 2005 | me
    Shortly after the election, the UK's Daily Mirror headlined: "How can 59,054,087 People be so Dumb?" now that the vote counting is done, it seems that this headline has taken on a whole different meaning than what the UK Daily Mirror intended, look here for vote totals: election 2004 results George W. Bush 62,028,194 50.74% 286 electoral votes John F. Kerry 59,027,612 48.28% 251 electoral votes
  • Revolting Elites (Great Read)

    11/27/2004 12:39:23 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 22 replies · 1,680+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | December 6, 2004 issue | Taki
    Babbittry is the idea that the average Joe lives within the passionless routine of marriage, the tyranny of consumerism, and the regimentation of small-town civic life. Babbittry judges Joe to live in a benighted, blinkered spiritual state, a gay-bashing, beer-drinking redneck whose Taliban tendencies want to ban dancing, rock-and-roll, and R-rated movies. People who don’t live in New York, Hollywood, or divide their time between Virginia, Hyannis Port, or Nantucket estates and their Georgetown mansions view the rest of us as Babbitts. Who can blame them? When was the last time, say, Tina Brown, spoke with anyone not famous? (Not...
  • 59,054,087 Economic Optimists

    11/08/2004 5:58:55 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 573+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2004 | BRIAN S. WESBURY
    ...The stock market isn't the economy. Nor is it a perfect predictor of future economic events. But it's a very reliable gauge of investor sentiment, and investors were sending a clear signal: The Kerry economic plan wasn't good for growth.... These market moves make it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that Republican presidency's are good for markets and the economy, while Democratic ones are bad. But history shows this is simply not true. It is policies that matter, not politicians or political parties. The policies that most encourage wealth creation and higher standards of living are...
  • Europeans Wondering if Americans Are Just Dumb

    11/07/2004 12:00:21 PM PST · by quidnunc · 92 replies · 2,374+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 7, 2004 | Tom Hundley
    London – Europe's gut reaction to President Bush's re-election was clearly displayed on the front page of the Daily Mirror, a London tabloid. "How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?" the headline asked. It's no secret that most Europeans do not consider Bush to be an intellectual giant, but now it seems they have grave doubts about the rest of us, or at least the 59 million of us who voted for Bush. Simon Schama, the eminent British historian and writer who now teaches at Columbia University, divides us into two nations. One America, he explains to the liberal readership...
  • Serious question about Brit Bashing on Free Republic...

    11/05/2004 2:53:54 PM PST · by BritishBulldog · 529 replies · 7,164+ views
    Just lately (noticeably since the US election result) there seems to be an awful lot of anti-British sentiment on here (there always was a little but I put that down to a handful of xenophobic kiddies) What I would like to know is do most Freepers now share the low opinion that some (many) on here seem to have of our nation or is it just a small (but very vocal) minority of morons? I've enjoyed this forum (for the relatively short time that I've contributed) and have always liked Americans in general, but I now find myself reconsidering my...
  • World Leftists Respond (UK Papers Trash Bush and USA)

    11/03/2004 6:10:48 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 41 replies · 2,044+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 02 NOV 04 | dcbryan1
    The Daily Mirror: A large pic of Bush with this caption: “How can 59,054,087 be so dumb!” Same 59 million that came from decendents that kicked your asses twice, and saved it one to many times.
  • RE: New York Times "...Fake but Accurate" headline, look who also tried that defense.

    09/14/2004 11:33:54 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 417+ views
    PBS ^ | 09/15/04 | PBS newshour
    May 14, 2004, 4:30pm EDT EDITOR OF BRITISH NEWSPAPER FIRED AFTER FAKE ABUSE PHOTOS PUBLISHED Piers Morgan, editor of the London paper the Daily Mirror, was ousted Friday in the wake of the publication of pictures showing alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment that turned out to be fake. "There is now sufficient evidence to suggest that these pictures are fakes and that the Daily Mirror has been the subject of a calculated and malicious hoax," the newspaper said in a released statement. "The Daily Mirror therefore apologizes unreservedly for publishing the pictures...
  • Mirror ex-Editor, Piers Morgan, pockets £1.7m ($3.1m) pay off - Disgrace.

