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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 3-5 June 2006

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The Queens Birthday holiday weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Kelpie Wilson: Monkey Business 2008

Is this what the 2008 presidential contest is going to look like? Last week, two media stories made me wonder. On Wednesday we were treated to a jaw-dropping Bill Frist puff piece by Washington Post writer Laura Blumenfield, who followed the politician ...

2: Kamala Sarup: Politics Of Education

We need to wage war for good educational system to improve a peaceful political system. Also, how can we protect a detailed social system so we can work exactly for educational reforms system?. Radical reforms on education needed because that means educational ...

3: Norman Solomon: Media Memorial Day

People who are concerned about the state of the US news media in 2006 might pause to consider those who have lost their lives in the midst of journalistic neglect, avoidance and bias.

4: National Congratulates Inglis

The National Party has congratulated double amputee and mountaineer Mark Inglis and his team for successfully scaling the world's highest peak.

5: Theatresports

Wellington’s funniest improvisers pit themselves against each other in a battle of wits with the audience as judge, jury and (possibly) executioner. More real than reality TV, this is comedy the way you want it – stand up, sit down, lie about – ...

6: Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Was the 2004 Election Stolen

Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed ...

7: Angelina Jolie: Kalahari Bushmen Cry For Help

The Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana have sent a desperate plea for help to actress Angelina Jolie, who gave birth to a daughter on Saturday in neighbouring Namibia.

8: Cullen shoots the messenger over Budget

Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s attack on the media over how his Budget has been portrayed shows his career is in its death throes, says National Finance spokesman John Key.

9: Scoop Video: Psy-Ops - The War On Your Opinions

Scoop Video: Psy-Ops - The War On Your Opinions

10: Russel Norman: Learning from Easter Island

Tena Kotou History is the victory of remembering over forgetting. And it is by remembering the history of humankind that we can avoid repeating it. Sometimes, in order to remember our history, we have to tell unpleasant truths about the past, and in order to serve ...

11: Will Major Media Finally Cover Election Fraud?

That the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 were stolen has become an article of faith for millions of mainstream Americans. But there has been barely a whiff of coverage in the major media about any problems with the electronic voting machines ...

12: GLW On Climate change: Nuclear Is No Solution!

Despite being seen as a climate change “renegade”, Prime Minister John Howard is currently attempting to gain “greenie” points by pushing for acceptance of “cleaner and greener” nuclear power as the solution to global warming. However, environmentalists, ...

13: BMW And Total Promote Fuel Of The Future"

BMW Group and petroleum company TOTAL have agreed to cooperate closely in future in promoting hydrogen as a source of energy in road traffic.

14: News coverage on the budget and tax cuts is biased

The One News reports on Michael Cullen's criticisms of the media last night and this morning were very interesting. Guyon Espiner did a very professional job of baiting the Minister and leading him to the logical but ultimately untenable conclusions ...

15: Jeanette Fitzsimons: Left, Right and the Elephant

Today is a new beginning, as I am joined on the platform by our new Co-Leader Russel Norman. It's a relief to be able to share the job that I've done alone for the last seven months and I'm grateful to Russel for taking it on. I'm proud that the Greens ...

16: Russel Norman Wins Green Co-Leadership Contest

This afternoon one of the backroom boys of the Green Party stepped out into the limelight and an inquisition by the media as to how a non-MP would work as the new Green Party Co-leader.

17: Psy-Ops Countered By Islamic Digital Propaganda

US dominion over propaganda is no longer unilateral. Islamic insurgents are producing sophisticated digital video. The tech revolution carries a double-edged message of 'glory' for youthful 'martyrs' and vengeance against those of the West.

18: Dancing with the Stars: Whose Voting For Rodney?

There's a mystery in New Zealand at the moment and it involves slimmed down ACT leader Rodney Hide and his ability to gather enough votes to stay on TVNZ's light entertainment spectacular – Dancing with the Stars . Last evening Mr Hide sent another higher calibre ...

19: Poster Child Of Fraud And Neglect In Nursing Homes

Beverly Enterprises - Poster Child Of Fraud And Neglect In Nursing Home Industry By Evelyn Pringle

20: Sudan: Reg. Govt Pays Ugandan Rebels Not to Attack

(New York) – The new regional government of Southern Sudan has ignored the International Criminal Court’s warrants for the arrest of four top Ugandan rebel leaders, Human Rights Watch said today. The regional government, which acknowledges that the rebel ...

21: EMA told to promote Auckland not attack leaders

Auckland Issues Minister Judith Tizard suggests that the Employers and Manufacturers Association would be better off promoting Auckland as a place to do business rather than attacking democratically elected leaders.

22: Laban: 44th Anniversary of Samoan Independence

Speech given at the Auckland reception for the 44th Anniversary Celebration of the Independent State of Samoa on 1 June 2006.

23: AIDs: Celebrities, activists join diplomats at UN

An international array of musicians, actors and other performers joined senior diplomats, activists and business leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York on Thursday evening under the theme ‘Uniting the World Against AIDS: An Evening of Remembrance ...

24: Marjorie Cohn: The Haditha Massacre

On November 19, 2005, Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton allegedly killed 24 unarmed civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in a three to five hour rampage. One victim was a 76-year-old amputee ...

25: No plan to protect Aussie troops from Iran attack

Greens Senator Kerry Nettle said today it was incredible that Defence had no plan to protect Australian troops in the Gulf if the US attacks Iran.

26: IPI Resolution on Safety of Journalists

Meeting at its Annual General Assembly on 29 May 2006 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the IPI membership adopted a resolution recognizing that the International Press Institute (IPI), as the co-founder of the International News Safety Institute (INSI), is appalled ...

27: IV with Subcomandante Marcos Now Translated

An important interview with Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos conducted by Sergio Rodriguez Lascano for Rebeldia magazine in Mexico came out this week. While translating it to English, we divided it in four parts:

28: Public Address 02/06/06 - Another Hat On

Another trip to Welly, another hat on. Last week it was my Web Guy Hat, this week, the Drug Policy Hat. (I'm not sure what a drug policy hat looks like, but I assume it's quite colourful.) I was asked by the New Zealand Drug Foundation to chair its ...

29: Mental Health Nurses Say No To Taser

Tasers are battery operated units resembling hand guns that fire two barbed electrodes on 21 foot long copper wires at 180ft/sec. The barbs embed themselves in the victim’s skin and deliver up to 50,000 volts of electricity in rapid pulses over a period ...

30: Hide Cheats Dancing Death Despite Dreadful Doble

After scoring possibly the lowest marks ever in a New Zealand Dancing with the Stars performance ACT's leader Rodney Hide and his partner Krystal Stuart live to fight another day thanks to the power of their fans. For the evicted David Wikaira's partner ...


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