A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out.
CNN personality Piers Morgan, who had worked at News of the World and the Daily Mirror, says at a British government inquiry he never sanctioned or practiced phone hacking.Piers Morgan, the former tabloid editor turned CNN personality, said at an inquiry by the British government into journalism ethics that hacking into the phones of prominent personalities was not something he engaged in when he was running the Daily Mirror or working at News of the World.
Piers Morgan is tired of people trying to tie him to the phone-hacking scandal consuming the U.K. journalism industry. On Tuesday, during live video testimony to the British government's Leveson Inquiry on press ethics, the tabloid editor-turned-talk show host went on the offensive.
Former British newspaper editor Piers Morgan, now a presenter for US television network CNN, on Thursday denied fresh allegations that he printed stories obtained through phone hacking.Morgan -- a former editor of Rupert Murdoch's now shuttered News of the World paper and of the rival Daily Mirror tabloid -- made his latest denial after British media printed comments that he made in a BBC radio programme in 2009.
Piers Morgan went off on two pro-gun guests during a lengthy segment on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday, which culminated in him crumpling up his notes and telling both guests that they made him "sick."