mardi 16 janvier 2018

Steve Bannon assigné à comparaître par Robert Mueller


Bannon va-t-il vraiment comparaître ou préférera-t-il échanger des informations directement avec Mueller?

 "The subpoena could be a negotiating tactic. Mr. Mueller is likely to allow Mr. Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees to instead be questioned by investigators in the less formal setting of the special counsel’s offices about ties between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia and about the president’s conduct in office, according to the person, who would not be named discussing the case. But it was not clear why Mr. Mueller treated Mr. Bannon differently than the dozen administration officials who were interviewed in the final months of last year and were never served with a subpoena."

  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/steve-bannon-mueller-russia-subpoena.html

Retour sur "The Post" dans Salut Bonjour Weekend (13 janvier)


Retour sur le film "The Post" en compagnie de l'équipe de Salut Bonjour: http://tva.canoe.ca/emissions/salutbonjour/chroniques/detail/critique-du-film-the-post

Caricature droite religieuse américaine

Caricature de Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

Éthiques les "Fake news awards" de Donald Trump?


Donald Trump remettra demain ce qu'il appelle les "Fake news awards".

 "A Washington University School of Law ethics expert, Kathleen Clark, said that she agreed with Eisen and Shaub: Targeting specific news outlets by giving them “fake news awards” would represent a sort of “anti-endorsement,” she said, and would break the rules.

Not all experts agreed that the awards would violate executive branch standards. Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School and an ethics expert, said that White House staff members would be breaking the rules only if they endorsed or criticized an enterprise that had nothing to do with their jobs.

“Put me down as skeptical,” he said. “It’s got to be unrelated to the office. Criticizing the president’s critics strikes me as related to the office.

It is not reasonable to fully separate politics from governing, he said, “so long as we assume staff can be used for some political purposes, so long as there is a White House communications office and a White House political office — we’ve crossed that line a long time ago.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/15/trump-fake-news-awards-ethics-339183

Donald Trump est en bonne santé physique et mentale (Dr. Ronny L. Jackson)


Est-ce que ce premier bilan de santé du président sera suffisant pour rassurer une partie de l'entourage de Donald Trump ou ses adversaires? Selon le Dr. Ronny L. Jackson il serait en excellente santé et il aurait lui-même insister pour se soumettre au test "Montreal Cognitive Assessment" qui permettrait de détecter des problèmes cognitifs. Il a même obtenu une note de 30/30. Si vous êtes étonnés d'apprendre que le Centre médical Walter Reed utilise un test appelé «Évaluation cognitive de Montréal», je le suis aussi!! Ce test, développé à Montréal par Ziad Nasreddine, est utilisé de par le monde et il constitue un bon outil de dépistage des atteintes neurocognitives légères. Il s'agit d'un test simple et rapide qui s'effectue en dix minutes (http://infocom.ca/eval/pers.agees/tests-evaluation-personne-agee/mesurer-etat-cognitif/montreal-cognitive-assessment-moca/)

 “There’s no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues,” Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician, told reporters on Tuesday. “I’ve found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes.”

  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/trump-health-exam-doctor-cognitive-test.html?_r=0

Caricature Donald Trump un an plus tard...

Caricature d'Osmani Simanca, Brazil, www.caglecartoons.com 

 Le caricaturiste d'origine cubaine, maintenant citoyen brésilien, ne ménage pas le président. Il faut cependant replacer la caricature dans le contexte des récentes déclarations de Donald Trump.

Les Américains, surtout les Républicains, doutent de leurs médias


Des chiffres qui surprennent plus ou moins dans une époque où Donald Trump fait son pain et son beurre des "fake news". Si on doute globalement, les Républicains sont plus sceptiques et l'étude révèle qu'ils sont 42% à douter de véritables nouvelles (des faits) s'ils y perçoivent un impact négatif sur une figure politique ou un groupe.

Je joins un extrait d'un article du Washington Post ainsi qu'un lien vers le sondage complet.%% Extrait de l'article:
"On Wednesday, Trump plans to stage his much-hyped “Fake News Awards.” Who knows what sort of travesty is in the works, though a likely result is that more of Trump’s followers will migrate toward the understanding that “fake news” is essentially anything that portrays the president in a negative light. And the cause of body-slamming persistent reporters, the cause of sliming them, the cause of arresting them for doing their jobs — it’ll surely advance."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2018/01/16/study-42-percent-of-republicans-believe-accurate-but-negative-stories-qualify-as-fake-news/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.801db3fce27b

 Le lien vers le sondage:
https://kf-site-production.s3.amazonaws.com/publications/pdfs/000/000/242/original/KnightFoundation_AmericansViews_Client_Report_010917_Final_Updated.pdf