So Mr Murdoch has decided to protect his empire and decreed that next Sunday's 'News of the World' will be the last. In the light of recent revelations it's not before time either. Hacking the phones of errant politicians who could probably be held to deserve it is one thing. However hacking into the phones of missing children, bereaved parents, and those who've lost loved ones in terrorist attacks or on military service is another matter entirely. Nothing can conceivably excuse such behaviour and it's a matter of amazement to me that even in the dirty trade of journalism there are people capable of stooping so low. With the rapid loss of advertising revenue and the likelihood that bo one of integrity will ever buy it again, closure of the News of the World was inevitable. Also Mr Murdoch no doubt feared rightly that if the News of the World wasn't killed off promptly, it would bring the Sun and the Times down with it, not to mention the value of the shares in his empire.