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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - July 23-24 2005


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

1: Mallard Attacks National's Use Of Trust Funds

Today while being interviewed on TVNZ's Agenda program, Education Minister Trevor Mallard accused the National Party of hiding their election donations "through [using] trust funds."

2: Public Address 22/07/05 - Confusion

When I heard it was coming yesterday, my impression was that Trevor Mallard had some documentary evidence to back up his claims that that Don Brash and the National Party were in the pocket of American interests; and were, in fact, tailoring policy in ...

3: Public Address 21/07/04 - King Of The Zeitgeist

To the unknown graphic artist: congratulations. You are the King of the Zeitgeist. Your clever visual play on the identity of one of those supposedly implicated in the celebrity drug bust coursed through media organisations, private companies and ...

4: The Fundy Post 20 July 2005 – Tammy Bruce Special

So, who or what or why is Tammy Bruce? In case you did not notice, Ms Bruce visited our shores and made some media appearances. Then she went home. According to some, this was an event of great importance. No less a media eminence than Herald columnist ...

5: A Week of It: US Friendly Policy Under Fire

Dr Brash was outraged this week by the suggestions from Trevor Mallard that National Party policy was filtered through Washington. Dr Brash told Mark Sainsbury that if Trevor Mallard “has any proof about our policies being driven by the United States ...

6: New Diebold Docs. Have A “Stink” To Them

JULY 20, 2005: One late night in Texas, 51-year-old Kathleen Wynne did something she never thought she would consider: She jumped into a dumpster. An ordinary citizen who had become concerned about the integrity of Diebold voting machines, Wynne was ...

7: Kelpie Wilson: The Tragic Abuse of Corn

It was one of those things that you can't quite believe is real. I was flipping through a magazine and saw an ad for a stove that burns corn kernels. For heat. Corn is food, not fuel, I thought, but the ad assured me that "Corn is replenished annually. ...

8: Day four: Nandor apologises to pot-heads

While Nandor Tanczos is busy apologising to the cannabis community in the latest issue of Norml News for trying to bring in instant fines for possession, one can only assume he hasn't found the time to look at the evidence that I continue to put ...

9: The key to a more prosperous NZ

It is ironic that at a time when political parties are hustling to win power, that the storm clouds of an economic slowdown are brewing. That means that those political parties such as Labour, the Greens and NZ First that are advocating higher taxes ...

10: Marjorie Cohn: Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

Who leaked the name of John G. Roberts before Bush's official prime time revelation Tuesday night? My guess: Karl Rove. He had the most to gain from an early announcement. Rove knows the mainstream media has a very short attention span. What better way ...

11: UQ Wire: 911 Families Declare Commission A Failure

September 11 Victim Families who Fought to Create the 9/11 Commission Declare it a Failure on the First Anniversary of the 9/11 Report. - 9/11 families join researchers to ask independent media and the foreign press for help -

12: Stability Of Land In Hutt City

A report prepared for Hutt City Council by geological engineering consultants Ian R Brown Associates has found that few landslips in Hutt City have occurred on sites that would have been controlled by Council’s building consent processes.

13: R. Nicholas Burns: On United Nations Reform

R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Testimony As Prepared Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC July 21, 2005

14: TV3 Clip: Don Brash Struggles With His Iraq Policy

Attached is a clip of a TV3 news bulletin item which led the Tuesday night 6pm TV3 News bulletin. Subsequently Don Brash is reported to have been urged by his advisors to take a clearer position on the matter. The issue of Don Brash's views on Iraq ...

15: Lyndon Hood: Political Poetry Through the Ages

I have always maintained that the whole of human experience is reflected in literature. There is much to be learned from careful study of the great classics. To prove this point, I was inspired by this week's Poetry Day to sort through my own small knowledge ...

16: The London Bombers and "Al Qaeda's Webmaster"

British investigators have uncovered that the "London bombers" had connections to a mysterious Pakistani engineer named Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan, also known as Abu Talha, who was allegedly behind last year's planned terror attack on Wall Street, ...

17: VotersUnite: A New EAC Advisory And What It Means

It is clear from this advisory that the 2002 Voluntary Voting Systems Standards are the only standards recognized by the EAC. Nowhere are the 1990 standards even mentioned. Yet almost all presently NASED qualified voting systems, including most of those ...

18: Brash, in his own words

Notwithstanding his equivocation and evasion, Dr Brash has in his own words highlighted for New Zealanders the clear choice that they are offered at the next election, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

19: Zimbabwe: UN Report On Recent Evictions

A United Nations report on the humanitarian aspects the evictions of some 200,000 people in Zimbabwe from their homes and markets is being sent to the Government of the southern African country today, just two days after Secretary-General Kofi Annan ...

20: Nats rebates will not solve student debt crisis

Students are warning that the National Party's new rebates for interest repayments on loans will not keep graduates in New Zealand or effectively target the $7 billion dollar student debt monster.

21: Official New Zealand Music Chart June 1, 2005

What do monkeys, 48May, frogs, crocodiles, cellphones, Bart, Archie, the feelers and cartoons have in common?

22: Response to second London bomb attacks

Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed sadness at the news of more bomb attacks on London's transport system.

23: Bill Berkowitz: Horowitz's Battlefield Academia

A specter is again haunting U.S. colleges and universities. At the beginning of the Cold War in the early 1950s, Joseph McCarthy, the infamous Republican Senator from Wisconsin, stalked the political landscape hurling reckless charges that hordes of ...

24: Social indicators up but investment must continue

Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey welcomed the findings of the latest Social Report as evidence of solid progress on social issues, but warned further investments were needed in core areas such as health, education and family ...

25: Transtasman Political Letter – July 21 Digest

Labour, worried by the consolidation of National's poll lead, fired a broadside at Brash's credibility, but got one back over "waste" in education .... The Nats go after the student vote with the next step of their tax relief package. But can there ...

26: National Candidates Son Has More Sense Than Father

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the New Zealand Students Association co-president Andrew Kirton has far more political sense than his Father, Weston Kirton the National Party candidate for Taupo.

27: UQ Wire: Congressional Briefing On 9/11 Report

On July 22, 2005, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) will host a full-day briefing for Members of Congress and their staff in the Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building, Room 345, Independence Ave. & First Street SE, from ...

28: The Most Popular NZ Entertainment Websites

Below is a ranking of New Zealand websites drawn from the Entertainment category within Nielsen//NetRatings’ Market Intelligence, and ranked by unique browsers.

29: Public Address 20/07/05 - White Collared

And so the bush telegraph sprang into action. Yesterday's white collar drug bust was a matter - quite fairly at this point - for name suppression all round. But if the gossip is correct, this case is going to sorely test the efficacy of name suppression ...

30: Human Traffickers In Kosovo Convicted With UN Help

In the severest ever human trafficking sentence in Kosovo, three Albanian citizens have been jailed for up to 12 years for luring young women to the United Nations-administered province with false promises of legitimate work, only to try to force them into prostitution.


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