Much-loved Liverpool journalist quits The Times newspaper over Hillsborough coverage

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Liverpool-based journalist Tony Barrett has resigned from his position as Merseyside football correspondent for The Times after the paper’s failure to cover the Hillsborough inquest verdicts on its front page. (via Guardian).

It was one of only two mainstream UK papers not to do so, with the other being the S*n. Both are owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Barrett simply tweeted “unbelievable” when the front page was released:

He then issued an apology the following day:

The Times quickly admitted it had made a mistake and issued an apology:

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We are certain that Barrett – a reliable and well-respected LFC journalist – will quickly find himself a new role, and we commend him for taking a stand over something he passionately believed to be wrong.


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