It’s an epidemic of caricature and vilification, and the slurs are, for the most part, neither subtle nor gentle. As one French critic noted recently, “Hollywood hasn’t engaged in this kind of wholesale nationality-bashing since Pearl Harbor.” What’s going on?
Congratulations to Floyd Landis, young man from Pennsylvania, for winning the Tour de France. This is the eighth time in a row an American has gone through France and into Paris. Eighth times! Even the Germans only did it twice. – Jay Leno, Monday July 24th
Holy Hotel California, Educating Jay Fans! We have just finished two days in San Diego and we’re surprised by the humidity. But the beauty and the revitalized downtown was terrific to see, as well as surrounding Del Mar area. Currently we’re in a Starbucks in San Juan Capistrano, downloading our
It has been an intense few days. While Jay went for lousy Anti-French jokes this week over the Tour de France victory by Floyd Landis, his staff was busy avoiding our questions and skirting our requests.
Jay Leno’s monologue, Monday July 10th: Congratulations to the Italian people for winning the World Cup. … They won after France’s best player got ejected for head butting. That’s the closest anyone in a French uniform has come to combat in 60 years. For historical accuracy, we feel we need
“We believe you have quite an impact on the popular perception of French, even more so than Fox News, the New York Post, the Washington Times to name a few. Given the fact that you have had many Americans of French heritage on your show, I find it incredible that
Eight years ago, when the French won the World Cup, a brief but vicious flurry of Anti-French jokes were made by late night comedians. This was a prelude to the golden era French Bashing some five years later.
Our guest columnist, Erald Kolasi is 19 years old and was born in Elbasan, Albania on August 7, 1986. Erald lived in Albania for the first eleven years of my life, but in 1997 his family moved to the United States. Erald has lived in the state of Virginia for
To the delight of columnists like Adam Buckman, the CBS series The Unit indulges in Anti-French slurs. First off, Adam Buckman of the New York Post writes “You have to love a show that’s so disdainful of the French.”
When G.J. from Weston Florida asked Yahoo! if it was true that “Eskimos have over a hundred works for snow”, Yahoo responded as follows : “Dear G.J.: We’ve heard this story too. Or maybe it was that joke about how the French have 50 different words for “surrender” (only kidding).