Gabriel Sherman delves deep into the Murdoch family with a profile of Elisabeth in next week’s New York.
The story is filled will revelations about the first family of media as they dealt with the New of the World phone-hacking scandal — “At one point, according to multiple sources close to the family, Liz told James to his face that he should step down.” — but our favourite part was a short anecdote about James Murdoch.
On one side of the floor, James spent the morning huddled in his office, with its life-size Darth Vader statue outside the door, drinking coffee and Diet Coke. “You weren’t in control of events,” one person close to the talks recalls. “We had no idea what was happening. The stories kept breaking all around us.”
Sherman’s story in part, makes the case that James is not the correct man to lead News Corp. We gotta believe the Darth Vader revelation would fall into that camp.
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