SkyscraperCity banner
1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,026 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The Bad Publicity Your Country Has Been Receiving
- It may not be true, as it usually is the case, but what bad publicity has your country been receiving recently or to date? Examples include being protrayed as a haven for prostitutes, having racist policies or having a government which oppresses its people.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
9,194 Posts
I don't know what revolts the world more:

my country's unconscienable invasion and wanton destruction of Iraq or how little that invassion and destruction even enters my country's consciousness

We should be utterly ashamed of our role as an aggressor and the crimes we have committed; sadly, we are not. We just happily wave our flags, praise Jesus, and continue to consume oil in a way that disregards how much that precious fuell has to do with us being in Iraq in the first place.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,712 Posts
Reports on The van Gogh. Facts left out; his wife exchanged him for a muslim lover (actor); he spoke pure filth again and again which would not pass anywhere else (censorship). Yet he is portrayed as a fighter for free speech.
 

·
Waiting for 122
Joined
·
3,803 Posts
eusebius said:
Reports on The van Gogh. Facts left out; his wife exchanged him for a muslim lover (actor); he spoke pure filth again and again which would not pass anywhere else (censorship). Yet he is portrayed as a fighter for free speech.
yes critisising a religion is filth? :bash:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,266 Posts
SkyscraperGuy said:
The Uk has lots of publicty at the moment on the rising impact on yob culture and the rise in street gangs.








Exactly the same thing in France, even if it calmed itself down a bit this year
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
144 Posts
Croatia got a lot of publicity regarding the war in former Yugoslavia and people perceive it as destroyed and undeveloped which is completely wrong
 

·
London is London
Joined
·
6,158 Posts
pakistan had been reciving alot of bad publicity from the west, thank god its improving now.
 

·
Registered User
Joined
·
1,652 Posts
For the US its basically every day...:hilarious

Were always doing something or causing this or that, or not giving enough. Not to say we haven't done anything....And all this is just our media! I'd hate to go over seas and see what the rest of the world was saying.

One day I hope the US becomes like Canada in stature. Known, but not known, ya know?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
7,712 Posts
Peyre said:
yes critisising a religion is filth? :bash:
Erm, do you understand Nederlands? Have you ever heard or met him? On this forum I can't even use the language he used. Weird to find you argueing with me. :eek:hno:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
918 Posts
edsg25 said:
I don't know what revolts the world more:

my country's unconscienable invasion and wanton destruction of Iraq or how little that invassion and destruction even enters my country's consciousness

We should be utterly ashamed of our role as an aggressor and the crimes we have committed; sadly, we are not. We just happily wave our flags, praise Jesus, and continue to consume oil in a way that disregards how much that precious fuell has to do with us being in Iraq in the first place.
It will always pale in comparison to what Saddam was doing, and what he would have continued to do.
 

·
Journeyman
Joined
·
16,768 Posts
I'm embarassed constantly by our US administration. My apologies, world.

Yes, Saddam was bad. But Bush is still a war criminal and murderer.
 

·
Registered User
Joined
·
1,652 Posts
^and I'd like to apologize for this person right above me.

I don't like Bush, but Im not going to apologize for him, we voted for him (as a majority) so he can apologize, not us.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,333 Posts
What's wrong with Bush. I personally find him an ok administrator. Yeah hes a bit dumb but he is ok. IMVVVHO what he did in Iraq was not that bad. Now that's just MY vvho.
 

·
Registered User
Joined
·
1,652 Posts
Now even though were getting of topic by just a smuge, I'll answer.

I personally like George Bush when it somes to international policy. Now what make me mad is that he ran as a conservative (hisss, Im hearing now), but now hes made a big left turn with his domestic agenda. We in the conservative (hiss) fold are getting very annoyed.

But as for bad press for the US the biggest thing here is the Micheal Jackson trial and the missing child of the day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
^ It's not the social issues they're pissed about, it's fiscal ones. And they're right to be. Bush ran against Gore in 2000 by charging that Gore would increase the size of government by the largest margin since LBJ (who initiated Medicare, etc.); a recent study by the libertarian Cato Institute has discovered that Bush has increased the size of government by the largest margin since--yes--LBJ. Republicans are not supposed to do that.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top