Plain ordinary hatred

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

Anti-French Jabs Over Smoking Ban

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

Disappearing Websites

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

Miquelon.org Website Upgrade

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

Francophobia and CNBC

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

“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