December 14th, 2011

Kelvin MacKenzie writes in the Spectator

“The problem with journalism is that people don’t tell you the truth. They think it’s the truth, they hope it’s the truth, they wish it to be the truth but they get it plain wrong. You don’t need Leveson to discover that. But it won’t be a bad lesson for him. See you all at the Rusbridger farewell party. With a bit of luck it won’t be long now.”


9 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    yeah, fuck off Rusbridger, you dodgy fucker.

  2. 2
    no money left for scroungers says:

    I’m looking forward to the Guardian/BBC farewell party.

  3. 3
    weightwatchers says:

    Kelvin MacKenzie need a diet

  4. 4
    Andrew Jones says:

    The ‘Truth’ and Kelvin have never been closely aquainted.

    Some of us still remember his newpaper’s front page spread full of lies about football suporters at Hillsborough- lies that have been discredited time and again.

    And the headline for that particular story? “The Truth”….

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    He should know what he’s talking about then you fucking dullard.

  6. 6
    Nothern Chap says:

    So the messages were listened to by NOTW. Then because they had been listened to, they were auto-deleted after 72 hours.

    The fact that they listened to them was, therefore the cause of the “false hope”. The auto-deletion aspect changes nothing.

  7. 7
    MrAngry61 says:

    Nah, he’ll stay on until GMG goes b u s t, then transfer to BBBC Online as head of propaganda

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    That’s right it changes nothing, it was still a bunch of dedicated journalists doing their utmost to discover the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl and help return her to her family. Granted, the true motivation was to get a huge scoop, but you can bet your life that had it worked the revolting Dowler family would have had VIP seats at the awards ceremony afterwards.

    Better that they left it to the police then, yes? The police who took six months to turn up her festering corpse just around the corner from where she vanished and even longer to arrest and convict the maniac who killed her as he was out when they first did the door to door inquiries and forgot to go back later.

  9. 9
    ta4nowt says:

    ta for the belated wisdom MacKenzie. Its a pity though that such sagacity never entered your head while you were happy touting for crumby tales from people bearing a grudge against those who are claiming Disability Living Allowance [DLA] recently in the Mail. Regardless of how un-proven, dubious or improbable the providers & contents of his column-filling snarls against DLA claimants, he nevertheless went ahead & had them printed after adding his self-oppinionated, grimy after thoughts. So much for the so-called professional standards of 21st century journalism – perhaps Murdoch fancies giving MacKenzie a job?


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