Scoop: Daily Ratings

Published: Wed 10 Oct 2001 07:43 AM
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: NZers Getting Sorted in Their Thousands
Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the new independent financial planning web site since it was launched a week ago.
2: Opinion: Ariel Sharon Declares War On USA
Ariel Sharon has declared war on the USA. It can’t be defined any other way.
3: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief
In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...
4: Sludge Report #112: The Warmongers And Their War
In This Edition: Introducing The Warmongers And Their War - George “Dubya” Bush - Tony “Bomber” Blair – Vladimir “The Spook” Putin - Operation Enduring Freedom: The Theory And The Reality
5: Osama bin Laden Statement Via Al Jazeera
NOTE: Mr. bin Laden's video taped remarks were aired on Al Jazeera, an independent Arab television network based in Qatar, after the U.S. and British military attacks on Afghanistan Sunday. The text is translated from Arabic into English - source Information ...
6: National Axe Looms - Shipley Resigns
National Party leader Jenny Shipley announced tonight that she would quit her leadership role. The announcement came after National's deputy leader Bill English informed Shipley that he had the numbers to oust her.
7: Iraq Press Release Calls for Wisdom Not Force
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein met tonight with key members of his cabinet and issued a statement cautioning the United States and Britain on using force on an impoverished Afghanistan.
8: Taliban and Bin Laden Agreed to Extradition
In the aftermath of 11 September, we now have a 'smoking gun'. But it is not evidence of Osama bin Laden's guilt in relation to the atrocities of 11 September. It is evidence of Government lies about the basis for the current war against Afghanistan. This ...
9: Anderton congratulates English
Alliance leader Jim Anderton congratulated Bill English on his election as the new leader of the National Party, and said he faces enormous challenges.
10: Opinion: Understanding the Roots of Muslim Rage
The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have raised several questions about Islam and militant Muslims. The chief among them are, why are some Muslims so angry at the US that they would perpetrate such an inhuman act? An even ...
11: Guest Opinion: The First War Of The 21st Century
Many government officials have stated that "This Will be the First War of the 21st Century", in reference to the war on terrorism resulting from the World Trade Center attack. A worrisome implication of this statement is that since this ...
12: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 October
1. CHRIS CARTER to the Prime Minister: What recent reports has she received regarding the international campaign against terrorism?
13: National Party Leadership
United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has congratulated Bill English and Roger Sowry on their election as the new leaders of the National Party.
14: Mrs Shipley’s resignation
Prime Minister Helen Clark said tonight that outgoing National Party leader Mrs Shipley had been white-anted by Mr English and his cabal for some time.
15: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 October
Today's questions of the day concerned: George Bush’s Phone Call – The War Against Terror – National’s New Leader (And Economic Development) – Air NZ Bailout – World Economic Slowdown – Plunket – War Against Terror – Otago DHB Funding Shortfall – ...
16: Between The Lines: Media's Role During Crisis
*'s Danny Schechter says the bottomline mentality of media companies takes precedence over their public service responsibility, contributing to America's illiteracy about the world.
17: President Bush thanks NZ for support
]Prime Minister Helen Clark received a personal briefing from US President George Bush last night on the campaign against terrorism.
18: Nats Now Believe Next Election is Winnable
Jenny Shipley has made a sensible decision in deciding not to contest the National Party leadership, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.
19: Satire: Afghan economy "heading into recession"
Kabul, 8 October 2001 - The Afghan stock market was sent reeling after the attacks on multiple cities in the country by US forces. Panic selling ensued as the market reached its lowest point since the Soviet occupation.
20: Scoop Feedback: Congratulations And Defence Policy
In this edition of Scoop Feedback: Congratulations On Coverage - Mark Burton The Bogus Bogey - Capt'n Pugwash And His Navy
21: Caucus to decide leadership
National Deputy Leader Bill English said tonight Jenny Shipley had served the National Party and New Zealand with distinction.
22: Leadership Change Inevitable - Peters
The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, tonight said that Jenny Shipley stepping down from the leadership of the National Party was inevitable and the really astonishing thing is that it took so long – especially considering the ...
23: Guest Opinion: Commentary on 911 from Pakistan
September 11th will forever remain etched in the memory and psyche of mankind, for a variety of reasons depending on how it affected the individual's life and outlook on religions, nations, regions and ideologies.
24: American and Brit. Raids "Measured and Powell-ish"
This morning's raid's on Afghanistan may give cold shivers to those who have anxiously awaited American reprisals for the 11 September terrorist raids on Washington and New York. But these raids actually indicate several things that should encourage ...
25: Advisory: 'Morning Drinks at the Backbencher'
ACT Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster is inviting media and others to the Backbencher Pub at 11.15am on Wednesday, 10 October 2001.
26: Scoop Images: Glen Mary
More images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .
27: Howard's End: 911 Did Not Cause Global Meltdown
The New Zealand public are being spun a line by the mainstream media that "but for" the September 11 attacks on America, the New Zealand public would have looked askance at the Government's $885 million bailout of Air NZ. Even before the ...
28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics
Scoop Is In The House – Today’s Q - Shipwrecked! - George Calls Helen - US Media: Investigative Journalism or Cheerleading? - US Prepares For More Terrorism - Afghan Food Bombing Operation Completed
29: Lindsay Perigo: Who Ordered the Cab?
Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show for Friday, October 5, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run ...
30: Stateside with Rosalea: Columbus Day Photo Special
The attached photos are from Gallup, New Mexico, on historic Route 66. 1 - the diamond jubilee decorations, 2001 2 - whaddya fighting for? 3 - Navajo talkers code (break the code before you see the movie!) 4 - Navajo talkers code mural, dedicated September ...
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