Piers Morgan Stalls

Dec 20 2011 @ 12:41pm

The interviewer refuses to give answers to questions about how, as a tabloid editor, he managed to listen to a voicemail message by Heather McCartney. His reason?

"I'm not going to start any trail that leads to the identification of a source," he said. Asked by inquiry chief Lord Justice Brian Leveson whether he could supply any information to back the assertion that he had heard the recording legally, Morgan said he couldn't.

Earlier Morgan said he "doesn't believe" he had ever listened to hacked voicemail message — and dismissed earlier interviews — in which he'd discussed phone hacking at length — as having been based on rumor and hearsay. He refused to say who had filled him in about the practice. "My memory's not great about this. It was a long time ago," he said.

Well: do you believe him?