Monika Flueckiger, World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons

One of the children of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the board of his conservative father’s news empire, due to the direction of its right-wing outlets, especially Fox News.

James Murdoch’s disagreements with Fox’s editorial content in particular reportedly became too much to bear. (The Daily Beast)

The move comes a little over six months after Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son issued a stunning rebuke of his family’s media empire and its promotion of climate-change skeptics during Australia’s bushfire crisis.

“Kathryn and James’ views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known,” a spokesperson for the couple exclusively told The Daily Beast at the time as wildfires raged in Australia.

“They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary.”

In a brief resignation letter dated July 31 and addressed to the board of directors, James wrote, “I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of News Corporation (the “Company”), effective as of the date hereof. My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.”

Rupert’s son Lachlan, known for his more conservative tendencies, remains on the board of directors.

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bobjeffreys
bobjeffreys
5 months ago

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out !

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

This is actually GREAT news! A lot of us were worried that he and his wife would push Fox News reporting to the Left so that it was just another libtard propaganda arm for the leftist agenda!

A. D Roberts
A. D Roberts
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Actually that is what we are seeing here in DFW. The Fox station is less likely to report the FALSE and faulty claims of the state health dept about the number of deaths and number testing as positive. CBS local state DID re;port on that.
Fox IS moving left rapidly.

catherine
catherine
5 months ago
Reply to  A. D Roberts

I AGREE. Lastima! I’m going to try channel 349 NEWSMAX. I have Sky down here in Costa Rica so they should have it.

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
5 months ago
Reply to  catherine

Catherine: Try OAN (One America News) if you can get it. Much better than Fox.

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Tom: It already is, but now there is some hope.

Nancy
Nancy
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

That had already started. Maybe his departure will push Fox back to their beginnings and move right again. Let’s hope.

Grampa Mullan
Grampa Mullan
5 months ago

conservatism has been attacked for years. now the attacks increase will they be able to resist the pressure? I do hope so.——Grampa