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Did anyone see fox news brodcast on how Canadian tropes are not pulling there weight and are instead getting pedicures and manicures.
We have been in Afganistan since the begining. With our snippers having the longest recorded kill 2400 Meters around 7500 feet.
Canada has troups on the ground killed just about every day.
The Netherlands Canada and the United States are doing the heavy lifting over there but acording to Fox News the only ones doing anything are the States. Not to take anything away from the sacrafices of the States but there are other countries bleeding their sons and daughters as well.
Sorry for the rant but I'm shure that you can see where I'm coming from. Brick Wall,) Shame on You!
Fisher King

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Did you see the broadcast or did you just hear about it? Any links to it?

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Apparently its true. Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld made the comments:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090323/national/fox_news_cda
I did not see the show, just read the above news release.

Fisher King, please be aware that just because one thoughtless commentator made disparaging remarks, does not mean the rest of America feels the same way.

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Those comments were beyong the pale in my opinon. Are their sacrifices any less then ours? No. Are their dead coming back any sooner than ours? no. Greg Gutfiled needs to resign or be fired for that. It speaks well for the network that they decounced it as forcefully as they did but that guy needs to go back to being night manager of a Wendy's somewhere. Please understand Fisher King that this is certainly not the opinion of the majority or even a small minority but the iodiotic and thoughtless words of a few morons.

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That's definitely a foul. It'll be interesting to see what happens. I think Fox is more likely to take action against him than other networks. He obviously doesn't understand Canada's contribution to the war.

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"These are despicable, hurtful and ignorant comments," said Dan Dugas,

Can't say it better than that.
They ought to be ashamed of themselves even if it supposed to be satirical.
Tastefulness has its boundaries.

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Canada is and always has been a good neighbor and ally of the US.

The comments were in poor taste, inappropriate and untrue.

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I saw this a couple days ago but posted nothing, I'm always saying stuff about Fox, sometimes I figure I'm talking to myself. I guess 4 Canadien guys got killed the day of the broadcast or a couple days before or something.

You tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJn5XlbSFk

The video is what it is. Gutfeld, the host claims we just misunderstand, and he apologizes. Not sure if he is apologizing for our misunderstanding him or for disrespecting the Canadian military.

Canadian Broadcast Company

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2009/03/23/redeye-soldiers-mocking.html

I don't mind the lack of taste or cluelessness of it all as much as I dislike the disrespect of Canada and it's people as well as of course it's military and thier families.

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Whatever Civet, I'm sure had the same thing happened on KOS you'd be defending them. Had this happened on NBC or CNN it would have been swept under the rug. Fox had the decency to apologize and condemn the remarks for what they were.

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Thanks for your understanding. I did not think that the American people would
intentionaly down play Canada and it's sacrifices knowingly. When something like this comes out we as Canadians are more apt to turn the other cheek. but to me it was still like a slap in the face. You never know how other countries preceve you.
Thankyou again for understanding Thumbs up
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It was a slap in the face fisher. No other way to describe it. Please don't mistake one nit wit for rest of us though. This was not a representation, just the thoughtless mutterings of one fool.

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