Scoop: Weekend Ratings

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2001 08:13 AM
The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...
1: Famous Tree Sparks Debate On Discovery Of NZ
A pohutukawa tree at 'the end of the world' has stirred up debate on whether the Spanish were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand, ahead of the Dutch and the British.
2: HARD NEWS 21/09/01 - Making Sense of It IV
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... a funny thing happened to Hard News last week. After I left the building, as usual, I tidied up my script and sent to it Scoop and to the Hard News mailing list so kindly hosted by bFM.
3: Sludge Report #107: New York Cover-up?
Inside This Edition: - Scoop Oddities - New York Cover-up? - Disclosure and Revelation : Atrocity In New York - Essay: Compassion And Revenge - 9D Council Perspective on US World Trade Center and Pentagon Attacks - Alien Message: ”Show Compassion - Galactic ...
4: Scoop Oddity: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face
No sooner had US papers printed this picture than they received calls, asking if the photo had been faked to appear to show a face with horns. The answer from Associated Press was no.
5: Urgent! No NZ Military Support + What You Can Do
This morning's Dominion has a front page headline "Bush's ultimatum: 'Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists' " Below that is a report that Helen Clark has promised full support, including military support, for a "lengthy campaign" to ...
6: Sludge Report #108 - War and Delusion
When US President George W. Bush, the Commander in Chief, returned from his weekend war retreat at the beginning of last week the talk was tough.
7: Scoop Oddity #3: A Disturbance In The Force
An innovative research programme at Princeton is attempting to measure disturbances in the zeitgeist, or global consciousness. A series of random number generators around the world (called eggs, some of which are in New Zealand) have been wired together, ...
8: Sludge Report #107 – Love Vs Fear
Inside This Edition: New York Cover Up Part II...the Story continues... LOVE VS FEAR - The State Of The World And What To Do About It – New York Cover Up Part I Feedback
9: Scoop Oddity #4: Who Is This Face?
10: 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.
11: Lindsay Perigo: The Apologists for Evil
I have long since gotten used to the fact that no matter how despicable the overtly disreputable enemies of reason & freedom become, their more respectable apologists will still make excuses for them. The following excerpts from a letter to the editor ...
12: Scoop Oddity #2: World Trade Center With Attitude!
A defiant reconstructionist view of the World Trade Center bombing. Submitted by a reader. See also... Scoop Oddity #1: Eerie Elevens And Spooky Smoke Face .
13: 0911 and Aftermath -- In Depth ZNet
Lengthy and thoughtful reflection on the WTC attacks, their implications, and future courses. From ZNet, whose servers have crashed.. September 11 And Its Aftermath By Michael Albert and Stephen R. Shalom
14: Howard's End: Breadwinners Taken From Families
Insurance and death benefits don't kick in until a death certificate is issued, so millions of dollars is being raised by real estate agents and mortgage bankers to save the homes of those who died or are missing following last week's terrorist ...
15: Keith Rankin: An Ansettling Experience
The demise of Air New Zealand Ansett last week has brought home to New Zealanders just how one-sided the relationship between Australia and New Zealand is, and probably has always been.
16: Scoop Images: Rally For Peace
Hundreds of Wellingtonians turned out for a rally today to protest against a military response to last week’s terrorist attacks on the United States. Labour MP Annette King received a letter and flowers from the protest group on behalf of the Government.
17: Photographs Of The Sex Industry
"The women told me many stories while I photographed, mostly about survival....." In 1999, one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers went behind the scenes to strip clubs, massage parlours and brothels in Auckland and Hamilton ...
18: Competitive intelligence service launches in UK
Hitwise now tracks the daily behavior of over 5 million Internet users on an ongoing basis, the largest sample size of any Internet monitoring company in the world.
19: New Zealand Business Times Headlines
Internet service pioneer Ihug has abandoned another high-profile entertainment partnership, as it strives to make money from its core internet and broadband communication activities. Ihug has bailed out of its controlling shareholding in New Zealand¹s largest video ...
20: Israel Suspects Iraq Involved in Terrorist Attacks
An Israel security intelligence report suspects Iraq was involved in assisting terrorists to attack the United States last week and names two prominent Middle Eastern terrorists that it says masterminded the attacks.
21: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition
In this issue: Upton-on-line reports on some of the ripples the terrorist attacks in the US have created on his side of the Atlantic.
22: Drain the Swamp They Live In - US Defence Sec
As the United States deploys a further 100 strike aircraft to the Persian Gulf area, its Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned to stamp out terrorists you must drain the swamp they live in.
23: Saddam - Religious War Looms: Islamic v Zionist
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has received pledges of loyalty from his Commander of Air Defence and issued a second letter to the United States, western peoples and governments. The reports issued via Iraq’s official news agency herald a nation that ...
24: Arafat Outsmarts Israel In Peace Talk Diplomacy
Shrewd diplomacy by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has seen leading western nations fall in behind his call for peace between Israel and Palestinians. Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon now faces a dilema: accept Arafat as "the peacemaker" or be ...
25: Organic Company To Start Trading On NZSE
Certified Organics Limited, the first totally organic company on the main board of the New Zealand Stock Exchange starts trading on Monday.
26: Taliban Clerics Ask Bin Laden To Leave Afghanistan
Afghan's ruling Taliban militia tonight decided to ask Osama bin Laden to leave Afghanistan. The decision has surprised western diplomats and is acknowledged as a move in the right direction - albeit, not far enough.
27: Unease as Yemen/Syria Insist Sanctions be Lifted
Yemen and Syria have called for the international community to lift sanctions against Iraq. The two countries are also eyeing a chilling ceasefire between Palestinians and Israeli forces, issuing a warning that the west must insist that Israel cease ...
28: Howard's End: The History Of Christianity Vs Islam
As the Western world prepares for strikes against Afghanistan we can take little comfort from the U.S. Government's assertion that "this is not a war against Islam." For more than 1,000 years the Christian West and the Muslim world have ...
29: Scoop Images: Still Waters
More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .
30: Katya Rivas: It Is Now Centuries That Man Calls Me
Blessed, sovereign, and glorious is My Name in Heaven and venerated on earth. Upon the echo of My name, all hell flees, and he who willingly invokes Me finds what he loses, consoles himself in all affliction, and opens his heart to hope.
Alastair Thompson
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Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.
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