We are witnessing a tipping point in American journalism in which the balance of power is tilting decisively towards new media, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber writes today.Â In particular the 2008 presidential debate - already dubbed the YouTube election - hasÂ "revolutionised the terms of political engagement", he says, as the mainstream media's imperial status has been shaken.
Just throwing out two links to YouTube videos featuring Ron Paul and Jim Rogers discussing a different perspective to our governments and their actions regarding the current financial crisis.
Ron Paul: On Passage of the BailoutÂ (YouTube)
Â In my local bookshop this weekend I overheard a customer asking the owner whether she had any books on chicken-keeping. She replied that he was the fourth person in a week to ask and wondered if such thoughts of self sufficiency were a sign of the times.
Similarly in my garden centre there has been a run on logs: fears of the imminent collapse of our food distribution and energy provision systems are evidently causing the good folk of East Kent to ponder survival strategies.
On Friday the Guardian reported that Luiz Felipe Scolari has been given a position on Chelseaâ€™s PLC board. Although this hasnâ€™t been given much coverage, it is very important and highlights the ease at which Scolari has settled at Chelsea and the impression he has made on the clubâ€™s hierarchy.
It has long been the enigma surrounding England. Why cant they perform on the international stage and end 40 years of hurt? Well, on Saturday we got a partial answer.