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Miquelon.org on iPhone and iPod Touch

02.04.2008 · Posted in Website

Miquelon.org is now compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch thanks to the iWPhone WordPress Plugin. We will be working on making all sections of the website compatible, in the meanwhile the article threads are now easily accessible in this format. We have also implemented this plugin on our sister website EnAmérique – www.EnAmerique.com ...

Plain ordinary hatred

01.24.2008 · Posted in News

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 homicide, drunk driving and a ...

Jay Leno’s French Obsession

01.12.2008 · Posted in Educating Jay

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 private life, and his monologue ...

Anti-French Jabs Over Smoking Ban

01.04.2008 · Posted in Editorials

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 to smoking ban”. The worst ...

Disappearing Websites

01.03.2008 · Posted in State of the Web

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 the Web in these waning ...

Miquelon.org Website Upgrade

12.30.2007 · Posted in Website

The Miquelon.org website is undergoing an major overhaul from December 31, 2007-January 31, 2008. We will be adding our editorial archives over the next few weeks, revising older materials and adding some new content. NB We are also looking for columnists and contributors. Please contact us with samples. Thank you for your support. ...

Francophobia and CNBC

11.06.2007 · Posted in Guest Editorials

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). ...

Too Little, Too Late

11.06.2007 · Posted in Editorials

“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 ...