Piers Morgan is, as we now all know, CNN's choice to replace Larry King as the news network's top interviewer. Here's what the BBC said about him in 2004:
Last Updated: Friday, 14 May, 2004, 22:10 GMT 23:10 UK
Editor sacked over 'hoax' photos
The Mirror board said Morgan would be stepping down immediately
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.
In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and that it would be "inappropriate" for Morgan to continue.
The Queen's Lancashire Regiment (QLR) said the Mirror had endangered British troops by running the pictures.
Roger Goodman, of the QLR, said the regiment now felt "vindicated".
Mr Goodman added: "It is just a great pity it has taken so long... and that so much damage has been done in the meantime."
This guy should have been run out of the news business, then, and banned for the rest of his life. Instead, he got to publish a best-selling memoir ( a "memoir" in his 40s?)and now he moves into a high-profile, high-paying position in which his ethical standards will be turned loose on presidents, politicians, generals, CEOs, etc., etc.
Great... nice going, CNN!
I usually include relevant books and films available from Amazon with my blogs. But I refuse to help this venal, irresponsible creep sell another volume.