And in honour of the appearance of the Daily Star on the Leveson agenda - and as a homage to the brilliant blog post by Ned Morrell which dissected every Express front page last year - blogger Scott Bryan has done the same for the Daily Star - publishing every front page headline the red top ran last year, with a little commentary to guide us along (read Bryan's post in full here).
Scott's post informs us that in 2011 – a year widely hailed as one of the most-news-packed years in living memory - The Daily Star...
- Ran 130 front pages dedicated to the real or imagined twists and turns in reality TV land. That's more than four months' worth of its annual output.
- 37 of which were dedicated to flogging Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother over on Daily Star proprietor Richard Desmond's Channel 5.
- The Star also ran 32 front page headlines about former glamour model Jordan and/or her former former-popstar husband Peter Andre - more than a month of headlines dedicated to the couple.
- The Daily Star lead with Ryan Giggs' love life on 33 editions last year.
So that's more than half a year's worth of front page headlines about reality TV and Ryan Giggs. Add to that a dizzying array of deliberately misleading headlines, such as the one about Simon Cowell being dead (TELLY KING COWELL IS DEAD, 2 June 2011, above) which earned a special mention at the Leveson Inquiry, and even the most loyal Daily Star reader could be forgiven for thinking they wasted 2011.