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Scoop: Long Weekend Ratings


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

1: UQ Wire: Tenet Lied Under Oath To 9/11 Commission

Former CIA Director George Tenet committed perjury in his April 14 testimony before the 9/11 Commission when he claimed he had not met with President Bush in the month before the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

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: 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 ...

5: Ernest Partridge: Henry and George

Ever since George Bush led us into this dreadful war, we've heard occasional references to Shakespeare's Henry V from the punditocracy.

6: Scoop Images: Fahrenheit 9/11 Teaser Posters

Michael Moore's Cannes film festival Palme d'Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11 opens on June 25th in the United States and mid-July in New Zealand.

7: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #61

This Monday is the regular GPJA forum which will hear a report back from Luke Coxon on the WORLD SOCIAL FORUM held earlier this year in Mumbai India. Tens of thousands of people attended from around the world to discuss corporate globalisation and war ...

8: Ivan Eland: Tenet Now, Rummy and Wolfie Soon

The resignation of CIA Director George Tenet comes on the eve of a Senate committee’s release of a very critical report on intelligence gathering surrounding Iraq’s pre-war ''weapons of mass destruction.''

9: Scoop Archive: Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta

The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that least no investigation to which the American people ...

10: Sam Smith: Reagan Lie Detector

Reagan conducted one of the most absurd invasions of American history, targetting the tiny island of Grenada. His invasion against Panama was directed against a dictator who at one point was earning more from the CIA than the president's salary.

11: Meditations: The Reaganite Myth & Mania in America

For days, CNN has been doing a riff on the Reagan legacy with an intended pun and unintended irony that reflects the pervasive deadness in these United States.

12: Full Text: The US DoD Torture Memo

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13: Chris Sanders: Let Them Eat Words

As any of the investors who attended SRA’s November 2001 conference Oil Wars can tell you, the War on Terror was always going to be the War for the Planet’s Oil.

14: Economic Growth Should Open Door For G8 Reforms

The global trend in favor of continued economic growth provides a strategic opportunity for the world's most advanced industrialized nations to embark on politically difficult reforms in the areas of labor, trade liberalization, health care, deficit reduction ...

15: Labour admits defeat in Treaty settlement process

"All New Zealanders will be alarmed by Labour's concession of defeat on the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process," says National Party Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Issues spokesman Wayne Mapp.

16: P10K Founder in Israeli Jail for Entering Gaza

Former US Marine and initiator of the Human Shield Action to Iraq, Ken O'Keefe, was jailed last night by Israeli authorities attempting to enter the Gaza Strip. He wished to discuss with the people and leaders of Gaza the P10K plan to bring 10,000 western ...

17: Dissenting on Reagan on Latin America

• The Reagan White House showed far more interest in narrowly defined national security concerns than authentic democratization, social justice and anti-poverty efforts.

18: Rock & Radiation, Not Reagan, Brought Down USSR

No greater nonsense will accompany Ronald Reagan to his grave than the idea that he brought down the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. Among the many causes of Soviet collapse two words stand out, and they aren't Ronald Reagan.

19: - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

20: Miriam Does Big Brother!

Prime TV is excited to announce that the rumours are true! Miriam, the star of the controversial show “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MIRIAM”, is headed for Big Brother to stir the pot.

21: ‘Yes’ to Narnia’s wolf pack

Waitakere City Council has no problems allowing a pack of 10 North American wolves onto its turf to be filmed as “witches minions” for the C.S. Lewis classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

22: Bernard Weiner: Bush's 2004 Scandals for Dummies

There are so many Bush Administration scandals and so little time to figure them all out. So I checked in with the franchised book series that succinctly provides clear answers for confused dummies like me.

23: Public Address 11/06/04 - Hard Velvet

So it's law and order next for National. The Sensible Sentencing Trust has Don Brash as guest speaker at its next meeting in Auckland on July 4, and it appears that he will deliver a policy speech intended to have as much impact as the one at Orewa...

24: 9/11 Whistleblower & Dan Ellsberg At Hearing 14/06

For over two years Attorney General John Ashcroft has been relentlessly engaged in covering up my reports and investigations into my allegations. He has asserted the rarely invoked State Secret Privilege in my court proceedings, and has used it to ...

25: Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta

The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that least no investigation to which the American people ...

26: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

27: Bush Holds Press Conference Following G8 Summit

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thanks for coming. We just completed a very successful summit. The nations of the G8 are united in our desire to help bring stability and democracy to Iraq. We came together to support reform in the broader Middle East. ...

28: Marathon Fundraising Effort For Trip Of A Lifetime

Travelling to Ethiopia takes a huge amount of commitment, and a lot of fundraising, and this weekend five young Auckland residents will walk 42 kilometres to raise money for the trip they expect to change their lives.

29: Wayne Mapp caught napping

Labour has an impressive record of achievement in the Treaty settlements area, says Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson.

30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: Oxfam On G8: More Said than Done, and Not Enough Said - G8 Leaders Pledge Middle East Region Peace Mandate - Hard News: Brash To Open Up New Law-n-Order Front - EU Elections To Decide Europeans’ Future - HELDOVER: Five Years Young – Thanks ...

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