Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 2 November 2006
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.
2: Scoop Feature: Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Instability
STATE OF IT by Selwyn Manning
Last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji's military commander be taken seriously? All said most definitely.
3: Sex Sells, but not in my mailbox please
Focus On The Family
Hell Pizza has pushed the boundries of advertising too far with is use of condoms in mini pizza boxes to sell their meat lovers pizza.
4: A Plan To Save America From Fascism For a While
Pssst. Don’t tell Karl Rove, but I’ve just come up with a fool-proof plan guaranteeing a national Democratic Party sweep in 2008. And the best thing about it is, it works no matter whom the Dems throw up as their presidential candidate: Barack Edwards, ...
5: Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case
Selwyn Manning - Scoop Auckland
Scoop Report: Amnesty Int. has conducted a U-Turn on the Thomas Yadegary asylum-seeker case after discovering new information suggesting that if NZ deports him it will be in breach of its international human rights obligations.
6: "Stay The Course" A Victory For Iran & Nth. Korea
Leaving right after toppling Saddam Hussein would have preserved the United States' role as liberator and left the destiny of the Iraqis in their own hands. Saddam Hussein could not retake power because his heavy armament was destroyed, his army was dismantled ...
7: Toni Solo: Nicaragua's Election, Things Turn Nasty
Critical comment on the Nicaraguan election campaign has tended to neglect the nitty gritty of life for the country's impoverished majority. The closer the November 5th election looms the nastier the campaign becomes.
8: Robert Parry: The Original October Surprise (2)
Consortium News Editor's Note: Part 2 of our series about the "Original October Surprise" of 1980 focuses on the role of banker David Rockefeller and his collaboration with Republicans during the Iranian hostage crisis, which doomed Jimmy Carter's presidency ...
9: Robert Parry: The Original October Surprise (3)
Part 3 of our series about the "Original October Surprise" of 1980 addresses the troubling question of whether disgruntled CIA officers collaborated with their former boss, George H.W. Bush, to sabotage President Jimmy Carter's Iran-hostage negotiations ...
10: Queen to attend unveiling of New Zealand Memorial
New Zealand Government
Prime Minister Helen Clark welcomed today’s announcement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will participate in the official dedication ceremony for the New Zealand Memorial in London on Armistice Day, 11 November.
11: The Letter – Monday, 30 October 2006
The Letter Limited
The Haps; A party of professional politicians; The corruption of the list; Don has gone; How would we have handled it?; Don wanted to resign; Leadership qualities?; It is Key; That Auditor General's ruling; Bulk Fund; Hard Landing; Wisdom of Crowds; ...
12: Shocking GOP Election Court Victory In Ohio 2006
COLUMBUS---With major GOP federal court victory, the Ohio 2006 election has descended into the calculated chaos that has become the trademark of a Karl Rove election theft, and that could help keep the Congress in Republican hands nationwide.
13: Julie Webb-Pullman: The Mad Hatter’s PRI Party
If memorial events for murdered Mexican human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa last weekend marked a melding of Mexico’s past and present, the future was forged this week, as Oaxaca unravelled in events of unrivalled insanity.
14: Greens show ignorance of nuclear technology
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
The Green Party's call for the New Zealand Super Fund to end its investments in uranium mining demonstrates, more than anything, their ignorance of nuclear technology, according to Bryan Leyland, chairman of the economic panel of the New Zealand Climate Science ...
15: Brad Will Indy. Reporter Assassinated in Oaxaca
Today, pro-government forces attacked barricades manned by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). Brad Will, a documentary filmmaker and reporter for Indymedia in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, was shot and killed while reporting on ...
16: Jason Leopold: Bush "Upbeat" on Iraq?
Last week, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and senior White House officials, in hopes of shoring up the GOP's sagging poll numbers before the November 7 midterm election, went on a media blitz, granting on-the-record interviews to dozens of conservative ...
17: Briefing on Auckland laboratory contract
New Zealand National Party
National Party members of Parliament’s Health Select Committee are looking forward to Wednesday's attendance by the Auckland District Health Board. National MPs wrote to the chair of the Health Select Committee calling for a committee briefing on the ...
18: Where are the sinking PI evacuees, Mr Gore?
New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
The New Zealand Super Fund has been challenged to ask Al Gore, when he visits the country next month, for the whereabouts of the Pacific Islanders that Gore says in his film have been evacuated to New Zealand because their islands are drowning.
19: Time Magazine: Can This Voting Machine Be Trusted?
A woman walked into a polling place in Peoria, Ill. last week and proceeded to use one of the new electronic voting machines set up for early voting. She logged on, went through each contest and seemed to be making her choices.
20: Stern Review on the Economics of Climate change
The most comprehensive review ever carried out on the economics of climate change was published today. The Review, which reports to the Prime Minister and Chancellor, was commissioned by the Chancellor in July last year.
21: Letter from Elsewhere: Death Of A Teenager
On 22 October nineteen years ago, my younger son Patrick died. He was eighteen, and he thought he was indestructible. But he made one mistake, and he fell to his death.
22: Admin Officials Bill $1.5Mn For Private Air Travel
On the campaign trail, Bush administration officials often boast that Republicans are more savvy than their Democratic colleagues when it comes to issues like taxes and the economy in general. But behind the scenes, dozens of cabinet members and ...
23: Mystery Of Israel's Secret Uranium Bomb
Middle East News Service
This story has already created some interest in the Israeli media but just how serious it has been taken is yet to be seen with today being the start of the working week and with today’s edition of some of the dailies available in a few hours.
24: Will Interest in Sustainability Be Sustainable?
This afternoon the Prime Minister sustained a barrage of questions on sustainability and other ecologically associated issues.
25: Narconews: Brad Will (1970-2006) - Final Report
Authentic journalist Brad Will was shot and killed in Oaxaca while reporting on the civil unrest in this southern Mexican state. Brad died while filming, camera in hand. In tribute to his death, Narco News has published the last moments captured on Brad’s ...
26: Chamber Music NZ Present Understated Virtuosity
Chamber Music New Zealand
Esteemed soloists Julian Rachlin (Violin and Viola) and Richard Hyung-ki Joo (Piano) play two concerts only for Chamber Music New Zealand in Auckland and Wellington on the 21 and 22 November 2006.
27: More misinformation in campaign against NZ food
New Zealand Government
Claims that New Zealand kiwifruit exports place a heavy burden on the climate has been rubbished by Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton today. He was responding to a statement in the Guardian and New Zealand Herald newspapers that “one kilo of kiwifruit ...
28: Photo Exhibition - Eyes to Cambodia
There will be a photographic exhibition at Thistle Hall from 9-14th November. It opens from 10:00am - 4:00pm daily. The exhibition is called "Eyes to Cambodia" by Sotheany Ream. Sotheany is an emerging documentary photographer. Her work explores ...
29: Public Address 30/11/06 - That's A Nice Metaphor
HARD NEWS from Russell Brown
Nice to see the Prime Minister adopt my referee metaphor in reference to the election spending debacle at Labour's conference over the weekend. As she somewhat belatedly says, you might disagree with the ref's call, but you accept it and get on with the ...
30: PM wrong to listen to coal man on climate change
Greenpeace New Zealand
Greenpeace is utterly flabbergasted that the Labour Party got advice at the weekend from one of Australia's pariahs of climate policy: the Queensland premier and coal man Peter Beattie. Queensland is the biggest coal exporting state in the world's ...