Stories Media & Internet from May, 2008
France: Is the Prime Minister supporting McCain?
Blogger Corine Lesnes at the Big Picture, Croquis d'AmÃ©rique, asks whether French Prime Minister FranÃ§ois Fillon would vote for McCain if he had to express a preference (fr): “En visite Ã Washington, le premier ministre FranÃ§ois Fillon a Ã©tÃ© interrogÃ© par FOX News sur ses prÃ©fÃ©rences. Il n'en a Ã©videmment...
Middle East: Obamaâ€™s Man in Gaza
Call him Barack Obamaâ€™s man in Gaza. Ibrahim Abu Jayyab, a bookish 23-year-old media studies student, gathers friends to try and rally support for the Democratic candidate by calling U.S. voters from a cybercafÃ© in the Gaza strip. John Liebhardt takes a closer look at why Obama may be ... or may be not ... scoring points with supporters in the Middle East.
Global: Edwards Endorses Obama
In a move toward solidarity for the Democratic party, John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama on Wednesday. The endorsement came just a day after Hillary Clinton won 2-1 in the West Virginia primary. From India, Pickled Politics puts it concisely: Itâ€™s been a long time coming but John Edwards has finally...
Iran: US Elections from an Iranian Perspective
Iranian bloggers have launched a far-ranging debate about the elections in the United States at the time when such discussions are not seen in mainstream media. Akbar Chanani tunes into the Farsi blogopshere where Iranian bloggers continue to compare between the elections in the US and Iran and discuss their hopes and fears of how the next president in the Oval Office would react towards their country.
Wronging Wright: Obama Denounces the Reverend
Reverend Jeremiah Wright has been a thorn in presidential hopeful Barack Obama's side since his controversial comments from the pulpit emerged in March. Although Obama defended his pastor for some time, explaining that Wright's comments were being taken out of context, he has now altogether abandoned Wright. Jillian York brings us the latest vibes from the blogosphere.