Munguin's Essential French for Tourists
But Munguin, for all his self importance, isn't, and doesn't pretend to be Scotland's newspaper. The Scotsman, on the other hand...
I guess this snafu is what happens when you have had to move out of your large central offices to somewhere petit et bijou behind parliament ...and then again to a suite of offices on the outskirts of the town, with just an editor, a laddie and the tea wifie.
Still, as almost no one reads it (shares were at around 30p each in February; now at under 4p), I suspect it's not too much of a problem.
As for the story, I've got to say that I've never really found the French to be particularly rude to tourists. Not certainly any more so than anyone else, although, like most big cities, Paris isn't, perhaps, the most friendly place in the world. But if you get outside the big busy capital, and try a little French, instead of shouting loudly in English (deux bières, s'il vous plaît, monsieur), I'd say they were pretty warm and friendly.