Photos showing abuse not taken in Iraq

Piers Morgan, what now?

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#1
This just in from the BBC

Pictures which appeared in the Daily Mirror apparently showing abuse of Iraqi prisoners were "not taken in Iraq", Minister Adam Ingram told MPs.
Perhaps now, the Daily Mirror and Piers 'I'm a t*at' Morgan, can be forced into an appolgy to the British Army. Either that or he should resign, or perhaps both.
 
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one_flew_over

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After what, 2 or 3 weeks, Whitehall notices the bleeding obvious! Perhaps the ABF will get a sizable apology from Piers Moron?
 

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one_flew_over said:
After what, 2 or 3 weeks, Whitehall notices the bleeding obvious! Perhaps the ABF will get a sizable apology from Piers Moron?
O_F_O,

I think you've had a flashback to your cuckoo's nest. The slimeball will writhe his lowlife body out of any apology, he'll pipe up with"I brought this important issue out in public" or "They didn't deny that there hasn't been any cases of abuse" But what does putting soldier's lives in danger matter ? He's made some dosh. :evil:

Scumbag ! He makes politicos seem almost human !
 
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error_unknown

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In reality, Piers Morgan is just an ignorant chancer. He published the pictures with the intention of selling more papers, and that's exactly what he achieved. Even if he does apologise, or even quit, the damage is done. He'll keep his pension (and the money he previously made by share ramping) and he'll move on to another job, probably making his poxy TV programmes.

As for the sad tw*ts who faked the pictures, they'll be nailed by the SIB, they'll lose the £20,000 they grabbed from Moron, and they may end up doing Colchester time. I hope they think it was worth it.
 
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Cutaway,

Lunacy is fun - but I hope our Mirror Journos on Arrse let the boss know what we think. These photos are fake and Piers should do something decent - unlikely but worth a rant.

ofo
 
#7
Oh dear Piers, what have you done? You may be instrumental in the deaths of British squaddies all because of your desire to sell more newspapers. Why didn’t you do the most basics of journalism, and investigate their background before publishing?? Just hope Blairwitch's government have the balls to make an example of this idiot and his schoolboy antics. Next, the people responsible for taking the pics and giving them to this knob. What will become of them?
 
#8
Gunny,

Do you really believe that the Blairwhich mob would ever do anythink against one of their own?

W*nker will proberly get a gong in the NYHL!
 
#9
Nice to see the truth willout.

How come old Pies Moron did not follow the DA notice No1 in the first place.


(d) particulars of current or projected tactics, trials, techniques and training (including anti-interrogation training and operational techniques and tactics used to counter terrorism);

Ah this is why

Do all editors, etc. have to use the system?
No, it is voluntary, and even when they do use the system, they do not have to accept the advice of the DA-Notice Secretary nor accede to his requests; the final decision as to whether to publish something is the editor's.
The mans decision was that of a fool , recklessly endangering all serving in Iraq.
 
#10
Time for Piers to do the honourable thing, as mentioned elsewhere. No doubt he could get a job somewhere as a dishcloth holder, say.

As if it need be said, Boycott The Mirror.
 
#11
Journalists like to think that their job is a profession. Noble, bound by ethics and duty and intellectually demanding, a lifetime of learning like medicine, science, engineering, the clergy, law (um…) etc. Journalism is a job.

Journalists are in the main poorly informed, not as literate as they like to think they are, prone to selective or downright dishonest reporting and giving ‘cred’ to complete bolloxs… ‘it was in the papers’. Some is deliberate, setting their own agenda and some is through ignorance. Unfortunately the broadsheets can be as bad as the waste of trees tabloids.

Journalists need no qualifications and are not licensed. They do not get struck off for falsehoods and serious errors and abuses of their position.

I’ve posed these questions before:

In matters of your personal experience, professional competence, thoroughly researched area of interest or credible horse's mouth accounts, how many times have you read or listened to journalists get it completely wrong?

If matters of your personal experience etc. etc. are so frequently inaccurately reported, can TV, Radio and the press be relied upon to report the rest of the news correctly?
Creative journalists who’s names spring to mind include Gilligan, Furlong, Jason Blair, Steven Glass. There will be plenty more scribbling away. To paraphrase journos; they are just the tip of the iceberg.

