"EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need Not Applyhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586342,00.html"Now that they've been caught, the recruiting outfit is taking down the ad. Commendable.
FOXNews (February 17, 2010)
" Looking for a job? Well, if you're an "arrogant American,' you had better search elsewhere.
"An information technology staffing firm based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., posted an advertisement for a technical writer that warned that an 'arrogant American' would not flourish in the position.
" 'Exelon is looking to provide these proposals to Chinese businesses, so someone who is respectful and understands Chinese culture is preferred. An arrogant American will not work well in this role,' the listing read.
"The ad, posted by Viva USA, an information technology consulting firm, has since been removed. Varuna Singh, the company's development manager, told FoxNews.com it received the language from its client, Exelon Nuclear Partners, and the wording somehow got past a 'junior recruiter' who posted the advertisement on CareerBuilder.com...."
You don't have to believe this, by the way. The story ran on the FOX News website: and 'everybody knows' that FOX News lies. They're arrogant Americans, remember.
America isn't Perfect: But The Anti-American Fad is Seriously DatedBack in the sixties, being anti-American was kind of now, kind of wow. You know, like, groovy.
Forty years later? The idea that Americans - all Americans - are arrogant, insensitive capitalist imperialist warmonger running dogs has gotten rather old.
Oh, well: I'm an American, myself. And 'everybody knows' what we're like.
How Divisive of an Upstart News ServiceI've written about information gatekeepers before. ("What is an Information Gatekeeper?" (August 14, 2009))
And, I'm rather glad that we live in a time when "divisive" news items like this can get published. Even if old-school editors at The New York Times and broadcast networks' news departments don't feel like letting 'the masses' know about items like this.
- " 'Everybody Knows' Poverty Causes Terrorism: So How Come - - -?"
(January 7, 2010)
- "Berserk Killer Psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, Islam, and Getting a Grip"
(November 8, 2009)
- "Imperialist American Aggressors Attack Poland?"
(October 30, 2009)
- "What is an Information Gatekeeper?"
(August 14, 2009)
- "Global Patriot Reporting: Anti-American Bias? Could Be"
(March 25, 2008)