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Sunday 16 June 2013

Top Six – June 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, I’m doing even more gardening later. So there.
6 How The Mail Lured Paris Brown This post from April is back on the Top Six. The disturbing methods the Mail On Sunday used to win the confidence of a teenager before they trashed her reputation on the front page of their next edition.

5 All Aboard The Malignant Express The Express’ latest EU scare story was so blatantly dishonest that even the man from the anti-EU Telegraph called it “malignant”. Not that this will stop the Daily UKIP.

4 Dacre Doubly Dishonoured The Daily Mail railed against the Queen’s birthday honours list, not out of principle, but because its legendarily foul mouthed editor was not on it – again. And this may have been his last chance before retirement.

3 Murdoch Split Reported By Everyone Rupe filed for divorce from third wife Wendi Deng, and even his papers covered the story, but only to carry the approved message – that this changes nothing. And so the News Corp share price held steady, as required.

2 Return Of The Gove Polecats The @toryeducation Twitter feed sprang back into characteristically abusive life as Michael “Oiky” Gove launched his wonderful new version of the GCSE. But it was not long before the howler came: the account, reckoned to be run by Dominic Cummings and Henry de Zoete, couldn’t figure out the difference between a play and a novel. Extra homework needed there, then.

1 Murdoch Rumour Mill Adopts Familiar Tone Was anyone else involved in the Murdoch divorce? Before long, the name of a fairly regular guy, and former Prime Minister, had been pitched and not convincingly rebutted. There may be more to come on this one.

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

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