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Glenn Beck’s French Problem

05.03.2007 · Posted in Editorials, Glenn Beck

Miquelon.org readers are familiar with Glenn Beck’s profound Anti-French bias. We wrote to Glenn back in September when he aired a ridiculous montage in a segment where he professed his “hatred” for the French. Well, Glenn is now accusing Democrats of being “French”, his now preferred substitution for the word Surrender. ...

Brown Journalism

04.29.2007 · Posted in Editorials

University of Chicago Student and Chicago “Maroon” contributor James Conway wrote an piece on the French Elections replete with the worst kind of Anti-French stereotypes that are all derived from the usual matrix so often found in conservative outlets. ...

The Category is French Bashing

04.14.2007 · Posted in Editorials

The Answer Is : “The French don’t always think that highly of us anyway” The question? What did Alex Trebek say on Jeopardy, Thursday April 12th 2007 during an aside talk with contestant Chris Dellicarpini? The comment was made after the contestant told Alex about his trip to France where he damaged a rental car ...

The French : Arrogant, Supercilious, Self-Righteous and Dirty?

03.25.2007 · Posted in Editorials

Ted Reinstein’s column “Hold the Fries”, despite some good intentions, is replete with Anti-French stereotypes of the worst kind. The column dwells on historical caricatures, a backhanded dismissal of the French Resistance, including claims such as: the French “never earned a particularly fierce reputation as warriors”. ...

Should Schools serve “Freedom Fries”?

03.17.2007 · Posted in Editorials

Self-appointed Culture Warrior Bill O’Reilly may indeed be correct about one thing: America’s schools are a battleground for political agendas. But while O’Reilly sees the hand of “secular progressives” in the classroom, our readers have unearthed a large number of schools serving “Freedom Fries” on their lunch menus. ...

Mitt Romney, French-Hating Republican?

02.28.2007 · Posted in Editorials

Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and candidate to the Republican presidential nomination of 2008, had the unfortunate luck of having his strategy leaked to the Boston Globe this week. How does Mitt Romney plan to discredit Hillary Clinton? By – (I kid you not) – making her sound French. ...

A Few Items of Interest from Borat to Google Bombs

02.12.2007 · Posted in Editorials

The Heyday of Snobbery – One of our astute readers noted that David Brooks wrote an article, back in November, centred around the movie Borat, where he stigmatized those whose “jokes heap scorn on the sorts of people who are guaranteed not to be in the room” – We tried to find a similar article ...