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Rupert Murdoch latest to join those repudiating Donald Trump

Murdoch has long pursued power rather than a specific ideology, was an informal adviser to Trump

Lily Katz | NYT 

At 5.55 pm on Thursday, James Murdoch sent an email to a list of blind-copied recipients offering a striking repudiation of President Trump and a pledge to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. He addressed the note to “friends,” stating in the first line that he was writing it in a “personal capacity, as a concerned citizen and a father.” Yet for the son of the conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who speaks regularly with Trump, it’s impossible to separate the personal, the political and the corporate. James Murdoch’s message, ...

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First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 00:55 IST