Citation de la semaine
"Pleased and proud as we are, Obama hasn't been on American Idol, so we're bound to lose interest soon."
—Comic Paula Poundstone, on NPR, explaining why Obama needs to quickly capitalize on public support.
Poids média de l'actualité américaine (10-16 novembre) selon le Pew Research Center:
The Post-Election Narrative: A Tale of Two Women
Barack Obama may have toured his new home with President Bush, but much of last week’s media coverage also focused on two women who ran losing campaigns for the Executive Branch. With Hillary Clinton, the speculation was whether she would become the top diplomat in the new Obama Administration. With Sarah Palin, the question was whether she would emerge as the top Republican.
By the end of the week, Palin and Clinton were the second and third-leading newsmakers of the week from Nov. 10-16, trailing only the President elect.
With the financial crisis certain to be topic No. 1 for President Obama, the country’s weakened economy rivaled the Presidential transition as the top story of the week, with nothing else coming close. That was driven in part by a change in the Bush administration’s bailout strategy that seemed to suggest an even grimmer economic prognosis, and Congress arguing over a controversial bailout for the failing auto industry.