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James Murdoch has sensationally resigned from News Group Newspapers' board of directors, thereby seemingly turning his back on News International's remaining British publications: The Sun, The Times and the Sunday Times. A filing at Companies House, first spotted by the Evening Standard, revealed that Murdoch quietly resigned …

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Curious

Curious that they might not feel obliged to announce his resignation to the shareholders via RNS?

And the timing of the story, the same day as the inquest into Sean Hoares death (starting in half an hours time as I write this).

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Just to be pedantic...

There's also the Times Literary Supplement, which is classed as a newspaper.

Not soon enough. Although if he'd have sold the papers to another company - well outside his fathers grubby mitts - would have been nice.

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Hold on... if he resigned in September

... in what capacity did he appear before the Select Committee in November?

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As a director of NI at the time the alleged shenanigans were taking place?

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Was anyone else

as struck as I was by the irony of the tabloids complaining that all these allegations about their behavious we're being made and published in public without supporting evidence, a decent right to reply and the opportunity to block the stuff?

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Please stop with the CAPS

Enough, already. As bad as the BBC with their 'quotes'.

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Re: Please stop with the CAPS

We'll take your COMMENT on board.

C.

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The BBC quotes stuff?

How bizarre! It should just make shit up like the Daily Mail and other tabloids.

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Circling the wagons ?

Ever since the phone-hacking scandal started to creep towards the USA, I have suspected NI could be in very big trouble. Whilst the few yanks that know about the UK side of things might have some sympathy, if the suggestion that *US* citizens were treated in a similar way - especially victims of 9/11 - then the Murdochs pere-et-fil could see what a lynch mob *really* looks like.

So maybe this is the first step in disaster control, when the US authorities start to report back - isn't there an ongoing FBI investigation ?

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Happy

And somewhere, right now, Ian Hislop is extremely happy :)

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And nothing of value was lost

Much as everyone (justifiably) hates Murdoch the Elder, he's a pretty competent businessman and seems to have done alright for himself. By comparison little Jimmy is a useless little tit, and a prime example of why nepotism is a bloody stupid idea.

Traditionally, one might put the last scion of a ruling dynasty to the fire and sword. Tragically, that will be too much to hope for here.

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Phone..'hacking'.

I'm just filled with ennui about the whole thing.

Oh and that expense cheating union bribe taking Labour MP? Tom Watson....even with the taxpayer funded makeover you still look like a fat twunt.

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re: Phone..'hacking'.

> Oh and that expense cheating union bribe taking Labour MP? Tom Watson....

Yea, the temerity of him, impugning the reputation of the planets leading media visionary and equating him to a mafia boss ..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15673551

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Unclear why information only just come to light?

That's because anyone in public life in the UK is scared shitless of the Murdochs cause Murdoch 'll direct his minions to dig up dirt on whom-so-ever displeases his majesty.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15673551

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Just rember James

It's all the fault of one rogue director^Wreporter.

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