I am writing this to express my dismay at your apparently lax hiring policies. I'm sure that you, as a National Newspaper, have full awareness of the events of 15 April 1989, however myself, and many others like me, express utter dismay at your decision to cast further disparagement upon the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster. Your decision to give the previous editor of a well-known, and deservedly despised "Red-Top" tabloid an opportunity to further his career, and provide a mouthpiece to his own, at best ill-conceived, and at worst, thoroughly caustic brand of self-aggrandisement, is surely a low-point in your newspapers history.
Should your awareness be lacking in this matter, on 19 April 1989, his decision as Editor, led to the frontpage publishing of a story titled "The Truth", within which described spurious and inflammatory comments regarding the victims of this tragedy. A copy of this is below.
To this day, The Bereaved, as well as those accused by the pseudo-reporting within this article, have yet to hear a whisper of an apology from this man, or his previous employer. His opinion of this, in his own words remain,"All I did wrong was tell the truth ... I was not sorry then and I'm not sorry now." .
I implore of you, as do many of the others whose lives were changed on that day, to please reconsider your decision regarding this man's employment with you.
In good faith