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Scoop: Weekend Ratings



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

1: $300,000 Raised For Breast Cancer Research Trust

The Glassons Breast Cancer Research Trust t-shirt campaign has now topped the $300,000 mark.

2: Chuckman Cartoons: George Bush The Laughing Monkey

Two cartoons by John Chuckman…

3: Wolfowitz Interview with Vanity Fair's Tannenhaus

Wolfowitz - ''The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason, but -- Hold on one second.''

4: Virus Pretends To Come From

W32.Sobig.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to all the email addresses, purporting to have been sent by Microsoft (

5: All News Is Lies: Becoming The 51st State

It beggars belief, but it is true. Last week, a group of influential politicians who inhabit the rarefied but influential world of Washington DC think-tanks proposed that US government officials be given the right to sit in on the European Union's ...

6: Top 10 things overheard when Goff met Arafat

10 things overheard when Phil Goff met Yasser Arafat

7: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Deja Who?

Cartoon by …

8: Between The Lines: War Profiteering &Halliburton

Allegations of War Profiteering Leveled Against Halliburton and Other Companies With Close Ties to White House - Interview with Charlie Cray, a senior corporate reform campaigner at Citizen Works, conducted by Scott Harris

9: Hard News 30/05/03 - Friday Afternoon Infotainment

Flesh blogs from nearly everyone! Assume the appearance of working and read them at the office this afternoon, or peruse at your leisure this weekend ...

10: Names and Faces of Sudan's Slavery Statistics

Washington -- There can be no debate over whether slavery exists in Sudan. It has now been fully documented, according to the compilers of a comprehensive database that lists the names of 11,000 people who were abducted from rebel-held areas by ...

11: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Friday Funnies With Babylon Express & Others - Paul Wolfowitz Gets Bitten By A Truth Snake - Hard News And Much More Is There! - Between The Lines On War Profiteering - John Laughland: Beltway Seeks To Expand Across The Atlantic - Imad Khadduri: Nuclear ...

12: Scoop Satire: Nats Deny Smith To Be Traded In

The National Party has come out fiercely denying rumors that former conservation minister Nick Smith is about to be traded in for a late-model Japanese import.

13: CIA Assassination Operation In Vietnam Revealed

Created by the CIA in Saigon in 1967, Phoenix was a program aimed at "neutralizing"--through assassination, kidnapping, and systematic torture--the civilian infrastructure that supported the Viet Cong insurgency in South Vietnam. It was a terrifying "final solution" ...

14: Mass Suicides Tonight A Sick 'Entertainment' Fest

PATRONS Sir John Kennedy-Good KBE QSO Professor TV O'Donnell MD FRACP CBE Marilyn Pryor Founder Patricia Bartlett O.B.E.

15: 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, ...

16: Combating Prostitution, Human Trafficking In Iraq

Eight Members of the United States Helsinki Commission have written to Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage requesting information about State Department efforts to ensure that U.S. contractors do not participate in prostitution or human trafficking-related ...

17: Imad Khadduri: Iraq's Free Fall

There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This apparently became the case a few months after the end of the 1991 war when Hussain Kamel, the man in charge of the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs, ordered the destruction ...

18: What Congress Does Not Know about Enron and 9/11

A captured Al Qaida document reveals that US energy companies were secretly negotiating with the Taliban to build a pipeline. The document was obtained by the FBI but was not allowed to be shared with other agencies in order to protect Enron.

19: 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 ...

20: Post Headline on 9/11 Inquiry May Prove Prophetic

Washington Post Headline on 9/11 Inquiry May Prove Prophetic Says Watchdog Group - Witnesses not under oath raises doubts about Commission process

21: Rumsfeld Interview with WCBS-TV

I first want to address the death of two United States soldiers in Baghdad in a firefight, that makes I believe 4 soldiers died with hostile fire within the last 24 hours or so. Obviously the war is not over, you ve said that you ve made that apparent.

22: Move Over, Right Wing Radio - Liberals Are Coming

NEW YORK - A political explosion happened the weekend of May 17th-18th in New York, and it may be the big one that gives Karl Rove nightmares. It could mean the end of George W. Bush's seemingly unending ability to tell overt lies to the American ...

23: Rumsfeld Interview with WNYW-TV

Q: First of all, I just have to ask you before we really get started. You had a car accident today?

24: Whitman Interview with CNN On Saving Private Lynch

Q: Its a script straight out of Hollywood and the story that gave America an injection of patriotism. A raid in the dead of night under enemy lines where US soldiers daringly rescued one Private Jessica Lynch held captive in an Iraqi hospital. But a BBC reporter ...

25: Colin Powell Will Visit Pope to Discuss Mideast

John Paul II will receive U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in audience to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the Mideast situation in the wake of the Iraqi war.

26: Chuckman: An Interpretation of Bush's Character

While I find those images on the Internet of a blunt little mustache digitally-scribbled onto President Bush's upper lip feeble and unhelpful, still, there are parts of Bush's character and behavior that strikingly resemble at least one major biographer's interpretation ...

27: Govt pursues bewildering foreign policy

Foreign Minister Phil Goff should be focussing on issues in his own back yard rather than holding hands with Yasser Arafat, according to National Party Foreign Affairs spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp.

28: Economists: AIDS to Be a Leading Issue at G-8

Washington -- President Bush will challenge the heads of the other major industrialized countries meeting June 1-3 in Evian, France, to pledge more of their budgets to the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to a panel of economists.

29: NZ should follow Egypt and pull out of GE WTO case

The Greens are calling on the New Zealand Government to follow Egypt's lead, and pull out of the wrong-headed United States world trade case against Europe over Genetic Engineering.

30: Upcoming G-8 summit should tackle anti-poverty

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today he hoped the leaders of the eight most industrialized countries meeting next week in Evian, France, would be discussing not whether to address the anti-poverty goals of the 2000 Millennium ...

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