Friday, August 7, 2020

James Murdoch Resigns From News Corp Board Over Fox News Feud

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 days ago

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

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Tom
Tom
5 days 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 days 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 days 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
4 days ago
Reply to  catherine

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

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
4 days ago
Reply to  Tom

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

Nancy
Nancy
3 days 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 days ago

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

Melia
Melia
5 days ago

So glad to see him go. Fair and balanced was in danger of becoming not quite as fair and occasionally unsteady

ranman
ranman
5 days ago

Bye Bye “jackie“!!!!

Anthony E Villis
Anthony E Villis
5 days ago

Don’t spend the Soros check all in one place. Was your resume accepted by MSNBC when do you start.

Laxmom
Laxmom
5 days ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Robert K
Robert K
5 days ago

And James Murdock did the right thing. He did not scream and shout and try to injure the business. He simply left. May he and FOX prosper

soupy
soupy
5 days ago
Reply to  Robert K

We hope he spends his 30 pieces of silver wisely

soupy
soupy
5 days ago

Does this mean America gets a true “Fair and Balanced” news channel back. Many will be watching to see if they can start watching Fox again. Me being one.

soupy
soupy
5 days ago
Reply to  soupy

We hope he spends his 30 pieces of silver wisely.

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
4 days ago
Reply to  soupy

Soupy: You’re dreaming.

jack
jack
4 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

WELL, we CAN “hope”…Thin as that may be !

Dennis L Ruffin
Dennis L Ruffin
5 days ago

Good riddance!

John David
John David
5 days ago

Another elite that can’t seem to understand the truth.

Jean
Jean
5 days ago

Boo HOO …MOVE ON LIBERAL…Conservatives deal in facts NOT wishful thinking…Try CNN, they would love to have you.

free
free
5 days ago

Glad to hear is out! Never like him & his wife. They side with Evil Witch Clinton & Foundation. Care about climate Change ? Poland Riots bring more garbage & air pollution right in front our eye!! Cant even handle crises imminently. SO VOID!!

Robert Miller
Robert Miller
5 days ago

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

Terry Franks
Terry Franks
5 days ago
Reply to  Robert Miller

Very good turn of affairs , post the news not liberal fantasy’s!

A. D Roberts
A. D Roberts
5 days ago

We can see that the EDUCATION of the Murdochs and their wives was defective. Here in Texas we have had TWO DAYS so far with a temperature of 100 or over. that is NOT global warming. So the Murdoch’s can’t allow us to see that the EVIDENCE as seen by our own eyes is NOT what they believe. Sorry for them Too bad they lost/??? Not really. We need someone who refuses to be brainwashed.
It is not over. The elite, powerful of ONE WORLD ORDER are still determined to take control And since they don’t believe in God, there is nothing to stop them from doing what they want. UNTIL such time as they face HIM at judgement.

Carolyn
Carolyn
5 days ago

OAN – Conservative news

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
5 days ago

Well, finally one of those little communist POS’s are out! When they get the rest of those communist Murdock scumbags out, the network will once again regain its noble calling!!!!

Eddy Brown
Eddy Brown
5 days ago

Jimmy, you made my day!

Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd
5 days ago

Compromise is not a virtue with most Leftist thinking people. If Progressive minded folk can’t have things completely their way, they tend to distance themselves from and then attack those who do not agree with them 100%. Wealthy Leftists do it for money.

Bob
Bob
5 days ago
Reply to  Robin Boyd

Where are the true leaders for America,so called good guy Drew , blinked , true leaders stand up for justice not walk back.

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
5 days ago

Good riddence!! Your father would be ashamed of you!

larry
larry
5 days ago

good,good ,good! by by asswipe!

Mark
Mark
5 days ago

Awwwwwwwwww Now maybe FOX can get back to real news and the TRUTH, Please take Winy Juan Williams with you.

steve norman
steve norman
5 days ago

Can we consider him CANCELLED?

Rocky Venti
Rocky Venti
5 days ago

Nice to see Fox has come to its senses and has jettisoned their liberal board member. Hopefully Fox will come back over from the dark side.

bobbie
bobbie
5 days ago

This is best for Fox News. They were losing ground with their liberal thinking!!!

Termite
Termite
4 days ago

Sounds as though it could be good news.

Donna
Donna
4 days ago

BYE ..BYE …now maybe fox will fire Donna BRAZILE and Juan Williams…Paul Ryan…and all the rest of the democrats on their payroll…

Diana
Diana
13 hours ago
Reply to  Donna

Yes, get rid of Donna Brazile! Juan Willians finally has seen the light about how corrupt the Democrats truly are!

bonavajo
bonavajo
4 days ago

Thank God and all those who believe he is in control of the climate not man that he is gone, Good redenice. For all of you who believe man can control the weather prove your point by having it rain in the Sahara desert for 40 days and 40 nights non stop. Can’t do it can you. Wake up and smell the coffee.

DonInOhio
DonInOhio
4 days ago

Since this guy believes in the fake “climate science” I ask:
If the non-believers think the Universe and everything on Earth “just happened” why do they think that climate change is not “just happening”?
In other words, man didn’t create the Universe and man is not in charge of the climate.
I do believe we should reduce pollution, energy use, etc as far as PRACTICAL!
But, don’t take away my car or my air conditioning until you give up yours!!!

Jim
Jim
4 days ago

This is a golden opportunity for someone to make a fortune starting a replacement for FOX NEWS.

John Doe
John Doe
3 days ago

Boo Hoo Hoo, as a Fox viewer I have been very unhappy at the way he turned Fox in a liberal bent. I still watch a few on Fox, but switched to Newsmax mostly. I did not tune to fox to be indoctrinated into liberalism. I am a conservative, and Fox will not change that. And I tire of yelling at the TV die to some of the stupid liberals Fox gave airtime to.

Nancy
Nancy
3 days ago

Still have another board member to get rid of, Paul Ryan. He is why we lost the House. He lied to President Trump about healthcare and immigration, promising to get them done, and then did nothing. That’s why we lost the House. He needs to be fired from Fox board.

Maryk
Maryk
3 days ago
Reply to  Nancy

Ryan needs to be fired. Liar, cheat, socialist bent, Ineffective (by choice) in the Congress..does not belong in the back room pulling most of the strings. He is part of why I won’t join (pay) for Fox Nation. Refuse to assist his tenure.

James
James
3 days ago

Wow, talk about failed news reporting. I saw a short clip the other day on OAN where Uganda, Africa, a country of 40million people mostly in poverty, where they take Hydroxychloroquine for several diseases routinely, posted only 1247 cases of Corona Virus and only 2 deaths for the year. Now tell me why the Left, China, Soros, and Agenda 21 are all trying to suppress this performance and destroy our economy, our elderly, and our middle class. I smell a rat in the cellar Patriots. jwstx

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