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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 21 November 2006


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

1: Bush's Reason To Back Israel’s Attack On Lebanon

Sherwood Ross

Condoleeza Rice shocked the world when she rejected calls for an immediate cease-fire after Israel invaded Lebanon. But her stalling may have been to give Israel the time it needed to wind up its bombing campaign against Hezbollah.

2: Images & Audio: Nicky Hager "Hollow Men" Presser

The Scoop Team

After torturing political insiders for more than a year the secret of who had Don Brash's emails has finally been revealed - New Zealand's leading investigative journalism sleuth and author Nicky Hager.

3: Iraq Is Now The Democrats’ Problem, Not Dubya’s

David Miller

According to news reports from Washington, George W. Bush is now an isolated figure. Having seen his party lose control of Congress, the President is being deserted by the same allies who supported his presidency and the war in Iraq. Men such as Kenneth ...

4: Krumpets With Medici Conspiracy's Peter Watson

Suzan Mazur

The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side was the designated meeting spot, in the bar made famous by Ludwig Bemelman's mural of Manhattan, Carlyle's very own Euphronios masterpiece. Bemelman's was packed at 5:30, and I ran into US News & World ...

5: Truth About '100% Pure NZ Advertising Campaign

Management School of Restorative Business

Prepared by the Management School of Restorative Business (MSRB) Date of Release: November 16, 2006

6: Brash Sticks To 2005 Story Over Brethren Contacts

Kevin List

Following the revelation's this morning that respected researcher/investigative journalist Nicky Hager had written a currently legally suppressed book detailing the ins and outs of National under the leadership of Dr Don Brash – the National Leader kindly ...

7: Campbell Live Goes to Court


TV3 confirms it applied yesterday to the High Court to rescind the injunction on the Don Brash emails. The application was made on behalf of the Campbell Live programme. Executive Producer Carol Hirschfeld said there are several important aspects to the ...

8: Peter Jackson On Why He Isn't Making The Hobbit


Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Talk THE HOBBIT From Scoop Content Partner TheOneRing.Net By Xoanon @ 10:32 pm EST

9: Gleeful Cullen Surmises Key And Brash Goners

Scoop Audio

"The trouble for the National Party is that this book may knock out both contenders in one go. The National Party may have to look beyond Mr Key as a potential leader because this is the death knell for Dr Brash in my view," hypothesised a gleeful ...

10: Energy saving 'Hydro-charger' to be launched

Renewable Energy NZ

A breakthrough device that can be retrofitted to any internal combustion engine to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions is to be internationally launched in Queenstown, New Zealand early next month.

11: Condoleezza Rice IV With Sydney Morning Herald

US State Department

QUESTION: I wanted to start on the subject of Iraq. And I notice you're getting lots of free advice on the subject of Iraq at the moment, including Kristol and Kagan, even John McCain talking about the idea of increasing troop numbers in Iraq. Is that ...

12: Public Address 21/11/06 - A Roar Across The Water

HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

A little follow-up from yesterday. Mr D. Dobbyn of the parish of Grey Lynn, responding to Murray McCully's tacky little burp about an alleged insult to the Queen by dint of the performance of his song 'Welcome Home', advises that: "The Queen officially ...

13: Cuban Oil and Ethanol Could Prosper in Havana

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

• The pace is now quickening for the Cuban oil industry, whose previous dependence on Moscow for its supplies and operations ended with the demise of the Soviet Union • Havana is on track for securing energy independence through relationships with ...

14: New Zealand's growing relationship with Chile

New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that a new agreement on business links and a new initiative on science co-operation are being signed during the visit of the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet.

15: South Seas animation competition winner announced

South Seas Film and TV School

The inaugural Youthtown/South Seas animation competition has a winner. 14 year old Hamiltonian Gabrielle Bradley took out the first prize with her entry entitled “For Justice”. The medieval-themed storyboard impressed the judges with the quality ...

16: Thomas D. Williams: The Decline of Journalism

Thomas D. Williams

If some doomsday industry analysts are to be believed, newspapers are laid out and stacked neatly inside their own future death warehouses, not only in the United States, but worldwide.

17: Skills shortages to elevate HR to boardroom in 07


HR to throw off its old ‘cost centre’ mantle - HR directors to demonstrate their worth as strategic executive level partners - Innovative recruitment solutions and talent management programmes to continue to evolve - The accepted definition of work ...

18: Destruction of emails 'staggering'

New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Don Brash is staggered that the Foreign Minister has claimed that his staff destroyed evidence that was subject to a police inquiry - after the police investigation had begun.

19: Human Rights Worker Injured In Hebron

International Solidarity Movement

A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her jaw broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron today.

20: Property owner convicted over illegal shed

Auckland City Council

A Glen Innes property owner has been convicted and discharged for undertaking construction work without the required consent and ignoring notices from Auckland City. Jie Qui, the owner of the 35 Apirana Avenue Glen Innes, pleaded guilty in the Auckland District ...

21: Don's Injunction Is A Bit Fishy

New Zealand First Party

Don Brash should stop trying to lay a trail of blue herrings and tell the public exactly why he doesn't want certain emails made public, says New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters.

22: Guardian Link: Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy?

Scoop Link

At first, it seems an open-and-shut case. On June 5 1968, Robert Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary and is set to challenge Richard Nixon for the White House.

23: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 Nov 2006

Office of the Clerk

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: Is the Government prepared, in the words of constitutional law expert Dr Bill Hodge, to damage “the constitutional fabric of New Zealand” by ramming through a waterfront stadium requiring legislation ...

24: The Greatest Line In Kiwi Film


A line from Bad Taste’s hero, Derek, written and spoken by Peter Jackson, was revealed as The Greatest Line in Kiwi Film on TV One’s flagship arts show Frontseat in its final episode for 2006.

25: William Fisher: How Long Is Long Enough?

William Fisher

With everyone's attention riveted on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea these days, it's difficult to find anyone interested in thinking about the bankruptcy of US policies right here in our own hemisphere.

26: Link: Kissinger Says Victory in Iraq Not Possible

Scoop Link

Washington - Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who regularly advises President Bush on Iraq, said today that a full military victory was no longer possible there. He thus joined a growing number of leading conservatives openly challenging ...

27: Enduring power of attorney bill introduced

New Zealand Government

The Labour-led government has taken a major step forward in safeguarding the rights of disabled and older New Zealanders who have entered into enduring power of attorney agreements with the introduction of a new Bill in Parliament today, Senior Citizens ...

28: Link: Bush Says "Understand" Israel Attack On Iran

Scoop Link

The United States lacks sufficient intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities at this time, which prevents it from initiating a military strike against them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told European politicians and diplomats with whom she ...

29: UQ Wire: Sarasota Herald Tribune Retraction Sought

For at least the past three years, news accounts published in the MadCowMorningNews and in my book "Welcome to TERRORLAND" have asserted that while he was in Venice and Southwest Florida, several of terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta's closest associates ...

30: Clark: Luncheon in Honour of President Chile

New Zealand Government

It is a genuine pleasure to welcome Her Excellency, President Michelle Bachelet, to New Zealand. I am delighted that the President has been able to take up the invitation to visit New Zealand so early in her term of office, which began in March this year.


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