27 septembre 2009

Qui est Glenn Beck ? En Citations États-Unis Hétu Watch Philosophie

Glenn Beck

C’est Nate Silver, un annaliste pro-démocrate, qui aura été en mesure comprendre le phénomène Glenn Beck:

Beck is conservative but anti-establishment. And that may be working out pretty well for him, since the country seems to be becoming more anti-establishment too.

Beck is a PoMoCon — a post-modern conservative. And his philosophy is not all that difficult to articulate. It borrows a couple of things from traditional American conservatism:

  • It shares an extreme distrust for government, particularly the Federal Government.
  • It shares the notion that American society is in some sort of state of existential decline.

On the other hand, it also features some important differences:

  • It is much more distrustful of non-governmental institutions, such as labor unions, corporations, political parties, community groups, the media, and scientific institutions.
  • It is largely indifferent toward ‘social issues’.
  • It is much less explicitly aligned with the Republican Party.
  • It has much less use for elites, which it also distrusts.

27 septembre 2009
27 septembre 2009

All sham, no wow Coup de gueule États-Unis Revue de presse

New York Post

On-the-air prez seems like endless ‘infomercial’
New York Post

During his first eight months in office, President Obama has sat down for three times as many television interviews as his most recent two predecessors combined.

« He’s turning the presidency into an infomercial, » warned former White House speechwriter Matt Latimer. « It’s not just damaging to the White House. It will also ultimately hurt President Obama’s image as a fresh, non-Washington leader. »

As of mid-August, Obama submitted to a total of 66 television interviews, dramatically outstripping his two predecessors, according to Martha Joynt Kumar, director of the White House Transition Project at Towson University in Maryland. During the same period of their own presidencies, President George W. Bush gave 16 television interviews and President Bill Clinton gave just six.

Obama is also out-hustling his predecessors with the print media, giving 36 interviews with newspapers and magazines during his first seven months in office — nearly doubling the numbers given by Bush and Clinton.