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James Murdoch — CEO of 21st Century Fox, which includes Fox News — sent this email to friends last evening with the subject line, "Personal note from James Murdoch re: ADL":"[W]hat we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people.""These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation.""I can't even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.""Kathryn and I are donating 1 million dollars to the Anti-Defamation League, and I encourage you to give what you think is right as well. Be smart: The sentiment is unsurprising: The Rupert Murdoch sons, James and Lachlan, have a globalist perspective and have never supported Trump. But the harsh letter is a memorable milestone in Trump's march away from parts of the establishment with whom the Manhattanite might have been expected to make common cause in service of his agenda.

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