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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Scoop Images: Sydney Morning Herald's Juxta-gaffe

The following front page from the Sydney Morning Herald on October 15th looks on its face like a fitting tribute to the victims of the Bali Bombing. (see… for the original.)

2: Scoop Archive: 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 ...

3: 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, ...

4: Images: NZ Air Force Assists With Bali Medivac

Images taken by Corporal Steve Rodwell, Air Movements, RNZAF as part of the operation in Bali.

5: UQ Wire: I See Four Lights

There was a period of time when 'Star Trek - The Next Generation' was the best thing going on television. Between the character development, the social themes and the awesome reality of the Kingon, Worf, one could regularly tune in and spend an immensely ...

6: John Chuckman: What Sharon Wants

What was the point of the Israeli army reducing Mr. Arafat's compound to ruins, firing shells that came within the smallest margin of killing him? Everyone outside the hermetically-sealed thought-environment of Israel and Washington recognizes Mr. Arafat ...

7: Validating Terrorism

Last weekend witnessed the biggest terrorist atrocity in which westerners were victims, since 11 September 2001. And last weekend featured another repeat telecast of Mel Gibson's Braveheart , a staple for TV3.

8: Scoop Editorial: Our PM And The Business Of Lying

“The bottom line is, neither the US nor Australia nor NZ nor anyone else had information that would lead them to tell their nationals not to go to Bali,” says Prime Minister Helen Clark on Radio New Zealand this afternoon.

9: 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 ...

10: Naked In Nuhaka: God Defend Australia

When I was a young boy, living here in Nuhaka in the 1970s, I remember long hot summer days where an odd dry twitch would permeate the air. The cicadas would sing, and we’d laze around bathed in the warm golden glow of fading summer evenings. Then we’d ...

11: Scoop Link: CIA Warning More Specific - Guardian

The CIA warning was more specific than has been officially acknowledged and it fuelled a growing row - not only in Washington but also in London and Canberra - over whether Indonesia could have acted sooner against Islamist militants or whether tourists ...

12: No role for Armstrong in PPP policy

Acting Prime Minister and Finance Minister Michael Cullen today advised Dr Ross Armstrong that it was no longer appropriate for the government to have any contact or discussions with him on the formulation of policy around Public Private Partnerships.

13: 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, ...

14: Translation: Taiwan Report On Bali Attack Warning

NOTE: Scoop thanks the reader who very kindly made the following translation of the report cited in... "Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing" . See also... "More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US" for another ...

15: Vikings Within The Village - Policing In Sydney

( ) – It was called Operation Vikings 12, an appropriate name considering that Vikings formed themselves into raiding parties and descended under cover of night upon unsuspecting villages, brutalizing the inhabitants.

16: No Surprise Military C4 Used in Bali Bombing

News that the widely available military explosive C4 was likely used in the Bali massacre should not come as any surprise particularly when global arms manufacturers along with delegations and high-ranking military officials from 46 countries lined-up ...

17: 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 ...

18: National wants air cleared over “insider” group

There’s a call for the Government to table all relevant information about a so-called insider group, set up to give members the inside running on crown projects.

19: More News On Taiwan’s Attack Warning From The US

The following report from sheds some light on the earlier report carried by Scoop concerning warnings given by the US to Taiwan of an imminent terrorist attack in South East Asia. (See… Report May Suggest Foreknowledge Of Bali Bombing )

20: Yoga, didgeridoos, skiing: spot the common factor!

Your eyes twinkle and dance, and even though you leave a class looking very dishevelled – it’s hard to keep a hairdo intact when you’re upside down – you feel like you’re emanating a sexy kind of glow.

21: The Untold Story Of Florida Remains Untold

The Florida election fiasco ridiculed the cardinal democratic principle "one person one vote" -- why does the Public Broadcasting Service now refuse to show this untold story?

22: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

23: Court Orders VP Cheney To Turn Over Documents

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, reported today that a federal court ruled that Vice President Cheney and The Bush White House must produce documents about his Energy ...

24: ‘Insider’ group may damage NZ business reputation

The Government will be alert to the damage to New Zealand’s reputation that could result from today’ allegations of ‘insider’ dealings, says Business NZ.

25: Scoop Links: CIA Warned Of Attack 14 Days Before

Scoop Links to Washington Post and Sydney Morning Herald stories reporting: “U.S. intelligence officials said they intercepted communications in late September signaling a strike on a Western tourist site. Bali was mentioned in the U.S. intelligence report.”

26: MARXISM 2002 Programme - Wgtn Labour Weekend

MARXISM 2002 - Wellington Labour Weekend a weekend of political education and organising for freedom sponsored by the Anti-Capitalist Alliance

27: Latin American Relations - Otto J. Reich

Ambassador Otto J. Reich, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Remarks to Miami Herald Americas Conference Washington, DC October 15, 2002

28: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 17 October 2002

1. GRAHAM KELLY (NZ Labour) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What steps has the Government taken to ensure New Zealanders in Bali are properly accounted for, and to assist with the situation on the ground there?

29:'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."

30: Smoking Is Good For You – As A Taxpayer

( ) – Well, maybe not for you personally but it is surely good for the economy. It's sure as hell good for Philip Morris. Apparently, it is good for government. At least that is the unequivocal conclusion of a superb study prepared ...

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