For all its sins, News Corp has a strong history of using its political clout for press freedom and for standing up for its journalists and whistleblowers.
A News Corp Australia spokeswoman said the cuts were about meeting 'the changing demands of our consumers and customers'.
As Foxtel losses continue and News Corp desperately seeks to resize media operations, Australian head Michael Miller has hit the interview circuit to spin the company's dire fortunes.
This is nothing but corporate greed.
News Corp finds no evidence of Rothfield "compromised the integrity of his reporting", Michael Miller says.
As the rest of the media consolidates and down-sizes, News Corp is increasing its control.
With so much excitement at News Crop this week, you may have missed Murdoch's most egregious move. Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne report.