    Mirror ex-Editor pockets £1.7m 25 August 2004 TRINITY Mirror is shelling out around £1.7m to Piers Morgan, who was sacked as Editor of the Daily Mirror after he published fake photographs of Iraqis being tortured. Morgan's lawyers Schillings confirmed that 'a settlement has been reached' but said the details are confidential. Morgan, who had been Editor of the Mirror for nine years, was on a two-year contract. His basic salary was around £400,000 but he was also paid pension benefits, which totted up to a two-year pay-off of around £1m. He has been allowed to retain share options, which are...
  • Soldier arrested over hoax photos

    05/19/2004 7:57:17 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 161+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-19-04
    At least one soldier has been arrested in connection with faked Iraqi torture pictures published in the Daily Mirror, the Ministry of Defence has said. A spokeswoman said it was a "routine" part of the investigation. The newspaper apologised for publishing the hoax pictures on Saturday following the sacking of editor Piers Morgan. The Sunday Telegraph said Trinity Mirror executives planned to reveal the identity of its sources for the story to the Royal Military Police (RMP). An MoD spokeswoman said: "At least one soldier was arrested to be questioned under caution in connection with the Mirror photographs." She said...
  • Daily Mirror Scandal: Investors look hard at Mirror

    05/17/2004 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 214+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/17/04 | Adam Pasick
    Investors look hard at Mirror Mon 17 May, 2004 12:26 By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - Investors in publisher Trinity Mirror are still seething over the Daily Mirror's publication of faked photos of British troops abusing Iraqis, even after it sacked editor Piers Morgan on Friday. Major shareholders including ISIS Asset Management ISIS.L , U.S.-based Tweedy Browne and Deutsche Asset Management want to know what went wrong with Trinity Mirror's TNI.L system of editorial controls -- in a situation reminiscent of Lord Hutton's harsh criticism of the BBC earlier this year for errors in its reporting on Iraq. After intense...
  • Morgan's last tabloid tale

    05/17/2004 3:13:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 156+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 5/15/04 | N/A
    Piers Morgan, who was sacked last night as the editor of the Daily Mirror, is in many ways an engaging figure. He has always understood the point of tabloid newspapers: that they are a bit of a laugh, a game that should not be taken too seriously. He showed that again and again in his television series Tabloid Tales, when he mocked his own paper and its rivals for their obsession with tawdry "celebrities" and their efforts to adjust the facts to fit a good headline. But Morgan waded far out of his depth when he took the decision to...
  • Daily Mirror Apologizes for Phony POW Abuse Photos

    05/15/2004 3:27:47 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 13 replies · 163+ views
    Daily Mirror Apologizes for Phony Photos 05:46 AM EST - May 15, 2004 The Associated Press LONDON The Daily Mirror newspaper published a front-page apology Saturday after photographs purportedly showing British forces abusing Iraqi prisoners turned out to be fake. "Sorry.. We were hoaxed," read the tabloid's banner headline. It was accompanied by an editorial that said the paper now believed the pictures were fakes. "The evidence against them is not strong enough to convict in a court but that is not the burden of proof the Daily Mirror demands of itself," it said. "So to you readers today we...
  • SLANDERING SOLDIERS . . .

    05/15/2004 2:13:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 1,839+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/15/04
    <p>May 15, 2004 -- The editor of the London Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, was fired yesterday after being forced to admit that pictures the paper published of British troops allegedly abusing Iraqi prisoners were, in fact, a hoax. The paper had bought the photographs, which apparently showed unidentified British soldiers beating up and urinating on Iraqi prisoners, from two men claiming also to be soldiers.</p>
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos

    05/14/2004 6:16:50 PM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 16 replies · 427+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 05/14/04 | BBC News
    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." At...
  • Mirror editor Morgan quits

