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Sunday 30 September 2012

Top Six – September 30

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, there’s more blog stuff to write up. So there.

6 Guido Fawked – Twitter Lawyer Howler The perpetually thirsty Paul Staines told his tame gofer, the odious flannelled fool Henry Cole, “we got lawyered” but then the Tweet disappeared. Sadly for Staines, Cole retweeted it. But there was no further news about what got “lawyered”, other than it was part of their Daily Star column.

5 Mitt’s Goldfinger Gaffe GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wondered why aircraft windows don’t open. Then it was revealed that he was joking. But you don’t joke about that kind of thing, and especially when your campaign is already lurching from bad to worse.

4 Kelvin McFilth Protests Too Much As if the revelations and fallout over the Hillsborough tragedy could not get any more bizarre, former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie ordered his lawyers to demand an apology from South Yorkshire Police for misleading him. He won’t be getting one.

3 Rowling Gets Hatcheted Jo Rowling is not the Daily Mail’s kind of person, so when her first adult novel came out, there had to be a hatchet job. The duty fell to Jan Moir, cattiest and most sour of Paul Dacre’s line-up of Glendas, but the result just showed mean-spiritedness and got the paper nowhere.

2 Daily Mail – Bigotry On Parade Routine racism and homophobia came from Richard Littlejohn and Peter McKay as the Mail happily printed copy suggesting that non-whites should not be able to afford an iPhone5, that wearing a pink tie made an MP’s sexual orientation suspect, and calling gay men “fairies”. No change there.

1 Rowling Gets Dacred The initial assault on Jo Rowling’s reputation was followed up by a particularly nasty piece, inventing concepts like “invading her own privacy” and making potentially actionable assertions about people in her past. There will no doubt be more, just because she won’t give the Daily Mail an interview.

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

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