6 février 2009

Pendant ce temps à Gaza… Canada Coup de gueule Israël Palestine Terrorisme

Gaza Hamas

On apprend qu'Israël n'a jamais bombardé d'école lors du conflit qui l'opposait au Hamas…

On apprend que les terroristes du Hamas volent l'aide-humanitaire de l'ONU…

Et au Canada on apprend que la députée bloquiste Maria Mourani envoie du "spam" pro-terroristes aux députés fédéraux. La députée d'Ahuntsic s'est défendue en disant qu'elle n'avait pas consulté l’ensemble des vidéos contenues dans les emails qu’elle a retransmis aux parlementaires. Si la députée est incapable de trouver le temps de vérifier l'information diffusée dans ses emails, on peut se demander si, avant de voter à la chambre des communes, elle prend le temps de lire les projets de loi.

6 février 2009

El capitalismo Économie En Citations États-Unis Hétu Watch Mondialisation Récession


Quand Fidel Castro donne une leçon de capitalisme aux États-Unis, c’est signe que quelque chose ne tourne pas rond quelque part…

« To please the unions that supported them in the campaign, the U.S. House of Representatives, dominated by the Democrats, launched the extremely protectionist slogan ‘buy American products’, which throws aside a fundamental principal of the World Trade Organization: that all nations of the world, large and small, base their dreams of development on the exchange of goods and services, for which, however only the largest and those of natural wealth have the privilege to survive. »

6 février 2009

Top 5 USA États-Unis Top Actualité

Citation de la semaine
"This bill is like a rotting corpse. Every day this thing sits out in the sunlight, it starts to stink more."
—Media consultant and ex-McCain aid Mark McKinnon writing about the stimulus for The Daily beast.

Poids média de l'actualité américaine (26 janvier-1er février) selon le Pew Research Center:

Actualité États-Unis

Actualité États-Unis

The Economic Crisis Returns with a Vengeance

In a sign of how quickly the media narrative has shifted from pomp and circumstance to layoffs and bankruptcy, the grim U.S. economy was the overwhelmingly dominant story one week after Barack Obama’s festive inauguration.

The financial crisis filled 45% of the coverage studied from Jan 26-Feb. 1, as measured by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. A week earlier, it was Obama’s move into the White House that consumed most of the media’s attention, also accounting for 45% of the newshole, or the time on TV and radio and space in print and online.

The economic coverage, which focused on the President’s efforts to pass an $800 billion stimulus package, pushed other news to the sidelines. The next-biggest story, a distant No. 2 at 8% of the newshole, was the Blago-gate scandal—marked by the impeachment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his somewhat bizarre TV interview tour. The only other subject to generate a moderate amount of attention was the logistics of the new Administration, where the headlines included two Cabinet nominees—Tim Geithner at Treasury and Tom Daschle at Health and Human Services—hampered by tax problems.

Much has been made in the coverage of the historic nature of Obama’s victory. But what may be almost as unprecedented is the urgency with which he has acted on the economic crisis and the press corps’ equally swift pivot from celebrating to legislating. By the end of the week, the media were questioning the efficacy of Obama’s stimulus package, his political clout, and his pledge of bi-partisanship.

For all the talk of a media love affair with Obama, the frantic rush of events and the changing tone of the narrative suggest that the new President’s so-called honeymoon may set modern records for brevity.

The Economic Crisis Returns with a Vengeance