Year: 2007 Website Upgrade

The 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