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

1: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


2: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


3: Laurie Manis: Lest We Forget

Nazism was a form of government that restricted personal freedom but permitted private ownership of property. It called for aggressive nationalism, militarism and expansion of Germany's spheres of control through military conquest. The Nazis glorified Germany ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00116.htm


4: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00259.htm


5: Photo-Essay 3: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00260.htm


6: Photo-Essay 1: NZ Marches Against US War Machine

Thousands people took to the streets of Auckland, and hundreds more in Wellington, Dunedin and other centres today as part of an International Day Of Action. This essay includes: Peace and Song in Ponsoby Park - Let The March Begin...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00125.htm


7: Image: A Wider Angle View Of The Fall Of Baghdad

The above image is a wide angle shot – source unknown – of the scene around the famous fall of the bronze statue in Baghdad, a scene hailed by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as the equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall and purveyed on the front ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00117.htm


8: 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


9: Thousands Outraged At TVNZ's Pro-US Bias

''We are deeply disgusted at the extent to which TVNZ has - through its news service - become a mouthpiece and visual portal for an unrelenting stream of bald US/UK propaganda and blatant lies.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00122.htm


10: Operation Iraqi Chaos

For two days running, mainstream media has bombarded the viewing public with the same images of Saddam Hussein's toppling statue, filmed from numerous angles... However, the real war, the true test of U.S. President George Bush's and U.K. Prime Minister ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00129.htm


11: UQ Wire: 911 The Evangelical Christian Connection

The money man behind two Florida flight schools which trained an as-yet undisclosed number of terrorist pilots has ties with the Evangelical Christian Right, including having loaned televangelist Jerry Falwell a reputed $1 million to bailout his failing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00134.htm


12: Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images

Editorial: Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage of this US invasion of Iraq will not be censored nor sanitised. Let us consider why this is so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00261.htm


13: Letter To Iraq From BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

Now that you have been liberated from your oppressors, we at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) look forward to our future relationship with you. As one of the oldest of American governmental agencies, we have a good deal of experience in assimilating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00127.htm


14: OK, so who's got the ace of peace?

Many aspects of Operation Iraqi Fiefdom have shocked me. Its very existence is as if my host's dog, Lassie - which I've been trying to understand and like and thought I was friends with, even after discovering it was a pitbull - has turned around and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00130.htm


15: Guest Opinion: "Feelings" By Edgar J. Steele

Here's a first: I'm at a loss for words. I just don't know what to say about the senseless murdering rampage that America, my America, has inflicted upon yet another all-but-defenseless third-world country. So many already have said it so well.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00128.htm


16: Air NZ must dump negative attitude

Air New Zealand needs to adopt a positive attitude to its future, or it might as well consign itself to the rubbish bin now, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00274.htm


17: Scoop Satire: Decriminalising Whoring Your Soul

Optimus Prime Helen Clark is the latest and most influential Member of Parliament to come out in public support of the proposed Corporate Prostitution Act currently in its second parliamentary sitting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00133.htm


18: CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing 12 April

GEN. BROOKS: (In progress) -- the 23rd day of Operation Iraqi Freedom since coalition forces entered Iraq. The regime is in disarray and no longer in control of Iraq, and the coalition remains focused on the objectives of the campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00223.htm


19: David Miller: Embed With The Military

Embedded journalists are the greatest PR coup of this war. Dreamt up by the Pentagon and Donald Rumsfeld the 'embeds', as they are now routinely described, are almost completely controlled by the military. Embeds as is now well known agree to give ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00126.htm


20: Photo-Essay 2: NZ Marches Against US War Machine

Thousands of people took to the streets of Auckland, and hundreds more in Wellington, Dunedin and other centres today as part of an International Day Of Action. REssay includes: Mobil Under Guard - Onward To TVNZ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00124.htm


21: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00221.htm


22: Photo-Essay 3: NZ Marches Against US War Machine

Thousands of people took to the streets of Auckland, and hundreds more in Wellington, Dunedin and other centres today as part of an International Day Of Action - includes - Free Palestine - Burning The US Shroud - Direct action - Cops Enforce...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00123.htm


23: HARD NEWS 14/04/03 - Untidy Freedom

The transcript of Donald Rumsfeld's April 11 press conference has already been removed from the Washington File, the US federal government's public archive. "The Washington File article you're looking for is no longer on the system," it says when you visit...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00136.htm


24: Scoop Links: Where Is Saddam?

Where Is Saddam? Everyone wants to know, nobody does, and there are numerous media theories to fill the vacuum. Some say Syria, others on route, and in Tehran the view of at least one analyst is that Saddam has been evacuated to Russia, a story seemingly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00120.htm


25: Powell Interview by Sir David Frost of BBC

SIR DAVID FROST: Mr. Secretary, Saddam Hussein no longer rules Iraq. It must, for you, be a dream, a hope that you've cherished for the past 12 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00219.htm


26: INL Agrees Sale Of NZ Publishing Business

The Chairman of Independent Newspapers Limited, Mr Ken Cowley, announced today that INL had signed a Heads of Agreement with John Fairfax Holdings Limited under which INL will sell its New Zealand publishing business for $1.188 billion cash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00143.htm


27: America's Right To Do Whatever It Pleases

The U.S. is claiming a "sovereign right" to try Iraqi officials as war criminals. I thought it was a nice touch, including, as it does, an allusion both to Bush's scholarly observations on Nazis and an assertion of rights. Rights are always good, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00118.htm


28: UK Working Holidaymakers Scheme Announcement

The British Government has just announced in its 2003 Budget that positive changes to the UK Working Holidaymakers Scheme (WHMS) will be made.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00104.htm


29: Israeli soldiers shoot ISM activist in the head

Between 4:30 and 5:00 PM today Israeli snipers shot another ISM activist in the head. Tom Hundall from Manchester Britain is currently in critical condition in a helicopter on his way from Europa Hospital in Khan Younis to a hospital in Bir Sheva. He is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00225.htm


30: Venezuela - A Year Later

A year ago, Venezuela's democracy narrowly survived a major test as rightist sectors of the middle-class-led opposition joined with several ranking military officers to briefly overthrow President Chavez, taking advantage of an ongoing popular protest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00207.htm

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