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 Sun Scotland Hypocrisy The Scottish edition of the Super Soaraway Currant Bun praised the SNP. And, at the same time, the version on sale south of the border put the boot in to them. Flexible standards and sales, eh?
5 Sun’s Creepy Sturgeon Obsession Recycling a five month old story from the BBC, editing it selectively to make the SNP leader look worse (“she cut the hair off her sister’s doll”), and trowelling on the misogyny, should worry anyone who stops and thinks about press behaviour.
4 Grant Shapps In Deep Shit The Tory chairman made all sorts of defiant noises last week on Newsnight. Since then, he’s gone quiet, and it now appears he may have broken election rules - the last one to get guilty of that was disqualified as an MP.
3 Grant Shapps - Wrong Day To Give Up Lying “Spiv” Shapps was less than convincing in rebutting suggestions that he was behind an account that had been indulging in creative editing of Wikipedia entries.
2 Katie Hopkins - You’re A Liar She played the victim, but did not apologise for calling refugees “cockroaches”. Meanwhile, the petition to the Sun to dispose of her column passed the 300,000 mark.
1 Katie Hopkins - The Backlash After the column which described refugees in terms that crossed the racism barrier, the Sun’s Friday pundit was condemned on all sides. And the worst thing was that the paper thinks giving her a platform is OK.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!
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