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Fox News belittles Canadian Military

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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by MacroVisio
There are two glaring differences between the air farce and fox. The first would be talent. The second is a sense of humor.


A sense of humor is in the eye of the individual. Some like the 3 Stooges. I think sophomoric. If you want to be offended by this no one can stop you but it really is a non-issue imo.




posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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Most Americans think of Canada as our brothers and sisters. It is the extreme minority that thinks the way that is portrayed in that clip.

Personally I would rather live in Canada than the current AmeriKa.

Send us your sympathy who live in this current Amerika...we don't like it either, please don't let a few jerks color your view of the citizens of this once great nation.

I love you guys up there and if anyone from Vancouver wants to offer me a job and a visa I would be out of here in a heartbeat.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Wtf is going on in the world ?? It is OUR role to get mocked for our military!! Not Canadian's !! I've always liked Canada but I could change my mind...pfft dunno find something else to get mocked about ffs !!


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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:24 PM
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Agreed I'm 100% behind Canada and always will be...this is just a silly show playing on the stereotypes to steal some laughs. They did say they had "tremendous respect" for the Canadians serving. If it didn't bother you a little bit then there's something wrong with you, but I don't see a malicious attempt to insult Canada--just silly jokes.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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The guy is very ignorant and doesn't know what he's talking about.

I know several guys in the Canadian military. They're good, stand up people.

On note, this fellow speaks for himself. Most Americans I know of have a good and healthy respect for Canada.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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Network News is information SMUT.
The "personalities" and talking empty heads are news porn stars.

Everything they say need be put through a very fine filter to remove the sludge of "entertainment content" and the commercial consumer herding content they infuse all their media to sell all the crap we don't need and suck the value from our lives.

This is news pornography, plain and simple.

There is good evidence they do much more also to help deceive us and spin truth from an intelligent and truthful standpoint to simply keep us glued to the sludgepipe.


"Missles in the air on the way to our major cities!, that story after this important message about erectile dysfunction."

Seriously, you get better news here. Wake the hell up and turn off the porn sludge.
Listen to NPR or watch C-span, but avoid the sugar poisoned serial box editorials these snake oil networks spew. You will be more informed and less depressed.

ZG



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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I have to admit I found it a tad insulting. Our military needs some upgrading, there's no doubt about that. However, we're in Afghanistan helping our US allies. We didn't get attacked on 9/11 or afterwards because people around the world views us as a friendly nation and our military is used mainly on a "Peace-keeping" force.

We've lost great people over there helping the US catch those responsible for 9/11
. This is not the first time a US News outlet has taken a pot shot at our military and based on a few posts from members here it's a view shared by a small % of the people.

Let's not forget who wins Red Flag and Maple Flag on a regular basis, Canada! THe US Navy is very keen on learning from our navy how we board ships for inspection and our training on this. We may not have the newest and best equipment to fight with. We make up this technological difference with superior training and tactics which gives us the advantage.

On a side note, we the people here support having universal healthcare which is more important than a massive military. If your defense budget didn't eat up soo much of your tax dollars you would have better healthcare also.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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Leave it to a bunch of Fox flunkies to portray Americans as unappreciative and ill informed imbeciles. What is sad is that these idiots do not even realize that they are doing much more damage to Americans as a whole (by stereotyping them) than they are to Canadians.

If you are an American and are sitting around obsessing about the Canadian Military, you really need to get a life. Instead, they should go out and meet some people who actually have a brain - they may rub off on them in a positive way.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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As a big defender of the #1 Cable News Channel FOX News, all I have to say is "Are you freaking serious?"

On the same night Mr. Obama jokes about the Special Olympics, people are getting upset about a joke about the Canadian Military made at 2:00 in the morning?

To blame FOX News, the #1 Cable News Channel, for comment made on a show that is on a 2:00 in the morning and has is nothing more than a cheap take of John Stewart's Comedy News skit is stretching.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
As a big defender of the #1 Cable News Channel FOX News, all I have to say is "Are you freaking serious?"

On the same night Mr. Obama jokes about the Special Olympics, people are getting upset about a joke about the Canadian Military made at 2:00 in the morning?

To blame FOX News, the #1 Cable News Channel, for comment made on a show that is on a 2:00 in the morning and has is nothing more than a cheap take of John Stewart's Comedy News skit is stretching.


Maybe I'm just living in a fantasy world, but I believe that there should be a difference between Comedy Central or whatever station Jon Stewart airs on, and your "Number One News channel".

Just a question: Do you seriously back this network 100 percent? If you do, what does such a "comical act" being aired on your "number one name in news" say about it? I know if I were you, I'd move on to bigger and better things. Start with something that is fair and balanced, not something that just claims to be.

Anyways, thanks to everyone for all your replies so far.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 04:47 PM
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For starters, that show is pretty effin' stupid to begin with. The ONLY reason I can say this is because I have awoken around 1 or 2 am on the couch, scanned the channels, and thought "WTF is Red Eye and why is it on Fox?". Needless to say I found out why it was on at 2 am..

