September 21, 2023, 17:13
92-year-old media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch said he is leaving his post as head of Fox and News Corp. and passes them on to his son. CNN reports.
“I’ve spent my entire professional life dealing with news and ideas every day, and that won’t change. But it’s time for me to take on other roles, knowing that we have truly talented teams,” Murdoch said in a message to employees.
His son, Lachlan Murdoch, will become sole head of both companies. The media mogul called his son a “passionate, principled leader.”
Fox News announced Rupert Murdoch’s resignation on air Thursday morning, with host Bill Hammer praising the network’s founder.
“Rupert Murdoch created all this and more in America and around the world. His life’s work has left an indelible mark on the global media landscape. His contributions are countless and extraordinary, and we thank him for allowing us to be a part of it all.” “,” Hammer emphasized.
“We wouldn’t be here without him,” added host Dana Perino.
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The 92-year-old media mogul, who got into the newspaper business in the 1950s, became a top Hollywood executive in 1985 when he acquired Twentieth Century Fox from oilman Marvin Davis for $600 million. In 1986, Murdoch entered the television business, acquiring several American television channels and creating Fox Broadcasting.
Let us recall that in April of this year, the American television company Fox News announced that it was ending its cooperation with TV presenter Tucker Carlson. Carlson is a controversial political commentator known for his conservative views and, in particular, for his active criticism of US President Joe Biden. The presenter spread fake news about inflated Ukrainian losses, invited Donald Trump to an interview, where he spread his false theses, and also constantly criticized Ukraine and, in particular, Zelensky, whom he called “Biden’s puppet.” For this, Tucker Carlson became a favorite of Russian propagandists – his Ukrainophobic statements were parsed into quotes.
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