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Manchester set to become second city to ban The Sun after its appalling response to the concert bombing


Let's put it out of it's fucking misery once and for all

"The city of Liverpool has boycotted The Sun newspaper since the Hillsborough disaster. The paper collaborated with local police to pin the blame for the 96 deaths on Liverpool fans, and it took 27 years and a public inquiry to set the record straight. In the wake of the Manchester bombing, The Sun has provoked the city of Manchester to push for a boycott too.
On the night of 22 May, an audience made up mostly of teenage girls was attacked with a bomb as they left the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester’s MEN Arena. The youngest victim to have been identified so far is 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
On a day set aside for mourning, with all political campaigns stood down, The Sun ran a story that was a naked manipulation of tragic events to serve its own political purposes. And just two years after it was ordered to place an apology to the Labour leader on its front page over another anti-Corbyn slur.
But of course, by the time any new apology is forced out of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid, the election will be long over. And the damage would be done.
So instead, the people of Manchester are taking action now.
Friends and families of those affected, Mancunians and others have taken to social media to call for the boycott of The Sun. At a time where media and political regulators seem to be failing to uphold standards, consumers can apply real pressure. Simply by taking their custom elsewhere:"
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