the papers themselves arent the problem though, but the few unscrupulous people who are doing these things.
Take the closure of the News of the World. 200 jobs are going/at risk as a result but how many of them had anything to do with the phone hacking? how many knew it was going on or condone it? I am guessing not many. However, people like Rebekah Brookes who was incharge and therefore knew (or should have) is still employed?
YABU... the government and other people in positions of power would love it if there were far fewer newspapers and journalists poking their noses in and uncovering their dirty secrets. Don't buy the paper if you don't want to but calls for bans are grossly overstated.