Scenario 1. A post appears that pokes fun at the French, or the Germans, or the Brits, or any other nationality. Hell, it might even make light of some terrorist atrocity commited in any of those countries. How does it get modded? 'Funny.'
Scenario 2. A post appears that pokes fun at the USA or maybe just the US government (which, it should be noted, is a very different thing from the USA itself). How does it get modded? 'Flamebait.'
I see these double standards all the time on /.
Well I am going on a mission to metamod these bozos as 'unfair' until the /. crew learns that if you can't take it, you shouldn't give it. Who's with me?