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

Well, I think we -- politicians -- even though I did say that they overestimate the influence of newspapers, and I think they do, and it does make them more feeble because -- and I think that is the downside of the press, but it's a small price to pay for having the freedom of expression and for holding those in power to account, but I think they pay too much attention to what the press say and hence not always say what it is they truly think and what they believe in. But we do occupy the same orbit, so to speak. We sort of circulate as satellites around the same planet -- politicians, the editors, the media owners, et cetera, so -- I'm not sure I'm making myself clear enough, am I?

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