    05/14/2004 6:09:04 PM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 10 replies · 252+ views
    The Sun Newspaper ^ | 05/14/04 | Sun Online Reporter
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan tonight stepped down after admitting that the pictures of soldiers abusing Iraqis were a "calculated and malicious hoax". Mr Morgan left his post hours after the regiment at the centre of the controversy demanded an apology. A statement from Mirror publishers Trinity Mirror said: "The Daily Mirror published in good faith photographs which it absolutely believed were genuine images of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner. "However there is now sufficient evidence to suggest that these pictures are fakes and that the Daily Mirror has been the subject of a calculated and malicious hoax. "The...
  • DUPED MIRROR: WE'RE SORRY

    05/14/2004 3:08:26 PM PDT · by pau1f0rd · 15 replies · 205+ views
    sky.com ^ | Friday May 14, 2004 | sky
    The Daily Mirror has issued a front page apology and sacked its editor after admitting its Iraq abuse photos are fake. Piers Morgan's dismissal came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit. But in a dramatic turn of events, the paper's board forced the 39-year-old to step down with immediate effect. A statement from the paper said: "The Daily Mirror published in good faith photographs which it absolutely believed were genuine images of British soldiers abusing an...
  • Editor sacked over 'hoax' pictures

    05/14/2004 11:11:41 AM PDT · by James_UK · 17 replies · 338+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 14 May, 2004 | BBC News
    Editor sacked over 'hoax' pictures Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan is sacked following pressure over faked photos of soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment earlier told a press conference the Mirror had to apologise for running the pictures and endangering British troops. A statement from the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax". The Mirror board said it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue. Speaking to journalists on Friday morning, Morgan had been bullish, saying he would not resign. But in a news conference in Preston on Friday afternoon, the regiment...
  • Editor quits over 'hoax' pictures (Justice Triumphs! Media Liberal Takes It In the Neck!)

    05/14/2004 10:44:40 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 169+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/14/04 | Staff
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has stepped down following pressure to resign over faked photos of soldiers abusing an Iraqi prisoner. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment earlier told a press conference the Mirror had to apologise for running the pictures and endangering British troops. A statement from the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax". The Mirror board said it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.
  • No evidence photos faked - editor (partisan editors in UK deny government inquiry results).

    05/13/2004 3:28:53 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 274+ views
    SOMERSET NEWS via www.westgaz.co.uk ^ | 22:31 - 13 May 2004 | no byline
    The Government has failed to prove that the Daily Mirror's pictures of alleged Iraqi prisoner abuse are fake, the newspaper's editor said. Piers Morgan called on ministers to bring the soldiers responsible for allegedly mistreating Iraqi prisoners to book. And he rejected as "nonsense" accusations from armed forces minister Adam Ingram that he had not co-operated with the Ministry of Defence investigation into the torture claims. In a statement Mr Morgan said: "We have listened to what Mr Ingram has said today but he has still not produced incontrovertible evidence that the pictures are faked." The injunction banning details of...
  • (Daily Mirror Editor) Piers Morgan's statement in full (regarding publication of fake POW photos)

    05/13/2004 1:15:40 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 336+ views
    BBC News ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, 13 May, 2004, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK | Piers Morgan
    Here is the text of the Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan's response to a government statement which said the tabloid's photos allegedly showing British troops abusing Iraqis were not taken in the Gulf state. ---------------------------- In the last two weeks the Daily Mirror has exposed a significant amount of serious unlawful abuse by a rogue group of British troops against Iraqi detainees. Abuse similar to allegations that the government was made aware of months ago by the Red Cross and Amnesty International, but the details and scale of which the British public would have known nothing about were it not...
  • Charge the fit-up fakers with treason (re: Daily Mirror's fake UK Iraqi POW photos)

    05/11/2004 11:55:06 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 451+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 11, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    So now we’re told that it doesn’t matter whether or not the Iraqi torture pictures are fakes. What’s important is that British soldiers are mistreating prisoners. And if the phoney photos have drawn attention to this greater evil, then so well and good. Yeah, right. Curious how those putting forward this argument have always been first to scream “fit-up” when police are accused of fabricating evidence against known criminals and terrorists. How many cases have collapsed because detectives have over-egged the case against villains they insisted were guilty? How many guilty men have walked free because their “confessions” have been...
  • Abuse photos 'were staged in UK'

