During his surrender concession speech, Mitt Romney warned his audience that America, if not careful, could become another “France”, a Romney euphemism for failure.
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Imagine a conversation between two parties, where one referred to a third party as a “tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a fag”, then laughter and agreement – Not politically correct by any measure. You could almost hear the voices of Ann Coulter and Dennis Miller. Now add negligent
Is Jay Leno afraid of the Consul General of France? First, let’s deal with his latest anti-French monologues. Before losing his writing team to the WGA strike, Jay Leno could not reign in his obsession with the surrender of June 22nd 1940. Last October 19th, he mocked French President Sarkozy’s
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
Two more Anti-French Websites have gone AWOL. They are FranceSucks.com and I-Hate-France.com. Neither ever offered much more than stale Anti-French jokes or base political histrionics. It is with much interest that we maintain a list on our links page, and over the next few months, we will continue to monitor
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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.
CNBC, whose audience is mainly composed of wealthy decision-makers, investors, bankers and executives in America, has a worldwide reach through satellite transmission. Unfortunately, Francophobia seems to be widespread and endemic on this channel. The two worst offenders being Marc Haines (Squawk on the Street ) and Joe Kernan (Squawk Box).
“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