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News Corp. Board Vouches for Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Fitness’

News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch emerges from a meeting with key members of the Bancroft family, who controls Dow Jones & Co., Monday, June 4, 2007 in New York. The family had initially rebuffed Murdoch's $5 billion offer for Dow Jones & Co. in early May, but last Thursday agreed to meet with him. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Photo: Jason DeCrow/AP2007

In light of yesterday’s critical parliamentary report, which described their boss as “not a fit person” to run a company, the News Corp. board of directors has unanimously “announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch’s fitness and support for his continuing to lead News Corporation into the future as its Chairman and CEO.” And we’d like to thank British parlance for the mental image of an 81-year-old doing push-ups.

News Corp. Board Vouches for Murdoch’s ‘Fitness’