If Moron of the Mirror is indirectly responsible for deaths as a result of publishing photos of the second year drama group play acting, it will not because of a mistake. Moron’s acts and omissions were deliberate and so not errors per se.

I look forward to genuine pictures of Moron with a squaddie’s boot (laces not visible) up his round brown hairy corrugated orifice. Hanging is too good for him.
 
#12
If we (the collective ARRSE we, that is) were to publish totally spurious pictures of random persons and asserted that they were genuine - and were subsequently discovered to be false - then we could (and would) be sued for slander.

Therefore, is there any mileage in the Army launching a 'tort' case against the Mirror News Group, on behalf of all soldiers, to claim substantial damages for all the trouble and drama they've caused? :twisted:
 
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The_Sloping_Wire said:
Therefore, is there any mileage in the Army launching a 'tort' case against the Mirror News Group, on behalf of all soldiers, to claim substantial damages for all the trouble and drama they've caused? :twisted:
I don't think it's possible for an organisation to be legally defamed, but I imagine that the CO 1QLR could make a pretty good case for saying that he has been libelled by what the Mirror printed. In essence, a reasonable person would believe that he is either incompetent and unable to command his soldiers properly, or worse complicit in the criminal abuse of prisoners, if they believed that the Mirror story was true. The Mirror would have to prove that its piece was true, or at least fair comment, or that CO 1 QLR would not be thought responsible for the actions of his soldiers by a reasonable person reading the article. The fact that the Mirror evidently didn't check very hard whether the pictures were genuine might be seen as an aggravating factor by a sensible judge.

Of course, I'm not a lawyer, but having been peripherally involved in some libel proceedings that's my hazy recollection of the law here.
 
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The_Sloping_Wire said:
If we (the collective ARRSE we, that is) were to publish totally spurious pictures of random persons and asserted that they were genuine - and were subsequently discovered to be false - then we could (and would) be sued for slander.

Therefore, is there any mileage in the Army launching a 'tort' case against the Mirror News Group, on behalf of all soldiers, to claim substantial damages for all the trouble and drama they've caused? :twisted:
Will it be about £1 billion? Might save some of the fleet :?
 
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What - Lawyers working for those who do a real job rather than nonces, 'human rights' fakers and whingers? No chance - there's no chance of any decent compensation for the thieving b@stards to get their hands on.
 
#16
Quote from Piers Morgan straight from the Beebs website.

'We have listened to what Mr Ingram has said today (Thursday), but he has still not produced incontrovertible evidence that the pictures are faked.'


I'm lost for words. The rest is here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3712469.stm

He's scum. Pure and simple.
 
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Speedy said:
Quote from Piers Morgan straight from the Beebs website.

'We have listened to what Mr Ingram has said today (Thursday), but he has still not produced incontrovertible evidence that the pictures are faked.'


I'm lost for words. The rest is here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3712469.stm

He's scum. Pure and simple.
Much as I hate Blair and his cronies, what makes Moron think they have to tell the truth when he's clearly talking boll0cks.
 
#18
Why is he insinuating that the onus is on us? He produced pictures which people say are fake. A governmental sourse has stated they are fake. Its up to him to prove they are not fake! Standing there saying that they are true, so there holds no water at all!

This guy is suddenly realising the gravity of the situation and is looking at being dumped on from a great height. This is the last throes of a drowning man. The sooner he drowns the better :evil:
 
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Piers Morgan's statement, the original text:

"On behalf of myself and Mirror Group Newspapers, I would like to correct the mistaken impression that we give a toss whether the photographs published of British soldiers supposedly abusing Iraqi detainees were real or faked.

As you will understand, we bought the pictures for a paltry £20,000 and have subsequently syndicated them around the world, and particularly in the Middle East, and as you will realise, despite our imposture of noble, investigative journalism, we are in fact laughing all the way to the bank.

Indeed, should any further squaddies like to come forward with dodgy pictures showing British soldiers using nerve gas in orphanages, or gang-raping members of the International Red Cross, we will be happy to buy and publish them at the same bargain price.

So s*d you."
 
#20
The mirror web site doesn't even acknowledge the fact that the photos have been exposed as fakes.

The bloke's a Class 1 Kn0b and the sooner he goes the better for the idiots who read his red top garbage in the expectation of actually reading som 'news'. The 'Daily/Sunday Sport prints more facts than the mirror! :?
 

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