James Murdoch’s exit paves way for News Corp to move further right

Analysis: Murdoch was considered a dissenting voice at the rightwing company. Now his brother Lachlan could see his influence grow

James Murdoch’s resignation from the board of News Corp confirms divisive splits in the publishing arm of his family’s media empire and removes a powerful dissenting voice against the rightwing slant of the group, according to insiders.

The move marks the full departure of Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son from News Corp and it is likely to boost the influence of his brother, Lachlan, who is seen as being far more sympathetic to rightwing causes.

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James Murdoch’s exit paves way for News Corp to move further right