LONDON: “There is a tremendous amount of snobbery involved in journalism,” the former editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid told a committee of inquiry investigating Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, saying that papers like his erstwhile employer are the victim of double standards in the media.
Kelvin MacKenzie, who edited The Sun in the 1980’s and 90’s, offered a spirited defense of tabloid muckraking before the panel. He argued that a tabloid would be punished for using underhanded investigative techniques in pursuit of a major story. "If you publish it in The Sun, you get six months in jail," MacKenzie said. "If you publish it in The Guardian, you get a Pulitzer." Courtesy The Associated Press.