PFBA: Obama in France

Potential French Bashing Alert: With Barack Obama about to visit Paris this Friday, we expect some media outlets to renew some form of French Bashing. Please report any Anti-French comments in the Press or Media.

11 Replies to “PFBA: Obama in France”

  1. 1. Craig Ferguson opens his show with a joke about “100 000 Germans showing up to see Barack Obama – So many Germans in fact, France surrendered.”

  2. “My opponent, of course, is traveling in Europe, and tomorrow his tour takes him to France. In a scene Lance would recognize, a throng of adoring fans awaits Sen. Obama in Paris – and that’s just the American press.” – John McCain

  3. Some positive coverage : “In Berlin on Thursday, Obama introduced himself to a massive crowd as “a proud citizen of the United States and a fellow citizen of the world,” CNN reported. And he declared that “there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.”
    It was a different note from the one former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sounded in 2003, when he dismissed France and Germany as “Old Europe,” after they opposed the invasion of Iraq. “Old Europe” came under ridicule from conservative commentators and activists. Remember “Freedom Fries”? Other slurs included “the axis of weasel” and “cheese-eating surrender monkeys.”
    The last Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. John Kerry, drew jeers during his 2004 campaign because he spoke fluent French and actually gave interviews in French with European reporters.”

    Source : Minnesota Post

  4. Barack Obama: “The average american has enourmous fondness for France”

    Barack Obama joked : “President Sarkozy was welcomed like a Rock Star in Washington, and since we’ve decided to call them French Fries again.”

  5. Scott McClellan openly admits handing down talking points to Fox News pundits. Can we infer the White House gave Bill O’Reilly and others Anti-French talking points?

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