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

I thought it was a good idea, again, to be open and try and get some in-depth coverage of what the nature of the job was. I don't think it was a terribly successful experiment, because in the end my first six months included -- I think it was the first 12 months, rather than six months. I may have made a mistake there. "Some months", I say. It was 12, I think. It included such dramatic events that in the end the journalist, the gentleman, was more interested in the dramatic events than he would be necessarily in the sort of general day-to-day workings of this office holder, which is what I'd had in mind.

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