As The Mirror becomes the first non-News International paper to be sued in the hacking scandal, it seems only fair that the period of time it's being investigated for is the one in which Piers Morgan was its editor. Fair because God should really hate Piers, but yet, for some reason keeps on rewarding him.
The lawsuit was initiated against the Mirror by ex England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, David Beckham's former nanny, Abbie Gibson, ex-footballer Garry Flitcroft and Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati, all of whom claim the paper hacked their phones, and at least one while Morgan was the editor.
Naturally, as a website which has repeatedly failed to hack into its own answerphone (sorry to anyone who's been calling the last few weeks), we couldn't possibly understand the complicated processes involved in listening to other people's secret messages, but yet at the same time we really wish we had been doing it so we could testify and then hopefully send Piers Morgan to jail forever.
Morgan recently had this to say about the hacking claims:
“For the record, in my time at The Mirror and the News of the World, I have never hacked a phone, told anybody to hack a phone, nor to my knowledge published any story obtained from the hacking of a phone.”
Of course there's always the possibility the insidious chat show host simply forgot what actually happened, just like he did recently when he had to be prompted to 'remember' meeting Jimmy Savile:
Mail on Sunday 21st October 2012:
“The Jimmy Savile scandal grows more horrific by the minute. I never met him...”
Mail on Sunday 15th March 2009:
"An old friend of mine, Stephen Purdew - who owns various top health clubs, including Champneys - had his wedding at Claridge's hotel...
As I left, Jimmy Savile came up to me. 'Your TV shows are BRILLIANT!' he exclaimed.
'And as I've been in the telly business for 50 years, you can Take That as an informed view.'
I've always loved Jimmy Savile."
It's hard to believe Piers is even being questioned, isn't it? Still, at least Jimmy loved his shows. Nothing like hitting the target market.