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

I think, it obviously -- I mean, again, I think this is an exception here. It clearly became -- from all sides of the political persuasions, they became much too close to a particular organisation. I don't think anybody could dispute that. But I, at the same time, would say that, you know, the reason -- to my mind, and it's only a personal expression, the reason Rupert Murdoch had so much power is because we choose to give it to him. When President Obama was a Senator, he met with Mr Murdoch at the Waldorf Astoria and Mr Murdoch was saying that he was going to be backing him and he said, "I'm not interested." I understand Mr Murdoch wasn't too happy about that but Obama was saying, "I don't care, I have my own agenda and I can deliver it in my own way", and I think politicians perhaps should have shown a lot more backbone when it came to dealing with -- they're there to represent and look after the welfare of the people, not to represent or look after the welfare of a particular media organisation.

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