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MacKenzie rounds on Guardian over Dowler mistake

The former editor of the Sun accuses the Guardian of 'getting away with' its Milly Dowler story.

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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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette