the Canadians like Americans more than the Europeans. aint that nice? But the Europeans think Americans are loud, obnoxious, fat/overweight, retards. Not all, but alot do. So its important to make a good impression if you visit Europe.
As a Canadian, I think that the media is doing Americans a serious disservice in terms of the image of Americans they present. That image does not correspond to my personal experience with Americans. If it did, I'd be really, really worried.