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Sunday 30 June 2013

Top Six – June 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, I have some shopping to do later. So there.
6 Mail White Frightener The Daily Mail pitched a badly researched “race war” article about South Africa. It had been written by a hack with form for misleading stories, and was highly selective with its facts.

5 Murdoch Is Served (96) Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and three other former Murdoch retainers lost their attempt to have their trials stopped. Their defence might not have been the wisest. And there is now nothing between them and the trial proper.

4 Julie Bailey – Another Media Casualty A campaigner whose mother died at Stafford Hospital, and who founded Cure The NHS, was in reality being used, and particularly cynically, by the Mail. Not that they’ll be paying her bills.

3 West Anglia Overground Foul-Up It was announced that “West Anglia suburban services” would be devolved to Transport for London. But which services? The Government didn’t say – because, apparently, it didn’t know.

2 Leveson And Hacking – Look Over There! The Fourth Estate found out that they were not the only ones hacking and blagging. So Leveson was smeared again, despite his terms of reference not including anything outside the press. And despite the same press making sure those terms of reference were not exceeded.

1 Leveson Appearance Spin Lord Justice Leveson was invited to appear before the Commons culture Committee, so the Sun and Mail pretended he would refuse (he didn’t) and that he would be grilled (he wouldn’t) about subjects which wouldn’t be covered.

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

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