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  • MIRROR BOSS QUITS POST(Admits photos are fake - "victim of a calculated malicious hoax")

    05/14/2004 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 47 replies · 798+ views
    Sky News ^ | 14 May, 2004 | Sky News
    The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned after admitting its alleged Iraqi abuse pictures had been "a hoax". Piers Morgan's decision 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. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, subject of the abuse allegations, had said the pictures were "utter and complete nonsense". Military figures for the regiment said the photos are fake and that the newspaper should apologise. In a hard-hitting press conference at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, key figures for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • (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...
  • 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...