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Poll: Should the News of the World have been closed?

Is closure a fitting fate for bad behaviour – or does it distract from the wrongdoings of the newspaper’s staff?

THE CLOSURE OF the News of the World is undoubtedly an unprecedented ending to a long-running scandal over the paper’s use of phone-hacking techniques to secure some stories.

Many see the closure of the paper as the only fitting punishment for the paper’s transgressions – acknowledging that the paper would not have been able to rescue its tarnished public reputation.

But others have warned that the closure may gloss over the paper’s transgressions – and with the Sun expected to become a seven-day operation, News Corporation will not see much of a commercial backlash.

What do you think – was closing the newspaper the right thing to do?


Poll Results:

Yes (818)
No (314)
I don't know (120)



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