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Sunday 13 April 2014

Top Six – April 13

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 be out and about later. So there.
6 Katie Hopkins Pwns The Mail One simple and dignified statement on the death of Peaches Geldof easily trumped the Dacre doggies’ week of endless and desperate dredging for clickbait.

5 Mail Recycles Breitbart Climate Denial Story What looked like an admonition by Michael “Oiky” Gove’s spokesman of biased teaching turned out to be recycling of propaganda from a denialist lobby group. Worse, the copy had clearly been lifted from the batshit collective that is Breitbart London – and without attribution.

4 MH370 – Express Black Box Hoax Had one or other of the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight been found? Sadly not: it was just another totally untrue Express headline, a cruel hoax on all those still harbouring hope.

3 Peaches Geldof – Grief And Intrusion Hardly had the news of the 25 year old’s untimely death been made public than the poring over of every personal detail began. And it’ll go on for weeks and weeks. Because it generates sales and clicks.

2 Fraser Nelson Headline Own Goal The Spectator’s editor said that politicians should have no oversight of the press. Sadly, he had already signed up to Ipso, which allows, er, politicians to have oversight of the press.

1 EU Number Plate Story Totally Untrue The Express’ latest Euro-frightener was to allege a “plot” to outlaw British licence plates. But, as with most of the paper’s EU splashes, it was totally untrue. Makes for cheap stories, though.

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

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