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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

3: 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 ...

4: 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.

5: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

6: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

7: 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 ...

8: Fitrakis: A Truth Commission For The United States

The official word from the Bush administration is that the torture and sexual abuse in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison is not ''systematic''. If we ignore all of the facts in the public record over the last four decades, this would be a plausible explanation.

9: Powell Interview on CNN's Larry King Live

Secretary Colin L. Powell New York, New York May 4, 2004 (4:15 p.m. EST)

10: Brash nuke position more bizarre by the day

National's position on changing New Zealand's nuclear-free legislation becomes more bizarre by the day, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

11: Rumsfeld and General Pace On CBS, ABC and NBC

I don’t know if you were able to hear Senator Biden as he was talking just now. I know you were just sitting down. But he basically says he wants to know what did you know and when did you know it. When did you find out about the abuses taking ...

12: UQ Wire: Links - Fahrenheit 911 & FAA Tapes

Disney Forbidding Distribution of Film That Criticizes Bush & F.A.A. Official Scrapped Tape of 9/11 Controllers' Statements - LINKS TO NEW YORK TIMES

13: Public Address 07/05/04 - Some Week

It appears that we may not have seen the half yet of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. The Washington Post has taken possession of more than 1000 disturbing digital images ("a soldier holding a leash tied around a man's neck in an Iraqi prison...

14: Colin Powell Remarks On Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

Secretary Colin L. Powell C Street Entrance Washington, DC May 5, 2004 (10:15 a.m. EDT)

15: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

16: 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 ...

17: UN Disarms Over 18,000 Ex-Rebels In Liberia

With more than 10,000 weapons collected from over 18,000 ex-fighters, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is winding down the first phase of its programme to demobilize and disarm the war-torn West African country's three main warring factions.

18: 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 ...

19: Ivan Eland: Torturing Iraq in an Unnecessary War

The humiliation, abuse, torture and perhaps even murder of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. and British forces have enormous implications—if the American and British publics choose not to deny them.

20: John Chuckman: The Thing With No Brain

I had an unpleasant moment on the day Bush decided to address ''the Arab world.'' He is a man I cannot stand hearing, so when his voice comes on the radio, I always switch it off.

21: UQ Wire: The Red Herrings Of 9/11

What the search for the truth about September 11 desperately needs right now is a zealous prosecutor somewhere in America—someone like New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison, who appears to have been right on the money—willing to investigate and indict the ...

22: 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.

23: Images: NZ Frigate Joins Multi-Nation Naval Force

HMNZS TE MANA has now joined 11 ships of the international coalition assigned to Operation Enduring Freedom. The ships gathered briefly yesterday (May 6 2004) in a tight arrowhead formation, before splitting up to continue with their patrol and ...

24: Assistance to a Free Cuba Executive Summary

Executive Summary Report to the President from the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba

25: UN Gen Assembly Palestinians Right To Sovereignty

The 191-member United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly affirmed the need to enable the Palestinian people "to exercise sovereignty and to achieve independence in their State, Palestine."

26: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

27: A Second Look At Bill Ralston's Bills

Yesterday, May 6 2004, various ‘top brass’ at Television New Zealand were supposed to have appeared before the Commerce Select Committee. Unfortunately due to TVNZ Chief Executive, Ian Fraser, being reportedly ‘under the weather’ this meeting between ...

28: Scoop Images: Seabed Hikoi Reaches Parliament

A set of images of today's Hikoi to Parliament. The Hikoi's welcome to Parliament is presently underway. Far from being snubbed at Parliament a large contingent of MPs was present to welcome the Hikoi. Particularly visible were members from the ...

29: Full Coverage: A Coalition's Shame - Abusing POWs

It was revealed this past week that, on top of the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Iraqi urban areas, both U.S. and British soldiers have become involved in the torture of Iraqi prisoners as well.

30: Turbo-Charging The Broadband Drive For Kiwis

New Zealanders are set for a dramatic rise in the world’s broadband stakes. Telecom has signed up to a strategy to get broadband into 250,000 New Zealand homes by the end of 2005, Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung said today.


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