First, Piers Morgan issued an emphatic denial.
"For the record," the CNN primetime host and "America's Got Talent" judge told Wolf Blitzer on July 26, "in my time at 'The Mirror' and the 'News of the World,' I never hacked a phone, told anybody to hack a phone or published any story based on the hacking of a phone."
Then, Morgan, former editor of the aforementioned tabloids, lashed out at critics--including a blogger who claimed to have a smoking gun audio tape of Morgan purportedly acknowledging hacking--and announced he would no longer be discussing "this Hackgate nonsense."
But like it or not, Morgan's name has continued to surface as no less than three investigations into News International's phone hacking are being carried out on two continents.
And according to the Wall Street Journal, "two people close to CNN say that there has been ongoing discussion about the situation internally at the network."Read More »from CNN standing firm behind Morgan in phone hacking scandal