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Paragraphs 19 to 21, you deal with the challenges to investigative journalism. You point out, as is obvious, in paragraph 20 that investigative journalism is extremely costly of time and money, which is difficult in the current climate. Then you say in paragraph 20:

"Though, of course, generally speaking, printing the truth sells newspapers and a big story can result in increased circulation ..."

Is it really the case that printing the truth sells newspapers, Mr Hislop?

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