Mur­doch son is off board of News Corp.

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James Mur­doch re­signed from News Corp.’s board of di­rec­tors Fri­day, a dra­matic sign that Ru­pert Mur­doch’s youngest son is fur­ther de­fect­ing from his bil­lion­aire baron dad.

“My res­ig­na­tion is due to dis­agree­ments over cer­tain ed­i­to­rial con­tent pub­lished by the com­pany’s news out­lets and cer­tain other strate­gic decisions,” James said in a let­ter filed with reg­u­la­tors.

James, 47, was CEO of the famed 21st Cen­tury Fox pro­duc­tion stu­dio from 2015 to 2019, un­til it was sold to the Walt Dis­ney Com­pany last year.

Since then, the re­main­ing flag­ship Fox News

Chan­nel has bois­ter­ously cham­pi­oned Pres­i­dent Trump in the run-up to the Novem­ber elec­tion. James, mean­while, has show­ered his money on Democrats.

He and his wife Kathryn gave a com­bined $1.2 mil­lion to the Bi­den Vic­tory Fund on June 30, money ben­e­fit­ing for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den’s White House run, according to the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion.

Ru­pert, 89, is­sued a short joint state­ment Fri­day with son Lach­lan, the CEO of Fox Cor­po­ra­tion, that wished James well.

“We’re grate­ful to James (be­low) for his many years of ser­vice to the com­pany. We wish him the very best in his fu­ture en­deav­ors,” they said.

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