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Scoop: Long Weekend Ratings - June 4-6 2005


The long weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Japanese actions outrage Pacific community

The Japanese government's announcement to increase its annual minke kill and include humpback and fin whales in its "scientific research whaling programme" has outraged many of Auckland's Pacific leaders.

2: Does This Mean Everyone Gets To Fake Up A Nat. Ad?

What with the poorly-mocked up pre-publicity from Bhatnagar via Farrar , and jamming suggestions coming thick and/or fast , looks like it's open season on annoying, simplistic, disingenuous billboards.

3: Steve Weissman: The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers

Death by stoning for atheists, adulterers, and practicing male homosexuals. And, oh yes, death to witches, Satanists, and those who commit blasphemy. Does this sound like a radical Islamist nightmare, a replay of Afghanistan under the Taliban?

4: Triple Bombing In Burma Leads To CIA Intrigue

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand said it will pursue terrorists described by Burma as CIA-trained, because "maybe someone did something along the border," resulting in a synchronized triple-bombing in Burma which killed 19 people.

5: Culture Jamming: More Amended National Billboards

Revising National's new billboards is proving a popular pastime in the blogosphere. A Scoop reader kicked off the fun yesterday with a group of eight amended versions , they have proved popular and are the top rating item on Scoop today. A quick look ...

6: Culture Jamming: Nat's New Billboards Amended

A Scoop reader writes... "I think the Nats have done graffiti artists a great service with their cutting edge series of billboards. This is my take on the 'real' messages underneath all the c**p."

7: Bill Moyers Address: “Take Back America”


8: The Meningococcal Gold Rush - Second Edition

Scoop Editors' Note: Following publication on of Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law’s report, Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush [1] - a report into the flawed science and bad policy of the MeNZB™ vaccine - the Ministry of Health ...

9: A Week Of It: Key, K(iwi)s & Coddington

In This Edition: - John Key – From State House to Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Man - ‘Classically Liberal’ Media Dream Team Not To Be - TV3 Distance Themselves From News-Generating Perk-Busting Internet Political Diarist - What Do Georgina Te Heu Heu and Tau Henare ...

10: Time Runs Out On South Pacific HIV/AIDS Crisis

Scoop Investigation: HIV is threatening the Pacific's isolated communities with an infection rate that destroys cultural, economic, and community stability. For example: HIV/AIDS, not global warming, is the number one problem threatening Tuvalu's survival. ...

11: When Is Someone Going To Toss Rumsfeld In A Cage?

At the end of the day Friday, the Pentagon confirmed a pattern of widespread abuse of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, by military personnel dating back two and a half years. Releasing the report when most beat reporters have left for the weekend was ...

12: Upton-On-Line 2/6/05: French Referendum Aftermath

In this issue: The aftermath of the French referendum on the European Constitution ; and Stuart McMillan explores the NZ/Australia security relationship in an address to the NZ Institute of International Affairs.

13: Mediacom Digest 2 June 2005 - Focus on Females

A.G. Lafley, chief executive of Procter & Gamble Co., was in Venezuela recently and shared some advice with a group of laundry executives: "The simple principle in life is to find out what she wants and give it to her. It's worked in my marriage for ...

14: Harvey Norman fined for misleading customers

National retailer Harvey Norman was fined $16,000 in the Manukau District Court yesterday for making misleading representations to consumers that resulted in customers paying higher instalments than they expected.

15: Greens and NGOs distort NZ approach

The Green Party and NGO observers continue to distort New Zealand's approach at the current Montreal conference on the Cartagena Protocol, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today.

16: Response to the C4 Popetown press release

It was with disappointment that Catholic organisation Family Life International learnt this afternoon that C4 television plans to proceed with the broadcasting of the offensive Popetown cartoon.

17: Sheila Samples: Who Will Save The Children?

As if we needed yet one more shudderingly repulsive account of a Republican who is virulently anti-gay by day and an abusive pedophile by night...

18: Research shows breast cancer reoccurrence halved

Local research shows breast cancer reoccurrence rates halved New Zealand women and local researchers contribute to landmark study

19: Julie Webb-Pullman: Party Games For Terrorists

A terrorist’s life is tough. None of this nine to five, have a nice day at the office dear. Oh no, it really is gruelling. Take the October 1997 assassination plot against Fidel Castro, when the crew of ‘La Esperanza’ cabin cruiser had to sail 900 miles ...

20: Goff Speech In Canada: Facing global challenges

Phil Goff Speech In Canada: Facing global challenges: NZ's foreign policy Address to the National Press Club Ottawa, Canada 2 June 2005

21: AOS Callout Sees Shot Fired Outside Scoop Auckland

Three people were taken hostage and their car hijacked on Sunday morning during an armed offender squad alert beginning in St Lukes, Auckland. A gunshot was fired outside Scoop Media’s Auckland Sandringham Road office as the car travelled at high speed ...

22: Macpherson Intimates Presents “Intimate” Evolution

Elle Macpherson Intimates continues to challenge perceptions of the word “intimate” with a third evocative and leading-edge advertising campaign shot in New York in late April.

23: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: NZ Chile Singapore Brunei Strike Zero Tariff P4 Deal - Lyndon Hood's Alternative National Party Billboards - C4 Set To Rile Worlds Largest Religion - Tests Offer Positive Outlook For Breast Cancer Treatments - United Nations Calls ...

24: Japan - New Zealand joint press statement

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan and Prime Minister Helen Clark of New Zealand met in Tokyo on 2 June, 2005 and discussed a wide range of issues.

25: Dick Hubbard’s Meddling; Rodney on Property Rights

This week, Mediocrity and Meddling in Auckland, and ACTing against property rights

26: Sharples Slams ‘Mischievous And Wrong’ Nat's Ad

Maori Party Co Leader Pita Sharples told Scoop this afternoon that he was sick of Maori being used as a political football in election year. Mr Sharples was angry at the latest National Party billboard, which he considered ‘degrading’.

27: GOP Swept from Power in 2006 - Impeachment Looms

(Associated Press, Nov. 8, 2006) The Democrats didn't waste any time after their landslide victory in Tuesday's midterm election that put them in charge, with huge margins in both the House and Senate.

28: National Party Releases Eight Billboards

The National Party Election 2005 Campaign yesterday released the following eight billboards. ENDS

29: In Defense Of Narco News Journalist Bill Conroy

The campaign of harassment and intimidation from agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security towards Narco News correspondent Bill Conroy continues to draw outrage from journalists and others who value press freedom. Journalists in the United ...

30: Articles Of Impeachment For President G.W. Bush

Resolved, that George Walker Bush, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and the following articles be exhibited to the Senate:

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