Originally Posted by Sirius
Its the same attitude i have towards the thugs from the miners union that went visiting people at night who they claimed were scabs , Never will i let that leave my mind and it will be with me till the day they put me in a box. Some people have said let it drop after all this time but some things should NEVER be allowed to be forgotten. Its the same for News international what they have done should never be allowed to be forgotten.
That's not the same at all. That would be like holding the entire pit villages the thugs came from permanently responsible for what went on.
Kelvin MacKenzie no longer works for News International. He hasn't worked for them for years. There is next-to-nobody anywhere
at the Sun today who was there when the Hillsborough story was printed. There is absolutely nobody anywhere on the news floor that had anything to do with it.
A boycott is normally supposed to achieve some aim. People boycott Nestle because they believe economic pressure might influence its marketing of infant formula milk in third world countries. Boycotting the Sun in Liverpool seems to serve no purpose. What could the aim be? To get someone sacked? They've all gone anyway - some of them have retired, it was that long ago. To extract an apology? The paper has done so, fully and unequivocally.
The only reason I can see for all this venom is that hating the Sun has become part of the definition of a scouser. Just as you're not a true cockney unless you were born within earshot of Bow Bells, you're not a true Scouser unless you remind anyone who will listen, at every opportunity, about a horrible thing the Sun printed 20-plus years ago. And when a community defines itself by the things it hates, it's in a very sorry condition indeed.