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

Well, I just wonder if you can think about this with a degree of objectivity. Obviously you chose a certain strategy and it's a time-honoured strategy of journalism. You take someone out for a mean or, if there isn't enough time, you take them out for a drink. You're not the first journalist to have done it and you certainly won't be the last. That's the way journalists operate. But do you think you would have done as well with these powerful people had you adopted a more frugal approach; for example, just seen them in their office or your office?

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