James Thomas Astor II (born 6 April 1935) is a British-born American media mogul, a member of Astor family, as well as a high ranking member of the Templar Order. His father James Thomas Astor I, had been a newspaper proprietor of The Times newspaper publishing company. After his father's death in 1963, Astor became the succession of his late father's registered public company and shareholder of Cable News Network (CNN). He controlled the media network of the America. His company published false news to incite people to support the government to initiate War on Terror and Iraq War for reaching the Templar's goal.