Murdoch Considered Ousting Son

    Rupert Murdoch, chairman/CEO of News Corporation, and son James Murdoch, president/CEO of the corporation's Europe and Asia Operations, attend a dinner of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Oct. 13, 2010, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. ADL honored Rupert with its International Leadership Award.

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    Thursday’s dose of News Corp. intrigue: According to an upcoming article in Vanity Fair, Elisabeth Murdoch urged her father Rupert to make her brother James “step aside” from his responsibilities at the company. Rupert apparently almost listened, telling James “maybe you should go” before he changed his mind the next morning. Elisabeth also is said to have pushed for the resignations of Rebekah Brooks and Les Hinton for their roles in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. The article also claims that Murdoch’s children attended group therapy to help figure out who would take over the company eventually.

    Read it at The Telegraph