12 juin 2007

Il y a 20 ans… En Citations États-Unis

Brandenburg Reagan

Le 12 juin 1987, Ronald Reagan a prononcé son discours le plus célèbre. Devant la porte de Brandebourg, jouxtant le Mur de Berlin, Reagan c’est exclamé « Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall ». Il est a noté que l’entourage de Reagan, dont Colin Powell, désirait rayer cette phrase du discours, la jugeant trop agressive. En 1989 le Mur de Berlin tombait.

"In the 1950s, Khrushchev predicted: « We will bury you. » But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history. In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind–too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. After these four decades, then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor. […]

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

12 juin 2007

Top 5 USA États-Unis Top Actualité

Le Top 5 de l'actualité américaine (3-8 juin) selon le Pew Research Center:

Actualité USA

Paris Has the Media Burning

Paris Hilton’s problems represented only the second celebrity tabloid tale this year—the first being Anna Nicole Smith’s death—to make the roster of top five stories, according to PEJ’s News Coverage Index from June 3-8. The saga of socialite/party girl Hilton’s release and return to prison after serving a few days of what was to have been a 23-day sentence for violating drunk driving probation was the fifth biggest story of the week, filling 4% of the newshole.

The Hilton tale was covered most heavily in cable (third biggest story at 9%) and on radio (fourth story at 7%). And the bulk of the attention came late in the week. For the two days of June 7 and 8, Hilton generated 10% of the overall coverage, filling 18% of the radio and 21% of the cable airtime.

Cable’s attraction to the story was clearly illustrated by MSNBC on June 8. Declaring “here’s Paris Hilton now,” anchor Contessa Brewer abruptly cut away from a discussion of the retirement of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace to the scene at Hilton’s home as she prepared for her ride back to court.

Hilton’s legal drama occurred on a very crowded news week. Fueled by coverage of two major debates, the 2008 Presidential race was the top story (15%) leading in the newspaper (9%), network TV (11%), cable (25%) and radio (15%) sectors. The legislative setback to the compromise Senate immigration measure was the second leading story of the week, filling 9% of the newshole. The prospect of a new Cold War, triggered by U.S.-Russian tensions over American plans to install a missile defense system in Europe, was the third biggest story at 7%. (It also accounted for 20% of all the coverage in the online sector.)

Both parties were tainted by scandal last week. The sentencing of former Dick Cheney aide “Scooter” Libby to 30 months in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice in the case involving CIA operative Valerie Plame was the fourth biggest story (5%). And the indictment of Louisiana Democratic Congressman William Jefferson on racketeering, bribery and money laundering charges helped make Congressional corruption scandals the seventh story at 3%.

Two terrorism stories—one that represented a victory for the Bush administration’s strategy and one that represented a defeat—also made the top-10 list last week. The successful breakup of a plot to attack JFK Airport was the tenth biggest story at 3%. And rulings by military judges who threw out cases against two U.S. terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay was a major part the eighth biggest story on domestic terrorism (also at 3%). The only story about Iraq to make the top-10 list—events on the ground there—finished sixth at 4%.

Paris Has the Media Burning

12 juin 2007

Top 5 Qc Québec Top Actualité

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

Actualités Québec

Moins d’intérêt pour le Grand Prix 2007

Malgré le fait que le Grand Prix de Formule un 2007 ait été la nouvelle la plus citée cette semaine avec un poids médias de 2,53%, l’événement accuse un net recul sur les années précédentes. En 2006, le Grand Prix avait occupé 4,82% entre le 20 et le 26 juin. En 2005, les médias québécois lui avaient accordé 3,47% de leur contenu. Avant cette année, l’événement se tenait au tout début de la basse saison de l’actualité ce qui pourrait expliquer sa forte médiatisation.

En seconde place, le sommet du G8 constitue la seule nouvelle politique importante au palmarès avec un poids de 2,06%.

Deuxième nouvelle la plus citée dans les quotidiens québécois, la série finale de la Coupe Stanley termine globalement au 3e rang avec un volume de 1,45%.

L’affaire Paris Hilton a obtenu quant à elle 0,91% de toute l’attention médiatique québécoise. Pendant la journée du 7 juin, elle a été la nouvelle la plus citée aux États-Unis. Au cours des premières heures, les médias de 120 pays ont diffusé en moyenne 90 nouveaux reportages chaque minute. Le volume global de mentions diffusées pendant les 24 premières heures dans le monde représente environ 3 fois la totalité de toutes les nouvelles canadiennes d’une journée.

En 5e place, la conclusion du procès de Nima Mazhari s’est vue attribuer 0,78% de l’ensemble de l’actualité.

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