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Sunday 13 January 2013

Top Six – January 13

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 written, that’s why. So there.

6 Delingpole Spells It Out Once again, James “saviour of Western civilisation” Delingpole was caught not bothering to read climate change literature before deciding whether or not it was worth supporting.

5 Driverless Trains Hope In Vain The BBC’s Tom Edwards visited Paris to see a totally automated Metro line at work. His article showed partly why they won’t be coming to London any time soon.

4 Guido Fawked – Kangaroo Not Tied Down The perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog told their readers that veteran entertainer Rolf Harris had been interviewed by Police investigating the Jimmy Savile business – but then, this was already well known. Then Staines asserted that the story would soon “go mainstream”. It didn’t. Another fine mess.

3 Andrew Marr Foot In Mouth This post from last September suddenly took off, probably because of media attention following Marr’s hospitalisation following a stroke. While that’s all good for the stats, this blog wishes the regular host of The Andy Marr Show (tm) a swift and full recovery.

2 Mail Stirs Up Hate Mob A young woman called Jen Lant, who suffers from agoraphobia, spoke to her local paper in Colchester about her experiences. Four hours after this was trailed on the paper’s website, the Mail had lifted the story, slanted it as only the Mail knows how, and precipitated a flood of abusive comments.

1 Flannelled Fool Creepiness Fail The odious Henry Cole, tame gofer to the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines at the Guido Fawkes blog, creepily and obsessively hung around this blog’s Twitter feed (despite having blocked it), and when he found a discussion on the Stafford Hospital affair, jumped in with both feet. This prime example of malice, dishonesty and sheer nastiness sums up Cole superbly, as does his calling of “stalker” at those he, er, stalks.

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

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