Bullish but refreshing | Prospect Magazine
Bullish but refreshing
ALEXANDER WICKHAM — 9TH JANUARY 2012
A classic MacKenzie-era front page. His evidence today was bolder than other editors’
Gone are the days when Kelvin MacKenzie could summon broadsheet media editors to discuss “growing hostility to us from [other] journalists and in Parliament”—whilst telling them, at the same time, that their shorthand was sub-par and they lacked the “intellectual ability” to work at the Sun.
MacKenzie inspires loathing in many; witness the anger when his name is mentioned in Liverpool or among former Fleet Street printers. But for all his faults, he is admirably frank on the important issues. Today that issue was press ethics, as he appeared in front of the Leveson Inquiry.