The ten most read on the Standard have now been decided.
Interestingly only four of these posts were also on the ten most commented on posts.
Tenth was Weka’s post unpicking the Labour Youth camp sexual assault controversy. In it she urged everyone not to rush to judgment and to take time to look at how sexual assault and race culture gets talked about.
Ninth was this post where TRP highlighted Louisa Wall’s statement in support of the trans community and opposed Rachel Stewart’s opposition to extended rights.
Eighth was Simon Louisson’s post on Fonterra, its failure to perform and what should be done to change this.
Seventh was Weka’s post on rape culture and how the trivialisation of a sexual assault on a young woman at a music festival was a classic example of this. Come back Weka!
Sixth was this post where public comment on Clarke Gayford based on unmentioned rumours was analysed.
Fifth was this post on how the media treatment of Clare Curran’s problems compared to the story concerning the leaking of raw sewerage into the walls of a Middlemore Hospital building and the award of damages to Kim Dotcom against the New Zealand Government suggested that the media were involved unwittingly or otherwise in the manufacturing of an anti Government narrative.
Fourth was this post where National’s everything is awesome narrative was questioned.
Third was this post digging into the background of who may have leaked JLR’s travel information.
Second was this post on the police declaring publicly that Clarke Gayford was not actually being prosecuted for anything despite widespread rumours to the contrary. It neatly completed the Bottom feeding fish post.
And the winner was … the continuing saga of the Jami Lee Ross scandal.