(LONDON DAILY MAIL) James Murdoch sensationally quit the board of his family's News Corporation media empire following a series of behind-the-scenes rows over the company's political stance – especially on climate change.
James, a father-of-three who is regarded as 'the liberal of the Murdoch family', cited editorial disagreements in his bombshell resignation letter, which ran to just two paragraphs.
In it, he wrote: 'My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions.'
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The 47-year-old, who has held senior positions in several of his father's companies, was once seen as the favourite to take over News Corporation.