But other than fanatical idiots, no one "hates" the US. People have issues with the US, yes, but that is not hate or being "anti" US in any way.
But while in the US, France is used as a punching bag by especially right wing pundits, then the US is often used as a punching bag in Europe, and yes even in the UK by people. You have seen the Iraq War Enquiry the last few days right? It is not exactly flattering comments about the US there from UK military and politicians.. Are you going to claim that they are "anti-American's" also? There are also plenty of British who are very critical of the US on every level.
But what it all boils down to is respect. When people respect each other and what they do and dont go in acting all superior and telling other nations what they should do, then it is all good. Sadly on both sides of the Atlantic there is too much acting "superior and telling the other side what to do" these days and when that does not work we Europeans usually get WW2 thrown in the face over here by the Americans. Guess we should start throwing segregation and their lack of a free market in certain industries into their faces.. /shrug.
Personally I think the US-UK-EURO relationship is like a typical sibling rivalry. We fight over pathetic things, but when it comes to family then we will stand together as always against any opposition. I have no doubt that if France was attacked by someone, then the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and a host of other countries would come to her defence, just as they did when the US was attacked on 9/11.