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Sunday 5 August 2012

Top Six – August 5

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, I’m temporarily getting into the Olympic spirit. So there.

6 Watts Up With Watts? The climate change denial lobby worked themselves up into a frenzy over Anthony Watts’ latest revelation, but it was only an older one – about the effects on temperature recording stations in urban areas – reheated. And it was only released to try to distract from worse news for them.

5 Dick Goes Race Baiting And Disabled Bashing Richard Littlejohn, the million pound pundit, said that you couldn’t tell black people apart as they all looked the same, and that there were over three million disabled people in the UK able to work. So the usual hatemongering and unpleasantness, then.

4 Unemployed Husband Beater In The Dock Had this been about someone from a sink estate in her native Warrington, the tabloids would have been all over the story like a rash. But as it was about Rebekah Brooks, her being charged was in the deeply subversive Guardian and hardly anywhere else. What a surprise (not).

3 Leftie Multicultural Crap – Who’s Driving This Bus Following yet another faux pas by new intake Tory MP Aidan Burley, we looked at the behind the scenes influence and less than sunny and tolerant opinions of one Donal Blaney, CEO of the Young Britons’ Foundation, a body which he claims is a “Conservative Madrasa”.

2 Disability Through The Other End Of The Telescope The attitude to disability and benefits exhibited by the cheaper end of the Fourth Estate was contrasted with the reality faced by those at the sharp end of Government attempts to impose harsher standards for entitlements.

1 Miserable Git Hates Success As most of those who saw the Olympic opening ceremony enjoyed themselves, the Daily Mail’s resident Miserable Git Stephen Glover saw the hand of Marxism. Read how this humourless bore saw the hand of Marx and Engels while the public just had fun.

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

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