I very rarely get angry. Really. But right now I am so pissed off, I can't stand it. Why am I so angry? Glad you asked. Greg Gutfeld, on FOX, and his "guests," displayed their ignorance on a show called Red Eye.
As I think you know, I don't watch tv, and if this latest show is any indication, I am not missing much. I had seen this show mentioned around the internet. Then I found it on Blackfive here.
Quite apart from the fact that, as they mock Canada's military, and declare that Canada is "not a smart culture", four of our Canadians have just been killed in Afghanistan, the level of moronic stupidity is almost stunning.
Let's start with their insults of our military first. First off: mocking the name of a senior military person. How clever of them! Newsflash, a***hole: HE didn't choose his name. I do not have inside information about our military, or their operations, but I can assure Gutfeld or anyone else, our troops most certainly will not be taking time out for manicures and pedicures. There is more denigration of our military, and it goes downhill rapidly.
I am REALLY tired of ignorant s**** in America and Canada who badmouth the military while knowing less than zero - and proving it when opening their mouths - about the men and women who volunteer to serve.
"Ridiculous country"???? Not so much. "Wonderful little red jackets" of our Mounties? Newsflash again: We DO have police, who also have armoured cars etc...etc. I guess Gutfeld and his cronies don't follow the news. In every urban city we have actual police; you know, just like America has. Truth.
"Let's just tell Russia to 'come on over.' ???????????? As far as I know, Canada's foreign policy certainly does not encourage Russia to invade us. Newsflash: It is the US president who is rolling out the welcome mat for terrorists. It is the American government that is extending the olive branch to the Russians, the Syrians, the Iranians, Hamas, Hezbollah et al. Oh and another newsflash for the morons on Red Eye? As far as I remember? Those Americans who came here to avoid their voluntary service in the US military? The service they signed on for, then changed their minds? So far, we seem to be sending them back to you. Maybe Red Eye can go interview Robin Long, for example, who is in the brig in America since we didn't want him.
There was so much ignorance on display it boggles the mind of this Canadian. I could go on and on, line by line, slapping the attempts at funny. Instead, you can go over to B5 here for yourself and listen.
Let me be clear: I LOVE to laugh, and can usually find something funny and absurd in most situations. And yes, I most often laugh at myself. People who know me, know this about me. However, mocking the Canadian military is NOT funny. Cheap laughs based on ignorance are NOT funny. No ands, ifs, or but about that.
Many years ago, I interviewed an iconic journalist when I was still in school. A really good guy, he gave me a lot of his time, and the subjects we discussed were wide ranging and instructive. One thing he told me has always stayed with me. He said to me:' Do your homework, and read everything. ' Seems to me, the folks at Red Eye would do well to take that advice, because the only people "ridiculous" and "not so smart" from this programme are Gutfeld and his sidekicks.
Gutfeld, you owe MY military - and their families - an apology. Then, you can STFU!
*His email addy is: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Edit: Seems that others also are "not amused". See News Hounds here. Be sure and read the comments there.....lol And another here. Just the title alone on that last one is more eloquent than I could manage.....lol]