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Old 03-31-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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It isn't a stereotype. It's conventional wisdom in Australia that Americans are over the top in terms of patriotism. As someone who has lived for years in Melbourne the hypocrisy of that belief is not lost on me. It's really bad here. It's like Australia is always in competition or something. Aussie winners of Olympic medals are listed without listing the actual winner of a competition. There isn't a story about Grammys or Oscars, but which Aussies won or were "snubbed".

awww, I am sure you'll survive.

LOL. What do you want us to do?

Celebrate the foreign movie category winner from France? Of course there is going to be a local angle.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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awww, I am sure you'll survive.

LOL. What do you want us to do?

Celebrate the foreign movie category winner from France? Of course there is going to be a local angle.
There doesn't always have to be a local angle.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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There doesn't always have to be a local angle.
Okay. We can let all the national channels know to ignore any acknowledgment of local artists/sports people in their chosen field because it annoys the foreigners living in Australia

Sounds completely reasonable.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:16 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It seems when I talk to Americans travelling abroad many try to downplay America, at least the nation (if not the place), and all seem pretty critical of the government (especially during the Bush years). Maybe it's the people I've met, but it seems many feel sort of embarrassed about being American at times, in contrast to the stereotype of them all being chest-beating zealous patriots. Maybe it's because of the general atmosphere of anti-Americanism one experiences in say Europe?
Maybe because many of the people who choose to travel abroad tend towards liberal? Especially the young people you'd be running into. Vs. people who buy into tour group packages.

You ask the weirdest questions, sometimes.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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Okay. We can let all the national channels know to ignore any acknowledgment of local artists/sports people in their chosen field because it annoys the foreigners living in Australia

Sounds completely reasonable.
It doesn't annoy me more than the feeble-mindedness of it amuses me. Australian media ignores anything that doesn't feature an Aussie. Do you enjoy wallowing in provincialism?
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Maybe because many of the people who choose to travel abroad tend towards liberal? Especially the young people you'd be running into. Vs. people who buy into tour group packages.

You ask the weirdest questions, sometimes.
Cough, not all of us travelers are liberals.

Just because we enjoy traveling doesn't mean we don't understand history.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:26 PM
 
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It doesn't annoy me more than the feeble-mindedness of it amuses me. Australian media ignores anything that doesn't feature an Aussie. Do you enjoy wallowing in provincialism?
You're the sucker consuming it.
I simply don't watch commercial news coverage.

and I'm pretty sure its the same thing in the states...... Covering news from an American angle.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:48 AM
 
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I don't consume it, but I'm not unaware of how terrible it is. It's not the same in the US in that there are actually a few good newspapers in the US. And they cover stories that have nothing to do with the US.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Patriotic Americans aren't really an issue here,.... much the same as other nationalities.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:08 AM
 
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Maybe because many of the people who choose to travel abroad tend towards liberal? Especially the young people you'd be running into. Vs. people who buy into tour group packages.

You ask the weirdest questions, sometimes.
I can't say I've ever noticed what the OP describes. I work in a very touristy area where there are loads of American tourists all the time.
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