The Times newspaper was shamed into putting the Hillsborough verdict on its front page this morning after an online backlash that included its sister paper The Sun.
From a strong field, the political gaffe of the day award goes to Merseyside MP Esther McVey, for posting a political attack tweet during the Hillsborough 25th anniversary service. In the as yet un-deleted tweet, the employment minister tweeted a link to a press release on her website entitled “Wirral Labour can’t be trusted.” The […]
An astonishing lack of self awareness is demonstrated in a promotional campaign from Newsworks, a marketing body owned by the main national newspapers. Under the strapline “A light in the darkness” are listed supposed examples of outstanding journalism including the Hillsborough disaster and phone hacking — events which are held as, errr, exemplars of untruthfulness and criminality on the […]
On the day the Hillsborough Panel Report absolves Liverpool fans of all blame for the disaster — 23 years, 4 months and 24 days since The Sun attempted to do precisely that — the newspaper’s top story is currently: “Brian McFadden tells ex-wife Kerry Katona to ‘shut up and move on’” The report is nowhere to be […]
The BBC’s north of England correspondent Judith Moritz has been tweeting some details of the Hilsborough Panel Report, revealing collusion between The Sun newspaper and the establishment to smear victims of the disaster: The sources of the notorious and discredited front page splash were the Sheffield-based news agency “Whites” and a local Tory MP Sir […]