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Sunday 26 August 2012

Top Six – August 16

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, it’s a Bank Holiday weekend. So there.

6 Murdoch Harry Hypocrisy The Super Soaraway Currant Bun published the photos of a naked Prince Harry that everyone who wanted to see had already seen, then claimed there was a public interest defence. In reality the Murdoch press had blatantly breached the PCC Code of Conduct and showed the world that the press is not capable of regulating itself, just to flog a few more copies.

5 TPA – Petrol Price Porkie The so-called Taxpayers’ Alliance told anyone who would listen that fuel taxes exceed the cost of building and maintaining the road network. That depends on how selective you are with the figures.

4 Guido Fawked – Taxi Not For Yeo, But For Boris The perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his latest gofer Alex Wickham went after the Tory MP over his involvement in replacing London’s taxis. But the source of their story was going after Bozza first, although that was  edited out to protect their hero.

3 Can I Exchange This Policy Please? The increasingly whacko think-tank Policy Exchange came out with a belter – flog off all council housing in more expensive areas and ship the occupants out to somewhere cheaper. The right-wing loved it, but then, nodding along without thinking goes with the territory.

2 Guido Fawked – Taxi To Crewe The Guido Fawkes blog suggested that Tory MP Tim Yeo was chairman of a company that had cornered the market in replacing London’s taxis. Except the local Crewe free paper showed that wasn’t true. The “monopoly” turned out to mean a 30% market share. Another fine mess.

1 Glenda Hates Looking In The Mirror The appalling Liz Jones whined about the evil spirits lurking out there on Twitter, while failing to realise that her incessant self promotion might cause some account holders to find adversely upon her behaviour. And the icing on the cake was her whinge about the Somalia spoof account, which raised rather more money to help famine victims than she did.

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

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