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

The reason I included it was simply because I think it showed the development of that culture -- and first of all the culture of not having outstanding regarding for the truth -- as being something that was fairly long term within that particular newspaper and the idea of simply getting the story by any means, whether it was by stunting photos or entrapping people, was embedded in the culture, the ethos of the newspaper by then, which would seem to set the right sort of background for people to be prepared to take subsequent risks on things like phone hacking, which is what my book was -- what originally sparked my book, was the jailing of the two phone hackers.

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