Rupert Murdoch’s Sun boycott in England


This video from Britain says about itself:

Liverpool’s Boycott Of The S*n: As Relevant Now As In 1989

13 April 2017

It’s 28 years since Kelvin MacKenzie presented a press agency report sourced from senior members of South Yorkshire Police and Tory MP Irvine Patnick on the front page of The S*n as ‘The Truth’ of what happened at Hillsborough on April 15, 1989.

The newspaper has been boycotted in Liverpool ever since.

In more recent times, newer campaigns ­– Total Eclipse Of The S*n and Shun The S*n – have pushed for retailers in the city not to sell The S*n, while in February of this year Liverpool FC announced S*n journalists are not welcome in Anfield’s press box or at the Melwood training ground.

Earlier this month, Roger Alton argued in [Conservative weekly] The Spectator that the club’s ban is wrong. Here Gareth Roberts argues the opposite, and says the ban, and the boycott, are as relevant as ever.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Posties refuse to deliver Sun mail

Friday 8th December 2017

Thousands of festive leaflets marked return to sender

POSTAL workers in Liverpool are refusing to deliver thousands of “festive” leaflets issued by the hated Sun newspaper in a continuing boycott by the city over the paper’s coverage of Hillsborough.

Boxes of leaflets bearing the words “Happy Christmas from the Sun” arrived at Merseyside sorting offices — but staff refused to even open them.

A spokesman for postal workers’ union CWU said: “As soon as the boxes came in, our members raised the alarm and told the union.

“Our members believe it is an insult to the city of Liverpool for the Sun to have tried to get these delivered here.

“This was a unanimous decision by postal workers all over the city — it was a surprise that they turned up on Merseyside.”

The spokesman added that the offending leaflets will not be delivered and will be sent back.

The posties’ action is the latest in the city’s 28-year boycott of the Sun after the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed.

In a shocking front page article, the Murdoch hate rag blamed the fans for the disaster.

It accused them of being drunk, of causing the crush which led to a stampede, and stealing possessions from dead bodies.

Liverpudlians reacted furiously to the lies and launched a boycott of the paper.

The boycott had a devastating effect on Sun sales in Merseyside, reportedly costing the paper millions of pounds.

It maintained momentum alongside a determined 23-year campaign for a public inquiry into the disaster by families and friends of the victims.

An inquiry by the Hillsborough Independent Panel led to a new inquest into the deaths returning a finding that the fans were “unlawfully killed,” overturning an original verdict of “accidental death.”

The verdict was followed by the prosecution of some of the officers involved in policing the game at Sheffield Hillsborough stadium.

In February this year, Liverpool Football Club banned Sun reporters from its ground.

At Liverpool matches fans carry banners stating “Total eclipse of the S*n” — they will not even use the paper’s name.

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