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Rupertgate Tuesday - Piers Morgan Testifies . . .More Or Less.

Rupertage Tuesday with highlights of todays Leveson Inquiry into the Phone Hacking Scandal at News Of The World with former editor and CNN talkshow host, Piers Morgan.

<strong>Piers Morgan - skating that fine line between evil and incompetent.</strong>


In testimony that was vaguely reminiscent of President Reagan's questioning at the Iran-Contra hearings, former News Of The World Editor and now CNN talkshow Host Piers Morgan offered up economy-sized heaps of bafflement during his testimony today.

As was highlighted on todays episode of the BBC 4 Radio Program PM, Morgan was asked many times and in many different ways what he knew and when did he know it. Almost all questions were answered with "I don't know" or "I don't recall" or "I won't name names". At one point he almost contradicted himself and his braggadocio claims via his book that phone hacking was "common knowledge" instead backing off as if to imply he really didn't mean what he wrote and he was actually naive and ignorant to the ways of the Murdoch style.

Which sums up the notion that, like most of the people testifying at the inquiry, they are either sociopaths or incompetents. It will be interesting to see what Morgan has to say on his show about his experience.

And the beat goes on.

Here is the BBC Radio 4 PM segment as aired earlier today.

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