James Murdoch, son of Robert Murdoch, owner of Fox News, has spoken out against “media property owners,” which sparked unrest in January. There were 6 revolts in the capital.
In an interview with the Financial Times on Friday, Murdoch said the attack on the capital was the result of the election chaos led by President Donald Trump and the media coverage.
“The damage is deep,” Murdoch told the Financial Times. “The dismissal of Capital is a positive sign that what we think is dangerous is really too much. The outlets that spread lies to their audiences have freed up disguised and uncontrollable forces that will stay with us for years to come. “
Following the interview, Murdoch and his wife, Katherine Murdoch, released a joint statement on social media, further clarifying their position.
“Whether it is elections, public health or climate change – scattered reforms have had real consequences,” the statement said. “Many media property owners have as much responsibility for this as elected officials who know the truth but choose to lie.”
Our message: about elections, public health or climate change – scattering – has real consequences. Many media property owners have as much responsibility for this as elected officials who know the truth but choose to lie instead.
– Catherine Murdoch (@KatherineMurdock) January 16, 2021
Although Murdoch did not mention his father’s name or the name of any specific network, Fox News played a significant role in forcing the statement that the presidential election was stolen from Trump in addition to other right-wing news channels.
Fox News did not immediately respond DifferentRequest for comment.
Murdoch’s comments have been sharply critical of the industry since he left the family business. Murdoch was the chief executive of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019 and resigned completely from the News Corporation in August “due to disagreements over some editorial content.”
Since the Fox-Disney sale in 2019, Murdoch has become an investor through its Lupa Systems banner. On Thursday, Lupa Systems announced a new venture in India with Uday Shankar, and among other media investments he owns a stake in Tribeca Enterprises. Lupa Systems has also acquired a 49% stake in the MCH Group, which hosts the global Art Basel Fair.