Liberal in a family of conservative

Disagreement with at least some of the decisions his father expressed James Murdoch — son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s Empire which includes The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Fox News.

In an interview with Jane Mayer of the New Yorker the son of a billionaire has spoken out against authoritarian regimes and campaigns of disinformation, stressing: “the Members of the different categories of companies set up against each other, so they fought, showing their worst qualities. I strongly disagree with the policy, which adheres to Fox News”.

In March, Murdoch Jr. left as CEO of 21st Century Fox when Disney bought 71,3 billion rights belong to the Studio’s movies and TV shows. His successor as head of the remnants of the Fox Corporation was appointed brother, Lachlan, and James, therefore, generally remained out of work.

Unlike his younger brother, Lachlan Murdoch defends Fox News, although the main presenters of the channel not only stand on the side of President Donald trump, regardless of the situation, but sometimes allow themselves to make statements in the style of white nationalists. Last year at the DealBook conference, which was conducted by the New York Times, Lachlan said that this style of presentation it does not outraged, stressing that the U.S. media should be presented different points of view. “Understand that this channel is the only mass media representative, representing the views of a conservative,” he said.

As for James, his disagreement with relatives was especially evident when he donated money to the election funds of presidential candidates from the Democratic party of Buttigieg Pete and John Hickenlooper (the latter then still continued to participate in the race).

Murdoch also remains the head of the Foundation Quadrivium, which, along with his wife, Catherine, founded in 2014 to support initiatives aimed at combating climate change and pollution of the oceans, as well as defending democratic principles in the United States.

Finally, he serves on the Board of the Washington analytical Center for a New American Security, who has partnered with his Foundation for the project Countering High-Tech Illiberalism. This programme explores how digital technology can be used for polarization of views in the democratic countries and the development of measures on use of innovation to create a more open and free society.

Y. Z.

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