' An Ignorant, racist, gun totting and sanctimonius people' was the over riding view of them before going there. Quite to the contrary, most, if not all were so friendly, switched on and very welcoming
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Well most of us are astoundingly ignorant in a general way. We tend to have knowledge only in areas of our work or enthusiasms, not a well rounded education. We're no more racist than average in my opinion. We do have lots of guns but most of us aren't gun nuts, still by comparison, since most other peoples or their governments don't trust themselves to have guns we are relatively gun toting. We are no more sanctimonious than anybody else. We are friendlier than average. You left out materialistic, we're more materialistic than many if not most other nations.
I'd say overall we're no more distorted in the international media than anybody else. We're just more important to them because we could blow everybody else up. It understandably worries them that a nation of people who can't find their country on a map has such a capability.4