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  • CNN's Piers Morgan questioned over phone-hacking

    02/15/2014 11:26:06 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies (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...

    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...