Jeremy Corbyn beaten in MediaGuardian 100 power list by Minecraft vlogger

The good news for Jeremy Corbyn is that he made the MediaGuardian 100 power list, the bad news is that it was in 100th place, five places behind a YouTuber famous for his Minecraft videos.

Although to be fair to Dan Middleton, his The Diamond Minecart YouTube page became the most popular channel in the summer.

The below video from Middleton, about how he met a character on Minecraft, has been watched more than 26million times. Even Corbyn cannot compete with that.


MediaGuardian said Corbyn's election showed he had "the ability to upset the traditional media power game":

In his first speech as leader Corbyn attacked 'abusive' media coverage of his campaign, claiming broadsheet newspapers are 'even more cut off' than MPs. He has also been vocal in saying media diversity 'is intrinsic to a democratic society'.

Ever since, whether through his wardrobe choices, his bowing technique, or his singing – or not – of the national anthem, the new Labour leader has been front-page fodder.

Corbyn can at least console himself with the fact that only two other politicians made the list, chancellor George Osborne and culture secretary John Whittingdale.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was at the top of the list, in a year when Facebook was used by 1billion people in a single day.

You can see the full list here.

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