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Sunday 1 February 2015

Top Six - February 1

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 of the house later. So there.
6 Mumsnet Confirms Toby Young Bellend Status The loathsome Tobes went in to bat for Page 3 and soon became the object of severely adverse comment. Not a clever move for a Free School CEO.
5 Fleet Street Fox Foxed Again Another Susie Boniface by-line, another article that looks as if some of its contents could have required less than totally legal means to obtain them. But she’s maintaining her innocence of those Dark Arts.
4 Dan, Dan The UKIP Defecting Man The Times claimed that Daniel Hannan had discussed jumping ship. He went berserk and accused them of lying. Yes, Hannan called out someone else for lying.
3 Miliband Speech - Press Scared Of Reporting It The leader of the opposition made a funny and self-deprecating speech to the Westminster political correspondents’ dinner. Only the Telegraph bothered to report any of it, and what was reported was heavily censored. You can see what they cut right here.
2 Murdoch Scared Of Twitter The Super Soaraway Currant Bun launched its “Sunifesto”, which warned against taking notice of what it called “Social media mobs”. That’s code for Creepy Uncle Rupe wants readers to listen to what he says, but that he’s losing control of the megaphone.
1 Sun Lineker Splash Backfires Yesterday’s accusation that the Match Of The Day lead presenter faced a £1.3 million tax bill resulted in lawyers being instructed. And the paper’s website later pulled the article.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

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