News of the World: the paper that died of shame?
By Brian Cathcart
Actually, no. The News of the World, now closed after 168 years, didn’t die of shame. It has folded because its owners, News International, are desperate to protect themselves and the rest of their business. Months of efforts to kill off this scandal have failed and the tide of outrage was rising dangerously close to the Murdochs themselves. So they killed off the paper instead.