It appears Piers Morgan fancied himself a character in a British spy novel:
The 46-year-old’s past is already under scrutiny thanks in part to suggestive statements he’s made about listening in on other people’s voicemails. Morgan has denied ordering anyone to hack a phone or knowingly publishing stories based on hacked information, but he was in charge at the News of the World when it was bribing people for information and freely acknowledged that the practice was wrong.
“It’s a disgrace, of course, and totally unethical,” he wrote. “But very handy.”
The rest of the story where he betrays his own informants and behaves unethically here.