Once seen as a contender for succession at his father Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, James Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp on Friday, citing ‘editorial disagreements’. The decision to step down severs his last corporate ties with his family and their companies’ politically conservative outlook.
H/T: France 24
“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” James Murdoch, 47, wrote in his letter, which News Corp disclosed soon after the close of business on Friday.
The brief resignation letter reads as follows:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
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.
James R. Murdoch
Good riddance. Not sure this saves Fox News. I always suspected the Murdoch Boys were a big part of the @FoxNews— Lars Larson (@LarsLarsonShow) August 1, 2020
Swing Left. I havent been a guest since I dared to name the whistleblower.
Now James resigns cause Fox didn't go full Climate/Woke crazy? https://t.co/IfsOWubmpb
"My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published" https://t.co/PfdSmiHJqi— The Age (@theage) August 1, 2020
In common with a lot of newspaper columnists who’ve now changed their minds about Trump and Johnson, this poor frightened little rich kid now accepts there will come a time when people are going to want retribution. https://t.co/Yn2gGz1Dov— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) August 1, 2020
Read Murdoch's resignation letter below.