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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles"

Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a straight shooter. What’s wrong with that picture?

2: Rumsfeld’s Good Advice On Leaders’ Lies

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is deeply concerned that the American people may be taken in by smooth-talking Saddam Hussein, and he wants the news media to take pre-emptive action. On the January 19 edition of the ABC News show “This Week,” ...

3: Marc Ash: Standing On The Dead

In October of 1942, under the Trading With the Enemy Act, the U.S. government halted operations at New York's Union Banking Corporation. A bank official was charged with ''Running Nazi front groups in the United States.'' His name: Prescott Bush.

4: Scoop Images: Get Your Deception Dollars Today!

Click on the green folding below ( ) to order your own deception dollars. Deception Dollars were reputedly a huge hit during the Jan 18th demonstrations in Washington D.C. and San Francisco at the weekend.

5: UQ Wire: Don't Do It, George

With the suddenness of an earthquake in Mexico, the ground under George W. Bush's feet has heaved, cracked and shattered.

6: John Kaminski: The System Can't Be Fixed

Our president is a criminal, if not surely guilty, at least chargeable for the following offenses: Military desertion, cocaine smuggling, conspiracy to destroy American landmarks, conspiracy to commit mass murder in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and Afghanistan. ...

7: Undernews: Michael Kelly's Washington Post Libel

Michael Kelly's Libel A Response To “Marching With Stalinists” – Washington Post Jan 22 By Undernews Editor Sam Smith

8: US Corporations & Iraqi Oil, Skulduggery Since 20s

In all the countless hours the corporate media devote to broadcasting the Bush administration's lies and deceits about Iraq, that simple and crucial question is almost never addressed. And for good reason.

9: UQ: Target Scott Ritter - The War Party Gets Ugly

This is what we're up against, in America: an evil that is almost demonic in its pure malevolence, a dark destructive spirit that feeds on pain and is animated by the will to crush its enemies underfoot. This is the face of an enemy that must be ...

10: Kaminski: The World Can't Trust What America Says

The key to integrity, this old Mayan guy once told me, is admitting our faults. If we don't do that, our whole lives are built on a bed of lies. This is the United States of America 2003 version — built on a bed of lies and disintegrating all around ...

11: Surge In Us Tourists Proof Positive Of Power Of

Air New Zealand’s The Lord of the Rings motion picture themed aircraft are taking Middle-earth tourism promotion to new heights around the globe as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers fever continues to grow.

12: UQ Wire: John le Carré - USA Has Gone Mad

America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.

13: Howard's End: Dumping Culture Must Be Changed

ACC Minister Ruth Dyson has confirmed that she has asked ACC to review its decision to dump Christchurch boy Ryan Becker from the ACC scheme next week. But there are others and it's the ACC dumping culture which the Government has signed-up to that ...

14: Fatima No. 9 – We Will Remember Your Death

She was young. She was beautiful. She prayed for peace and she dreamt of freedom. And now she is dead. Her name was Fatima and she was the ninth person to die from the cruelty of detention.

15: Scoop Images: Canberra’s Ring Of Fire From Space

In the images below of fires on the East Coast of Australia in Victoria and New South Wales were taken on the 21st UTC. The fire front is roughly 300km long. Canberra can be located roughly at the center of the C shaped fire formation in the center ...

16: 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.

17: Impeachment Resolution Against President G.W. Bush

Mr./Ms. Y submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

18: Safari Browser Downloads Top 1 Million

CUPERTINO, California - January 20, 2003 - Apple® today announced that more than 1 million copies of its new Safari web browser have been downloaded since the free public beta was posted on Apple’s web site ( on January 7.

19: DoC Ban on Filming Tongariro is Idiotic Lunacy

The draft management plan for Tongariro National Park reveals the idiotic lunacy that has become ingrained within DoC's culture, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

20: 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 ...

21: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix - June 21

J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to be published on 21st June, 2003 in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia

22: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

23: Scandal Swirling Leadership Bids, And Race-Baiting

At a time when the opposition parties are at a low point, consumed by scandal, infighting and embarrassing gaffes, the government appears able to continue almost unchallenged. It is a scenario that one might expect during the first year of the first term of ...

24: Bolton Goes East – The Wrong Man For Korea

State Department's John Bolton the Wrong Man to Send to Korea * Peace emissary is one of the administration's prime unilateralists and a jingoist nationalist. * Progenitor of invented Cuban bioweaponry charge, strangely silent when it came to proving it.

25: Film New Zealand head announces resignation

Jane Gilbert, Executive Manager of Film New Zealand, announced her resignation today. After more than five years of developing Film New Zealand into the stand-alone entity it is today, Jane wants to now spend time out pursuing her own goals, which includes ...

26: Government Insults Rural New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today stepped up his opposition to Labour's new land access reference group by calling on representatives to resign, saying they risked being seen as pandering to the Labour agenda.

27: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

One U-Turn Does Not An Ethical Organisation Make - Australian Immigration Policy Kills Again - Scoop Is “Outstanding Democratic, Independent Media” - Paulo Politico: Plain Sailing For The NZ Gummint - Reserve Bank Answers Critics On Rocketing Kiwi ...

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, ...

29: John Kaminski: What If America Was Really Invaded?

If the U.S. government's defensive response was anything like it was on 9/11/2001, and the invasion was anything like we imagined during the Cold War, you could rest assured that all the targets would be destroyed, the perps would get away, and America ...

30: Making sense of a rising exchange rate - Speech

My subject today is "Making sense of a rising exchange rate". The exchange rate has risen sharply over the last year or so, and has become the stuff of media headlines in ways not seen for some time, and the concern of exporters which I acknowledge. ...

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