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

Well, I think there's a big difference between setting in train the enquiries or activities that would bring something to the public domain -- and I think we very rarely do that. I can't think of an example, in nearly 17 years as an editor, where we have set about to expose somebody's private life. We almost never do it.

I think that's different from reporting the world as it is. So if -- let me give an example of Tiger Woods. If Tiger Woods, a very famous person, engages in behaviour which becomes the subject of worldwide coverage, can you say -- at some point you have to say, "We can't ignore this, even though we would never have done it ourselves." So in the real world, you're confronted endlessly with stories that are brought into the public domain by other people and on which they may comment on themselves and at some point you cover them. I don't think that makes you a hypocrite.

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