Murdoch’s disgraced son promoted to prime job at Fox

Among the super rich, you can’t screw up enough to get a demotion.

Whether it’s Wall Street getting massive bonuses after destroying the banking system, and the entire economy, or Mitt Romney’s own team who were just paid nearly a quarter of a million in bonuses for getting Romney into last place, or of course the Bush team who never faced the music for ignoring the pre-9/11 warnings, there are different rules for this class.

It’s hard to believe that they still think of themselves as victims.

Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who slipped out of the UK in disgrace following the extensive phone-hacking scandal, now has a plum position at Fox.

When you are as rich as the Murdoch family, the norms that apply to everyone else do not apply to you. They write their own rules while thumbing their nose at everyone else.

James Murdoch will be given more responsibility over News Corp’s U.S. television operations more than a year after he became a central figure in the company’s telephone hacking scandal in the UK, two sources familiar with the matter said.

News of the promotion comes on the heels of a ruling earlier on Thursday by a UK regulator that appears to have cleared pay-TV company BSkyB of any connection to the scandal that tainted News Corp last year.

The 39-year-old son of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch will be given a larger, more operational role in the Fox Networks Group, which oversees Fox’s broadcast network and its cable channels that include FX, National Geographic and Fox sports channels, according to two people with knowledge of the move.


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