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US-Haters For Hillary – On “Ugly Americans”

America-hating, terrorist-loving Saudi-owned Reuters brings us this hard hitting news:

  Ugly American book jacket

Behavior guide aims at demise of "the ugly American

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alarmed by the relentless rise of anti-Americanism around the world, a business-backed group is trying to change the behavior that spawned an enduring stereotype of Americans abroad — loud, arrogant, ill-dressed, ill-mannered and lacking respect for other cultures.

For many years, much of the rest of the world distinguished between the United States and the American people. Americans tended to get better ratings than their country and its policies. But recent surveys show that favorable perceptions of Americans have been shrinking while views on the world’s only superpower grow increasingly hostile.

Enter Business for Diplomatic Action Inc. (BDA), a non-profit organization founded by advertising executive Keith Reinhard after a worldwide survey of attitudes toward Americans convinced him that "our collective personality is one of the root causes of anti-Americanism."

"We are seen as loud, arrogant and completely self-absorbed," said Reinhard, chairman emeritus of the advertising agency DDB Worldwide. "People see in us the ultimate arrogance — assuming that everybody wants to be like us."

An estimated 60 million Americans travel abroad each year and BDA’s Reinhard sees all of them as potential ambassadors who might win the hearts and minds of their host countries, no matter how much people there might hate U.S. policies.

Keith Reinhard clearly hates America. Just look at his Federal Election Campaign contributions:

REINHARD, KEITH
NEW YORK, NY 10019
DDB WORLDWIDE/CHAIRMAN

    CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
    VIA FRIENDS OF HILLARY
  09/19/2005 420.00 25020441485

REINHARD, KEITH
NEW YORK, NY 10021

    DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
  09/22/1997 400.00 98032672681
  11/17/1997 500.00 98032672681

REINHARD, KEITH
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWID

    DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
  10/08/1999 500.00 20035103190
  02/09/2000 500.00 20035431470
  10/19/2000 500.00 20036582359

REINHARD, KEITH
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWIDE/ADVERTISING

    BRADLEY, BILL
    VIA BILL BRADLEY FOR PRESIDENT INC
  03/29/1999 1000.00 20990096038

REINHARD, KEITH
NEW YORK, NY 10021
OMNICOM

    CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
    VIA HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON FOR US SENATE COMMITTEE INC
  08/02/1999 1000.00 20020040718

 

    CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
    VIA FRIENDS OF HILLARY
  02/07/2003 1000.00 23020172367

REINHARD, KEITH L
NEW YORK, NY 10021

    KERRY, JOHN F
    VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
  07/20/2004 -1000.00 24962265245

REINHARD, KEITH L
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWIDE

    SCHUMER, CHARLES E
    VIA SCHUMER ’98
  12/05/1997 1000.00 98020040633
  12/05/1997 1000.00 98020040633

REINHARD, KEITH L
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB WORLDWIDE

    SCHUMER, CHARLES E
    VIA FRIENDS OF SCHUMER
  05/20/2002 1000.00 22020571975
  05/20/2002 1000.00 22020571975
  11/13/2003 1000.00 24020040669
  11/13/2003 1000.00 24020040669

REINHARD, KEITH L
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB WORLDWIDE/CHAIRMAN

    KERRY, JOHN F
    VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
  03/07/2003 2000.00 25971196814
  03/29/2004 1000.00 25971248667

REINHARD, KEITH L.
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWIDE/ADVERTISING

    GORE, AL
    VIA GORE 2000 INC
  03/31/1999 500.00 20990084752

REINHARD, KEITH L.
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB WORLDWIDEINC./ADVERTISING EXE

    DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
  05/20/2003 1000.00 23991143964

REINHARD, KEITH L. MR.
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWIDE/ADVERTISING

    GORE, AL
    VIA GORE/LIEBERMAN GENERAL ELECTION LEGAL AND ACCOUNTING COMPLIANCE FUND
  09/20/2000 1000.00 20990232040

REINHARD, KEITH MR.
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DDB NEEDHAM WORLDWID/ADVERTISING

    DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE
  11/07/2001 500.00 22990286737
  11/26/2003 1000.00 23992497709
  03/01/2004 2000.00 24991147279

Big surprise, huh?

I’m sure one of the things Mr. Reinhard rails against is Americans’ "conspicuous consumption." Well, he should know.

From Adfreak.com:

Livin’ la vida larga

DDB chief Keith Reinhard has set up house on the 70th floor of the south building of the Time Warner Center, in a four-bedroom, $9.1-million spread that puts him directly upstairs from Prince Turki bin Khalid (who is described as both a member of the Saudi royal family and an official with the Saudi national soccer team) and five floors above Ricky Martin.

Preach on, brother!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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