News Corp announces major donation for Australian bushfire relief

Marco Green
January 15, 2020

"Kathryn and James' views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known", the pair told United States news website The Daily Beast.

"Kathryn and James' views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known", a spokesperson for James, a former News Corp executive and now the CEO of private investment company Lupa Systems, and Kathryn Murdoch, who works for the Clinton Climate Initiative, told The Daily Beast.

Rupert Murdoch's son James has said he is "disappointed" with the ongoing "denial" in his father's news outlets as Australia's wildfires burn.

In September, a New York Times article outlined Kathryn Murdoch's long history of climate change advocacy, which included working closely with a number of environmental organisations. "They argue that the company and the coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison are responsible - together, as a team - for the failure to protect a country that scientists say is more vulnerable to climate change than any other developed nation".

However, prominent News Corp columnist, Andrew Bolt, has repeatedly attacked climate change "alarmists" and frequently promotes the opinion of climate change deniers.

News Corp on Monday announced a major donation for bushfire relief in Australia as the country copes with the growing disaster.

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But critics of News Corp have pointed to its comment articles and reporting of the alleged role of arson in the wildfires as minimising the impact of a changing climate. The dedication and professionalism of our journalists and photographers have kept the community - particularly those Australians affected directly - informed and supported.

The executive also asserted that a majority of New Corp employees "agree with James" on the issue.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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