James Murdoch has pledged a donation of $1 million dollars to the Anti-Defamation League. That’s good, even if it was premised with the delusional thought line that “It has not been my habit to widely offer running commentary on current affairs, nor to presume to weigh in on the events of a given day…”
I’m not sure who Murdoch is fooling when he states that a media executive isn’t in the habit of offering daily commentary on current events, but I figured I’d offer a little bit of commentary on James Murdoch.
I first came to know him when he was called in front of British regulatory panels because a tabloid he owned hacked the phone of a 13-year old murder victim and my familiarity only increased from there.
He oversees a network which recently saw the ouster or accusation of prominent executives and hosts for sexual harassment including Roger Ailes, Bill Shine, Bill O’Reilly, Charles Payne and Eric Bolling.
He oversees a network which is waist deep in racism on a daily basis, traffics in conspiracy theories and is partially responsible for turning the baby boomers into paranoid reactionaries.
He oversees a network which can only be described as a place where facts go to die and racial animus is alive and well.
It paved the way for outlets like InfoWars and Breitbart. Hopefully it won’t pave the way for the destruction of our society. Because it would take a lot more than $1 million dollars to fix our country.