The end of James Murdoch by Michael Wolff – GQ.COM (UK)
James’ interest is in being a new kind of media executive. That’s what he saw as his self-appointed mandate, to remake News Corp as an elite company. All of News Corp’s defining traits – its tabloid newspapers, its conservative politicking, its low-life associations – would, sooner or later, undergo a makeover in James’ image. Sky was his model: an aggressive but anodyne modern media company. Under James, you would not know what News Corp stood for. Except its own success. To achieve this, I would argue, James had, in many ways, gone to war with News Corp.