It took far too long in the eyes of many, but Rebekah Brooks is finally out at News International.
The woman who served as the editor of Great Britian’s News of the World throughout its phone-hacking scandal – the tabloid broke into the voicemails of a 13-year old girl who had been kidnapped, along with the families of 9/11 victims and many others – resigned today.
“As chief executive of the company, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place,” she said in a statement. “I have believed that the right and responsible action has been to lead us through the heat of the crisis. However my desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate.”
Brooks added that recent times have been “tough” and that she plans to correct “distortions” about her record as a journalist.
We wish her good luck in explaining why her newspaper hacking into the voicemails of over 4,000 people.