Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Scandal, Blames Daily News EIC Colin Myler


By Chris O'Shea Comment

Rupert Murdoch, during another round of testimony before Parliament, apologized for the phone hacking scandal in one of the best ways to apologize that we’ve ever come across. Murdoch, according to The New York Times, said that he “was very sorry about it” and that he wished he could apologize “to a lot of people, including all the innocent people” at News of the World.

He also referred to the scandal as “a serious blot on my reputation.” Then he turned around and blamed Colin Myler, current Editor-in-Chief of The New York Daily News, and former editor of News of the World.

The Guardian reports that Murdoch said he was “misinformed and shielded” from the widespread hacking, and that Myler was part of a “cover up” at News of The World. “He [Myler] did, I believe, put in two or three new steps of regulation, but never reported back that there was more hacking than we had been told,” added Murdoch.

How perfect is this? Murdoch is basically saying, “I am truly sorry for that thing that had nothing to do with me and is all other people’s fault.” We might have just given Murdoch a standing ovation.

[Pic via The Guardian]