Jaw-dropping idiocy from Fox News assholes:
I could rant about how Canada has been doing more than its share of the fighting and dying in Afghanistan and how incredibly dumb it is to mock an ally, but the stupidity is overwhelming. What makes the piece particularly offensive is that it aired the day four Canadians were killed by a roadside bomb.
Red Eye, however, is not a real "news" show like the regular crap served up during the day. Instead, it's supposed to be some sort of comedy/satire/edgy show. Apparently,
passes for satire or is supposed to be funny or edgy.
If that's comedy, it makes me want to weep.
Fuck you, Fox News.
The outrage over Red Eye has forced FOX to do some damage control:
Gutfeld issued an apology Monday afternoon saying, "I realize that my words may have been misunderstood. It was not my intent to disrespect the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military, and for that I apologize."
But the host also seemed to defend his program, adding "Red Eye is a satirical take on the news, in which all topics are addressed in a lighthearted, humorous and ridiculous manner."
Sadly, this is a non-apology. When he says "I realize that my words may have been misunderstood" what he means is that it's the viewers' fault for not getting the joke. It makes you wonder what he really meant if he wasn't smearing the Canadian military.
If Canada wasn't fighting a war, the jokes wouldn't have attracted any attention. In fact, they might have drawn some cheap laughs. But the show aired as Canada was bringing back 4 of its soldiers from Afghanistan who were killed by a roadside bomb. That's what angered Canadians.
Just in case you think Gutfeld really is sorry, here’s what he wrote in his Twitter account about the incident:
My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians.
He's not sorry. What an asshole.