James Murdoch’s BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line – Business – msnbc.com
It will be another one of those amazing moments, when you get a glimpse of the real Rupert. He won’t be able to slam the table and have his wife Wendi sitting behind him,” says Roy Greenslade, media commentator and former Murdoch editor.
“On the other hand, he may not get a pie in the face.”
His performance will be watched closely, not just in Britain but in the United States, where News Corp shareholders concerned about corporate governance are becoming more vocal. Christian Brothers Investment Services are the latest to call for an independent board chairman to replace Murdoch.
Having already endured a lengthy grilling from politicians last year, the elder Murdoch, 81, will face harder examination from the formidable Leveson and his team of expert lawyers.