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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

2: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign

Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.


November 5th 2002 - The U.S. mid-term elections see the Republican Party take control of all three branches of the U.S. Government. Not everybody believes the remarkable last minute swing in vote in key seats was purely down to George W. Bush's good luck. ...

4: Washington Sniper - Terrorist Or Informer?

That John Allen Muhammad, nee John Allen Williams and several aliases, was known to the U.S. Government long before the "sniper" shooting spree is fast becoming apparent. There are just too many instances where authorities should have investigated, arrested ...

5: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

6: Commercial Radio Hijacked in Sydney

The commercial radio world is in uproar over the unprecedented events of this morning on the day of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) mini-ministerial meeting in Homebush, Sydney.

7: The Fight For Life II – As Related By Linda Clark

Overnight it emerges that the latest victim of “Russ the Roq”, a.k.a. Aucklander and superstar Russell Crowe, is none other than multi-millionaire, entrepreneurial husband of model Nicky, Warrior Rugby League club owner and retail magnate Eric Watson.

8: Police Go Stomping At Sydney WTO Protest

Initial reports from the streets in Sydney indicate violent overreaction from the police force. The The Australian reports that a female reporter was also injured, suffering gashes and an abdominal injury.

9: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

10: YIKES: Dozens of NEW Voting Problems Reported

Think it doesn't apply to you? Salesmen for these voting machine companies are now busy in Europe, South America and yes, even Canada. The Election "Reform" Law now mandates up to $3.5 billion to convert the entire U.S. to the systems described ...

11: Firas Al-Atraqchi: When The Master Whips The Slave

Plantation owner whips slave (non-white, non-blue-eyed, non-European) for coming up short on the cotton. Slave cries out for mercy saying there was no more cotton to be picked. Whitey beats slave savagely for daring to protest and for the speculation ...

12: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

13: US Election Vote Fixing Reports Hit The Mainstream

SCOOP EDITOR’S NOTE: Scoop has in the past 48 hours published several real deal media commentaries ( C.D.Sludge , Michael Ruppert , John Kaminski ) pointing to problems with the electronic voting systems used extensively in Tuesday’s mid-term elections ...

14: 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, ...

15: Scoop Advertising – All You Need To Know

CONTENTS: 1. General Information – Audience Statistics - The Scoop Market 2. Why Advertise On Scoop? - Increasing Brand Awareness - Generating Profile For Announcements & Product Launches - Generating Traffic To Online Services - Generating A Response ...

16: Scoop Link: What Is The Voter News Service Hiding?

The Voter News Service, the exit poll service used by a consortium of major news organizations, failed election night, and it's unclear whether the service will ever release the data it collected around the country.

17: Breaking News from the WTO Meetings in Sydney

WTO director-general Supachai Panitchpakdi, in Sydney for an informal meeting of 25 world trade ministers, said today he had no trouble with bilateral trade agreements.

18: Congratulations Eric Watson

Eric Watson heads to London with the full blessing, if not congratulations, of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce - and a message!

19: Marc Ash: Terror On the Hill

A Republican reader of ours called in yesterday and asked, "You don't really believe that Paul Wellstone was murdered, do you?" What could I say to him? He asks what I ask, what you ask -- what every one of Wellstone's colleagues has asked themselves.

20: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

21: Howard's End: ACC Vs Natural Justice

Dispute Resolution Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACC who conducts reviews of ACC decisions, is coming under fire from claimants with one preparing to lodge a claim in the High Court alleging breach of natural justice and procedural ...

22: What's needed is a changed Argentina & IMF

Council On Hemispheric Affairs - Argentina: Grim News - The Argentine government defaulted yesterday on its scheduled $805 million in debt payments to the World Bank, the country's only remaining extant creditor after its catastrophic default last ...

23: Naked in Nuhaka 8: The Cutoff Falls

I provide this week a short story. Something I wrote back in San Francisco, thinking about where those elusive spiritual portals might be here in Aotearoa. Enjoy.

24: GE-free people should follow their own advice

It would be a good idea if GE-free spokesman Jon Carapiet was to take his own advice the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today.

25: Presser By UNMOVIC Chair Dr. Hans Blix - Oct. 1

HANS BLIX: Before you have any questions I will read to you what we have agreed. "Representatives of Iraq, UNMOVIC and the IAEA have had talks over the last two days on practical arrangements needed for or facilitating resumed inspections. They were ...

26: UQ Wire: bin Laden Message To American Allies

To The People That Are Allied With The Oppressive American Government By Abdullah Osama bin Laden

27: First Day of Actions at Sydney WTO Protests

A successful day first protesting the World Trade Organisation in the streets of Sydney with between 5 and 6 thousand protestors turning out to protest the World Trade Organisation meeting being held here. Several streets were blockaded at different ...

28: A History of the Left in New Zealand

Writings on the left in New Zealand have tended to follow two paths: to minimise the influence of socialism or to push a particular line of thought. A new book takes the middle ground. On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand, edited by Pat ...

29: 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 ...

30: President Saddam Hussein Message To United Nation

The meeting discussed UNSC Resolution 1441. The Foreign Affairs Minister was directed to send a message to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan including Iraq's stance towards the said resolution. The following is the full text of the message:

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