Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mirror, mirror

While the media spotlight concentrated on the spectacle of the Beeb eating its own entrails in ritual contrition, it was today’s number three broadcast story that carried the real bullet.

Four claims have been filed at the High Court against Mirror Group Newspapers alleging that individuals have had their phones hacked by Daily Mirror reporters.

The plantiffs include Ex-England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. The claims relate to a period when Piers Morgan was editor at the Daily Mirror. Worse still, the action is being steered by Mark Lewis who took News International to the cleaners.

Shares in the newspaper's controlling group took a serious dive as word spread, although you would need to scan the financial pages of many newspapers to get confirmation. Thankfully the Independent is a lot less reticent with its headline: Senior Mirror Group journalist 'regularly paid private investigators for mobile phone numbers and private pin access codes'. Yowza!

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