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    Oh why did this happen? I'd love to see him show his face in Alberta after those comments against the CF.
    He wouldn't make it out of the airport alive.

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    Pfft! They only said sorry because they were forced. They're not sorry at all eh. Fucktards.

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    We should totally bomb the Baldwins in retaliation.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Half the Baldwins are already bombed so we may as well finish them off.

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    Fox News jokesters forced into retreat over Canadian military jibes - Yahoo! Canada News

    OTTAWA - They bashed the Canadian military but an American TV host and his guest were forced into a strategic retreat Monday in the face of a national uproar.

    A Fox News host issued an apology over a talk-show segment described by the Canadian government as "despicable" and "disgusting."

    And one of his fellow jokesters - a comedian who quipped that he wasn't even aware Canadian troops were in Afghanistan - was forced to cancel scheduled gigs in Edmonton.

    Comedian Doug Benson had been slated to appear April 2 to 5 in Edmonton, which is home to a Canadian Forces base, but the venue owner asked him to stay away.

    Irate viewers flooded websites with thousands of comments, there were calls for a boycott of Fox advertisers, and several new Facebook groups popped up, including one titled "Greg Gutfeld Can Rot in Hell."

    Gutfeld, the host of the controversial segment on Fox's Red Eye show, said he never intended to make light of Canadian military efforts in Afghanistan.

    "However, I realize that my words may have been misunderstood," Gutfeld said in a statement released by Fox News.

    "It was not my intent to disrespect the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military, and for that I apologize.

    "Red Eye is a satirical take on the news, in which all topics are addressed in a lighthearted, humorous and ridiculous manner."

    The recent talk-show segment was taped just before four more Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, and it featured a group of pundits taking turns trashing Canada and its reliability as an ally.

    They were spurred by comments from Canada's army chief that the military would need a year's hiatus to regroup and refurbish after its Kandahar mission ends in 2011.

    In the Fox News segment, widely accessed on the Internet, Gutfeld said 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?" he said. "They have no army."

    That opening crack from Gutfeld prompted his comedian guest, Benson, to chime in: "I didn't even know that they were in the war," he said.

    "I thought that's where you go if 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."

    Swept up the backlash over that little wisecrack was a comedy club in West Edmonton Mall. Benson had been scheduled to perform there next week.

    But the owner of the Comedy Strip said he received too many angry messages - including from friends and relatives of soldiers - to guarantee Benson's safety. One person promised to buy a ticket just so that he could throw a beer at Benson.

    "We were inundated with emails and phone calls that were bordering on threatening," said club owner Rick Bronson.

    "Unfortunately, (Benson) touched a nerve."

    The owner's wife called Benson's agent and informed him that the show couldn't go on. The comedian apparently explained that the segment had only been meant as a joke and that he respected Canada's military.

    Defence Minister Peter MacKay wasn't laughing.

    He requested an apology Monday just before leaving for Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ont., where he attended a homecoming ceremony with the families of the latest soldiers killed.

    MacKay said later that he was satisfied with the apology.

    Canadian soldiers have been fighting in Afghanistan for eight years and have spent the last four in the country's most violent region. Canada has lost 116 soldiers in Afghanistan, the highest casualty rate among allied countries fighting there.

    Earlier Monday, a spokesman stressed that the Canadian government specifically wanted an apology from the panellists who made the wisecracks - and not just from the Fox network at large.

    "These are despicable, hurtful and ignorant comments," said Dan Dugas, a spokesman for MacKay.

    "I think that so-called comedian should stare in the camera at his first opportunity and apologize to all of the families of people he's hurt with these despicable comments.

    "And he's got to say, 'I was misinformed. I was ignorant of the truth and the contribution of the Canadian Forces to the war on terror, and I want to take it back. I know as a comedian that I can fail sometimes; I failed miserably at this so-called comedy.'

    "And his panellists should say the same."

    Canada says it will withdraw most of its 2,500 troops from Kandahar when its current combat mission expires in 2011.

    The Fox News program aired after Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, the Canadian army chief of staff, said the military would need a one-year break from operations once the long and difficult mission in Afghanistan winds down.

    The segment was posted online (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

    under the title, "How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries."

    By Monday afternoon, more than 9,400 people had posted responses to the clip, which also makes fun of RCMP officers and their traditional red uniforms.

    Among the myriad online comments were a number of calls for a boycott of Fox advertisers.

    "I'm just disgusted," said Toronto resident Gabby Herczeg, 55, after seeing the clip.

    "Quite frankly, it's Canadians who've been protecting American lives by fighting in the most dangerous part of Afghanistan.

    "I am going to actively find out who Fox had advertising and I'm just going to avoid buying any sort of products from them. It's just a disgusting performance."

