Could News Corp.'s Board Fire Rupert Murdoch?

Media titan's stock ownership would make rebellion difficult

Though they deny it, there are credible reports that at least some of the directors of News Corp. have grown fed up with Rupert Murdoch’s leadership during the ongoing phone-hacking scandal and are looking to replace him. Technically speaking, the company’s board can fire the media magnate if indeed a majority of its members want to do so, and they have some other options for taking him on as well.

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