A Limerick A Day

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The UK Sun’s infamous Hillsborough cover (left) and today’s front page

Why does anyone still buy The Sun?
After all that they’ve said, that they’ve done?
Don’t worry, it’s fine,
There are still tits online,
That paper’s not clever or fun.

John Moynes

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42 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Bluetwo

    While I agree what the Sun newspaper did was disgusting it was still a million years ago. It was committed by people no longer there for the most part and even dead themselves in some cases. They’ve apologized many times for their awful act of contemptuous journalism. How much more do you want! Its a muck paper bought by morons. Such credence is unnecessary. Maybe they should be forced to apologise every time Liverpool Football Club prints a written apology for Heysel. Yeah exactly, rubbish idea.

      1. Bluetwo

        No its not that. Its a junk publication. Its a pointless exercise though and a waste of energy. Its over and done. Today is about the future and the result for the victims. Bury this rubbish once and for all

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          You don’t understand why people would be angry at a newspaper that told lies about an incident that killed 96 people? They said Liverpool fans were picking the pockets of dead people and pishing on cops’ legs. They were still making jokes about it 6 months ago. They ignored the verdict on their front page. You don’t think people should be angry about that?

          1. Punches Pilot

            I’m a lover not a fighter. By making so much noise about it paradoxically it has probably ended up selling more papers for them, no such thing as bad publicity and all that. I agree whole heartedly with the conclusion of the aggrieved. It just seems a little pointless given yesterdays magnanimous conclusion. Move on. There is no future in the past.

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            Did you forget you changed handle? So is that a yes? You think people shouldn’t be angry at a scummy newspaper that was still cracking jokes about your dead relatives 6 months ago? It’s always the guilty that want to “move on”.

          3. Anomanomanom

            I’m not asking to be a poop head but have you any link to the jokes made 6 months. I’d actually like to see what the Sun said.

          4. MoyestWithExcitement

            Read then sentence that comes immediately after that question, there’s a good lad.

          5. Punches Pilot

            @MoyestWithExcitement

            Jeez, angry at all are we! Pointless to begin with and even more pointless now that you’ve brought it down a tone. Your retrospective mind set is making more sense now though.

          6. MoyestWithExcitement

            Yes I realise you hilariously think your incoherent drivel and incessant trolling is valuable to people who aren’t you. That’s one of the reasons you should be studied.

          7. MoyestWithExcitement

            Curious; how many handles do you actually have. That’s 3 on this page alone now. It’s got to be over 10. Near 20?

        2. Lordblessusandsaveus

          “Today is about the future”

          The classic excuse for not holding people accountable for their actions. Same strategy used by politicians for avoiding investigations into previous misdeeds and corruption.

          If today can be about the future, it can also be about the past because both are as relevant to the present day.

          1. Punches Pilot

            Don’t but the paper or shout their names from the roof top! Which would you feel is more effective?

          2. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

            People in the UK have an odd relationship with newspapers. They may not agree with them but will buy them because that’s what they do/it’s something to read on the train/their grandad always got that particular paper. I wouldn’t assume that buying it is the same as supporting their editorial line at all times.

        3. The Real Jane

          So your view is that people should buy/forgive the Sun because the past is the past, but also shouldn’t buy/forgive the Sun because it is simply a comic for the hard of reading?

    1. mrmurphster

      Its stinks to high hell that biggest story of the previous day in the UK is not on the Front page. Simples to me. Same goes for the Daily Mail http://en.kiosko.net/uk/np/daily_mail.html

      Both papers I believe(stand corrected) are conservative backers. Remember who was in gov at the time of the disaster and who are currently in gov.

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        This. Why would you not report on what is a huge huge story for a variety of reasons? It’s very odd. And an apology was in today’s paper – on page 10. A bit of a kick to the face no?

    2. K

      They still employ Kelvin MacKenzie as a columnist. A man who used that column earlier this year to refer to himself as ‘Lord Kelv of Anfield’.

    3. MoyestWithExcitement

      Are you joking? In October of LAST YEAR, Kelvin Mackenzie still had a column and he published a little “joke” in it;

      “I NOTE that David Cameron is threatening to create dozens of new Tory peers to push his tax credit cuts through the revolting House of Lords. I’m available. Lord Kelv of Anfield has a ring about it, don’t you think?”

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/suncolumnists/6705355/Kelvin-Mackenzie-says-brave-Paul-Settle-who-forced-Tom-Watson-to-say-sorry-shouldnt-go-unnoticed.html

      Again that was *October 2015*. Their “apologies” We’re lip service.

      1. Anomanomanom

        What’s that in reference to, I know the Liverpool reference obviously, but was he was working there when it happened and is still joking about it like an idiot or just some idiot who wasnt with the Sun back then and is joking about it now.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Anfield is Liverpool’s home stadium. Kelvin is the scumbag who decided to run the infamous headline ‘The Truth’ (originally wanted it to be ‘You Scum’) and said in a private conversation in 2006 that he didn’t mean his public apology and he wasn’t really sorry. That reference was him proving how little remorse he actually has.

  2. Truth in the News

    Like the News of the World shut them down, if they are left on the shelf no more
    than the independent…..they are gone.

    1. Vote Rep #1

      hey lets play stadium disaster bingo! Some of you people caused those people to do innocently so you deserve innocent people to die!

  3. Lordblessusandsaveus

    A core problem with these things (as Bluetwo pointed out but in a entirely class hatred way) is that these newspapers are owned, edited and run by people who have little to do with the kind of readership they have.

    Their reason d’etre is to manipulate popular opinion of the working and lower middle classes and create divisions among them, thereby weakening their ability to organise and have influence.

    Most of their readers are not well read or have third level education which encourages independent thought and a querying mind.

  4. Charger Salmons

    58,000 people in Ireland have no problem buying the Sun.
    And 1.7 million in the UK.
    It’s like keeping on asking Liverpool to apologise for their fans causing the Heysel Stadium disaster..

    1. Vote Rep #1

      And another one! Stadium disaster bingo! I will make light of these innocent people that died because of something else that happened to this team I don’t support!

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