Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has said that the Sun would have come near to closure if it had made a similar mistake to the one made by the Guardian in its reporting of the Milly Dowler phone-hacking allegations.
He said: "Had that been the Sun, the Sun would have come very, very close to closure, to being shut down had they got that story wrong.
"The Guardian sticks [a correction] away on page 10 and think it can get away with it. If the Sun had done that same thing, if a Rupert Murdoch title had done that same thing, don't you think it would have been quite different?"
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