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Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.

10.08.2013 · Posted in Editorials, News, Politics

“Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.” – U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (TX-32) (R) in front of World War II monument in Washington. Pete Sessions is no stranger to controversy. In 2009, he said the Republican Party understood legislative “insurgency a little but more because of the Taliban”. In 2010, the same Pete Sessions said ...

NBC: The Office & 30 Rock

10.08.2012 · Posted in Editorials, Pop Culture, Quotes

The Anti-French narrative remains part of American Pop-Culture and jabs referring to America’s simplistic view of World War II remain at the forefront. “How nice to meet a woman who speaks the language of the Nazi’s most enthusiastic collaborators!”– Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) 30 Rock – @TracyJordanTGS 30 Rock @ NBC Executive producers : Lorne ...

French Bashing Is Here To Stay

07.15.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Freedom Fries

Whether it’s Women’s Soccer, DSK, Tennis, Bastille Day or a sponsored hash-tag – the web remains rife with anti-French prejudice and sentiment. Brian Moylan of Gawker.com thinks he can do better than Cracked.com with his weak list of “10 things we should send back to France”. We’re guessing Ryan Tate(1) was too busy. @LukeRussert (2) ...

Joyeuse fête nationale !

07.14.2011 · Posted in Editorials

Où fêter le 14 juillet 2011 en Amérique du Nord ? Where are you going to celebrate “Bastille Day”? États-Unis d’Amérique, dépendances et Bahams Boston : 7-24 juillet : Festival du Film Français Où fêter le 14 juillet à New York ? New Jersey – French Institute Alliance Française Où fêter le 14 juillet en ...

Is denying bail French-Bashing?

05.17.2011 · Posted in Editorials

According to French politician Jack Lang, and some journalists, the fact judge Melissa Jackson refused to grant bail to Dominique Strauss Kahn is proof anti-French sentiment was part of her decision. From a purely legal standpoint, her decision is understandable: the accused is a flight risk, he was taken off a plane. What’s really interesting ...

Is this the End ?

05.11.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Website

It’s been close to eight years now since Miquelon.org first appeared on the web with a clear mission: to be a Watchdog dedicated to documenting anti-French attitudes and commentary in the world of politics, media and entertainment. I enjoyed this endeavor, I was proud to do the work so many others recoiled from and appreciated ...

French Bashing is Back

03.28.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Politics, Pop Culture

Yes. It’s back. Nothing like during the Iraq war of course, but proof none the less that anti-French prejudice is alive and well in American Pop Culture. A few minutes on twitter suffice… Here are a few articles and comments worthy of note. Du «french bashing» en Amérique – Petite poussée anti-française avec l’intervention «alliée» ...

Miquelon.org’s State of The Union Address

01.28.2011 · Posted in Editorials

It’s now January 2011. What has happened to the most notorious of French Bashers since the heyday of 2003-2007? Glenn Beck is known for having openly stated his hatred for the French. This was before his more notorious bat shit crazy stunts and his subsequent demise. Where is Beck today: fewer markets, almost no advertisers ...

Barack Obama Has Declared France Is America’s Greatest Ally

01.11.2011 · Posted in Editorials, News, Politics

Following yesterday’s meeting at the White House between American President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a wave of indignation has arisen in the United Kingdom over Obama’s latest remarks. By declaring France America’s greatest ally, not only are we lights years away from the days of French Bashing by the Bush / Cheney ...