Kelvin MacKenzie on Hillsborough coverage 'lies' in Sun


Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie admitted he should have handled the Hillsborough story differently after he was accused of lying by Labour MP Chris Bryant.

Andrew Neil had to hush the pair in the heated debate over the Sun's coverage of the tragedy where 96 football fans died.

Asked about any regrets over covering the story, the former editor said: "If I could revisit Hillsborough, certainly, I would do it in a different way. I would do it in the way the other newspapers did it. They basically ran the story and said 'big fury over...' and I wish I had done that, yes."


More clips and news on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.