We have yet to fully comprehend the consequences of the Administration’s Anti-French policies carried out between 2003 and 2007, but careful research has been conducted in certain fields, including the effect of French Bashing on the publishing of French papers in American journals following the events of 2003.
Donald Morrison’s premature report on the death of French Culture (Time Magazine) was dealt a wicked blow tonight at the Oscars. Marion Cotillard won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role as chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, and Philippe Pollet-Villard win for Best Live
Über-conservative commentator, Michael Savage was reported to have gone on another anti-French tirade on his show, aired Friday February 8th. He revisited one of his favourite theories, according to which Jerry Lewis’s status in France is due to a form of closet Anti-Semitism. Michael Savage believes the French do not
During his surrender concession speech, Mitt Romney warned his audience that America, if not careful, could become another “France”, a Romney euphemism for failure.
The smoking bans have barely been enacted in France and already several journalists this side of the Atlantic have wallowed in tired old stereotypes about the French “surrendering”. Our first example is Canada’s Times Colonist. Peter O’Neil and Megan Ainscow of CanWest News Service ran the following headline: “French surrender
Surely this is a joke? Alas it isn’t. The guest list released by White House for Tuesday night’s social dinner at the White House in honor of French President Nicolas Sarkozy included non-other than Representative Roy Blunt of Missouri and his wife Abigail Perlman Blunt.
“I surely hope that those Americans who renamed French fries into freedom fries, and those Americans who poured perfectly good French wines down American drains, I hope that they realise what foolishness that was” – Nicholas Burns, US State Department
When solicited by journalists, former French Bashing politicians don’t return their calls. Candidates for the Republican ticket now spin the politics of President Nicolas Sarkozy in their favor and the talking heads seem to have new marching orders. It is now safe to say, French Bashing has come and gone.
It’s been quite a few months since Jay Leno last bashed the French on the Tonight Show. In fact, some of us thought the Educating Jay project had been met with some success (Comments made to James Woods of Shark on January 18 2007). Despite our efforts, Jay Leno and
Solo Mobile, a Canadian Cell Phone carrier has been featuring a new commercial where an agitated French boulanger is enraged with his current baker because of the quality of the baguettes.