Trickle-down hatred

After two years of French-Bashing, free of consequences, open and overt hatred of France and the French has become part of the right wing talking head toolbox.

Over three weeks ago, Tucker Carlson and his guest Max Kellerman thought it was ok to portray the French as lazy, drunk and rude during what seemed like a filler segment for his brand new show.
This week, when the Olympic committee awarded the games to London, Fox anchor John Gibson thought it was acceptable to portray the French as terrorist-appeasers or terrorist-collaborators and claimed no one would care if Paris were blown up.

Links:

  • John Gibson, July 6th – “First, the French think they are so good at dealing with the Arab world that they would have gone out and paid every terrorist off. And things would have been calm. Or another way to look at it is the French are already up to their eyeballs in terrorists. The French hide them in miserable slums, out of sight of the rich people in Paris.”
  • John Gibson, July 7th – “The bombings in London: This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics (search) — let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while.”
  • Fox News slammed over ‘callous’ line, Julian Borger, The Guardian

Marc St Aubin du Cormier

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