James Murdoch's climate stance distances him from family empire

Criticism of denial by News Corp and Fox underlines Murdoch heir’s transformationJames Murdoch claims he has never watched Succession, the drama series that documents the professional and personal rebellions of a billionaire media family suspiciously similar to his own. But his comments attacking the family business’s record on climate crisis coverage – which blindsided other parts of the family – suggest he may have picked up a few pointers from the HBO show.The declaration that he and his wife, Kathryn, felt “frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage” of the climate crisis, particularly the “ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia, given obvious evidence to the contrary”, focused an awkward light on the family’s businesses – but could help James differentiate himself from his father, Rupert, and brother, Lachlan. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-15 19:36:48 UTC ]
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