Back in 2006, a writer for the section called “Ask Yahoo!” claimed in one his responses that “the French have 50 different words for “surrender”. When contacted by Miquelon.org and the community of French Expatriates, Yahoo promptly edited the entry and removed the offending Anti-French jab.
Fast forward two years to the 2008 Olympics and sports coverage by Yahoo’s own Chris Chase. When writing about French swimmer Alain Bernard, Chase concluded his piece with a vile little bit of French Bashing:
“To his credit, Bernard was gracious in defeat, clapping when the Americans received their gold medals and shaking the hand of Michael Phelps after the ceremony. Or maybe that was just his way of surrendering. The French are pretty good at that one too.” – Another episode in the long-tail of French Bashing?
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