Good for him!

Courtesy of The Independent

James Murdoch quit the board of News Corp because of disagreements over how decisions were made, arguing that great news organisations should “not sow doubt, to obscure fact”.

In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Murdoch expanded on the statement he gave when he left his father Rupert Murdoch’s company earlier this year, expressing his discomfort with the toxicity of Fox News and other media outlets owned by the company.

In July he said he was leaving “due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions”.

Mr. Murdoch said: “I reached the conclusion that you can venerate a contest of ideas, if you will, and we all do, and that’s important. But it shouldn’t be in a way that hides agendas.

“A contest of ideas shouldn’t be used to legitimise disinformation. And I think it’s often taken advantage of. And I think at great news organisations, the mission really should be to introduce fact to disperse doubt — not to sow doubt, to obscure fact, if you will.”

Mr. Murdoch explained that he felt increasingly uncomfortable with his position on the board and that it was “not that hard a decision to remove myself and have a kind of cleaner slate”.

James Murdoch is a 47-year old man so you have to wonder what took him to long?

I mean if I had a family member lying to the public day after day I would probably tell them to shut the fuck up and start telling everybody within earshot to ignore them because they are full of shit. 

But instead of that Jamie here spends the last thirty-plus years getting rich off of the lies and truckloads of bullshit being peddled by News Corp before suddenly getting “woke” and deciding to take his multiple millions of dollars and walk away. 

You want to impress me, Jimmy? Why don’t you take your money and start a rival media company called “Fox News is full of shit” that is dedicated to revealing the lies promoted by Fox News on a daily basis?