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July 27 2011

05:12

CNN's Piers Morgan 'told interviewer stories were published based on phone tapping'

Telegraph :: Piers Morgan, the CNN broadcaster, has said that newspaper articles based on the findings of people paid to tap phones and rake through bins were published during his time as a tabloid newspaper editor, it can be disclosed.

[BBC Desert Island Discs, June 2009: Piers Morgan was asked:] What about this nice middle-class boy, who would have to be dealing with, I mean essentially people who rake through bins for a living, people who tap people’s phones, people who take secret photographs, who do all that nasty down-in-the-gutter stuff. How did you feel about that?"

[Piers Morgan's answer:] ... A lot of it was done by third parties rather than the staff themselves. ... 

Note: Telegraph made the audio recording of this conversation available on their website.

Continue to read /listen to the audio Jon Swaine, www.telegraph.co.uk

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