EDITORS NOTE: This Article Was Originally Published on August 7th, 2018
THE NEPHEW of a Hillsborough victim has called on Britain to #ShunTheSun ‘newspaper’ and has said the ‘DontBuyTheSun’ campaign has never ended in Liverpool.
After Tommy Robinson was released from prison in August 2018, the Murdoch owned title rubbished claims in 2018 that he was unfairly treated in Prison after he revealed he suffered ‘mental torture’ during his time in Solitary confinement at HMP Onley.
Just like they told ‘The Truth’ after Hillsborough, The Scum quoted a Prison Service spokesman that said: “Mr Yaxley-Lennon was treated with the same fairness we aim to show all prisoners – he had access to visits, television and showers – and it is totally false to say he was held in ‘solitary confinement
“He was initially placed into the Care & Separation Unit for less than 48 hours while an assessment of the risk to his safety was undertaken by prison staff. He then joined the main prison population.
Tommy exposed them by sending out a letter from the UK’s Prison service that requested he sign a waiver.
Liverpudlian Alex Shah, who’s uncle suffered from PTSD after the Hillsborough disaster exclusively spoke to Politicalite and said: “The campaign has never ended here in Liverpool, we have MMA fighters who wear ‘Don’t Buy The Sun’ T-Shirts and talk about it on American podcasts.’
He said: “If we all came together like Liverpool did and in the North, in fact in the whole of Britain we would end that scum paper.”
He said: “Try finding a shop around here that sells it, and if they do, we protest them and shut them down and leave google reviews with Anti-Sun posts.”
Alex said: “You will see don’t buy The Sun stickers all over Liverpool, some of our public benches have anti-Sun signs that say ‘Anybody found reading the SUn will have it confiscated and they will be escorted from the city.’ ”
‘Even the bins in Liverpool say “For Rubbish and The Sun.”
He joked “Crack dealers and thieves get less of a hard time than Sun readers who proudly display it as a gift.”
Alex added: “You can also spot S*n reporters, they pretend to be independent or give a ‘blag’ [fake] name.’
Alex, who is of a mixed-race background said: “You know its something when even the Indians, Sikhs and Pakistani’s don’t sell it and have stickers that say they sell Newspapers, but not the Sun.”
We also have S*n jokes in Liverpool stuff like “Beep if the Sun tells Lies.”
“We protest Co-Ops that sell it, its fun but its also serious, my Uncle was there as a teenager at Hillsborough.”
“It changed him for the worst, He’s still got PTSD from it.”
WHY DOES LIVERPOOL HATE THE S*N SO MUCH?
AFTER the Hillsborough Disaster on April 15th 1989, that killed 96 Liverpool fans, and affected the city of Liverpool and Sheffield, the disaster was covered up the Tory government and The Sun, the paper claimed they spoke ‘The Truth’.
The Sun said Liverpool fans urinated on police, pick-pocketed dead victims and prevented brave PCs giving the kiss of life.”
According to a book on the disaster, ‘Stick it Up Your Punter – the Rise and Fall of the Sun’ then Editor Kelvin Mackenzie sat for a full half hour thinking about the front page layout.
He considered two headlines, one that was rejected reading “You Scum”, and the one that was eventually used – and was to prove the biggest disaster for the paper’s reputation and sales “The Truth”.
“A team of about 18 journalists and photographers had been sent to cover the story, and although reporter Harry Arnold sought out MacKenzie to caution against reporting allegations as truth, MacKenzie pressed on.”
Under the headline “The Truth” there were three subheadings:
- Some fans picked pockets of victims
- Some fans urinated on the brave cops
- Some fans beat up PCs giving the kiss of life
The story read as follows: “Drunken Liverpool fans viciously attacked rescue workers as they tried to revive victims of the Hillsborough soccer disaster, it was revealed last night.
“Police officers, firemen and ambulance crew were punched, kicked and urinated upon by a hooligan element in the crowd.
“Some thugs rifled the pockets of injured fans as they were stretched out unconscious on the pitch.
“Sheffield MP Irvine Patnick revealed that in one shameful episode a gang of Liverpool fans noticed that the blouse of a girl trampled to death had risen above her breasts.
“As a policeman struggled in vain to revive her, the mob jeered: ‘Throw her up here and we will **** her’”
The story went on: “One furious policeman who witnessed Saturday’s carnage stormed: ‘As we struggled in appalling conditions to save lives, fans standing further up the terrace were openly urinating on us and the bodies of the dead.”
A ‘high-ranking’ police officer was quoted as saying: “The fans were just acting like animals. My men faced a double hell – the disaster and the fury of the fans who attacked us.”
Kenny Dalglish, then Liverpool manager, later addressed the story in his autobiography:
“When the Sun came out with the story about Liverpool fans being drunk and unruly underneath a headline ‘The Truth,’ the reaction on Merseyside was one of complete outrage.
Newsagents stopped stocking the Sun.
People wouldn’t mention its name. They were burning copies of it. Anyone representing the Sun was abused.
“Sun reporters and photographers would lie, telling people they worked for the Liverpool Post and Echo. There was a lot of harassment of them because of what had been written. The Star had gone a bit strong as well, but they apologised the next day. They knew the story had no foundation. Kelvin MacKenzie, the Sun’s editor, even called me up.
“‘How can we correct the situation?” he said.
“‘You know that big headline – ‘The Truth’,’ I replied. ‘All you have to do is put ‘We lied’ in the same size. Then you might be all right.’
“Mackenzie said: ‘I cannot do that.’
“‘Well,’ I replied, ‘I cannot help you then.’
“That was it. I put the phone down. Merseysiders were outraged by the Sun. A great many still are.”
Four years later in 1993, Kelvin MacKenzie went public for the first time about the calamitous decision to call Liverpudlians liars and thieves who preyed off the dying and dead.
“I regret Hillsborough,” he said. “It was a fundamental mistake. The mistake have I believed what an MP said.
It was a Tory MP. If he had not said it and the chief superintendent had not agreed with it, we would not have gone with it,” he told the Commons national heritage committee in January 1993.
However, the Hillsborough survivors’ felt his words amounted to a less than sufficient apology.
The Establishment smeared the Hillsborough victims back then and now The Sun is doing the same with Tommy Robinson.
It’s time the #FreeTommy movement across Britain did what Liverpool did all those years ago and #ShunTheSun