by Rupert Insider
The editor of the SUN at the time, Kelvin Mackenzie, is now on record as saying he is not only not sorry for what his rag said but admits that his apology back then was insincere, forced out of him by his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and he now takes it back.
Some have criticised this blog for re-hashing criticism of the S*n’s lies about Hillsborough in order to get at Duncan Oldham because he has personally promoted the S*n, taken a copy daily, used its stories on his site and recently took paid banner advertisements from it including one that said “We Love the Sun” and, in general, done what he could to use his site to undermine the Liverpool based boycott of the S*n.
Let sleeping dogs lie our critics said. Some of them even went so far as to say they’re sure that all those involved at the S*n regretted what they had said at the time.
That’s what Oldham said, too. He refused to promote the Hillsborough Justice Campaign because he said it was about “politics” and the people involved were difficult to deal with. His site would not be part of the boycott.
What he meant was that the HJC insisted that the S*n’s half-asssed apology was not sincere. The boycott would continue until they received a genuine apology on behalf of the 96 dead and the many injured.
But today’s story proves that the HJC was right.
Its only 2.45 pm at the time of writing, Oldham might need another day before he decides how to comment – besides he’s busy cracking fart jokes about the name of LFC’s new stadium and disscussing the relative merits of Dominos’ and Pizza Hut in the Shoutbox.
But a few members of his site have put in their two cents. One of them, FrodshamRed commented : “ You have to be some sort of jerk to want to be Editor of The Sun – which is basically a downmarket comic claiming to be a Newspaper.”
Why not have a word with Oldham, FrodshamRed, about his practice of advertising the S*n and trying to break the boycott by being the only LFC-related site to publish the S*n “stories” after altering their headlines to make them look like original “Koptalk News” in order to get them to the top of News Now?