Not just to sell papers either, but also to engineer the election result as part of a 'deal' done with Cameron on Europe. The whole thing stinks to high heaven.
I agree. I think this has far more to do with the Sun's editor Rebekah Wade, wanting to please Rupert Murdoch who knows full well that his greatest rival in the world the BBC, is far more likely to come under attack from a Conservative government. And also under a Conservative government, the BBC is more likely to lose it's monopoly over the licence fee.
Everything the Sun does in this respect is calculated. Timing is crucial, and the Sun's announcement that it would be backing the Tories during Labour's conference was no coincidence - it was designed to cause Gordon Brown as much damage as possible.
Likewise the Sun's latest personal attack on Gordon Brown will have been deliberate and calculated. Jamie Janes died over 5 weeks ago, Mrs Janes would therefore have received the letter from Gordon Brown probably over a month ago. Presumably if Mrs Jane had been incensed by it she would have gone to a newspaper straight away - not waited a month to do so.
So it would appear that the Sun sat on the "story" for quite a while, and waited until the day after Remembrance Sunday and a few days before Armistice Day to break it.
It is clear that the Sun has cynically exploited a grieving mother and a nation's mourning for it's dead service men and women, to launch a politically motivated vitriolic attack and score some cheap points - and we complain about our politicians !
All this btw, from Britain's most warmongering newspaper, which of course is foreign owned.
Ironically the Sun's attempt to vilify Gordon Brown appears to have spectacularly backfired on them. Many people (with the obvious exception of Hora) who would normally be very critical of Gordon Brown, have expressed a great deal sympathy for him ** Indeed the Sun has even drawn attention to the fact that he writes personally the family of deceased service men and women. Well done 'My Sun'.
**When in fact rather than sympathy, Gordon Brown deserves to be attacked for constantly repeating the blatant lie that British forces are in propping up a corrupt Afghan government (which passes laws making it legal for men to starve their wives) to keep Britain's streets free from terrorism.