According to this article in the New York Times, Americans out in the heartland don't like the UN . . . and its all the fault of Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.
Said Mark Malloch Brown, a Briton who is deputy to Secretary General Kofi Annan, there is "too much unchecked U.N.-bashing and stereotyping." He added:
"Much of the public discourse [about the U.N.] that reaches the U.S. heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News," he said.
Malloch Brown also took a swipe at US Ambassador John Bolton. As per the Times article:
"Mr. Malloch Brown did not mention Mr. Bolton by name, but he criticized the working strategy that many diplomats have associated with Mr. Bolton since his arrival last August. "Exacerbating matters is the widely held perception, even among many U.S. allies, that the U.S. tends to hold on to maximalist positions when it could be finding middle ground," Mr. Malloch Brown said."
If Malloch Brown is correct, sounds as if Rush and FNC are doing something right!