Blighted by the massive, ultimately career-ending, paper-shuttering phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, News International CEO Rupert Murdoch has taken ads in several British newspapers to apologize for his organization’s behavior, reports Britain’s The Guardian. Read Murdoch’s full apology and The Guardian‘s response after the jump.

In the signed ad — headlined “We are sorry.” — Murdoch wrote,

The Guardian took Murdoch’s ad as particular vindication, given the paper’s years-long attempts to flush out the NOTW scandal. Editors posted their own response, saying, “We are happy to accept News International’s paid-for advertisements apologising for the reality of what our journalism revealed. The money we receive from News International will be donated to charity.”

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