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“James Murdoch Slams Fox News and News Corp Over Climate-Change Denial”

“Fiddling While Oz Burns: Rupert Murdoch’s younger son and his wife issued a rare public rebuke of the family’s media empire and its promotion of climate-change skeptics during Australia’s bushfire crisis.”

“In a long-simmering rift between factions of the Murdoch family over climate change, Rupert’s younger son, James, and his activist wife, Kathryn, are attacking the climate denialism promoted by News Corporation, the global media group, and also by the Fox News Channel overseen by James’ older brother, Lachlan.

“Kathryn and James’ views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known,” a spokesperson for the couple exclusively told The Daily Beast as wildfires rage in Australia.

“They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary.””

Lachlan Cartwright reports for the Daily Beast January 14, 2020.


“Murdoch Under Fire From His Own Son Over His Media Outlets’ Climate Change Denialism” (Talking Points Memo)

“James Murdoch Breaks Ranks Over ‘Climate Change Denial'” (The Age)

“News Coverage Of Australian Bushfires Highlight Murdoch Family Rift On Climate” (Reuters)