CNN keeps quiet over claims against Piers Morgan
Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
Thursday 25 October 2012
CNN was keeping silent last night as phone-hacking claims against the Daily Mirror’s publisher refocused attention on Piers Morgan, the tabloid’s ex-editor who now has his own talk show on the US network.
The news channel declined to comment about the cases, and would not reveal whether it was conducting its own investigation. Instead, the broadcaster referred all queries to Trinity Mirror.
A story published on the CNN website simply stated that “one of the claims filed by [lawyer Mark] Lewis... relates to a period when Piers Morgan, who now hosts a CNN talk show... was editor of the Daily Mirror.
“Morgan has said in the past that he has never hacked a voice-mail and vigorously denied ever ordering phone hacking,” it said.
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