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Outrage as ex-S*n boss denies lies

Oct 13 2006 - By Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo

 

FORMER S*n editor Kelvin McKenzie has angered families of the Hillsborough tragedy victims by insisting: "I never wrote lies".

 

The shock admission, made in a no-holds barred interview this week, has stunned the people of Merseyside.

 

The tabloid was condemned for its infamous The Truth article, written during its coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy, when it wrongly accused Liverpool fans of being directly responsible for the tragedy in which 96 people died.

 

Despite the paper printing a full-page editorial apology two years ago for the "most terrible mistake in its history", McKenzie has now whipped up fresh controversy with his comments.

 

Speaking to journalism trade magazine Press Gazette, McKenzie said: "When I published those stories, they were not lies.

 

"But I don't really think of it all in the way you suggest. They were great stories that later turned out to be untrue - and that is different.

 

"What am I supposed to feel ashamed about?"

 

The reaction, coming 17 years after Hillsborough, has bewildered and infuriated football fans across Merseyside.

 

Phil Hammond, chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, today called on McKenzie to reveal his sources for the story.

 

He said: "I can't believe that even after all these years, there is no remorse or regret for the hurt he caused.

 

"He can't hold his hands up and say 'we got it wrong.'But then, that is the man all over.

 

"He should tell the people of Merseyside where he got the story from and whohis sources were. We have a right to know."

 

The former editor has recently returned to nation's airwaves during the summer's World Cup, prompting complaints from listeners.

 

And the ECHO's website was inundated with furious messages from Liverpool fans upset he was back in the spotlight.

 

McKenzie returned to The S*n to work as a columnist from May 2006 where he has again courted controversy by making disparaging references about Scotland.

 

Today, The S*n is still blacklisted from many newsagents across the region.

 

Richard Pedder, chairman of the Liverpool FC Supporters' Club, said: If he still believes those views, there is something wrong with him.

 

"He is just trying to cover his back, but comments like this are just hurtful.

 

"The bloke is forgotten about now, he's not important."

 

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An incredible t***.

 

This comments by Phil Hammond is, to me, the most poignant "I can't believe that even after all these years, there is no remorse or regret for the hurt he caused".

 

McKenzie privately believing he did not directly tell lies, but was told them by another, is something you'd expect from him and I couldn't really give a toss about. It's the fact that he publicly comes out with it to benefit himself without any concern for the people who are going to have the worst period of there lives dragged back up again.

 

What a selfish ignorant prick.

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un-f***ing believable!

No not really. Just goes with the cultural of the Scum at the time and its an attitude that clearly prevails today. The man has no morals or ethics whatsoever - he clearly cannot, will not and will never be able to see that he had and still has the ability to hurt people. For him the start and end of his life is all about media exposure and greed in using whatever means he can to shock and titillate in the name of sales of whatever media organization he is attached to. That?s the whole reason he was with, and still is with that scummy rag.

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... McKenzie said: "When I published those stories, they were not lies.

 

"But I don't really think of it all in the way you suggest. They were great stories that later turned out to be untrue - and that is different.

 

"What am I supposed to feel ashamed about?"

what the f***? this man is scum, scum, scum.

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The source added: "He then compared people in the city to animal rights protesters and told an anecdote about a time when he visited the city and got in a taxi.

 

"He said the driver was talking about The *** and said if he ever had Kelvin McKenzie in his taxi he would kill him.

 

Taxi drivers knows best!

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Taxi drivers knows best!

 

He obviously didn't have the balls to stand up for his beliefs and tell him who he was then. Otherwise we wouldn't be having this discussion. Only time he has the balls to say what he says is when he's paid or has a dip in his exposure. He's a prize c**t, a worm and not worthy of the air he breathes!

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