The phone hacking scandal may have sounded the death knell for investigative journalism and so-called cheque book journalism
The book reveals the extent of cheque book journalism
and unethical tactics that goes on in the national press and that those cheques, or brown envelopes, aren't just going to cynical kiss 'n' tell babes and con artists.
But while everyone and his brother is condemning hacking telephones, why is raising the issue of cheque book journalism
not also being addressed?
When the Daily Telegraph first disclosed details of the expenses scandal, he gave a pompous interview to Radio 4 Today programme accusing the newspaper of stooping to cheque book journalism
Yes, it was, ultimately, cheque book journalism
by the Daily Telegraph, that bought the details from an insider.
We thoroughly deplore,for instance, the cheque book journalism
that buys stories and distorts facts.