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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 7 April 2005


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Ian Wishart ‘On The Record’ About Taping Tamihere

Scoop contacted Investigate editor, Ian Wishart for an ‘on the record’ interview to ask him about how the now legendary lunchtime conversation with Mr Tamihere came about. What follows is a verbatim transcript of Scoop's Kevin List's 'on the record' ...

2: Sam Smith: Media Objectivity Embalmed With Pope

An eight page slobbering special section in the NY Times, Cokie Roberts oozing from the Vatican, endless coverage on cable TV: not since the death of Ronald Reagan has the media so blatantly displayed its hypocritical indifference to objectivity when ...

3: UQ Wire: The Constitution Restoration Act

Just when you thought the corporatist/Christian Coalition had milked the 9/11 "surprise" for all it was worth in powers, profits and votes, we regret to report that you may have to think again. Just in case you've briefly fallen behind on your rightwing ...

4: The genocides and War Crimes committed

tha crime of genocides charges have been brought forward by International community against alleged war criminal,and crime against humanity committed by particular sri lanka sinhala members.

5: America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives?

When Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin boasted that his God was bigger than Islam's, many people demanded his scalp. But, as angry as his critics were, they dismissed what he said as little more than military machismo, political insensitivity, and ...

6: Full Coverage: Tamihere Unplugged

- Scoop contacted Investigate editor, Ian Wishart for an ‘on the record’ interview to ask him about how the now legendary lunchtime conversation with Mr Tamihere came about. What follows is a verbatim transcript of Scoop's Kevin List's 'on the record' ...

7: Questions for Oral Answer -Thursday, 7 April 2005

2. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that John Tamihere's comments maligning her and her Government were a result of stress?

8: Kamala Sarup: India-Nepal Relations and Maoists

Nepalese people can not forget how in 1988, when the two treaties were up for renewal, Nepal's refusal to accommodate India's wishes on the transit treaty caused India to call for a single trade and transit treaty.

9: Inside The ABC News UFO Documentary Hoax

Of course, the title of the show was `Peter Jennings Reporting…' – if only that were so. This is the story of how, once again, the corrupt Big Media has defrauded the American people, from one who had a front row seat to the spectacle.

10: W. David Jenkins: God Must be Mad as Hell

I took a little vacation from New York last week and had the chance to watch Florida local news during all the Schiavo hoopla. Needless to say I’m glad to be back up here in the North even if I'm bluer than ever now.

11: Tickets On Sale - Premiere Of Star Wars Episode 3


12: Mary Pitt: Michael Shiavo - A Hero For This Time

There has been endless debate over what constitutes heroism over the ages, but first and foremost among the requirements is the ability to keep one's promise to those who are important in one's life, regardless of the difficulties encountered in the ...

13: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 April 2005

1. John Tamihere—Investigate Interview 2. Public Service—Staff Numbers 3. John Tamihere—Investigate Interview 4. Work and Income—Industry Partnerships 5. John Tamihere—Investigate Interview 6. Pharmac—Subsidies 7. Traffic Policing—Detectives 8. Suicide—Reports

14: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 7 April 2005

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15: Saul Bellow: Eulogy From A Former Student...

Day broke sharp and fast across Chicago this morning as the incendiary copper glow of a million sunbeams ignited an undulating sea of high-rise windows which coat the shore of Lake Michigan. Light spilled amply through one of these solitary windows ...

16: Public Address 07/04/05 - Labouring

I'll put this up the front of the post to avoid confusing fanboys who have Googled their way here. My interview yesterday with Chris Knox, about the excellent new Toy Love retrospective Cuts, is archived here as a 10MB MP3...

17: Standing Orders Protest Yields A Partial Victory

In protest over an incident last night during which Leader of the House Michael Cullen "collapsed" the private members bills debate - by removing all Ministers from the House - the house this afternoon experienced an unprecedented standing orders ...

18: Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 7/4/05

John Tamihere’s comments about his colleagues, and the subsequent anguish, have not affected the data yet but Labour is up in our rolling poll of polls. That could be the reason National is importing help. We are arguing there won’t be an early election ...

19: A short Dr Sharples IV on the weeks topical issues

Given the fact that John Tamihere has probably received about two million dollars worth of free advertising this week Scoop decided to quickly catch up with his main opponent in the electorate of Tamaki Makauru, the Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples.

20: Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith - Tickets From 7/4

Royce Moodabe, Managing Director of 20th Century Fox Films announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated film STAR WARS EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith will go on sale at participating cinemas at 10am on Thursday April 7th.

21: Urgent question lodged on George Hawkins

National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee has lodged an urgent question in Parliament this afternoon regarding comments made by George Hawkins on Radio New Zealand’s Nine-to-Noon show today.

22: Govt closes down Parliament 1st time in 100 years

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said tonight he was appalled that Michael Cullen had deliberately withheld Ministers from the House to collapse Parliament just after 7:30pm.

23: Investigate Magazine: Tamihere Lets Rip (4 MP3s)

AUCKLAND: Outspoken Labour MP and former Cabinet Minister John Tamihere is signaling he's prepared to make a challenge for the Labour leadership if the party wins this year's election.

24: Public Address 06/04/05 - Ethics And Ethnics

Just a quickie today: the way the death of Terri Schiavo neatly segued into the death of the Pope has encouraged the US conservative right to go ahead and politicise the Pope to try and carry forward the momentum generated by the Schiavo debacle...

25: Argentina: Sovereignty in Int. Community's Face

• With the successful termination of Argentina’s debt swap offer on February 25, President Kirchner’s economic team stands victorious in its struggle against international lending agencies.

26: Condoleezza Rice IV With the Associated Press

QUESTION: Great. Last week, of course, the President's Intelligence Commission report was issued and the report painted a pretty raw, for some portrayals, dismal picture of the quality of some of the intelligence that you ended up relying on as the White ...

27: Risk Of Serious Injury From Parasports

The magnitude of serious injury from parasports (parachuting, skydiving, paragliding, parapenting, parascending, parasailing and hang-gliding) is greater than previously believed, a new study has found.

28: Analysis - Vote Counts May Have Been Altered

Officially, President Bush won November's election by 2.5%, yet exit polls showed Kerry winning by 3% [1] . According to a report to be released today by a group of university statisticians, the odds of a discrepancy this large between the national ...

29: A Review Of The Wellington V8 Car Race Proposal

The Wellington City Council (the Council) has recently released a Statement of Proposal for a V8 Supercar Championship Series, to be run annually over a period of seven years. It has also commissioned a report from McDermott Miller Ltd to assess the ...

30: Dunne maintains PHARMAC attack

United Future leader Peter Dunne today maintained his attack in Parliament on the performance of the government's drug-buying agency, PHARMAC.


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