Gossip columnist Ryan Tate of Gawker.com fame fancies himself a comedic writer. In his gossip roundup dated Friday July 11th, he wrote a few word about Angelina Jolie’s pregnancy and her French doctors. “Angelina Jolie wants to give birth, already, and leave the hospital like a tough American patriot. But
Does this qualify as French-Bashing ? Are there anti-French elements in the video, or have we become too sensitive ?
Jeff Danziger mocks the French Army following a tragic incident in Carcassonne. 17 people were wounded, some severely, including children who were shot through the heart and lungs. By resorting to the usual Anti-French stereotypes, most notably military bungling or cowardice, has Danziger crossed the line or is this acceptable
After six years of monitoring Anti-French activity in the media and the political arena, Miquelon.org has decided to create and organize the Annual [insert name here] Award. The [insert name here] Award will single out the accomplishments of a notorious French Basher or person engaged in Anti-French bias, rhetoric, actions
Italy beat France at soccer two nil. Soccer is a game of endurance, strategy and team building. Being the most popular team sport in the world, it often stokes the patriotic fibre in fans and the public at large. However, when it comes to sports commentators, we sometimes have to
[Résumé en français dans la section des commentaires] Ever heard the “joke” about the Frenchman who goes to Venice Beach but doesn’t know this is where L.A.’s sewer is discharged into the ocean? The punch line being the fact he emerges with what he thinks is a tan – not
During World War II, thousands of American G.I.s from Camp Twenty Grand in Normandy (near Rouen) carved messages on the bark of neighboring beech trees. A local historian, Nicolas Navarro, and a number of locals were calling for the preservation of these trees, for their classification and protection as historical
Update: an apology was issued. We strongly protest the characterisation of the French (citizens of France) as xenophobic, as written in Antonia Zerbisias’ column dated June 13th 2008.
We were finally able to view an on-line version the latest Doritos commercial featuring a battle between “ranch” cowboys and a motley “blue cheese” crew of French stereotypes: poodles, mimes, bérêts and bicycles? Fortunately, this commercial, though revelling in caricatures on both sides, has managed a delicate balance of humour