Liberal Heir James Murdoch Resigns From Fox News’ Parent Company Over “Editorial Content”
James Murdoch announced his resignation from the Board of Directors of News Corp, the company that serves as the parent of Fox News, on Friday.
Murdoch announced his resignation in a letter that cited “disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.”
The younger Murdoch, who was handed control of News Corp from his father, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, in 2011, has long been known to harbor liberal and left-leaning sympathies. He’s openly discussed his grievances with the nominally conservative Fox News network in a fashion one might expect of an MSNBC or CNN executive in a previous interview with the New Yorker.
He had donated to elitist neoliberal Democrat Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 primary, all but solidifying his left-wing preferences.
The exodus of the younger Murdoch could signal a return of Fox News to its conservative roots, for which the network became know for-often to the fury of liberals- during the tenure of Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. In recent months, the network has become something of an MSNBC lite, with Sunday show anchors such as Chris Wallace all but cheering on liberal Democrats.
Murdoch’s departure all but certainly seems to have been political in nature from his resignation letter. The heir may have been involved in attempts to silence, stifle or water down the content presented by primetime host Tucker Carlson, who liberals have targeted in a vociferous yet thus-unsuccessful deplatforming campaign
James Murdoch’s departure from the business leaves Lachan Murdoch and his father Rupert as the most powerful figures within the company.