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    That thing's not even an apology either. He's sorry he was "misunderstood" as if it's the viewer's fault.
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    We should totally bomb the Baldwins in retaliation.
    Not Adam Baldwin though. He's not related and actually can act.
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    misunderstood? LOL

    pretty sure it was clear.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    A little harsh, but what the hell -

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    Yeah, my daughter already joined!
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    I joined. Yeah, I'm bitter.

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    I'm so sad that so many Americans still have no idea how much Canada has done in Afghanistan. When I tell people, at one time, (maybe still) the Canadians had more tropps there than the U.S. they don't believe me. When this stuff happens it makes me question whether I want U.S. citizenship.
    If I can't be a good example, then let me be a horrible warning.

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    Now being picked up, and hotly debated, on the hockey message boards

    Canadian officials lash back at Fox news and their trash talk about Canadians - HFBoards

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana55 View Post
    I'm so sad that so many Americans still have no idea how much Canada has done in Afghanistan. When I tell people, at one time, (maybe still) the Canadians had more tropps there than the U.S. they don't believe me. When this stuff happens it makes me question whether I want U.S. citizenship.
    Canada's troop level in Afghanistan have never exceeded the number of troops from the US. Canada may have had more troops than any other coalition member outside of the US, but it has never exceeded the number of troops from the US.

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    We're too busy burying our war dead to worry about Fox's gutless Gutfield


    Posted By JOE WARMINGTON, SUN MEDIA


    "The Canadian military wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants."
    - Greg Gutfeld on Fox TV's Red Eye.

    First, though, we will bury our latest war dead.

    Numbers 113, 114, 115, 116.

    And unlike in the United States where the policy has been to bring home returning fallen soldiers under a cloak of secrecy and without public appreciation today thousands of Canadians will be on the bridges and overpasses of the Highway of Heroes to pay their respects.

    "I didn't even know they were in the war," Fox panelist Doug Benson said.

    He's ignorant!

    Tell that to the families of Master Cpl. Scott Vernelli, 28, Cpl. Tyler Crooks, 24, Trooper Jack Bouthillier, 20, and Trooper Corey Joseph Hayes, 22 who are arriving home in flag-draped coffins today.

    "I thought that's where you go if you don't want to fight you go chill in Canada," added Benson.

    He's also not funny.

    If there ever is a draft in the U.S. again, we'll have to remember that if he decides to dodge!

    Host Gutfield added: "Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country?"

    The ugly American, like his pal, is also not funny.

    Invade us? I hope Gutfield and Benson are the first two Americans to cross the border. I'd have some pancakes, back bacon and maple syrup for them, and remind them about what happened the last time Americans tried to invade us in 1812.

    And then I would show them the names of the dead men and women who died along side their soldiers. That's who they made fun of.

    Another panelist, speaking on Canada, made the comment: "I'm so disappointed in them."

    This is, several Canadian military sources have told me, how we felt back in 2003 when the Americans all but abandoned its post in Afghanistan and shipped thousands of soldiers to Iraq instead. This meant Canada was left to do the heavy lifting in southern Afghanistan as the 116 dead and several hundred wounded soldiers have showed.

    They fact that these people would make a comedy bit out of this is classless, reprehensible and the lowest of low.

    "Who cares what they say down there?" Don Cherry, perhaps our most famous and patriotic Canadian, said today.

    On his Saturday's Coach's Corner, he wept as he showed the pictures of the latest four soldiers.

    But he did not want to bite on the bate from a low-rent American TV show.

    "Pay no attention to it," said Grapes. "And don't give them any publicity."

    He's probably right, but once something goes viral in this Internet world of ours, publicity is what it becomes. And on the backs of some dead soldiers?

    Of course those on the panel will claim it was just a bit and an attempt at humour. But they should know there is nothing funny about war.

    "That's not satire at all," an outraged OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino said, en route to escort home the latest fallen. "And they are saying this at a time when we are going to bring home our latest four heroes? It's appalling."

    Fantino added he knows many Americans "and I have never, ever heard any of them speak like this."

    He said he suspects this is isolated to this program which showed "vile disregard for our contribution" and he finds the "ridiculous belittling" of Canada's costly effort "disgusting."

    Even though it's not coming from official channels, it makes the flag flap of the 1992 World Series, where an honour guard had the maple leaf upside down, look small. This is so hurtful, I suspect President Obama may have to address it.

    Canada, after all, is in this war because of its commitment to its NATO allies.

    Of course nothing said on a television show at 3 a.m. should be taken too seriously but when a cut is stinging and a nation is mourning, anything said is like salt being poured on open wounds.

    Will Fox see today that nothing will stand in the way of Canada's kind of pride? Will they own up to their nonsense and run pictures of the hearses on Highway of Heroes today and of all of the Canadian flags on the bridges or down at the Last Turn at the Ontario Coroner's office?

    It doesn't really matter if they care. We care. And as they laugh at us, we make note we are kind of busy today repatriating our latest dead soldiers.

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