    05/11/2004 8:37:29 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 52 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 05/10/04 | BBC
    The pictures which sparked claims UK soldiers abused Iraqis were staged at a British barracks by Territorial Army (TA) members, it has been reported. Sources told the Daily Telegraph the photographs were set up in a Bedford MK lorry at Kimberley TA base in Preston. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said it was likely the pictures were a hoax. The regiment accused of the abuse has demanded an apology from the Daily Mirror for publishing the images, but the paper has stood by their accuracy. The photographs appeared to show soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment urinating on a prisoner and...
  • U.K. Has `Indications' Iraqi Abuse Photos Are Fake

    05/10/2004 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 19 replies · 469+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 5/10/04
    <p>U.K. Has `Indications' Iraqi Abuse Photos Are Fake (Update1) May 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said there are signs that photographs the Daily Mirror published purporting to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners may be fake.</p> <p>The comment casts doubt on accusations that British troops tortured Iraqis. Polls show those charges have hurt the approval rating of Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said accusations of abuse by U.K. troops are still being investigated.</p>
  • Inquiry into 'torture' pictures

    05/02/2004 6:40:54 PM PDT · by ijcr · 8 replies · 1,635+ views
    The Guardian ^ | May 3, 2004 | Richard Norton-Taylor and Helena Smith
    Military police were yesterday investigating the authenticity of a series of photographs purporting to show British soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner outside Basra, amid suspicions that the pictures could be an elaborate set-up. Officers from the special investigations branch began interrogating soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment at their base in Cyprus to establish whether anyone had taken the pictures. The images show an unidentified squaddie kicking, beating and urinating on a hooded prisoner in the back of a truck. They were said to have been taken during eight hours of mistreatment after the Iraqi was arrested for stealing in...
  • UK Daily Mirror claims; DIANA LETTER SENSATION: 'THEY WILL TRY TO KILL ME'

    10/20/2003 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Int · 54 replies · 1,100+ views
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | Oct 20, 2003 | Jane Kerr
    DIANA LETTER SENSATION: 'THEY WILL TRY TO KILL ME' Oct 20 2003 WORLD EXCLUSIVE By Jane Kerr, Royal reporter   PRINCESS DIANA claimed there was a plot to kill her in a car crash in a handwritten letter only 10 months before she died. She gave it to her butler Paul Burrell with orders that he should keep it as "insurance" for the future.The princess predicted: “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous.” She said "XXXXXXXXXXX is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for...
  • Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on track (Forced to abandoned anti-Bush, anti-war hate!)

    04/29/2003 5:12:15 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 818+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 24, 2003 | Ciar Byrne
    Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on trackCiar ByrneMonday April 28, 2003 The Guardian Daily Mirror: first good news for paper since sales fell below 2m earlier this month  More jaw jaw and less war war appears to be the way forward for the Daily Mirror, after a week of "light touch" front page stories gave the tabloid a much-needed circulation boost.A triple whammy of sport, sex and celebrity saw the Mirror put on 31,000 extra sales last Tuesday, according to unofficial industry estimates.It is the first piece of good news for the newspaper since its circulation crashed through...
  • UK: Appeals launched to help injured Iraqi boy

    04/09/2003 12:33:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 261+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | April 09 2003
    Appeals have been launched in response to public demand to help an Iraqi boy who lost both arms in a missile blast. Newspapers and a charity reported hundreds of emotional messages from the public after a picture of Ali Ismail Abbas was published. The 12-year-old lost both arms and was badly burned when a missile destroyed his family's shack, killing his parents and eight relatives. He is being treated in north Baghdad's al-Kindi hospital, which is under severe pressure from casualties and only has access to rudimentary medicines. Doctors believe that time could be running out for the youngster, whose...
  • (Daily)Mirror readers turn off war stance

    04/03/2003 10:39:12 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 178+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4/3/03 | Owen Gibson
    Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has admitted the paper's resolutely anti-war stance could lead to sales falling below 2 million for the first time in over 70 years. Industry estimates suggest the Mirror recorded an average circulation of 1.989 million in the week the war began and 1.984 million last week, during which it ran a series of front pages condemning the conflict. The official ABCs for March are not out until Friday but if confirmed the dip below the 2m barrier will come as a psychological blow for the paper, which has been ploughing a new furrow as a...
  • HOME OF THE FREE: ARNETT JOINS MIRROR (The Ultimate BARF ALERT; Mirror Pukes Up All Credibility)

