Stomach churning: Piers Morgan feels sorry for those at the top of the Murdoch empire

Stomach Churning

by digby

I'm sure you've been following these latest revelations of the Murdoch empire hacking scandal. The sickening news that they hacked the phone of a kidnap victim, erased the messages, and then wrote a false story about the erased messages and how it gave the family hope that their daughter had called in to clear them is downright sickening.

But get a load of CNN star Piers Morgan's comments on this Guardian podcast at Newstalgia:

The opening alone:

"I have a lot of sympathy for those at the top. They couldn't know what's going on ..."

Morgan, of course, is a former editor of Murdoch's News of the World, the main paper implicated in this scandal.

And also note his scathing indictment of Hugh Grant, who had the temerity to complain about having his phone hacked --- Morgan calls it "stomach churning" because apparently if you are in the public eye you give up even the right to not have your phone tapped by tabloid newspapers. (You can see Grant talk about it here. He sounds a hell of lot more serious and mature than Piers Morgan.)

And then he compares the tabloid phone tapping to Wikileaks. Seriously.

What a putz.