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, the washing machine needs emptying. So there.
6 Harry Evans Prediction Immediately Comes True The doyen of editors described the way the press has been making regulation into an issue when it isn’t. Then the Mail did exactly that. Well done Paul Dacre.
5 Don’t Menshn The Debate Flop Egged on by Louise Mensch, Tory MP Julian Smith secured a debate over the deeply subversive Guardian and its revelations about the behaviour of GCHQ and the NSA. It descended into farce as Smith and his colleague James Brokenshire used almost all the time not to debate, but to read their speeches.
4 The Sickness That Is Foreigner Bashing The hysteria being whipped up over any kind of “tourism” that the press could invent showed signs of turning nasty. And that wasn’t good enough.
3 Bad News For Chief Gove Polecat Dominic Cummings was named as the hand behind funding being pulled from the DfE’s Computing Expert Group. Why? They had criticised Cummings’ boss Michael “Oiky” Gove. Stalinist, much?
2 Platell Bullying Hypocrisy: the latest offering from Amanda Bloody Platell started off by saying that online bullying was A Very Bad Thing. Then it wasn’t really, and the target was a cry baby, because she didn’t like them.
1 So Farewell Then Liberal Conspiracy after eight years – and that’s A Very Long Time in blogging terms – Sunny Hundal is bringing the curtain down on Liberal Conspiracy. He deserves our thanks for a job well done.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!
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