It’s not about ‘relationship’ but ugly anti-Americanism:
Read the lead on this CSM story
. It’s one of the uglier accounts of anti-Americanism I’ve ever read in a while. ... Anti-Americanism hasn’t just become a new ideology, it’s now bordering on a form of racism. ... Please: No more op-ed lectures about how we Americans, through our admittedly childish ‘freedom fries’ antics, brought this upon ourselves and how we can learn from the pseudo-sophisticated French. Anti-Americanism was rampant in France long before George Bush took office. ... Look at these numbers: “French polls show just 6 percent admire the US; 82 percent think the world is a more dangerous place than before the Iraq war, while 87 percent think that the US is trigger-happy.” ... But what do you expect from a country where the vast majority of media outlets are either owned by the government and/or openly allied (and corruptly so) with its major political parties? ... The cross-ownerhip change: Maybe it isn’t such a bad idea.