Antagoniste


18 septembre 2007

Lendemain de veille Afghanistan Canada En Chiffres Environnement Québec

Petite analyse de l'élection partielle de lundi… Voici la répartition des votes dans Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe et Roberval pour l'élection partielle et la dernière élection générale:

Élection Partielle

Le grand perdant ? Même si on pourrait conclure que c'est le PLC à cause de la perte d'Outremont, le véritable perdant c'est le Bloc. Les libéraux, malgré la perte d'un châteaux fort, ont maintenu leur vote. Le bloc de son côté à non seulement perdu un comté sûr mais il accuse une baisse spectaculaire de 17% du vote !

La défaite du PLC dans Outremont n'est pas vraiment imputable à une diminution de leurs appuis mais plutôt à la migration du vote bloquiste vers le NPD. Lors de la dernière élection générale, le Bloc avait recueilli 29% du vote, lors de l'élection partielle à peine 11%. En bref, si le Bloc n’avait pas perdu son vote dans Outremont, Coulomb aurait pu gagner.

Le grand gagnant ? Victoire facile de Harper ! Malgré l'hostilité des Québécois à la guerre en Afghanistan et malgré leur tendance pro-Kyoto, les conservateurs ont trouvé le moyen de faire progresser leurs appuis de 12%.

Une belle preuve que les grandes questions environnementales et la politique étrangère n'ont pas d'impacts aussi grands qu'on pourrait le croire sur l'électorat. All politics is local politics !

Source:
Élection Canada
Élections partielles 2007, Trente-neuvième élection générale 2006 : Résultats officiels du scrutin


18 septembre 2007

Top 5 Qc Québec Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l'actualité québécoise (11-17 septembre) selon Influence Communication:

Actualités Québec

Accommodements sur tous les pupitres

Sans surprise, les travaux de la Commission Bouchard-Taylor sur les accommodements raisonnables ont décroché le titre de la nouvelle la plus citée avec un poids de 2,99 % dont 3,84 % des médias électroniques.

Le premier anniversaire de la tragédie du Collège Dawson a aussi occupé une large place dans l’actualité avec 2,19 %. Il y a un an, l’événement a généré un poids de 11,47 % sur sept jours et 48 % lors des 24 premières heures. Peu de gens se rappellent la nouvelle qui était à la une quelques minutes avant le drame de Dawson. La Ville de Montréal venait à peine d’annoncer le nouveau rôle d’évaluation qui allait provoquer une hausse moyenne de 47,4 % dans le secteur résidentiel.

La tenue d’élections partielles au Québec occupe la 3e place avec 1,63 %.

Profitant d’un accueil favorable dans la presse québécoise, le retrait de la malbouffe dans les écoles a obtenu un volume de 1,26 %.

La question du vote voilé s’est maintenue au palmarès avec un poids de 1,16 %. Le dossier s’est toutefois étendu à l’ensemble du pays. Depuis les sept derniers jours, 60 % de la couverture canadienne provient de l’Ontario alors que les médias québécois ont été la source de 15 % du volume.

Source:
Influence Communication
Influence Communication


18 septembre 2007

Top 5 USA États-Unis Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l'actualité américaine (9-14 septembre) selon le Pew Research Center:

Actualités États-Unis

With Petraeus as Star, Iraq Debate has its Biggest Week

For months, expectations built around General David Petraeus’ September progress report on the Iraq war. The moment was billed, at least by some, to be a turning point in the struggle over war policy raging between the Democratic-led Congress and the Bush White House.

And by sheer numbers, the event was indeed big. The debate over the war last week commanded more inches of newsprint and more time on TV than any week so far in 2007.

Yet after the House and Senate testimony by Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, as well as a prime-time address by President Bush, some media post-mortems wondered what—if anything—had changed in the battle for control over the war.

A primary outcome appeared to be the administration getting “more time,” to pursue its policy, USA Today declared. The Washington Post reported that “what seems increasingly clear is that Washington will remain locked in an endless war over Iraq…” Said former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta: “The headline for the last week is that the war is pretty much going to be on a stay-the-course path…”

Why the long-awaited September status report on the war did not seem to prove the turning point once anticipated offers something of a lesson about the media culture today, about the art of communications, the behavior of the media, and the complexity of the war.

In retrospect, four elements seemed to help turn the event into something less dramatic. First, much of what occurred last week had already been foreshadowed, or leaked, by partisans on all sides. Second, the Administration’s placing of so much emphasis on a highly respected general in the field made challenging him, or debating the policy, more difficult last week. Third, much of the press coverage of last week’s testimony featured words like “withdrawal” and “cutbacks” rather than Petraeus’ determination to continue present policy and eschew any major reductions. And finally, the press itself offered some enterprise reporting on the eve of the testimony, which highlighted the complexities of the situation.

None of this means the story was ignored. When the week was over, the Iraq policy debate filled 36% of the newshole, as measured by PEJ’s News Coverage Index for Sept. 9-14, a universe that includes newspapers, web sites, TV newscasts and radio talk and news. That marked the biggest week of coverage of that subject in 2007, eclipsing the previous high of 34% from Jan. 7-12 when Bush announced the “surge” in the first place.

That number is so high it means the policy debate over the war last week was the second-biggest story of the year to date, behind only the Virginia Tech massacre, which accounted for 51% of the newshole from April 15-20.

Indeed, when combined with the second-biggest story of last week, coverage of events on the ground in Iraq, the war filled 42% of the newshole in PEJ’s Index. That was the heaviest week of overall Iraq coverage in 2007.

Iraq loomed so large last week that only two other stories filled more than 2% of the newshole. The 9/11 commemorations were the third-biggest story (5%) and the 2008 presidential campaign was next, also at 5%. The fifth-biggest story (2%) was the investigation surrounding Madeleine McCann, the four-year-old UK girl who went missing in Portugal in early May.

Source:
journalism.org
With Petraeus as Star, Iraq Debate has its Biggest Week


18 septembre 2007

Autopsie d’un manque de rigueur En Vidéos États-Unis Gauchistan Irak

La "bombe" a été publiée samedi dernier dans le Washington Post. Dans ses mémoires, Alan Greenspan affirmerait que la guerre en Irak a été motivée par le pétrole.

Washington Post
Greenspan Is Critical Of Bush in Memoir

Without elaborating, he writes, "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."

Devant le tollé provoqué par cette déclaration, Alan Greenspan a jugé bon accorder une entrevue au Washington Post, entrevue qui a été publiée lundi matin.

Washington Post
Greenspan: Ouster Of Hussein Crucial For Oil Security

In the interview, he clarified that sentence in his 531-page book, saying that while securing global oil supplies was "not the administration's motive," he had presented the White House with the case for why removing Hussein was important for the global economy.

"I was not saying that that's the administration's motive," Greenspan said in an interview Saturday, "I'm just saying that if somebody asked me, 'Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?' I would say it was essential."

He said that in his discussions with President Bush and Vice President Cheney, "I have never heard them basically say, 'We've got to protect the oil supplies of the world,' but that would have been my motive." […]

My view is that Saddam, looking over his 30-year history, very clearly was giving evidence of moving towards controlling the Straits of Hormuz, where there are 17, 18, 19 million barrels a day" passing through. […] Given that, "I'm saying taking Saddam out was essential," he said. But he added that he was not implying that the war was an oil grab.

Voici comment Radio-Canada a traité cette nouvelle dans son Téléjournal du lundi soir:

Le vidéo à été retiré à la demande de Radio-Canada