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

Well, it's very difficult to say that. The story of Operation Motorman barely registered on the consciousness. I don't think it made much in the papers. One was aware of it, I suspect, that the man had been given a conditional discharge. All newspapers were still using this agency. I repeat: we thought it was -- we believed and the journalists believed that it was to get phone numbers quickly. I'm not sure an investigation at that stage was warranted.

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