News Corp board has "full confidence" in Murdoch

News Corp dismisses the select committee's claim that Murdoch is unfit to run the company.

New Statesman
Members of the House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee. Photo: Getty Images

 

News Corp’s board has declared its “full confidence” in chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch after a select committee said the media mogul was unfit to run a major international company.

It was the most damning conclusion in the culture committee’s report into phone-hacking but also split MPs along party political lines, with the four Conservative members refusing to back the claim.

News Corp has already dismissed the Murdoch claim as “unjustified and highly partisan” and yesterday its board released a statement backing the chairman.

"The board of directors of News Corporation met and announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's fitness and support for his continuing to lead News Corporation into the future as its chairman and CEO,” it said.

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