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Even in such a busy week it is worth taking a minute to reflect on what amounts to the firing of James Murdoch by his father.
What did the Murdochs know and when did they know it?
Although it would still be a reckless man who’d bet against Rupert Murdoch, the odds against James Murdoch taking a fall just got a little shorter.