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2012 Election Cycle: French Bashing Is Back

12.13.2011 · Posted in 2012 election, Video

Yuuuup! French Bashing is back like an annoying cold-sore. Mind you, French-Bashing never really left, it just went quiet for a while. 2012 is a electoral year in America and various candidates are vying for the Republican Ticket. Anyone who has paid attention to the world of American politics over the last ten years, is ...

Bernard Accoyer and Anti-French Prejudice

09.02.2011 · Posted in Archives, History

According to a leaked diplomatic cable, UMP leader Bernard Accoyer raised the issue of Anti-French sentiment in the United States with American Embassy personnel in February 2005. Accoyer indicated to his American counterparts that he continued to receive complaints from French constituents who live in the U.S. that instances of gratuitous rudeness motivated by Anti-French ...

French Bashing Is Here To Stay

07.15.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Freedom Fries

Whether it’s Women’s Soccer, DSK, Tennis, Bastille Day or a sponsored hash-tag – the web remains rife with anti-French prejudice and sentiment. Brian Moylan of Gawker.com thinks he can do better than Cracked.com with his weak list of “10 things we should send back to France”. We’re guessing Ryan Tate(1) was too busy. @LukeRussert (2) ...

Joyeuse fête nationale !

07.14.2011 · Posted in Editorials

Où fêter le 14 juillet 2011 en Amérique du Nord ? Where are you going to celebrate “Bastille Day”? États-Unis d’Amérique, dépendances et Bahams Boston : 7-24 juillet : Festival du Film Français Où fêter le 14 juillet à New York ? New Jersey – French Institute Alliance Française Où fêter le 14 juillet en ...

Sneak Preview to Educating Jay

06.20.2011 · Posted in Educating Jay

Update for Miquelon.org readers: we’re looking into ways to broadcast the event tomorrow night via a private page. I’ll update you in the next 24 hours. **SNEAK PREVIEW** Educating Jay Special Invite Closed Screening Co-written and directed by Shannonn Kelly. Music by Paul Stirling Taylor Marc Cormier, the “Michael Moore” of French expatriates in North ...

Is denying bail French-Bashing?

05.17.2011 · Posted in Editorials

According to French politician Jack Lang, and some journalists, the fact judge Melissa Jackson refused to grant bail to Dominique Strauss Kahn is proof anti-French sentiment was part of her decision. From a purely legal standpoint, her decision is understandable: the accused is a flight risk, he was taken off a plane. What’s really interesting ...

Is this the End ?

05.11.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Website

It’s been close to eight years now since Miquelon.org first appeared on the web with a clear mission: to be a Watchdog dedicated to documenting anti-French attitudes and commentary in the world of politics, media and entertainment. I enjoyed this endeavor, I was proud to do the work so many others recoiled from and appreciated ...

French Bashing is Back

03.28.2011 · Posted in Editorials, Politics, Pop Culture

Yes. It’s back. Nothing like during the Iraq war of course, but proof none the less that anti-French prejudice is alive and well in American Pop Culture. A few minutes on twitter suffice… Here are a few articles and comments worthy of note. Du «french bashing» en Amérique – Petite poussée anti-française avec l’intervention «alliée» ...

Rumsfeld takes aim at Schroeder, Chirac in new memoir

02.08.2011 · Posted in Freedom Fries, Politics

“More troubling, the French and Germans were, intentionally or not, giving Saddam’s regime the impression that they could stop a military confrontation (…) By giving Saddam a false sense of security, and thereby reducing the incentive for him to comply with the UN’s demands, the French and Germans undoubtedly made a war more likely, not ...