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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

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

1: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

2: HARD NEWS 14/9/01 - Making Sense of It

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... It was as strange as if we had dreamed it. And, in a very modern sense, we have. We have seen Armageddon, Deep Impact and Independence Day. We have seen New York laid waste in the movies.

3: Sludge Report #106 – Who Was The Target?

It would then seem grossly wrong for a war between millions of people to be started as a direct consequence of the personal enmity and bad blood that exists between two severely corrupt families. Is this the justice that George Bush and others say ...

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4: Saddam Blames USA of Drawing the Rage of God

Iraq president Saddam Hussein met last night [New Zealand time] with his Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Military and issued a disturbing statement against the USA accusing it of drawing the rage of God.

5: Howard's End: bin Laden’s Net Spreads Wide

The U.S. administration is busy gathering a coalition together to attack Osama bin Laden and his Afghani-based camps, but its intelligence gathering capacity is so weak that it really doesn't know who to go to war with or whether it can legally ...

6: Reflections: One Day In America: 9.11.01

Its been intriguing, America makes so much of tragedy to its own. Living in San Francisco, which was razed to the ground almost a century ago, you carry an almost pregnant expectation of something terrible happening. Planning my return to Aotearoa at the ...

7: Opinion: This Is A Time For Peace

Whatever happens next, the attack on the US will be with us forever. It will be this time’s equivalent to the shooting of JFK – we will all always remember where we were when we heard about it – and it will eventually become a movie epic like the disaster ...

8: Scoop Link: Afghan-American speaks - Salon

The following is circulating widely on the internet as a message. It is also linked and published on Salon.Com.

9: Howard's End: Show Us The Evidence!

From having no intelligence information whatsoever of terrorist plans to attack targets in the U.S. the West has now moved, in just four days, to being so absolutely certain of the perpetrators than it forms a posse alongside Sheriff George Bush to ...

10: HARD NEWS 16/09/01 - Making Sense of It II

There has been a lot of email since Hard News went out on Friday. It began not long after: To quote, the people who wrote thought it was "perfect", "fantastic stuff", "a bright beacon", "one of the best thought pieces about the week", that it "ruled" ...

11: Guest Opinion: Twin Towers

After the smoke has cleared, the dust has settled down and the initial fury blown over, humankind will wake up and realize a new fact: there is no safe place on earth.

12: Anti-Taliban Meeting - Armed Assistance Offered

Senior diplomats from Russia, India, Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan met representatives of Afghanistan's anti-Taliban alliance in Dushanbe on Thursday.

13: Howard's End: Check! Check! Check!

Check! Check! Check! That's my advice to world leaders as the global drums of war start beating over the terrorist attack on the heartland of the United States. The answer is as plain as the nose of your face. Ask not who did it but, rather, ask ...

14: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

15: NYC Eyewitness Report: From Shock to Hope

On Tuesday morning the world as we knew it came crashing down. I had just arrived at work in Rockefeller Center in mid-town Manhattan. It was just after 9am.

16: Image: Ned Kelly By Sydney Nolan

Ned Kelly By Sir Sidney Nolan 1946 Enamel on composition board 90.8 X 121.5cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

17: Scoop: Top Scoops

Hard News Is Here! - Making Sense Of It - Afghani Civilians Fear Hammer Of Vengeance - Howard’s End: The Tentacles Of bin Laden - Hussein’s Message To America - Aussie Kids Disturbed By Terrorist Report - Opinion: Human Spirit Emerges Unscathed - US-trained ...

18: An open letter to GE-Free NZ and the Green Party

An open letter to GE-Free NZ and the Green Party, in response to the GE-Free survey of candidates' views

19: Australia-NZrelationship reaches a new low

The fact an RNZAF Orion is having to fly to Australia to rescue Helen Clark shows that trans-Tasman relations have sunk to a new low, the Acting Leader of the National Party Bill English said today.

20: Afghanistan Citizens Fear US/Nato Strikes

The Afghan News Channel is reporting widespread fear among Afghanistan's civilians as they prepare for likely retaliatory strikes on their country for the terrorist attacks against the USA this week.

21: Scoop Images: BBC TV Images Of US Terrorist Attack

The following are a series of stills taken from this morning's BBC TV News coverage of the terrorist attacks in the USA.

22: The Speech George Bush Should Have Delivered...

My fellow Americans. I would like to deeply and sincerely apologize to you all, and particularly to those injured and to the loved ones of those lost. You see, largely away from the public eye, my administration and its predecessors have intervened ...

23: Scoop Images: Indymedia Pictures Of N.Y.C. and D.C

The following images are from the Washington and New York City Indymedia websites who are providing alternative, live breaking coverage of the American terror crisis.

24: Libya Offers Humanitarian Aid to US Victims

Libyans, whose country was attacked by U.S. missiles in 1986, expressed sympathy today with innocent American victims of suicide attacks in New York and Washington.

25: 13 Suspected bin Laden Terrorists Arrested

Thirteen people believed to have links to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden have been arrested in Jordan on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks against Americans over the New Year.

26: New Zealand pledges support to United States

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she had written to President George Bush to express New Zealand's revulsion at the terrorist acts committed against the United States.

27: Scoop Feedback: Sick Suggestions, White Hot Anger

To C.D. Sludge, you are a sick f**k. your values are so far out of skew with reality that you should get professional help.

28: Palestinians Report Shock at Attacks On US

Middle East News Agency Palestine Report said this morning "Most Palestinians are shocked at the horrific attacks in the United States this week. But raises concerns that Israel has redeployed to the edge of the Gaza Strip.

29: Sneak Preview Of Intel® 845 Chipset For Pentium® 4

Sneak Preview Of Intel® 845 Chipset For Pentium® 4 Processor–Based Platform At Computex Taiwan ‘2001

30: Terrorism Not Sole Province of Religious & Ethnic

"ALRANZ condemns the actions of those who attacked the World Trade Center on September 11. It may seem odd for a pro-choice organisation to uphold calls for strengthened national security and opposition to international terrorism. We have our reasons." ...

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