Kelvin MacKenzie is demanding an apology from South Yorkshire Police for supplying him with 'false information' (i.e. the post-Hillsborough lies The Sun went on to print about Liverpool supporters, including a 10-year old boy, going on the drunken rampage that caused the disaster).
As editor of The Sun, it was his responsibility to check the accuracy of copy, especially if it was as potentially inflammatory as the various insinuations that were published under the headline 'The Truth'.
MacKenzie dug his ditch in 1989. For the sake of
the bereaved families of the 96 he should just
But his motive, as one of Rupert Murdoch's most loyal stooges, was to have a lurid story that would see The Sun flying off the shelves. When Adolf Hitler's diary extracts were published in the same paper in 1983, shortly before they were proved to be utter bollocks, Murdoch didn't care one iota because 60,000 extra readers bought his rag.
MacKenzie has had 23 years to question the veracity of those disgusting stories. The fact is, the recently released Hillsborough documents have proved to be a Pandora's Box, threatening to expose gross negligence at the highest levels of the authorities. No-one is paying any heed to MacKenzie's crocodile tears. He dug his ditch in 1989. For the sake of the bereaved families of the 96, he should just stop digging.