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 some more gardening later. So there.
6 It’s The Daily UKIP – Official! After years of fawning and uncritical coverage, the Express’ chief political correspondent Patrick “Lunchtime” O’Flynn finally joined UKIP – and Nigel “Thirsty” Farage confirmed he was looking to become an MEP next year.
5 Leveson – Advance Of The Rent-A-Quotes After the not new news about counsel to the Leveson Inquiry being paid in line with agreed standards for public sector work, the pundits appeared to display their sense of mock horror.
4 They’ll Always Have Paris The PCC Code went out of the window – not for the first time – as the tabloids went after Paris Jackson after an alleged suicide attempt.
3 Mad Mel Misunderstands Google The Mail’s attack on Google continued as Melanie “not just Barking but halfway to Upminster” Phillips ranted and frothed only to show that she doesn’t understand that there are other search engines out there, and that those who know what they’re looking for don’t need one.
2 Richard Desmond – Full Of Crap No editorial interference? The Express, that once sold four million copies a day, was reduced on Friday to promoting a fantasy story about the non-existent possibility that Desmond might get control of the National Lottery. The licence doesn’t come up for ten years.
1 Leveson – Too Late The Complaint There was mock horror at the not new news that counsel to the Leveson Inquiry were paid for being there. The amounts paid were alleged to be far too high, but those involved could have done rather better in the private sector. And the numbers could be checked against agreed rates. But what the hell, there’s papers to sell.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!