News Corp statement on MPs' #phonehacking report: "Hard truths have emerged from the Select
Committee Report: that there was serious wrongdoing at the News of the World;
that our response to the wrongdoing was too slow and too defensive; and that
some of our employees misled the Select Committee in 2009.
"News Corporation regrets, however, that the Select Committee's analysis of the
factual record was followed by some commentary that we, and indeed several
members of the committee, consider unjustified and highly partisan. These
remarks divided the members along party lines.
"We have already confronted and have acted on the failings documented in the
Report: we have conducted internal reviews of operations at newspapers in the
United Kingdom and indeed around the world, far beyond anything asked of
us by the Metropolitan Police; we have volunteered any evidence of apparent
wrongdoing to the authorities; and, we have instituted sweeping changes in our
internal controls and our compliance programs on a world-wide basis, to help
ensure that nothing like this ever happens again anywhere at News Corporation.
"As we move forward, our goal is to make certain that in every corner of the globe,
our company acts in a manner of which our 50,000 employees and hundreds of
thousands of shareholders can be justly proud.”