Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


TV3 News

WINZ ROW: Late Breaking Story: This afternoon WINZ has been allowing reporters to see a video of Christine Rankin's alleged performance as Michael Jackson. Yesterday Rankin said the allegations were untrue. Today the video. Steven Parker Live: The video has not been released. But it shows various people rescuing a woman who was "falling overboard" she was rescued by two men in orange suits. Media relations staff have confirmed that Christine Rankin was wearing a silver outfit. And she did come on with a display of world leaders. I guess you would say a flamboyant opening to the conference. This will further fuel the controversy.

JFK JUNIOR: The sea off Martha's vineyard has given up the bodies of JFK Junior his wife and her sister. Permission has been given for a burial at sea - possibly tomorrow. Coastguard say they are pleased to bring closure to the two families. President Clinton defended his decision to continue the search till they were found. Because of his connections the Navy has agreed to a non-military burial for JFK Junior at sea.

ASSASSINATION FUNERAL: Funeral is underway for the Samoan Cabinet Minister assassinated last week. Proceedings are expected to last till late tonight. For several days a casket has been lying in state. The Minister was shot dead at a political rally last week. There is no indication yet of a motive for the killing.

JAILED TETRAPLEGIC: A tetraplegic man Danuiel Clark who was sent to jail for cannabis possession was left without toilet facilities for four days. "I was treated worse than an animal - what have I done to deserve this" he says through supporters. The man says cannabis helps him deal with pain. Waikeria Prison acknowledges that they were not equipped to deal with the man. The man has been invited to make a complaint.

SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: Water taxi driver Donald Anderson grilled at the Scott Watson Trial. The man says he dropped someone off at a small sloop early on New Year's day. The man recalls dropping someone to a boat to the left of the Furneaux Jetty. The man who was dropped off is described as tanned and familiar with boats. When questioned by Watson's lawyer the man appeared to be obstructive. He was reminded of previous statements

SPACE SHUTTLE: Space Shuttle Launch delayed again this time by the weather. Tuesday's attempt was scrubbed minutes before launch. Today's was delayed by thunder and lightning.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ethics Of Publishing The Trump Dossier

The controversy over the dossier purporting to show US President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia has been virtually overshadowed by the related controversy over whether the Buzzfeed site should have published the dossier in the first place... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Meryl Streep’s Speech

Primarily, Meryl Streep’s critical speech at the Golden Globes – which is the award ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – was a defence of journalism and of journalists... More>>

New HiveMind Project: What Should We Do About Sugar?

While most people agree that increased sugar consumption is a major cause of too many New Zealanders being overweight and obese, what we should do about this remains a matter of debate and argument. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Vladimir Putin’s Wonderful, Fabulous, Very Good Year

Safe to say that no-one, but no-one has had a better 2016 than Vladimir Putin. What an annus mirabilis it has been for him. Somehow, Russia got away with directly interfering in the US election process, such that a friendly oligarch is about to take up residence in the White House, rather than a genuine rival. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On The Media Normalisation Of Trump

We all supposedly agree that the media is going to hell in a tabloid handbasket, but the trends to the contrary can be a bit harder to spot. In his 1970s book The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe had mocked the way the media instinctively acts as what he called The Victorian Gentleman. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: The Reality Of Fake News

Fake news as reality; the inability to navigate the waters in which it swims; a weakness in succumbing to material best treated with a huge pinch of salt. That, we are told, is the new condition of the global information environment. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news