A rather stunning resignation hit the news wires on Friday.
James Murdoch, son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, resigned his position on the board of News Corp.
Murdoch cited differences of opinion on editorial content as his reason for leaving.
Didn’t See That Coming
James’ dislike for some of the content on Fox News is well known, but News Corp had nothing to do with Fox News.
Among other outlets, News Corp was responsible for the New York Post, Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, and News U.K.
While the Post is a bit right-leaning, it is hard to imagine that the content on any of these sites was so disturbing a liberal like Murdoch would be offended enough to resign, but that does seem to be the case.
Upon resigning, James issued the following statement:
“I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of News Corporation, 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.”
Upon James’ resignation, his brother, Lachlan Murdoch, who serves as co-chairman, and his father, Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp., also issued a statement.
It read, “We’re grateful to James for his many years of service to the company.
“We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Moving to the Left
James made headlines earlier this year after a sizable campaign contribution.
Reports stated that he and his wife each donated a cool $615,000 to the Democrat National Committee and Joe Biden via a joint fundraiser.
It is a fairly scary thought to know that reporting news fairly is enough to make someone quit their job that is in charge of actually reporting the news.
It just goes to show how tainted the industry is and what we can expect in years to come as more and more young liberals get their hands on this industry.
Source: Washington Examiner