Piers Morgan Emerges as a Staunch Defender of Murdoch

An unlikely position for a CNN host

Rupert Murdoch has an increasingly outspoken defender on TV: Piers Morgan. After a week of relative silence on the subject of the ballooning phone hacking scandal, the CNN prime-time host and onetime Murdoch tabloid editor has taken to the airwaves as a staunch champion of the Murdochs and their associates.