12 Most Popular Stories of 2011

Everyone does round-ups of the year, only ours was chosen by our readers, here are the most read stories of the 2011:

  1. Piers Morgan Knew Award Winning Scoop Was Hacked
  2. A Story You Won’t Get from the BBC, Guardian or The Times
    The Secret of Three of Westminster’s Media Gate-keepers
  3. Bet Giles Coren Wishes His Tweets Were Sub-Edited
  4. Morgan Mocked Macca’s Misery Voicemails
  5. Guido’s Celebrity Super-Injunction Advice
  6. Farage’s Rage Going Viral
  7. The Full Boundary Review
  8. Exclusive: Alastair Campbell Evidence to Leveson
    Speculates Morgan’s Mirror Hacked Cherie Blair’s Voicemail
  9. + + + Osborne Coke and Hookers Story Breaking Tonight + + +
  10. Sexist Laurie Penny Exploits Unemployed
    Pays Staff Below Minimum Wage
  11. Unbankable Story
  12. Scandalous European Parliament Email Triggers Gossipping

Not sure that “popular” is the right term for Piers Morgan, nevertheless he is the subject of three of Guido’s most read stories this year. Super-injunctions also occupy three stories (#4, #6, #12). Andrew Marr’s menage a trois is #3 despite being three years old and subsequently disproved by DNA.

The story which amused us most was probably comrade Laurie Penny’s exploitation of an intern. This was funny on many levels, the hypocrisy, her crazed response and the knowledge that whilst travelling in the back of a Mercedes limousine with her, courtesy of the BBC, it was Guido who had urged her on, telling her she “simply must get an intern”.

The Boundary Review scoop was just another example of Guido beating the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media to a story that everyone was chasing. You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…




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