Could News Corp.'s Board Fire Rupert Murdoch?

Media titan's stock ownership would make rebellion difficult

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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. But none of them will be easy.

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