I see these things all the time. Last one was a BBC skit about how stupid Americans are where they asked Americans to name a country that began with a U. Of course they probable cheery picked all the results to show the dumbest people's answers. Yes they let one girl respond correctly but I have to wonder how many girls knew what suffrage was and they didn't show them.
Geez man, it is funny, have a laugh.
Yeah it is funny, but I'm pretty sick of the whole anti-US thing, and I'm from the UK! Plus the BBC are not exactly a paragon of virtue at the moment with their crap reporting and skewed competitions.
Although I've got to share a very funny story (IMHO) about American tourists in the UK. I find this funny because it's a clash of cultures and meanings, not because it's anti American.
I was in this pub and a couple of blokes behind me were talking about their jobs. One of them was a tour bus operator (sight seeing trips around the capital) and the other guy was asking him about it, asking if he had any trouble with tourists (specifically Americans). So the tour guide is saying no and how much he likes American tourists ("They're demanding, but they tip bloody well!"), but there was one funny story about an elderly couple:
They're waiting for a bus and he's talking with this couple about their holiday and how much their enjoying it, however there is one thing that puzzles them. When they're standing at a set of pedestrian traffic lights they hear this alarm noise come on every now and then. "Why does it do that?" asks the lady.
"Well," says the tour guide "since blind people can't can't see the lights, that alarm tells them when it's safe to go."
The woman looks at him horrified.
"In the States," she says "we don't let blind people drive cars!"
I spat my beer our when I heard that, but I guess you had to be there...