publication date: Saturday, January 30, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Journalism

clue: This British journalist transitioned from being one of the world's most unpopular newspaper editors, in part for a phone hacking scandal, to being one of the world's most unpopular TV presenters, pleased to have generated the most complaints of any host.

explanation: Morgan was the editor of the Daily Mirror when a scandal erupted over British tabloids hacking into the phones of celebrities and politicians in order to get scoops; he was criticized for seeming to lie about his knowledge of it in court testimony. He has welcomed criticism of his television broadcasting, including official complaints to the government regulating body. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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