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Unctuous CNN personality Piers Morgan was the editor of British tabloid the Daily Mirror until he was forced to resign after printing hoax images of British soldiers abusing detainees. He went on to become a talent show judge or something, until CNN decided this disgraced former editor of a disreputable tabloid newspaper would make a very good news interview show host. (I have nothing against disreputable tabloids, I just don’t ever understand a single decision CNN makes.)
Morgan got his start in newspapers with Rupert Murdoch. He worked for the Sun and edited News of the World in the early 1990s before moving on to edit the Labour Party-supporting Mirror.
Various people have alleged that phone-hacking was widespread among all the tabloids, and not just at News Corp.’s papers. There has so far been no direct proof of this, though it looks like that will soon change, as the BBC reports that it has “found evidence of possible hacking at the Sunday Mirror, and there are separate claims Daily Mirror journalists hacked voicemails.”
Morgan, who’s been in a Twitter fight with a Conservative member of Parliament over claims that he admitted to phone-hacking, has long denied sanctioning the practice. But a British blogger says he has evidence that directly implicates Morgan.
“We have a recording which contradicts his recent claims,” says Paul Staines, who blogs under the name Guido Fawkes. Via email, I told Staines what I had heard, that the recording captures Morgan admitting to paying a third party to hack. “You are on the right lines,” he replied. He has not yet posted the recording.
Now the only question is, who will get 9 p.m. on CNN? (My vote: Anthony Weiner and Kathryn Jean Lopez.)
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
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