Stories Media & Internet from June, 2008
Facebook's Armenians for Obama
Just as there are Canadians for Obama, South Asians for Obama, and even Madagascar for Obama, there are Armenians for Obama.Â This group consists of both diasporic Armenians and those in Armenia, and the group's members are quite active in their support of Barack Obama. Berdj Orange, speaking in April,...
Global: “I'm Voting Republican”
“I'm Voting Republican“, a short film created by Charlie Steak and SyntheticHuman Pictures, has quickly gone viral and created quite a stir on the internet. A sample quote from the parody: I'm voting Republican because I think new drugs should be made available immediately, whether they've been tested properly...
Brazil: The Black President Before Obama
The sweeping Obama phenomenon has caught Brazil, and it comes as no surprise in the country with the world's largest population of African descendants. An especially notable thread is the one reporting on the resurgence of a weirdly interesting 1928 Brazilian sci-fi novel â€” â€˜The Black President' â€” that predicted a US election matching a black, a feminist, and a conservative candidate in the then remote year of 2228.
Global: Kucinich Calls for Bush Impeachment
On Monday, June 10, Representative (D-OH) and former presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich spoke to the House of Representatives, listing 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. His speech went on for nearly five hours. The case which Kucinich presented included crimes such as “manufacturing a false case for...
Global: Michelle Obama – No Baby Mama
On Wednesday, June 11, Fox News aired a segment in which anchor Megyn Kelly and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin discussed conservative attacks on Michelle Obama, Senator and Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's wife. While the segment aired, a caption appeared along the bottom of the screen reading: “Outraged liberals: Stop picking...
Global: The World Has a Say!
A number of websites to poll readers from around the world on their choice of who the next president of the US should be have popped up recently. And while non-Americans do not have a vote in the elections, they are still having their say online.
Iran: Obama's Iranian ancestors
Jokingly, Iranians have come up with their own theory about the roots of Democratic Party's presidential contender Barack Obama. Soon enough the joke took another turn, and an ultra-conservative paper announced that Obama's great grandparents originally came from Iran and that his real family name was Ab Ba Ma, meaning water with us, in Farsi. Hamid Tehrani brings us the reactions of Iranian bloggers in this post.
Obamanation: The World Rejoices at Obama's Nomination
A cursory glance at the foreign blogosphere would seem to indicate that Senator Barack Obama is the favored candidate abroad. Today's rejoicing in the blogosphere over securing the Democratic Party's ticket in the race to the White House only serves to back up that hypothesis, with bloggers celebrating Obama's potential nomination.
Caribbean: Reactions to Obama's Nomination
Barack Obama has secured the Democratic Party's nomination. Caribbean bloggers were online with immediate reactions to the history-making news that a black man actually has a chance of winning the race to the White House.
Global: Apologies for Obama Assassination Comments Not Accepted By Bloggers
In an effort to defend the longevity of the 2008 Democratic race, Hillary Clinton commented to a South Dakota newspaper editorial board that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, did not receive his party's nomination until June. She also invoked the 1968 Democratic race, remarking, â€œwe all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.â€ Jillian York brings us the reactions of bloggers from around the world.