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

Just before you move on, Mr Sherborne, Mr Dingemans yesterday tried to summarise in seven propositions the issues, and one of his propositions, which you might have read, was that it was possibly appropriate to conclude that the press have a tendency to see news as divorced from the individuals involved, in other words to commodify the people and, as it were, put that to one side purely because of the news value of a story. Would that be a fair way of summarising the effect of what you've been saying? Or is that not strong enough? How would you put that?

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