I think this is the full (or more of the) interview I posted last night. Among other things, Jon said he liked touring Europe and playing for "a fan base that knows all the verses, not just the choruses." He repeated the sentiment later in the interview: "They know all the verses, whereas the Americans live around the choruses."
First of all, I do think Jon was merely complimenting European fans ahead of the European tour, as opposed to taking a deliberate pot shot at American fans. And secondly, it's not the first time Jon or a member of the band has specifically talked about European fans "knowing the verses" instead of "just the choruses" and I doubt it will be the last. Nor is it the first time heated debate over the differences in crowds and set lists has been raged.
Having said that, I've always maintained that it wouldn't be too hard for Bon Jovi to throw a bone for the diehards at EVERY show, regardless of the location or the overall crowd response. All it would take is one or two gems or rarities a night. Plenty of time to play all the tried and true hits that casuals come to see, and then everyone leaves happy. Don't punish a loyal, passionate fan just because he/she happens to live in the wrong city, country or continent.
Meanwhile, a Facebook group called North American Bon Jovi fans who know the verses has been set up.