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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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


1: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones

2: HARD NEWS 15/03/02 - Spite, Arrogance and Deceit

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Chaos. Tears. People arrested but not charged with any offence, or driven away by private muscle. An autocrat who badgers and intimidates his political opponents and accuses them of things they have not done. No, not Zimbabwe. That's ...

3: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

4: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

5: Scoop Image: Image Of Flight 77 (Perspective)

The following image has been sent to Scoop by a reader keen to help with solving the Mystery of Flight 77. (Note: The Pentagon building is 78 feet high, the tail of a 757 is 44 feet high.)

6: Flight 77 Mystery A Disinformation Campaign

"Then, when the government hands out photos of the actual impact taken by a security camera, the same media will work hard to dismiss all critics of the government, indeed the internet community as a whole, as not worthy of serious note. Intelligence ...

7: 911 INVESTIGATION: Further Unanswered Questions

The following is the second part of a detailed analysis of the events of September 11th by anonymous analyst and netizen MalcontentX.

8: Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 2

As you’ve heard in the panel discussion, a common explanation as to why no U.S. military interceptors took to the skies on September 11th until it was too late, is that it was “simple incompetence.”

9: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

10: Bank Stories (1): Private Banks Built On Plastic

World travellers of the nineteenth century took it for granted that their wallets were stuffed with bank notes which came not only from different countries but from different private banks within those countries.

11: Guilty For 9-11 (Part 1) – Introduction

On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets at Andrews. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in progress, not a ...

12: Scoop Interactive: Do You Hate Banks?

Authors of the first ten stories about banks accepted for publication on Scoop will receive a free double pass to see The Bank Movie, opening on the biggest Screen in the Southern Hemisphere at the Embassy Theatre on March 28th and moving to the Paramount ...

13: Shihad Spit The Dummy

With Shihad's passionate fan base staging an internet and gossip riot, and with the band, management and record company under siege from media and fans in the US, New Zealand and Australia the band have made an unannounced appearance under their highly ...

14: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

15: Gerry Brownlee MP Ordered To Pay $8500 For Assault

In the District Court at Auckland Native Forest Action campaigner Neil Able has been awarded $8500 in damages against National MP Gerry Brownlee for being manhandled out of a National Party meeting.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

17: Guilty For 9-11 (Part 2) - Cheney's Cover Story

On Sunday, September 16th, Vice-President Richard Cheney was interviewed on NBC TV's 'MEET THE PRESS.' During that interview he made the claim that the military needed authorization from President George W. Bush before scrambling fighter jets to intercept ...

18: Scoop Feedback: On Scoop’s Flight 77 Coverage

Some questions for would-be conspiracists. What would you tell the families of the folks aboard Flight 77?

19: Photo Sequence: Suicide Bomber Apparently Executed

The following sequence of photographs circulating on the Internet, taken by an amateur photographer, appear to show the execution of a Palestinian man, apparently on a suicide bombing mission, by Israeli police.

20: US Finally Confirms Kiwi SAS Troops In Afghanistan

The United States has finally told New Zealand the news that Helen Clark had a duty to disclose months ago: that our SAS troops are in Afghanistan and have been involved in military action, Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

21: Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Following is the full text of the "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2001," published by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Monday:

22: Scoop Images: Battery Chicken Campaign Launch

Images of Green Party MPs at yesterday’s launch of the RNZSPCA’s campaign to free battery hens. Images supplied by Green Party.

23: TENC.NET: Guilty For 9-11 (3) - Bush In The Open

We have demonstrated that normal air safety and air defense measures were not employed on September 11th. This is extraordinary because 9-11 was the only day that four airplanes were hijacked in the U.S., not to mention the only day that three planes ...

24: Scoop Feedback: On A Palestinian State

The concept regarding a separate Palestinian state was initially made back in 1947 by the UN. And I ask you by what right do the Arabs have to demand the very state they rejected back in 1948. They not only would have had Jordan, they would have ...

25: PM embarrasses herself over SAS secrecy

Helen Clark's feeble admission that New Zealand's SAS troops have been in Afghanistan is an embarrassment, National's Defence Spokesman Max Bradford said today.

26: Campaign Against Terrorism: A Coalition Update

Six months to the day of the terrorist attacks in the United States, the Coalition Information Centre has published a document setting out the contributions made by countries to the campaign against terrorism.

27: Institute for International Economics Trade Report


28: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Poster

This Lord of The Rings movie poster was recently posted by Scoop’s content partner .

29: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

30: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

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