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Sunday 10 April 2016

Top Six - April 10

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 an unfolding scandal to promote later. So there.
6 David Aaronovitch - Byline Paranoia One Murdoch pundit was bemused at the sight of a genuinely free media. Better get used to it, eh?

5 New Ian Lavery Smear Busted The latest attempt by James Lyons of the Murdoch Sunday Times to kick Labour MP Ian Lavery was the usual mix of selective disclosure and nudge-nudgery.

4 Whittingdale - Now The Full Story Who spiked the story about Culture Secretary John Whittingdale and dominatrix Olivia King? You can see here - plus why it was a potentially serious security risk.

3 Mail’s Ireland Shame Exposed The Irish Mail On Sunday got a reporter to go to a wake, where she blagged an interview from a grieving mother without letting her know she was a journalist.

2 Press Sex Story Hypocrisy The Sun screamed blue murder about being not allowed to name a “Married Celebrity Father”. So did the Mail. Openness was fine for this story - but it wasn’t for John Whittingdale.

1 John Whittingdale And The Dominatrix Second week on the Top Six for this post. The Culture Secretary had a more than year-long relationship with a known prostitute - and the press covered it up.

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

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