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In an interview with AdWeek CNN president Ken Jautz says the network is standing by Piers Morgan.”We were very familiar with his background and several people talked to him about [his tabloid background].” Jautz added that Morgan “has been entirely consistent in his public statements and very firm in his denials and we do not believe there’s any impact on the show.”
Morgan was dragged back into the never-ending phone-hacking scandal this week when Heather Mills told the BBC her phone had been hacked by a Mirror Group reporter (that wasn’t Morgan) while Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror.
In 2006 Morgan wrote about hearing voicemail messages left by Paul McCartney for Mills. Yesterday McCartney announced he was contacting police.
Also this week, a number of British PM’s called for Morgan to answer questions to Parliament regarded the alleged hacking.
Jautz went on to say, however, that “if Piers Morgan is asked about things that happened in his past, it’s up to Piers Morgan to respond to those things.”
Meanwhile, it looks like everyone but CNN is reporting on the latest allegations against Morgan.
Behold a rather confused segment on Morning Joe this morning…tough to tell whether they think the charges are ridiculous or inevitable.
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