James Murdoch, son of Rupert and brother of Lachlan, resigned from the board of News Corp, it was revealed moments ago. He tendered his resignation in a letter saying he has “disagreements” over “editorial content” published by the company’s news outlets.
News Corp is the new version of News Corporation, which used to be the parent company of Fox and Fox News, as we all recall. When the company split, News Corp kept the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, the New York Post, and many British and Australian media properties. Fox News and FBN etc became part of the new Fox Corporation, and of course 21st Century Fox eventually went to Disney, which is why you can catch The Simpsons on Disney Plus, ending James Murdoch’s tenure as CEO there.
He remained on the board at News Corp but resigned today in a blunt, if not snippy, letter.
“I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of News Corporation (the “Company”), effective as of the date hereof,” he wrote. “My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and other strategic decisions.”
James, unlike brother Lachlan who runs Fox, does not seem to share their dad’s dedication to “the cause” when it comes to the family business. Back in January he publicly broke with the family over climate change.
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