James Murdoch denounces father's news outlets for climate change denial

James Murdoch right and his wife Kathyn left said his father's news empire was in denial about the severity of the climate crisis

James Murdoch, the youngest son of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn have put out a statement criticizing the family media company for being a part of the "ongoing denial" of climate change. "They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary".

James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn took a swipe at the company in a joint statement published on the United States website the Daily Beast.

Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp., which owns The Post, added, "Our journalists and editors around Australia have done an extraordinary job of tracking the tragic fires and their profound impact on individuals, communities and the environment".

Lachlan, whose politics are more in line with the conservative family patriarch, took full control of Fox News parent company Fox Corp. past year.

A widely-shared article by The Australian detailing the number of people charged with arson since the beginning of the fire season was derided for being misleading and including a number of inaccuracies.

"I'm very comfortable staying in the background and continuing to work quietly".


Rupert Murdoch is also the chairman of Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. "They argue that the company and the coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison are responsible - together, as a team - for the failure to protect a country that scientists say is more vulnerable to climate change than any other developed nation".

But critics of News Corp have pointed to its comment articles and reporting of the alleged role of arson in the wildfires as minimising the impact of a changing climate.

In an email sent to senior managers last week, News Corp Australia commercial finance manager Emily Townsend rebuked her employer for promoting a "misinformation campaign" on the cause of the bushfires.

Murdoch has denied that News Corp employees do not believe in climate change.

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