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FIFA 2010

06.11.2010 · Posted in Editorials, Sports

World soccer can whip up a nationalist frenzy like nothing else. This is also a time when French Bashing becomes popular in many circles; sports writers and commentators for instance. This year will be no exception if France qualifies for the next rounds. wins, loses or … does anything at all really. A reminder of ...

O’Brien vs Leno: We Know Who The True Gentleman Is

01.14.2010 · Posted in Editorials, Educating Jay

We at Miquelon.org have dealt with both comedians and their forays into the world of French Bashing. Conan O’Brien had been invited to Toronto in early 2004 and aired one of the most vile anti-Quebec and anti-French sketches ever. This comedian’s associate, Robert Smigel and his hand puppet Triumph, caused such a stir the issue ...

So, Bridget Johnson, You Think You’re Funny?

07.26.2009 · Posted in Columnists, Editorials

It’s Sunday, and some news comes over the wires about Sarkozy having a dizzy spell. Whatever. But you – Bridget Johnson – think you’re the funniest thing to ever hit About.com, so out comes the references to surrender jokes. Har dee har har. I loathe thee. Not so much for making fun of Sarkozy, he’s a ...

About That “French Surrender” Thing ..

06.14.2009 · Posted in Editorials, Educating Jay, Pop Culture

Update (4th July 2014) – Plus ça change … Now that  France has lost to Germany at SOCCER, social media is replete with more ‘surrender monkey’ and ‘French surrender’ messages.  Update (14 July 2011): Welcome to one of our most-tweeted articles. It seems everytime the French are mentioned anywhere in the media, legions of lemmings ...

French Bashers hit Twitter

04.29.2009 · Posted in Editorials

Just a quick post about French Bashing and twitter.  Conservatives and bashers in general have discovered twitter and will us it to spew anti-French venom in under 140 characters: To find and respond to French Bashers on twitter, check out these searches : “French surrender” “Arrogant French” “Surrender monkeys” “Hate French” ...

South Park Bashes The French

04.24.2009 · Posted in Cartoons, Editorials, News, Pop Culture

South Park’s French Bashing Explored. The world of cartoons is a powerful way to get out any message you could never achieve with traditional actors or more conventional means. Much like Aesop’s fables, the use of animated characters often serves as a vehicle for political and social satire that avoids serious scrutiny. After all, it’s ...

French Bashing Spike Expected in Canada

03.25.2009 · Posted in Editorials

Following France’s decision to ahead with a formal claim to the continental shelf off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, the Canadian government has renewed its opposition to any new territorial claims for the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (SPM). We at Miquelon.org expect a spike in Anti-French and Anti-SPM sentiment in the Canadian media and ...

Adieu Bush

01.20.2009 · Posted in Editorials

“An interesting phenomena taking place here in America about the French … a backlash against the French, not stirred up by anybody except the people.” – George W. Bush, March 2003 “They say this other guy is unpatriotic, or this guy likes French people. That’s what they said about Kerry (…) They try to make ...

Adieu Bush, Adieu Cheney…

11.14.2008 · Posted in Editorials

In the waning days of the second Bush / Cheney presidency, I can barely contain the seething anger that rises in me. This is not a liberal rant; this is not a left-wing diatribe nor is it a politically motivated article. This statement is what I want on the record before political amnesia settles in. ...