The Real Cost of the Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal — New York Magazine
Which is why in recent months, Rupert has been lobbying Lachlan Murdoch to take a significant role in the company. He’s offered him various positions, from running News Corp.’s Australian arm to taking a job in the United States. Lachlan has refused the offers, telling people that he’s happy to stay in his ancestral Australia running his own businesses. Having experienced News Corp.’s brutal corporate politics, he wants to be his own man. “You could fire everyone in New York, and I don’t think Lachlan is coming back,” a person familiar with his thinking says. Leaving Rupert Murdoch, at age 81, as alone as he’s ever been.