Sun forced to deny its reporter posed as Grenfell fire victim’s friend to access hospital ward

View the original article:

Rupert Murdoch’s Sun tabloid has been forced to issue a statement denying that one of its journalists posed as a friend to get an interview with a hospitalized victim of Wednesday’s Grenfell Tower fire.

The paper was responding to claims made by King’s College hospital that alleged a journalist from the Sun had used deception to get access to Mario Gomes.

Read more

Collusion between Westminster, police & media sustained Hillsborough cover-up – Shadow Home Sec

Gomes has been dubbed a hero for reportedly racing through the burning building to save his 12-year-old daughter.

Following an incident at King’s College hospital, we have formally written to the Sun and will be informing the Independent Press Standards Organization,” a spokeswoman for the hospital said.

We are unable to comment on the specifics until our complaint has been investigated,” she noted.

The Sun responded with a statement on Twitter denying the impersonation allegations, branding them “untrue” and “malicious.

The paper claimed that one journalist had already carried out a detailed interview with the hospitalized individual before another and a cameraman visited the facility.

On arrival, they were told the victim no longer wanted to speak to them, at which point they left.

The as-yet unproven allegations are just the latest scandal to engulf the Sun – media baron Rupert Murdoch’s UK flagship.

In February of 2017, the paper and its reporters were banned by Liverpool Football Club from its grounds and media briefings for biased and inaccurate coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died and 766 were injured.

In the days that followed the disaster, the Sun famously and falsely claimed that those caught up in the deadly football terrace crush had attacked police officers and robbed the injured in the wake of the incident.

Murdoch, who has long been seen as a kingmaker in British politics, also owns the Times broadsheet and US-based Fox News, which is known for its hard-right commentary and reporting. 

In the same category are

Labour activists compare Israel to Nazi regime, accused of anti-Semitism Labour activists compared Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazi persecution of the Jews during a debate on Monday, sparking fresh claims ...
Swedish mosque in ‘vulnerable area’ gutted by fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 10:33Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 10:40 Swedish police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed parts of a mosque ...
Drills by US & allies near Korean Peninsula ‘tease & provoke’ Pyongyang – Moscow Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:30Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:43 The military exercises the US and its allies regularly conduct near the Korean Penin...
Surging oil prices keep Russian ruble world’s strongest currency Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:38 Brent crude prices hit a 26-month high on the news Turkey has threatened to cut oil supplies from Iraqi Kurdistan. ...
Angry father rams teacher with his car for blocking school gate (VIDEO) Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:11Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:15 A father who mowed down a teacher after he was told he couldn’t use the staff car pa...
Russia readies bill to allow inmates to work outside prisons Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:12 A member of the upper house’s Committee for Budget and Financial Markets has told reporters that Russia may soon in...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook

Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….


If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles


Comment on this story