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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 8 September 2005

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

1: NEWSFLASH: Did Brash Lie To His Deputy Leader?

Confusion Over Pamphlet Policy In National Party - Did Don Brash Lie To His Deputy Leader, OR Didn't Gerry Brownlee Ask Him Scoop Team Coverage - With Credit to BFm.co.nz & Hard News / Publicaddress.net

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00105.htm


2: "Don't vote for Mr Burns!"

A group called "The Lisa Simpsons" proudly and openly claims the credit for altering large numbers of Don Brash billboards overnight and says it plans to keep doing so throughout the country. The Lisa Simpsons were out last night "repackaging" Don Brash ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00067.htm


3: Transcript: RNZ's Linda Clark Interviews Don Brash

Transcript: Linda Clark Interviews Don Brash Recorded off the live Radionz.co.nz web stream and transcribed by Rosalea Barker Images taken at Radio New Zealand leader's debates

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00100.htm


4: Dr Brash Confirms Knowledge Of Pamphlets

This morning when interviewed on Auckland's BFM, National Leader Dr Don Brash confirmed that he had met with the Exclusive Brethren who are behind an anti Labour and ant Green party campaign. The leaflet campaign, which is already estimated to have cost ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00104.htm


5: TV3/TNS Poll Stunner: Lab: 45% Nat: 36%

Projected number of seats in the House on the basis of the latest poll results Number of seats* Labour 57 National 45 NZ First 6 Green Party 8 Maori Party 2 United Future 2 Progressive 1 ACT - Total seats 121

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00099.htm


6: Brash caught lying over Brethren pamphlets

Don Brash has told an outright lie about his knowledge of pamphlets issued by members of the Exclusive Brethren, Labour MP Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00213.htm


7: Hard News 7/9/05: This just in ...

I don't normally post twice in a day, but I've just had two callers to my 95bFM show - one a workmate, the other an estranged family member - emphatically inform me that members of the Exclusive Brethren have been putting up National Party billboards ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00095.htm


8: As New Orleans Sinks Might a Texas Star Be Rising?

At the risk of sounding paranoid, I have a few thoughts on the US government's response to Hurricane Katrina. Might the so-called delays in the evacuation have been deliberate? I am not referring to the extent of the natural disaster itself but the public planning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00040.htm


9: April "Wake-Up Call" a Brethren Campaign

In mid-April 2005, an A4 glossy pamphlet titled "A Wake-Up Call for New Zealanders" was widely distributed, following up two half-page advertisements in major newspapers. Images of the pamphlet are below. An NZPA story has confirmed that, despite their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00097.htm


10: Surprising to see Exclusive Brethrens on TV

Can this be the same Exclusive Brethrens who refused to let TV cameras film the Employment Relations Bill Select Committee hearing in Christchurch in 2000?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00081.htm


11: National lies to Kiwis about Brethren links

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is calling on the National Party to apologise to the New Zealand people for lying about its relationship with the Exclusive Brethren church.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00208.htm


12: Suggested Excuses For The Use Of Dr Donald Brash

When I said I did not know who was "doing the nasty pamphlets" that was entirely true. I had not read them. How was I to know which anonymous National-supporting smear campaign Mr Holmes was talking about?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00108.htm


13: Nats Ed Policies "Greatest Threat in 128 years!"

Taken together the National Party’s education policies represent the greatest threat to public education in the history of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00018.htm


14: K. Thapa: Why Democracy did not Work in Nepal

Democracy, as devised and practiced in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, has not been successfully implemented anywhere else in the world. India is the only country outside the above regions, which has stuck to democracy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00078.htm


15: National's funding scandal deepens

It is now clear beyond reasonable doubt that Dr Brash knew of the plans of seven businessmen from the Exclusive Brethren sect, according to Labour's campaign spokesman Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00201.htm


16: Scholarships to help athletes study and train

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard today presented Prime Minister's Athlete Scholarships to some of a group of 285 talented athletes from the Northern region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00196.htm


17: To Those Who Voted for Bush: Do You Get It Now?

Here's something I don't understand. The Golden Goose was about to lay another 9/11-type Golden Egg for Bush&Co. to pick up. And they didn't.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00083.htm


18: What Should You Eat, Who Should You Believe?

Consumers are being bombarded with a myriad of nutrition messages that are often confusing and hard to put into practice, says renowned American dietitian and executive vice president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC), Susan Borra.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0509/S00029.htm


19: Look left for conspiracies

National Party State Services spokesman Murray McCully says the Labour Party is now "hoist by its own petard" over hundreds of thousands of dollars being poured into the Labour Party re-election campaign by trade unions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00218.htm


20: Tsunami Aftermath Contains Lessons For New Orleans

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Katrina's victims may learn lessons from Thailand's tsunami where DNA and real estate profits have become priorities, and thousands of survivors still cannot cope eight months after rescue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00084.htm


21: John Roberts: Uncompassionate Conservative

George W. Bush has nominated John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. Bush lauded Roberts for his "goodwill and decency toward others." Yet Roberts' record reveals a callous disregard for the rights of people very much like the tens of thousands ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00089.htm


22: Apple Introduces iPod nano

SAN FRANCISCO--September 7, 2005--Apple® today introduced the iPod® nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of competitive players. The iPod nano features an ultra-portable, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00015.htm


23: Campaign leaflet undermines kiwi protection

Forest and Bird is warning that false claims in an election campaign leaflet by the Exclusive Brethren could undermine public confidence in efforts to save kiwi and other native birds from extinction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00078.htm


24: Exclusive Brethren secret backers of Nat's

Investigations by the Green Party have today confirmed that five of the people named in a smear campaign aimed at getting Don Brash and the National Party into power were members of the Exclusive Brethren church.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00170.htm


25: National's Action Plan For New Zealand

National Party Leader Don Brash has today outlined his top ten priorities for the next National Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00204.htm


26: Jason Leopold: Death vs Prosperity Under Bush

Another few thousand bit the dust. Chalk another one up for the Bush administration. That’ll be President Bush’s long lasting legacy when we look back on the first few years of the 21st Century. Thousands of people killed on U.S. soil because the president ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00094.htm


27: Labour’s Homosexual Agenda: Crushing Free Speech

The Labour Party’s ‘hidden’ agenda is to boost the number of high profile “gay” lobbyists, like Wellington lawyer Charles Chauvel and former party president and outspoken lesbian, Ms Maryan Street, (placed at number 44 and 36 respectfully on the party list), within ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00077.htm


28: Fitzsimons surprised at Plunket suspension

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says she is surprised that Radio NZ has suspended Sean Plunket as a result of an interview with her about the Exclusive Brethren anti-Green leaflets yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00198.htm


29: Ombudsman to probe Cullen on loan papers

The Ombudsman is to conduct a 'formal urgent investigation' into Labour's decision to refuse the release of Treasury papers analysing its student loans promise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00203.htm


30: See Brash flipflopping online now

The Don Brash Flipflopper is now available on line - a handy tool that shows National's policy confusions and what Dr Brash has promised will be Gone by Lunchtime, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said at the launch of the Gone by Lunchtime website today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00174.htm

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