    03/31/2003 5:49:33 PM PST · by Timesink · 17 replies · 281+ views
    Daily Mirror ^ | April 1, 2003
    HOME OF THE FREE: ARNETT JOINS MIRRORTHE reporter sacked by American TV for telling the truth about the war is joining the Daily Mirror.Veteran newsman Peter Arnett was axed by NBC yesterday accused of being a Saddam stooge. He told state-run Iraqi TV the conflict was not going to plan because of fierce resistance and said his Baghdad reports "help those who oppose war".He joins the Mirror on the day it was revealed that 8,700 bombs have rained down on Iraq in 12 days, including 3,000 missiles over the weekend.After his sacking, Pulitzer Prize winner Arnett said: "I report...
  • 'I am still in shock and awe at being fired,'[Arnett]

    03/31/2003 5:22:33 PM PST · by zook · 25 replies · 180+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/31/03 | via Drudge
    'I am still in shock and awe at being fired,' writes Peter Arnett in his first piece for the DAILY MIRROR, a day after being fired by NBC and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. 'I report the truth of what is happening here in Baghdad and will not apologize for it...'
  • Arnett hired by Daily Mirror

    03/31/2003 3:52:29 PM PST · by gcruse · 96 replies · 196+ views
    Per Britt Hume.
  • America - the land of restraint and heroism

    03/28/2003 6:01:49 PM PST · by DED · 4 replies · 158+ views
    London Daily Mirror ^ | September 11, 2002 | Tony Parsons
    ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting - the mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps. An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless that surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate. Surely there could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent, the perpetrators truly evil. But to the world's eternal...
  • UK's Daily Mirror Supports the War Effort

    02/26/2003 1:29:58 PM PST · by trussell · 21 replies · 330+ views
    Daily Mirror | Sept 11, 2002 | Tony Parsons
    This was sent to my email box. I thought it deserved to be seen. No matter what your views on President Bush's statement of upcoming war, this, from an English journalist, is very interesting. Just a word of background, for those of you who aren't familiar with the UK's Daily Mirror. This is a notoriously left-wing daily that is normally not supportive of the Colonials across the Atlantic. ********************************** Tony Parsons Daily Mirror September 11, 2002 One year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting -- the mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in...
  • Daily Mirror has the Right Idea (Vanity, humor)

    02/25/2003 1:48:59 PM PST · by Fire_on_High · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Daily Mirror ^ | Jan 06, 2003 | Unknown
  • Tony Parsons Article - Worth Reading Again

    02/22/2003 10:57:35 PM PST · by Slyfox · 5 replies · 355+ views
    Daily Mirror | September 11, 2002 | Tony Parsons
    No matter what your views on President Bush's statement of upcoming war, this, from an English journalist, is very interesting. Just a word of background for those of you who aren't familiar with the UK's Daily Mirror. This is a notoriously left-wing daily that is normally not supportive of the Colonials across the Atlantic. Tony Parsons ... Daily Mirror ... September 11, 2002 One year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting -- the mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with...
  • PILGER: BLAIR IS A COWARD (John Pilger huge hurl alert! Man the lifeboats!)

    01/29/2003 9:10:40 AM PST · by section9 · 17 replies · 417+ views
    The Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | January 29th, 2003 | John Pilger
    PILGER: BLAIR IS A COWARD Jan 29 2003 John Pilger: His most damning verdict on Tony Blair William Russell, the great correspondent who reported the carnage of imperial wars, may have first used the expression "blood on his hands" to describe impeccable politicians who, at a safe distance, order the mass killing of ordinary people. In my experience "on his hands" applies especially to those modern political leaders who have had no personal experience of war, like George W Bush, who managed not to serve in Vietnam, and the effete Tony Blair. There is about them the essential cowardice of...