I tweeted yesterday afternoon about the fact that a Sun reporter - I did not note his name - had rung me wanting to talk about a story on tax evasion.
My reaction was immediate. I said 'I do not cooperate with the Sun'.
He was surprised. His appeal was 'But it's on tax evasion'.
I replied that I did not care: I reiterated that I do no cooperate with The Sun.
He asked why.
My reply was 'Hillsborough'.
I could have said 'Coulson' but that only occurred to me later.
And the answer is, yes I do want stories on tax evasion out there, but not at any price. I would not do Press TV for what I thought to be good reason. I do not do The Sun for good reason too.
And before anyone points it out - I have been quoted in The Sun once, to my knowledge, but I did not place the story: others did. I would avoid it again if I could.