Former editor of The Sun Kelvin Mackenzie pays visit to Bournemouth

ANECDOTES: Kelvin Mackenzie and MP Conor Burns

ANECDOTES: Kelvin Mackenzie and MP Conor Burns

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Former editor of The Sun paid a quick visit to Bournemouth as the guest of MP Conor Burns.

Kelvin Mackenzie, famous for some of the most memorable headlines of the 80s, addressed a dinner of Bournemouth West Conservative Association held at the Norfolk Royale Hotel.

He talked on the current political situation, media issues including phone hacking and Leveson and he recounted some anecdotes from his time as an editor.

Mr Burns, MP for Bournemouth West, is a member of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee.

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2:02pm Thu 12 Jun 14

nothingtofear says...

Horrible slug.
Horrible slug. nothingtofear
  • Score: 7

2:53pm Thu 12 Jun 14

TalkToTheTrees says...

Memorable headlines such as "The Truth", "Some Fans Picked Pockets of Victims", "Some Fans Urinated on the Brave Cops" and "Some Fans Beat Up PC Giving Kiss of Life"?

Media issues such as invasion of privacy, like a deathbed shot of David Niven and putting the victim of the Ealing vicarage rape on the front page as she went to church, with only a black bar across her eyes?

Anecdotes like telling reporter Harry Arnold to get a Monday splash about the royals, no matter what. "Don't worry if it's not true," he said, "so long as there's not too much of a fuss about it afterwards."

Not many people as repellent as McKenzie. Maybe the MP who invited him.
Memorable headlines such as "The Truth", "Some Fans Picked Pockets of Victims", "Some Fans Urinated on the Brave Cops" and "Some Fans Beat Up PC Giving Kiss of Life"? Media issues such as invasion of privacy, like a deathbed shot of David Niven and putting the victim of the Ealing vicarage rape on the front page as she went to church, with only a black bar across her eyes? Anecdotes like telling reporter Harry Arnold to get a Monday splash about the royals, no matter what. "Don't worry if it's not true," he said, "so long as there's not too much of a fuss about it afterwards." Not many people as repellent as McKenzie. Maybe the MP who invited him. TalkToTheTrees
  • Score: 10

3:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

yourbard says...

The above are best two posts I've seen for quite a while.
I suppose the Tories invited him down to make themselves look only slightly right-wing
The above are best two posts I've seen for quite a while. I suppose the Tories invited him down to make themselves look only slightly right-wing yourbard
  • Score: 6

3:43pm Thu 12 Jun 14

oversee says...

Not at an hotel in Liverpool then? This man has no skin....just scales...what a pair !
Not at an hotel in Liverpool then? This man has no skin....just scales...what a pair ! oversee
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Thu 12 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

I see the same old ragtag bunch of socialist losers are out in force today on the comments. Vote yellow, get blue.
I see the same old ragtag bunch of socialist losers are out in force today on the comments. Vote yellow, get blue. rubberbandman5
  • Score: -5

5:29pm Thu 12 Jun 14

TalkToTheTrees says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
I see the same old ragtag bunch of socialist losers are out in force today on the comments. Vote yellow, get blue.
Vote blue and get people like this who, for example ran a story about a five-year-old boy with septicaemia and meningitis, who has no fear of danger and so constantly hurts himself. He was photographed in MacKenzie's Sun making a fist (the photographer told him to) under the headline "The worst brat in Britain".

Heartless, cold-blooded dinosaurs do die out. Good riddance to you.
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: I see the same old ragtag bunch of socialist losers are out in force today on the comments. Vote yellow, get blue.[/p][/quote]Vote blue and get people like this who, for example ran a story about a five-year-old boy with septicaemia and meningitis, who has no fear of danger and so constantly hurts himself. He was photographed in MacKenzie's Sun making a fist (the photographer told him to) under the headline "The worst brat in Britain". Heartless, cold-blooded dinosaurs do die out. Good riddance to you. TalkToTheTrees
  • Score: 8

6:20pm Thu 12 Jun 14

60plus says...

My free sun got delivered today had great pleasure in burning it that is all it was fit for.
My free sun got delivered today had great pleasure in burning it that is all it was fit for. 60plus
  • Score: 6

12:15am Fri 13 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

I've been looking at the picture above for a fair bit of time now trying to work out what famous film it reminds meof.

Then it came to me in a moment of inspiration.......

Dumb & Dumber.
I've been looking at the picture above for a fair bit of time now trying to work out what famous film it reminds meof. Then it came to me in a moment of inspiration....... Dumb & Dumber. MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

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