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Kelvin McKenzie V Nick Davies: Sun’s Hillsborough Hypocrite Slams Guardian’s Milly Dowler Error

by | 15th, December 2011

FORMER Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie is upset that The Guardian’s Nick Davies might not have been right when he stated that the  News Of The World had deleted messages from Milly Dowler’s phone the one it hacked .

MacKenzie write in The Spectator :

Welcome to the world of journalism, Nick Davies. So the cops in Surrey told you the story was true — or so you claim. The cops at the Yard told you it was true — or so you claim. Every aching bone in your reporter’s anti-Murdoch body told you it was true. But there was a problem — as we all now know today. The Milly Dowler story that led The Guardian on that fateful day back in July was untrue: there is no evidence to show that the News of the World deleted Milly’s voicemails.

Biased reporting! Is that what McKenzie is accusing Davies of?

This is the same Kelvin MacKenzie who when editor of the Sun the NoTW’s sister organ  told us that Liverpool fans had robbed and urinated on the dead at  Hillsborough . His source for that lie was the lying police .

MacKenzie wants Davies busted:

So what price has Nick Davies paid since he tried to slip his deliberately unintelligible apology into Page 10 of The Guardian on Saturday? None at all. Not suspended. Not sacked. What price has Alan Rusbridger, the paper’s ho-hum £500,000-a-year Editor paid? None at all. Not suspended. Not sacked. Not a peep out of the management. You might think they’d call an emergency Board meeting, and sling him out for a mistake of this magnitude.

Rusbridger stands by his writer. Just as Murdoch stood by McKenzie, who was not dismissed. The Hillsborough disaster occurred on 15 April 1989. McKenzie stayed on as the Sun’s editor until 1994. Although McKenzie has expressed some regret over the story but he  blames journalists in Liverpool for feeding it

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