Rupert Murdoch this afternoon responded to the scathing UK parliamentary report on phone hacking practices at his company. In a memo to staff, obtained by the New York Times, Murdoch said the report was "hard to read." Here's an excerpt of Murdoch's memo:
The report affords us a unique opportunity to reflect upon the mistakes we have made and further the course we have already completed to correct them.
I recognize that for all of us – myself in particular – it is difficult to read many of the report’s findings. But we have done the most difficult part, which has been to take a long, hard and honest look at our past mistakes.
There is no easy way around this, but I am proud to say that we have been working hard to put things right.