Murdoch says sorry in every paper, Rebekah quits

…simply apologising is not enough. Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. We need to live up to that.
News of the World (failed)
News International (desperate not to fail)

‘First Lady of Fleet Street’ finally pays the price of NoTW scandal

International media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is saying sorry to Britain, in advertisements to be placed in every national newspaper over the weekend, hours after the resignation today of Rebekah Wade, chief executive of News International, Murdoch’s media empire in the UK.

Wade was editor of the Sunday tabloid News of the World, at the time when it illegally hacked into the phones of thousands of people.

Last week, Murdoch had closed the News of the World, the largest-circulating newspaper in Britain, but had kept Wade in her job, in what was seen as an attempt to save a big television takeover in which Sky, his satellite channel, would take over its main British competitor BSkyB.

The Guardian newspaper has revealed, in continuing coverage since 2009, that News of the World had broken the law, in collusion with corrupt police, in a massive phone-hacking scandal, including the voice-mail of murder victim Milly Dowler. The Guardian reported that Milly’s voicemail was accessed on behalf of the News of the World while she was missing, and that messages were deleted to make room for more recordings, giving the family false hope that she was still alive. It caused widespread revulsion and ignited huge public interest in the phone-hacking scandal.

» Rebekah should have gone ages ago

» Complete phone-hacking coverage…


1 thought on “Murdoch says sorry in every paper, Rebekah quits

  1. At least he apologized but will the deceitful and corrupted Najib and his cronies ever apologize for any mistake they made. To err is human and surely over a period of 53 years Umno must have made many mistakes, not to mention heaps of them.
    Will they ever apologize ? No they are not human, they don’t make mistakes they only enrich themselves at the expense of the Malaysians. Just look around who are the very rich they are the deceitful and corrupted men from Umno.
    That must be the reason why so many Malays were at the rally and that must have unsettled the nerves of Umno who claim to be able to have 3 millions Umnn members attend a rally. Have they forgotten Malaysia has a total population of 27 million people and the deceitful Najib and his men Umno from can only get hold of no more than 3 million people if only he can ! Another one of his numbers deceits.
    I never thought I would live to have the pleasure to see him bowing to the Queen !

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