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Piers Morgan defends Murdoch, his former boss

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NEW YORK (AP) -- While Rupert Murdoch testified before Parliament, Piers Morgan took to Twitter to defend his former boss.

The CNN host has largely declined to address the phone hacking scandal on his nightly prime-time show, but he tweeted frequently throughout Tuesday's inquiry in support of Murdoch.

For two years in the 1990s, Morgan was editor of the News Corp.-owned News of the World, which ended publication July 10 over allegations that reporters hacked into phone records of crime victims and others.

Morgan was thrust into the dialogue when MP Louise Mensch, in her questioning, suggested Morgan's 2005 autobiography referenced using phone-hacking for scoops. Morgan tweeted that the claim was "complete nonsense."

Morgan will appear later Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room."

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