Wednesday, Mar 21st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media James Murdoch nailed by hacking scandal and steps down as head of News Group Newspapers Ltd.

James Murdoch nailed by hacking scandal and steps down as head of News Group Newspapers Ltd.

E-mail Print PDF

James MurdochThe phone hacking scandal roiling the British press has claimed a Murdoch — James Murdoch.

The son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch has resigned as head honcho of New Group Newspaper Ltd., which publishes London-based newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times, and a racy tab called The Sun, British media reported Tuesday.

Murdoch stepped down in September amid shareholder demands that he quit his daddy’s media empire altogether. He remains chairman of News International and deputy chief operating officer of News Corp.

“James Murdoch doesn’t step back from NI,” a Murdoch spokesman said. “He remains chairman.”

But the Brit papers are suggesting that Rupert’s boy may be chairman in name only. The only reason Murdoch remains on the News Corp. board is because his kin quashed a move to oust him last month.

NGN also ran the racy News of the World tabloid, which was shuttered following revelations they hacked the cell phones of celebrities and the families of crime and terror victims.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' for Trump

Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peterdblasts FOX A Fox News contributor has quit the network, blasting the channel as a “propaganda machine for...

CNN’s Jim Acosta: The Trump Trolls Who Want Me Dead

CNN's Jim Acosta: Trolls want me dead After all the insults, acrimonious exchanges, accusations of grandstanding, attacks by Fox News personalities, and even...

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Baseless Story

Seth Rich's parents sue FOX News The parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich have filed a lawsuit against the...

Death of investigative journalist sparks mass protests in Slovakia

Deaath of investigative journalist brings protests. Tens of thousands of Slovaks have rallied to demand the resignation of prime minister Robert Fico’s...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!