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Sunday 7 July 2013

Top Six – July 7

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 to face mowing the grass while it’s cooler. So there.
6 Boris Bus Mastery Melts Away At last, the media has picked up on the summer sauna that is the New Bus For London. The problem for Boris and Transport for London is that there is no solution to the buses being too hot in summer and too cold in winter. So get the popcorn in, folks.

5 Murdoch Is Served (97) Rupe got caught on tape excusing bunging the Police for information. Such was the state of relations between him and hacks at the Sun that their meeting was recorded – probably by more than one person.

4 Kavanagh Wins Porkie Pulling Contest The Sun’s veteran pundit talked out of the back of his neck in spectacular fashion in defence of his boss on the subject of press regulation. Enjoy truly jaw-dropping dishonesty here.

3 John Bercow – Letts Gets Rumbled Tory MP Douglas Carswell exposed the vicious dishonesty of the Daily Mail’s odious diarist Quentin Letts, as he pointed out that the Commons Speaker is not disliked, and certainly not about to be removed.

2 Elementary Resignation, Dear Watson When Tom Watson resigned from the shadow cabinet, there were all kinds of reasons advanced as to why he went. Most of these were at best fanciful. He didn’t need the hassle.

1 Channel 4 Ramadan Row The usual suspects in the press tried to whip up outrage over Channel 4’s decision to broadcast the 0300 hours call to prayer for followers of The Prophet during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And, like the faux outrage over the last Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, it’s going to fail.

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

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