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Old 04-01-2014, 12:26 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've only really seen it once here, and their criticisms of the US were just as applicable to Australia.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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There doesn't always have to be a local angle.
Yeah others have agreed with me that the Olympics or news is just TOO Aussie focused. I understand there will be a local bent, but really, does almost EVERY event (or the vast majority) on the olympics have to include Australia in it? It's Australia this, Australia that, green and gold.etc. I mean I cheer on our athletes as much as anyone, but it's a bit too much..of course when flight MH370 went missing many of the headlines were like '7 Australians missing...'
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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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.
Maybe...I went on a tour of Italy with a lot of older Americans but we didn't talk in depth about it. There was a large contingent from Monterey, actually, interesting people to talk to.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:10 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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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?
No ofrence but where would you see Americans?

Only 400,000 per annum visit Australia. You don't sound like you really have a clue. They do not act like that, infact when they come here they are very loud.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:11 AM
 
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Yeah others have agreed with me that the Olympics or news is just TOO Aussie focused. I understand there will be a local bent, but really, does almost EVERY event (or the vast majority) on the olympics have to include Australia in it? It's Australia this, Australia that, green and gold.etc. I mean I cheer on our athletes as much as anyone, but it's a bit too much..of course when flight MH370 went missing many of the headlines were like '7 Australians missing...'
That's exactly what I mean. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yeah actually I've met quite a few from the Bay Area. It seems that type of person is more likely to travel abroad to places like rural Vietnam than your average hick from Tennessee.
But then Tennesee is thousands of miles from San Francisco so they'd be more likely to goto Europe.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Anti-Americanism in Western Europe is widespread.
Maybe you should watch the graham norton show on a saturday night.

Most of western europe doesn't speak English. So they don't get influenced much.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:33 AM
 
Location: classified
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Yeah others have agreed with me that the Olympics or news is just TOO Aussie focused. I understand there will be a local bent, but really, does almost EVERY event (or the vast majority) on the olympics have to include Australia in it? It's Australia this, Australia that, green and gold.etc. I mean I cheer on our athletes as much as anyone, but it's a bit too much..of course when flight MH370 went missing many of the headlines were like '7 Australians missing...'
Honestly that does not sound much different than the US coverage of the news/olympics.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:46 AM
 
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Honestly that does not sound much different than the US coverage of the news/olympics.
It's nothing like US coverage/ news. And I'm not defending US coverage or news as most of it is infotainment, but it's a different kind of terrible.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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No ofrence but where would you see Americans?

Only 400,000 per annum visit Australia. You don't sound like you really have a clue. They do not act like that, infact when they come here they are very loud.
Yeah they're loud, but I've never heard them saying 'USA, USA' or anything corny like that lol.
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