When solicited by journalists, former French Bashing politicians don’t return their calls. Candidates for the Republican ticket now spin the politics of President Nicolas Sarkozy in their favor and the talking heads seem to have new marching orders. It is now safe to say, French Bashing has come and gone.
Tony Snow : The President and Mrs. Bush are going to welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Mrs. Sarkozy to the home of former President George H.W. Bush, for a private lunch on August 11th — that will be Saturday. This is a result of an invitation extended during the
It’s been quite a few months since Jay Leno last bashed the French on the Tonight Show. In fact, some of us thought the Educating Jay project had been met with some success (Comments made to James Woods of Shark on January 18 2007). Despite our efforts, Jay Leno and
Solo Mobile, a Canadian Cell Phone carrier has been featuring a new commercial where an agitated French boulanger is enraged with his current baker because of the quality of the baguettes.
A conservative group, called Move America Forward, showed up at the San Francisco Federal Building to protest Nancy Pelosi’s plan to leave Iraq with chimpanzees they’d rented from an animal studio. The chimps were supposed to be “Surrender Monkeys”
“I hate to sink the GOP’s toy boat, but it was the French who inspired the U.S. Constitution, a document written by geniuses so it could be followed by idiots.” – Bill Maher
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
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 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
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”.