In an ad set to run in British papers, News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch has apologized on behalf of the since-folded News of the World for its unethical — and potentially illegal — methods of obtaining information, including hacking into the phones of various public figures, victims of national tragedies and a missing teen.
“We are sorry,” reads the ad, signed by Murdoch. “The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account. It failed when it came to itself.”
Murdoch, along with his son, James Murdoch, and Rebekah Brooks, the NOTW‘s editor at the time of the hacking, are set to testify before Parliament next week. Brooks recently announced her resignation from her post at Murdoch’s chief executive in the UK following increased public scorn over her perceived role in the scandal. Brooks has claimed she had no knowledge of the phone hackings.
Take a look at the full ad:
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