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James Murdoch Blasts Fox News for 'Climate-Change Denial'

James Murdoch Blasts Fox News for 'Climate-Change Denial'”

"They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary", the statement continued.

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

Rupert Murdoch, owner of media giant News Corp, is getting heat from his son James over the climate change denialism that's being churned out by the mogul's right-wing news outlets.

James and his wife Kathryn Murdoch told The Daily Beast of their frustration with News Corp and Fox coverage of the climate issue. Kathryn Murdoch, co-founder and president of Quadrivium - which "supports practical, evidence-based solutions for critical societal problems", per its website - has been among the activists drawing direct lines between climate change and the wildfires.

"There are no climate-change deniers around, I can assure you", he said at the company's annual shareholder meeting in November.

Addressing News Corp's coverage of the bushfires, he directed Reuters to a January 11 editorial in The Australian newspaper, which said: "In our coverage, The Australian's journalists report facts about how to tackle bushfires and about how to deal with the impact of climate change".

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"There are no change climate change deniers around, I can assure you", he said at the company's annual general meeting in NY in December past year.

In opinion pieces, some News Corp columnists have attacked the widely accepted science about climate change links to the blazes.

Last week a News Corp employee in Australia lashed out at the company's "irresponsible" coverage of the bushfire crisis.

Following the publication of the letter, executive chairman Michael Miller told The Sydney Morning Herald he stood by the reporting.

In addition, News Corp.

He also revealed Ms Townsend had resigned late past year and was due to depart News Corp.



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