Blame MacKenzie, blame Murdoch: but don’t blame the subs – Simon McEnnis

21 04 2017

Kelvin MacKenzie has been suspended as a Sun columnist for an opinion piece in which he referred to Everton footballer Ross Barkley – who has a Nigerian grandfather – as a “gorilla”. MacKenzie also used the column to imply that the only wealthy people in Liverpool – other than footballers – are drug dealers. The Conversation Read the rest of this entry »

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The Sun and IPSO: It’s obvious who is the boss – Brian Cathcart

1 04 2016

Sun Front Page JihadisOnce again Rupert Murdoch’s Sun has lost a case before IPSO and once again the so called regulator has let the paper off with a slap on the wrist. All those promises that IPSO would stand up to big national newspapers are proving predictably hollow. Read the rest of this entry »






Sun Four Trial: Court clears all journalists of all charges, chief reporter accuses paper’s executives of “breaking the first rule of journalism”

20 03 2015

John-Kay-2The former chief reporter of The Sun has accused the paper’s executives of “breaking the first rule of journalism”, by revealing his confidential sources after being found not guilty of making corrupt payments to a public official. Read the rest of this entry »





Five reasons why Ed Miliband’s flirtation with the Sun was a disaster – Des Freedman

18 06 2014

Miliband%20SunEd Miliband’s decision to pose with a copy of the Sun’s World Cup special that was delivered to households across the country is outrageous on so many levels.

First, it is smacks of desperation. Miliband claimed he was showing support for the team and not the newspaper but who will believe him? Hitching your electoral fortune to making peace with the Murdoch empire is about as sensible a strategy as depending on an England victory in the World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »