"A culture is created by drip feed"
How come we have a culture which apparently accepts that celebrities don't deserve a private life because they "court" publicity, a culture where tabloid journalists will do almost anything to get a story, and where, as Hugh Grant put it at the inquiry, "hate sells".
It has happened because these things have developed slowly and steadily over many years. Drip feed.
But it doesn't mean we cannot stop the drip feed and review this culture, and address it.
I think Hugh Grant was immensely impressive. But particularly articulate was Joan Smith, the writer and former partner of MP Dennis McShane, who spoke of the underlying misogyny of the tabloid press whose hacks behave like children. They are, she said obsessed with sex, they're infantile, remorseless and pitiless.
"We're all two dimensional to them", she said, "just fodder for a story".