The Casual Reporter: Ted Nugent On the French

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ted Nugent On the French

Ted Nugent, a heavy metal guitar legend and devoted (bow) hunter, was being interviewed by a French journalist. Eventually, the conversation turned to his love of outdoor pursuits. The journalist asked,
"What do you think the last thought is in the head of a deer before you shoot it? Is it, "Are you my friend?" or maybe "Are you the one who killed my brother?" Nugent replied, "They aren't capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, What am I going to eat next? Who am I going to screw next? and, Can I run fast enough to get away? They are very much like the French in that."

A quick Google search revealed that, according to, he made this comment in a May 2006 interview conducted not by a French journalist but by British journalist Robert Chalmers for The Independent on Sunday, the expanded Sunday version of the UK newspaper The Independent:

"What do these deer think when they see you coming?" I ask him. "Here comes the nice guy who puts out our dinner? Or, there's the man that shot my brother?" "I don't think they're capable of either of those thoughts, you Limey asshole. They're only interested in three things: the best place to eat, having sex and how quickly they can run away. Much like the French."

1 comment:

  1. I agree. The French have had an arrogant attitude towards us, even though they sent us the Statue of Liberty. They didn't want to commit troops to the Gulf War, yet they were ready to jump to the head of the line to secure fat oil contracts. And why are they the only ones who refused (DeGaulle) to repay their WWII debt to USA?


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