It’s been a horrid few days. The nature of the events of January 7th left us in shock and we’re slowly coming to terms with the gravity of what happened in France. Around the world, shows of support and solidarity were numerous and most welcome. And then, came the hypocrites.
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 @
Mark Wiberg really wants you to read his entry about Miquelon.org. Why don’t you just do him a favor? Let’s give him the attention he craves and come back here to discuss his entry? Mark Wiberg’s entry: French Bashing Fixers – Miquelon.org knows best. Enjoy!
In December of 2009, we asked Karl Rove via twitter if his office had sent out anti-French talking points to the media. The former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush replied with a terse NO. While we appreciate having a reply we can add
After six years of monitoring Anti-French activity in the media and the political arena, Miquelon.org has decided to create and organize the Annual [insert name here] Award. The [insert name here] Award will single out the accomplishments of a notorious French Basher or person engaged in Anti-French bias, rhetoric, actions
“In the years since our decision to go to war in Iraq, resisted by our old allies, there’s been a chauvinistic stupidity about the value of other countries.You know, the French fries, the freedom fries, the attacks on old Europe.”
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
No other national or ethnic group appears to get the same continually negative treatment in print media reserved for France and the French, with the possible exception of Arabs or Palestinians, and even there, the treatment is not so much cultural as political, linked to a specific context or event.If