LONDON, June 24 British Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Tuesday he was wrong to hire Andy Coulson as his
media chief in 2007 after Coulson, an ex-editor of a Rupert
Murdoch tabloid, was found guilty of being part of a
Political opponents have long questioned Cameron's judgment
in taking on Coulson after he resigned the editorship of
Murdoch's now defunct News of the World newspaper when two of
its employees were jailed for phone-hacking.
In a pre-recorded clip to British TV, Cameron said he made a
"full and frank" apology for hiring Coulson.
"I'm extremely sorry that I employed him, it was the wrong
decision," said the British leader.
(Reporting by William James and Kylie MacLellan; Editing by