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James Murdoch criticizes ‘media property homeowners’ who’ve ‘unleashed insidious’ forces with election denialism claims

Murdoch didn’t explicitly point out Fox News, which is managed by his father and his brother Lachlan Murdoch. But it was clear that, even when he had different shops in thoughts as properly, his focus was on the right-wing cable community when he made these feedback in an interview with the Financial Times printed Friday. Since the election was known as for Joe Biden, some Fox News personalities have amplified President Trump’s false election fraud claims and sowed mistrust within the voting system.

“The damage is profound,” Murdoch stated, referring to the election disinformation that has circulated within the US. “The sacking of the Capitol is proof positive that what we thought was dangerous is indeed very, very much so. Those outlets that propagate lies to their audience have unleashed insidious and uncontrollable forces that will be with us for years.”

“I hope that those people who didn’t think it was that dangerous now understand, and that they stop,” Murdoch added.

Following the interview, he launched a joint assertion to the Financial Times along with his spouse, Kathryn Murdoch.

“Spreading disinformation — whether about the election, public health or climate change — has real world consequences,” the 2 stated. “Many media property owners have as much responsibility for this as the elected officials who know the truth but choose instead to propagate lies. We hope the awful scenes we have all been seeing will finally convince those enablers to repudiate the toxic politics they have promoted once and forever.”

A spokesperson for Murdoch didn’t reply to a request for remark.

The youthful Murdoch made a dramatic break from his household in August 2020, resigning from the board of administrators of News Corp, his household’s publishing empire. Murdoch stated on the time he was exiting the corporate over “disagreements over certain editorial content published” by its information shops and “certain other strategic decisions.”

It would not be the primary time James Murdoch spoke out publicly in regards to the protection offered by the information shops in his father’s media empire. A spokesperson for James and his spouse Kathryn advised the Daily Beast that the couple was annoyed “with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage” on local weather change as wildfires tore by Australia final 12 months. In an interview with The New Yorker in 2019, he stated “There are views I really disagree with on Fox.”

Murdoch has proven different indicators of being at odds with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’s conservative political beliefs. He beforehand donated to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and fumed about local weather change denialism.

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