Rupert Murdoch to apologise in UK newspapers

LONDON, (Reuters) – News Corp Chief  Executive Rupert Murdoch will apologise for any wrongdoing  committed at his News of the World newspaper in a full page  spread to be published in British national newspapers this  weekend.
Under a large headline “We are sorry,” the piece will  contain the following message, according to the text obtained by  Reuters. It is signed at the bottom by Murdoch himself.
“The News of the World was in the business of holding others  to account. It failed when it came to itself.
“We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred. We  are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals  affected.
“We regret not acting faster to sort things out. I realise  that 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 this.
“In the coming days, as we take further concrete steps to  resolve these issues and make amends for the damage they have  caused, you will hear more from us.
“Sincerely, Rupert Murdoch”

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