Funny how the words stupidity and ignorant seem to always come to mind when I think of the FOX NEWS CHANNEL
and I usually just roll my eyes when I hear anything that they have to report. So when I heard that their satire show called Red Eye
had poked fun at my country again I shrugged my shoulders until I saw the glaring Fox News story “Sorry for trashing our troops “
on the front page of Canada’s largest city’s newspaper . Sigh
. Alongside the Fox story is a story of thousands of Canadians lining highway overpasses on the freeway that had a motorcade of 4 dead Canadian soldiers that had died in Kandahar Afghanistan just a few days ago. Sigh
. For starters I do not expect any of my American friends to be up to date on what Canada is up to in the world but I do expect that a show on a news channel (yes, even a satirical one that on Fox) would in this age of technology and lightening fast info to have at least used Google. It was in extremely bad taste IMO to knock any countries soldiers especially soldiers that are fighting alongside American soldiers in the most dangerous area of Afghanistan and have been there since 2001. I realize that they are making apologies but the damage has been done and I feel bad for the military families in times like this. In the clip, Gutfeld says the Canadian military "wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants." "Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country? They have no army!" he asks the panel. Panellist Benson replies: "I didn't even know they were in the war. I thought that's where you go when you don't want to fight. Go chill in Canada. I guess that'll be their tourism selling point: We're not in the war for a year. So come on by while we nap."
With President Obama re-addressing the mission in Afghanistan and Canada pulling out in 2011, this is not a good time to have Canadians asking themselves the question....”why even bother.” Under the cut is the youtube video that was posted by an angry Canadian which brought this to the attention to the Canadian media because most Canadian’s don’t even get the channel. I've also added the CTV News coverage of the Canadian soldiers coming home vis a vis the Canadian response to the Fox show. Sigh
.( How to lose friends and alienate countries )