Same reason why Canadians are portrayed as nice, polite people, Britain is portrayed as stuck up tea drinkers and Australia is portrayed as a Kangaroo
In general, the British, or more specifically the English, have more common sense than most other people. The stuck-up, Downton Abbey image is portrayed to sell that show to America, who still think we have pea-soup fogs and cobble-stone streets.
Thank you for replying 3 months later.
If it were three years later the answer would still be relevant.
A stereotype like any other stereotype. It's kind of funny because any time someone even mentions the word "America," someone will go out of their way to say something like "America is stupid."<br />
So many bitter, bitter tears.
Haha there are stupid Americans, there are great Americans. Like any other country. But like any other country, the bad ones give a ****** name to the rest. I've met some really cool people from France. But there's no end to the smack-talk directed at the French.
That is how the British Media see it, and they are correct, most of them are ignorant.
Because the dumb and ignorant ones get all the attention, regardless of the country they're from. Sells newspapers I guess.
Hmmm. Something to ponder.
Because sadly some Americans who travel the world show they have done no research on the places they visit and wander up and down the main street for half an hour before declaring they've seen that place and heading back to their hotel
LMFAO no idea hahaha
I think it more of:<br />
You catch an American idiot or an Australian racist or a British who talks funny and the news and youtube run it and run it until it has reached max veiws. It is not something that is only American
It's their method of indoctrination.
See, it works.
Which media? The American media?
Ive only seen it on American media.