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Sunday 29 April 2012

Top Six – April 29

So what’s hot, and what’s not, in the past week’s blogging? Here are the six most popular posts on Zelo Street for the past seven days, counting down in reverse order, because, well, this is now established practice. Sort of. So there.

6 EU Whopping Budget Whoppers Here, we put the why-oh-why merchants straight on the budget numbers, staff cuts, and how the UK Government demands more from the EU while simultaneously complaining when the bills come in.

5 Super Soaraway Maddie Moment The Murdoch Sun was first out of the blocks when the authorities in Portugal declined to reopen the case of abducted toddler Madeleine McCann, but Rupe’s downmarket troops were not minded to offer to foot the bill for an operation which would severely stretch law enforcement resources in a country whose public sector is going through a severe austerity programme.

4 Mail Breast Hypocrites The obedient hackery of the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre came over all righteous about the latest TV advert from insurance comparison site confused.com. But at the same time as it was grumbling about cartoon breasts and underwear before the watershed, Mail Online was showing the real thing, 24 hours a day.

3 Leveson Is Served (15) aka Hunt Is Shunted The Culture Secretary appeared bang to rights after a release of correspondence following the appearance before the Leveson Inquiry of Murdoch Junior. But then the spin machine and excuse generator were fired up, and are still working overtime.

2 Come In Nadine, Your Time Is Up While the Mail applauded the attack on Young Dave by (yes, it’s her again) Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries, Bryony Gordon broke the bad news to her, and the readers of the Maily Telegraph. And what Ms Gordon was doing was explaining why Ms Dorries can’t find anyone willing to offer her a remotely safe seat at the next General Election. Time to go.

1 Guido Fawked – Silent On UKIP Expense Fiddle The Laurel and Hardy of the blogosphere have been talking up Nigel “Thirsty” Farage and his motley band while turning a blind eye to their improper diversion of £37,000 in expense payments. Compare and contrast with the Fawkes blog kicking other politicians on expense irregularities. Not that they’re selective or biased, of course.

And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

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