If you are among the 5 that closed, can you elaborate on why you did so? Not making much sense, at least to me.
If I recall correctly, I voted to close for the following reason:
Questions asking for the internal motivations of people, how specific individuals would behave in hypothetical situations or predictions for future events are off-topic, because answers would be based on speculation and their correctness could not be verified with sources available to the public.
I'll happily elaborate my reasoning.
Firstly, the question wasn't about Qatari policy, the question was stated as follows:
Is there a good or definitive listing of press that has taken Qatari money?
So it's a resource request. Such requests are fine by me, if there's an outlook of actually getting such a list. It's likely that this resource exists, but not publicly, most likely only the ones doing the paying (i.e. the government of that state) know who they pay.
Secondly, at the time of voting to close I was aware of Fizz's answer. That answer looked like this at the time. My judgement at the time is the same as it is now, the answer barely touches on the question. The first line of the answer talks about Qatari PR contributions. It's a link-only answer that talks about $5 million dollar which I don't that comes close to a definitive listing of press that has taken Qatari money. The rest of the answer talks about other countries and FARA (which is a US law, your question is not limited to the US).
In conclusion, while the question is not mean spirited and the answer is well-meaning, I think this type of resource request is too speculative with no sufficient sources available publicly. It invites tangentially related answers which only barely touch on the subject matter. That is why I cast a vote to close.