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

1: Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times

Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm


2: British Press Gagged Over MI6's £100,000 bin Laden

Tony Blair has tonight ordered a D-Notice on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00061.htm


3: The Real Deal: Connecting The Harvard Watch Dots

I want to connect the dots between the New York Times piece attached below on transfer of US government assets to private investors at below market values to the far more important story we have been getting from HARVARD WATCH ( http://www.harvardwatch.org ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00089.htm


4: ACC Bullying - Our Patience Wears Thin

The patience of New Zealander's will be wearing rather thin with the Accident Compensation Corporation following the latest revelations over the weekend by the Sunday Star-Times that doctor's are putting some ACC case manager's on a black-list over their bullying. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00091.htm


5: Salon.com's Response to Jason Leopold & His Reply

Salon's account of the circumstances that led up to the removal of the Tom White story contains nothing but lies. I suppose the New York Times will now release their version of the events. I can see the headline now "Jason Leopold Must Die."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00084.htm


6: Big News + Extra: The Right To Smack & ACC Failure

Big News with Dave Crampton Why Should It Be A Crime To Smack Your Kid On The Hand?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00094.htm


7: White House Accused Of Halting 911 Commission

EDITOR’S NOTE: In breaking news over the last two days President George Bush has been accused of double speak over the creation of an Independent Commission to investigate the events surrounding the attacks of September 11th 1991. The following reports ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00087.htm


8: NEWSFLASH: At Least One Kiwi Dead In Bali Bombing

Two car bombs in Bali Indonesia this morning which have killed at least 67 people, mainly foreigners, have also killed at least one New Zealander according to the latest reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00088.htm


9: Terror Attack Must Prompt NZ to Change Stance

Every New Zealander will be shocked that organised terror has struck in our region, ACT New Zealand Defence and Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00280.htm


10: A U.S. Military Governor for Iraq?

News leaks from Washington, and published in the New York Times (October 11, 2002) indicated that the U.S. military is preparing for a lengthy occupation of Iraq, with a U.S. military commander running the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00086.htm


11: Bali explosion blows out theories on benign enviro

The tragic deaths of so many innocent civilians at such a popular New Zealand tourist destination as Kuta Beach in Bali blows out the Government's theories that we live in a benign environment, says National's defence spokesman Richard Worth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00264.htm


12: Bali Bombings Attack Western Society Says Peters

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the bombings in Bali as a planned attack on Western society and has demanded the Government tighten this country’s border controls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00281.htm


13: Greens condemn vile act of terrorism

The Green Party has condemned the bombings in Bali as "vile crime". "All New Zealanders will be in shock, because every one of us has a friend or relation who has holidayed in Bali," said Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00283.htm


14: US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books

Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


15: Porn birth is liberalness gone too far

National MP Dr Paul Hutchison, a specialist obstetrician, says the appropriate Government Minister should take an urgent appeal to the Court of Appeal to stop the commercial filming of the proposed birth at Waikato hospital for pornography.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00274.htm


16: Slimin' Simon and His Gray Eminence

I wasn't going to write about the California Governor's race so soon, having heard from a pollster that it won't get interesting till two weeks before the election, but really! the events of this week beggar even disbelief.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00090.htm


17: Maxim's Greg Fleming Gives a Libertarian critique

Over the past week I have come to understand the difference between a libertarian and a classical liberal. Quite simply it is compassion. The libertarian has no compassion. And if the political right in New Zealand ever want to be more than a squeaky wheel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00085.htm


18: Scoop Images: Un-American Graffiti

Images of some graffiti which recently appeared in the Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand and surrounding area. Submitted by a Scoop reader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00074.htm


19: Statement by the President On Bali Bombing

Terrorists have once again targeted innocents this time in Indonesia. At least 182 innocent men and women have been murdered and hundreds injured in a cowardly act designed to create terror and chaos.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00111.htm


20: France Italy Spain & The UK Should Say No To US

International Criminal Court: Foreign ministers of France, Italy, Spain and the UK should say no to impunity agreements

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00103.htm


21: President Bush's Statement on Senate Iraq Vote

With tonight's vote in the United States Senate, America speaks with one voice. The Congress has spoken clearly to the international community and the United Nations Security Council. Saddam Hussein and his outlaw regime pose a grave threat to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00101.htm


22: Hospital Porn Birth Movie "Outrageous" - Peters

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Minister of Health Annette King to immediately stop a birth being filmed in a public hospital for a pornographic movie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00276.htm


23: Reader Feedback To Jason Leopold’s Story

Journalism is a profession I've always wanted to be in. It's the only thing in life I was ever sure about. These letters remind me of why I got became a journalist in the first place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00081.htm


24: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

Having called an early election saying its legislative programme was log jammed Labour felt the need to put parliament into urgency last week. But the bills chosen increased their embarrassment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00285.htm


25: ARENA challenges Mike Moore's WTO credentials

Another valedictory to honour Mike Moore tonight, led this time by the Prime Minister, shows the continued lack of honesty and objectivity about his disastrous time as Director-General of the WTO, say GATT Watchdog and ARENA – (the Action, Research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00074.htm


26: Merciless killers must be brought to justice

All New Zealanders will feel the tragedy in Bali. This is terrorism on our own doorstep and is a sad reminder of just how much the world has changed since September 11, says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00279.htm


27: Career Change for RNZ Political Editor

Radio New Zealand Political Editor, Al Morrison, is to relinquish his public broadcasting role at the end of this week to take up a senior management position as General Manager, External Relations, with the Department of Conservation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00088.htm


28: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


29: Unborn babies and Sleazy Porn Films

The Society supports the decision of Justice Heath made in the Hamilton High Court on Friday 12 October to grant an interim injunction preventing an Auckland hard-core pornographic film maker, Steve Crow, from filming the labour and birth of a baby ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00086.htm


30: King tells Waikato to say no to pornographic movie

Health Minister Annette King says the Government intends to direct Waikato District Health Board not to allow video footage to be shot for commercial pornographic purposes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00288.htm

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