O'Reilly saga presages changes at Fox

Bill O'Reilly's departure from Fox News is only the latest in what promise to be major changes at Fox News initiated by a management currently in flux. Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is moving toward retirement, slowly bequeathing his media empire to his two sons, Lachlan and James.  Fox News is the crown jewel in that empire.  But, as the O'Reilly scandal showed, father and sons are not always on the same page, and disagreements over policy and strategy have roiled the board room on more than one occasion. Vanity Fair: The reactions to the news of O'Reilly's departure were decidedly mixed in the newsroom. Some staffers cried. Others were elated. The move also laid bare divisions between the Murdoch sons, Lachlan and James, and their father, who were on opposite sides of the argument about whether to retain the anchor, according to a person close to the family. Eventually,...(Read Full Post)

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