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

1: John Chuckman Cartoon: Note Of Desperation

A cartoon comment from John Chuckman… Click For Big Version

2: Americans In Thailand Warned Of Terror Attacks

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. Embassy has advised Americans in Thailand to conduct anti-terrorist "emergency drills" at home and at work after police arrested three Muslims allegedly plotting to bomb embassies and tourist sites, and captured ...

3: Myanmar: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi must be released

Amnesty International expressed its concerns at the news that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being held in Insein Prison under the 1975 State Protection Law, Section 10(a).

4: Media Silent on Gen. Wesley Clark's 911 Comments

Sunday morning talk shows like ABC's This Week or Fox News Sunday often make news for days afterward. Since prominent government officials dominate the guest lists of the programs, it is not unusual for the Monday editions of major newspapers to ...

5: Sacked TV2 Host to take legal action

Jonathan Marshall (18) the host of TV2's Queer Nation who was dismissed from independent production company Livingstone Productions has today filed papers with the Employment Relations Authority over his sacking from the award winning television program.

6: German Documentary On Unansweredquestions.Org

A German TV documentary: "Aktenzeichen 11.9. ungelöst" (File 9/11 unsolved) will be broadcast on Friday, June 20th, 2003, 23.00 h MEST Middle European Summertime in the WDR (Westdeutsche Rundfunk, see website below).

7: Liberty Belle: Elitist, Academic Bovine Manure

This week, in the course of my research, I came across a chapter written for a British publication by the Dean of the School of Education at Otago University, Professor Keith Ballard. Apart from being badly written, the content is highly questionable, ...

8: Capital Insight: The End Of Stealth

No, the US is not going to send its bombers to scatter cluster bombs all over Iran with a full brass band accompaniment, but rather the Neuesarbeitspartei is beginning to run out of options with which to raise the necessary wherewithal to fund the spiralling ...

9: An Emerging EU Superpower & the U.S Cold-War Clash

A power confrontation between the EU and USA looms. Is the stoush just Washington demanding compliance from a former subservient diplo-partner? Or is this the emergence of a new world superpower, the inauguration of a 21st Century Cold War Clash?

10: UQ Wire: The Propaganda Preparation for 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the finger of guilt was directed toward the only plausible author for such a sophisticated and ruthless act of terror - Osama bin Laden.

11: The Best Show In Town - Uri Avnery

The most talented director could not have done better. It was a perfect show. Television viewers all over the world saw heroic Israeli soldiers on their screens battling the fanatical settlers. Close-ups: faces twisted with passion, a soldier lying on ...

12: Stateside with Rosalea: Not the any o'clock news

Whenever George Will - a conservative commentator on ABC's 'This Week' - says something self-deprecating about the US I catch a whiff of Eau de Rat. Like any scriptwriter - and what are these talking heads doing but writing the script for the way people ...

13: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Mad Potter's Haul

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14: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for June 20

ANNOUCEMENTS 1 Participation at the World Economic Forum in Jordan 1-2 World Refugee Day

15: Dennis Hans: David Brinkley’s Real Legacy

I’m going to miss David Brinkley. No, I wasn’t a fan. Although I give him high marks for his courtesy, decency and wry wit, I didn’t care for his brand of “journalism” — at least the kind he practiced at ABC. I’ll miss him because I made a small fortune ...

16: The Situation in Haiti - Roger F. Noriega

Ambassador Roger F. Noriega, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS Remarks to the OAS General Assembly Santiago, Chile June 10, 2003

17: Taimi Publisher Blasts 'Smear' Campaign Media Grp.

AUCKLAND (Taimi 'o Tonga/Pacific Media Watch): Auckland-based Tongan newspaper publisher Kalafi Moala has launched a strong attack on the alleged "smear" tactics of the kingdom's conservative Tonga Media Association, accusing it of turning a blind eye to corruption.

18: Awards In Recognition Of Dullness

"In summing up the Goodman Fielder School of the Year Awards, Chris France of the New Zealand School Trustees Association gushed forth with the usual touchy feely commentary about New Zealand schools 'achieving academic excellence.' I take ...

19: Top 10 Signs Your 'Father' Might Be A Lesbian

1. He watches the BBC news with Anita McNaught on the off chance that "her marriage is a sham and she might yet become available".

20: Tonga Media Assoc. Lashes Out At Foreign Media

NUKU'ALOFA (RNZI/Pacific Media Watch): The Tonga Media Association has gone on the offensive over what it calls inaccurate, irresponsible and culturally insensitive criticism of the government by overseas media.

21: Blueprint on Maori Beach and Seabed Claims

Prime Minister Helen Clark has told the nation that Maori Treaty claim privileges will not be allowed if they are against the national interest - I believe that the national interest in this matter is clear and the solution is straightforward, ACT ...

22: Vulnerable Young People Over Church Leaders

"An ill considered, precious, and surprising foray into a debate about extending basic protections and rights to sex workers", is how Young Labour President Michael Wood describes the push by a number of religious leaders to have MP's vote ...

23: Richard Prebble’s The Letter

LABOUR’S MAORI CAUCUS SPLIT The daily humiliation for Labour as Parekura Horomia demonstrates his total unfitness for the office, exposes a deep split in Labour’s Maori caucus. As the ninth floor claims Parekura’s job is safe, his Maori ministerial ...

24: Baldock: Barnett Can't Have It Both Ways

United Future MP Larry Baldock today said that Labour's Tim Barnett is contradicting himself more and more as he promotes his Prostitution Reform Bill.

25: Latte Set Making The Firearms Rules In Secret

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks on Friday night accused Police Minister George Hawkins for waiting for a suitably newsworthy firearms crime to launch a new attempt to force firearms registration on the police and law-abiding gun owners.

26: Did TV3 Suggest Bush is a Professional Fascist?

A Scoop reader has asked if anyone has a screen-shot of TV3 news where a photograph of U.S. President George Bush was thought to be captioned: “Professional Fascist”. All responses to

27: Statement By The Middle East Quartet

Representatives of the Quartet United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, High Representative for European Common Foreign and Security ...

28: God Save New Zealand

The Government continues to show its disdain for those who earn the nation's wealth, when twice in the past week Ministers have called New Zealand farmers 'whingers', says Federated Farmers Vice President Charlie Pedersen.

29: The Right Talk, The Leader's View – 23rd June

It is clear, after spending a week in Washington, that the Iraqi war represents the high tide of the view that the US should actively protect its interest by using its vastly superior firepower, accuracy and speed of its defence forces. The upside ...

30: Scoop Link: Galloway Not In Clear Yet, Telegraph

"What's happening with George Galloway, then?" people ask me, and I find that many of them think that The Daily Telegraph has long since received a libel writ from the Labour MP. This is not surprising, for in the two months since we published official ...


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