March 18, 2004

and if it happened in Texas.....

By Iain Murray:

Just a quick question

If this had happened in the US, rather than France, wouldn't British and European media be full of stories about American ignorance of the world, American violence, reasons why Americans can't be trusted to lead the world etc etc? [link]

[I hate it when people put in unexplained links, like "this is funny" and you have to click on the link to find out what it is. So I'll tip you off, the link leads to a story about a driver in Montpellier, France, who saw Osama Bin Laden walking down the street and tried to run him over so as to collect the reward...]

Iain's right—if a Yank did this we'd never hear the end of it. And not just from British and European media; there are a ton of people around here who also cherish any story that makes Americans look stupid and violent.

Posted by John Weidner at March 18, 2004 2:35 PM
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