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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


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

Dates: 21/May/2003

1: Weepy n Creepy Film and TV

As the King of Siam might say in song: "It's a puzzlement." Why is so much film and television product originating in the US so childish, as if created by using one of two cookie cutters, Weepy or Creepy? For the past couple of weeks I've turned ...

2: Political foes unite on depleted uranium munitions

An amazing thing happened in Tulsa during the shooting part of the invasion of Iraq. Bitter political enemies representing the right and left wings of American politics agreed about the American forces' use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions in Iraq ...

3: Pressures on the U.S. State Department

A Former Military Officer Writes: There should be a shake-up in the manner Washington handles foreign policy. The first thing that should happen is official barring of Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz from commenting on matters other than defence in its most ...

4: MORE FEEDBACK… On Scoop’s War Coverage

Feedback on Scoop’s coverage of the USA-UK-Australian invasion of Iraq continues to arrive. Here’s is the latest from the Scoop Editors’ inbox...

5: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback!

IN THIS EDITION: What about the Congo? – Mohamed Atta and US/German Exchange Students - Baghdad – Electricity – Prostitutes – Road Map to Peace – “Statistics” and Politicians – Guyana – Irael/Palestine – NZ Constitution…

6: Electricity ‘Solution’ Devoid Of Imagination

Howard's End: The Government's solution to the power crisis is so devoid of imagination, of vision, of lateral thinking that you'd think they're still waiting for a feasibility study for the wheel. But then, I'm probably just a silly old woman so what would ...

7: Kooky Captions Are In: Thank You Caption Writers

Kooky Captions Are In: Thank You Caption Writers. Scoop readers have issued a rich-dish of Kooky Captions to accompany our Chief Kook Image of the week – thank you to all concerned….

8: Marketing Porno Sleaze on TV One Tonight

TV One features a documentary tonight at 9.35 p.m. called “Reel Life: Naked Ambition” featuring Steve Crow the hardcore porno NZ filmmaker and director of Vixen Direct Ltd.

9: Because Bush Won't Answer Questions: "Question W"

It is growing massive. It has become newsworthy. It can be devastating. And yet, it's so simple. - We, the people, have chosen to hijack the question mark.

10: Dunne: Waitangi Tribunal out of line

The Waitangi Tribunal has moved away from its mandate of righting historical wrongs and into "judicial activism", United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

11: Of Blair, Hussein, And Genocide

Britain's Prime Minister Blair has now claimed that the war in Iraq was justified by the discovery of mass graves. The ugly truth is that mass graves have become pretty common things since the beginning of the twentieth century, although many of the ...

12: Questions Of The Day

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has the Minister of Finance kept her informed of taxation matters, and does he have her confidence?

13: UN Radio: Iraq - Palestine - Congo - Timor Leste

UN Radio: Iraq Resolution – UN Iraq Rep – WHO Concerned At Security in Iraq – UNICEF Says Crisis In Iraq – Palestinian’s Living Conditions Worsen –1000s Flee Ethnic Killings In Congo - Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence…

14: Cullen Speech: Trans-Tasman Business Breakfast

Michael Cullen Speech: Notes for presentations to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Breakfast: the New Zealand Economy and to the International CEO Forum.

15: Honesty No Longer The Policy Of The Police?

New Zealand First has accused the Government of trying to cover up the level of Asian student crime in Auckland and silencing a police officer who went public with the problem.

16: 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 ...

17: Questions Of The Day Transcript May 20 2003

1. DARREN HUGHES (NZ Labour—Otaki) to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What steps has the Government taken to progress youth development?

18: Brazil: Justice delayed is justice denied

Eighteen years after trade union leader João Canuto de Oliveira was assassinated by hired gunmen, the two landowners charged with ordering his killing will finally be brought to trial on 22 May 2003.

19: Waitangi Tribunal Petroleum Report Released

The Waitangi Tribunal has upheld claims by Mâori that Mâori have an ongoing ‘Treaty interest’ in petroleum, but not that it is a taonga as argued by claimants.

20: Questions Of The Day Transcript May 21 2003

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Has the Minister of Finance kept her informed of taxation matters, and does he have her confidence?

21: Prostitution Reform Bill “Victorian”

The New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women urges MPs to think very carefully about the consequences of voting in favour of the Prostitution Reform Bill, undergoing its Third Reading in Parliament this week.

22: Year Of New Zealand Wine In Korea

Auckland, 21 May 2003 -- New Zealand’s wine makers are poised to benefit from the substantial growth taking place in the Korean wine market, after thousands of visitors gave the thumbs up to our wines at the recent Seoul Wine Expo.

23: Electricity: Abandon Market Model

The Government should abandon the market model and integrate electricity generation and supply under public ownership and community control, the Alliance says.

24: Active citizenship: Interview With Scott Ritter

Scott Ritter, a former UN Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, is much in the news. Although a Republican he is also a vociferous critic of the Bush administration. Invited to the Netherlands by the Dutch Socialist Party, he gave a series of lectures ...

25: Maharey reissues National’s 1998 welfare policy

Confirmation that the National Party is unable to move on from the policies which lost it the 1999 election will come today when it releases its welfare statement, says Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

26: Naked in Nuhaka: The Pakeha Electoral Option

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 22, 2005: The arrangements for the Pakeha Electoral Option have now been decided. After the 2006 census, the process of redrawing electorate boundaries will begin with a four-month Pakeha Electoral Option.

27: Coolio and Anderton to rap Meth

Jim Anderton will meet and thank Rapper/Hip Hop artist Coolio for the time he has taken in New Zealand to talk to students in schools about valuing themselves and their communities, and the dangers of drugs, particularly methamphetamines.

28: No U.S. New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Looming

Washington -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has dismissed the idea of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand any time soon.

29: United States-New Zealand trade agreement

The New Zealand Government has always thought that achieving a trade agreement with the United States would be a challenge, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

30: Labour set to divide over policy of division

The Maori members of Labour's Caucus have every reason to feel betrayed by the Prime Minister, according to National Party Leader Bill English.

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