James Murdoch makes statement in the style of his dramatic departure – Sydney Morning Herald
It’s long been clear that James – a raging left-winger by his family’s standards – was on the outer and that his older, more conservative brother Lachlan is set to take over when 89-year-old Rupert dies or retires.
In more united times: Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch at the 2014 Television Academy Hall of Fame in Beverly Hills, California. Credit:Invision
Even so, James’s resignation came as a shock – more for the way the news was delivered than the fact he was stepping down…