No Country for Old Men
I said in the comments of another article that I'd heard what was going on in the UK is only the start, and a lot more is to come out in other countries, including the US.
Rupert Murdoch was trusted with an empire but his time is coming to an end, and no one has the same faith in those who stand to take over. So those who have allowed Murdoch to peddle his wares over the years are now forcibly reducing his empire in a controlled manner, before it all falls into the wrong hands and ends messily.
Can you imagine if a dodgy Chinese or Russian oligarch ended up buying the corporation and with that gained information about all the dodgy goings on over the years within the various Murdoch outlets, lists of contacts and hidden dirt?
You can be sure TPTB would rather the right kind of old school ties took over to sit comfortably on all the dirty secrets and established information networks/contacts/methods, even if they do a lousy job, rather than letting it all get into the wrong hands.