MetalTalk.net has emerged as the latest victim of the News Of The World phone hacking scandal.
British national newspapers are today running a full-page advert with a signed apology from Rupert Murdoch. The advert states: "We are sorry for the serious wrongdoing that occurred."
And the Heavy Metal world has now become embroiled in the biggest scandal in British media history which is threatening to end the legacy of popular printed press.
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Murdoch's statement continued with him expressing regret for not acting faster "to sort things out".
"I realise that simply apologising is not enough. Our business was founded on the idea that a free and open press should be a positive force in society. We need to live up to this.
"In the coming days, as we take further concrete steps to resolve these issues and make amends for the damage they have caused, you will hear more from us", says the statement, signed "sincerely, Rupert Murdoch".
We are declining to comment on the revelation that Murdoch's shady organisation was spying on us and we are talking with our lawyers about what further action we should take.
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