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French Fruit Flies

10.27.2008 · Posted in Editorials

Christopher Hitchens wrote: Last Friday, when, at a speech in Pittsburgh, Gov. Sarah Palin denounced wasteful expenditure on fruit-fly research, adding for good xenophobic and anti-elitist measure that some of this research took place “in Paris, France” and winding up with a folksy “I kid you not.” We agree. However, this is the same Christopher ...

Time Magazine Publishes Anti-French Slur

09.22.2008 · Posted in Editorials

Can you imagine Time magazine publishing an article mentioning “Chinks”, “Gooks”, “Dagos”, “Wops”, “Crackers”, “Beaners”?  Of course not! Using slurs against ethnic or cultural minorities would be not only offensive, it would be immediately seized upon in the public, press and media in a firestorm of controversy, protests and finally public apologies. But calling the ...

Twix and « François »

09.12.2008 · Posted in Editorials

It’s just another day in American advertising and time of course for some renewed French Bashing. The commercial we discovered is an online interactive video where some guy tries to get Deborah back to his apartment, but the user must make choices to help events go the right way. Hurdle number three is a chance ...

John McCain Please Leave France Alone

09.10.2008 · Posted in Editorials

Dear Senator McCain, A bit of humor on the campaign trail is a great way to engage your crowds, however your incessant jabs at France are way passed their due date. Your musings on France’s purported Anti-Americanism, specifically in presidential circles*, is not only inaccurate; it only serves to perpetuate Anti-French attitudes in your electorate ...

Simon Badinter – When The French Fight Back

08.25.2008 · Posted in Editorials

“One might wonder how a Frenchman wound up hosting a liberal talk show on a radio station in Cleveland that caters to conservatives. It happened when Simon Badinter, an advertising executive by day, decided he wanted to give radio a try.” Read more at WKYC. Listen to the show at WTAM. ...

Obama Zeroes In On French Bashing Republicans

08.19.2008 · Posted in Editorials

“They say this other guy is unpatriotic, or this guy likes French people. That’s what they said about Kerry (…) They try to make it out like Democrats aren’t tough enough, aren’t macho enough. It’s the same strategy.” -Senator Barack Obama, August 18, 2008. Sources: IHT – FOXNews – ABC News En français par Chamizam ...

Does Yahoo Condone French Bashing?

08.11.2008 · Posted in Editorials

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 ...

Self-Hating Winemaker or Astute Business Plan?

08.11.2008 · Posted in Editorials

Les Domaines Paul Mas is an estate located on the hills bordering the Hérault Valley in Languedoc in southern France. Jean-Claude Mas, a fourth generation winemaker is the current manager of the Domaines Paul Mas and the creator of a Cabernet Merlot called nothing less than “Arrogant Frog”. Some may find the move brilliant, a ...