ME and Ophelia

Friday, May 14, 2004

The Daily Mirror Editor sacked

I was just watching BBC1 TV and ITV3 news when they announced breaking news that Piers Morgan, the Editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper has "stepped down" with immediate effect - and that his career in Fleet Street is over.

The Daily Mirror accepted that the photos they published for two weeks were a calculated and malicious hoax. The Mirror's Board apologised unreservedly to the Queen's Lancashire Regiment. The QLR have called for a full apology on the front page of the newspaper.

BBC NEWS Politics: Editor sacked over 'hoax' pictures
BBC NEWS UK: Daily Mirror statement in full
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Note, C4 News Morgan marches from Mirror report states, quote: "Investors were concerned that the photos were now clearly fakes, the editor had been hoodwinked and the paper had lost its integrity. Piers Morgan had turned himself into the bete-noir of the Blairite establishment. Blairite cabinet ministers said he's made it his mission to bring down Tony Blair and bring Gordon Brown to power. With strange echoes of the row between the BBC and the government over the dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, Piers Morgan thought he'd got the bigger story right and so should not apologise."
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Was Piers Morgan's sacking right? Read comments at the BBC's Have Your Say.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 5/14/2004
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