The smallest number of federal politics since the election campaign started appear on today’s Reality Check list of the five most read stories on 10 media websites.

Only three of the sites had the total of six stories between them and four of those were about the latest Newspoll. That’s seven out of 10 sites were politics did not rate at all!

Those favourites of political aficionados, the ABC and The Australian showed the way.

Sydney Morning Herald

  1. Hillary’s tough and Bill’s a sex addict: Ford
  2. 21-year-old free after teen sex case
  3. A summer of love
  4. Spotty Leopard makes Mac users catty
  5. Soaring dollar sends tourists elsewhere

The Age

  1. Toyota slaps a freeze on sales of new 4WD
  2. Spotty Leopard makes Mac users catty
  3. Ford’s words from the grave to haunt ‘sex-addict’ Clinton
  4. Zoo escapee sparks special branch operation
  5. C—— change: dirty words for the gardening set

The Australian

  1. Garrett’s blunder on Kyoto
  2. Coalition halves Labor’s lead
  3. Surgeon charged with manslaughter
  4. Australia risks ‘London-type…
  5. Coalition cuts into ALP lead:…


  • Eagles confirm Embley, Kerr involved in ‘incident’
  • Coalition gains ground in latest poll
  • Australia ‘will lose air superiority’ with new jet fighter
  • Coalition still in the game: former PM staffer
  • Ryan’s remains to be exhumed

The West Australian

  1. Teenager killed in horrific car crash
  2. Eagles hose down reported Kerr, Embley scuffle
  3. Dockers won’t rule out drafting Cousins: Harvey
  4. Cold snap sees snow fall on top of Stirling Range
  5. House prices tipped to fall as glut bites

Sydney Telegraph

  1. The Right Brain vs Left Brain
  2. ‘Fake’ slur Tarisai dumped
  3. John Howard back in the fight
  4. Cops push plastic to end brawls
  5. Bindi Irwin TV show ‘creepy’

Melbourne Herald Sun

  1. Right Brain v Left Brain
  2. Fox host drops that word
  3. Royal sex plot suspects named
  4. Door open for Cousins
  5. I danced on Ryan’s grave


  1. Sneaky bus-stop speed camera
  2. Bikies to be ‘wiped out’
  3. Drink rules relaxed at AAMI
  4. ‘Shining star’ mourned
  5. Woman pack-raped in daylight

Courier Mail

  1. Four dead in suicide pact
  2. Man poisons dozens of wedding…
  3. Jen’s underwear stops traffic
  4. Towns battered by 144km/h gale
  5. Left Brain v Right Brain Test

  1. Dad jailed for naked Twister…
  2. ‘Fake’ slur Tarisai dumped
  3. Prince Philip could be gone in a…
  4. Surgeon charged with manslaughter
  5. Diggers kill Taliban insurgents…

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