The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes, we are. Ian Cutler was operating in the 1970s and 1980s with a well-known journalist at the time called Trevor Canson(?), and they certainly, according to him, would go out and find circumstances that they thought might make a good headline, like dole cheats or rent boys at the YMCA and so on, and they'd just get a chum and photograph him outside the YMCA and make the story up, and as long as, you know, it was sufficiently interesting and titillating to the readers -- or they thought it was -- it went in, according to Ian Cutler, who's also written a book, if you could call it that, which is called The Camera Assassin, in which he recounts many of these events. How truthful all the accounts are I wouldn't like to say, but I'm sure some of them are.

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