Canada has been an exceptional ally in the wars, and they deserve my gratitude - and this is coming from an American

Those morons have no clue what the Canadian forces have sacrificed. Truly disgraceful.




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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by John Matrix
Lighten up. It's called comedy folks. I've seen plenty of Canadian comedians use Americans as hockey pucks for their slap stick routines.


Don't Canadians still live in igloos, walk around wearing snow shoes 8 months of the year, and love attempting to out run avalanches on their snowmobiles.


When national pride makes you this sensitive perhaps your image of your country is amply over inflated, and your self image is built on easily shaken ground.


Also, there were no references to military casualties, so I do not see these people as being insensitive.


IMHO: You are reading too much into this if you take it personally.


See, you're right in a sense, but not in this case.
It reminds me of the whole marky mark thing, where andy samberg did the 'hey lets talk to some animals'. Mark wahlberg was SO sour after it happened, he NEVER laughed it off, as a matter of fact he did the same # as this clip. He talked # and said he was going to 'punch samberg in the big nose'.
It goes around, you're a big name and it's going to come to you sometime, so just take it, right?

But when we're talking about lives being lost in the military at war, waayyyy different story. That sort of # is MAYBE funny at like a standup...everyone bashes our military.. even we do, our airforce and navy isn't up to par, we know that... but it's not cool for fox news to bash us on national television.
It just gives us a bad image of how you view us. We already have enough of those 'how much do you know about canada' shows where half the american population legitimately thinks we actually live in igloos and ride around on moose..THAT stuff is funny.

I can take getting called america's hat, cause I call you guys canada's ballsack-- and it doens't bother me if you don't like maple syrup and bacon as much as we do, but for the love of god, you don't bash our military and country like that on television, because like I said in my first post, no true proud Canadian would do that to an American.

This was taken too far, imo.
I'm not rightfully offended, I just think these people could have covered the story in a different manner.


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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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Some observations:

Red Eye is comedy.

The participants on Red Eye regularly slam everyone , which is healthy if you think about it.

If we can't laugh at ourselves...

Interesting someone would ascribe this "topic" immediately to Fox News when it is in fact off beat humor. Agenda?

Some of the most determined soldiers I have seen are Canadians.

Spend a little time on youtube reviewing Iraq / Afghani war footage and I think you will agree.




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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by paddlefish jr.
Some observations:

Red Eye is comedy.

The participants on Red Eye regularly slam everyone , which is healthy if you think about it.

If we can't laugh at ourselves...

Some of the most determined soldiers I have seen are Canadians.

Spend a little time on youtube reviewing Iraq / Afghani war footage and I think you will agree.


Do you honestly think it should be taken like that? What if this was a canadian show bashing the americans? I highly doubt you'd be looking at it the same way. Put yourself in another's shoes.. I see where you're coming from but it doesn't fit in like that in all circumstances.

I've never seen this show, I didn't know that was their goal to slam people.
If that's the case, they still should have limits. Just because that's what they do doesn't mean they can go no holds barred on us.


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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:42 PM
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so let me get this straight:

liberal jon stewart making fun of canada? thats ok

a fox news show at 2 AM which is the conservative daily show and not funny making fun of canadians? no good crap.


ahh i see said the blind man

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posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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wow, this sill talked about

so whats your end game Murray? you want someone's firstborn

I see post where folks say sorry, no offense, they hate Fox

What are you after?

Let it go man, its comedy, bad taste ? so what, its comedy

I live in Ajax m8, 50k from you, come for a coffee, we'll chill



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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MurrayTORONTO:
I guess we all have our own perspectives. If you are a proud Canadian I can understand that. If your agenda is to slam Fox, nice try.

Did you miss the compliment? As a US vet, my comment about Canadian soldiers was high praise.

Correct me if I am wrong, I have never seen one of your posts defending the America Bashing on this site.

Having spent much time with my Relatives in Newcastle, I'm sure they'd second the notion you are over-reacting.

Relax. Life is indeed short.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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liberal jon stewart making fun of canada? thats ok


He's on a comedy show and is not part of a serious news organization. Why do people constantly want to compare his comedy show to real news and think the same standards apply? That's just laughable.



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
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liberal jon stewart making fun of canada? thats ok


He's on a comedy show and is not part of a serious news organization. Why do people constantly want to compare his comedy show to real news and think the same standards apply? That's just laughable.


because studies show over 50% of americans get their "news" from jon stewart and other comedy shows. so check your facts before you spew failure out of your mouth



posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Well I would take this for what it is. A group of stupid people who's mouths are in no way attached to their brains. There comments or disrespectful, thoughtless and ignorant.

As far as I'm concerned, 1 allied soldiers death is too many. Frankly I think it would be funny to have them say the same thing to someone in the canadian special forces
Those loud mouths would be crying like little babies


Many countries including canada have made sacrifices. I just wish the US would take a step back and stop leading the charge and let some other countries take over more of the situation in afghanistan. I'm an American citizen who's frankly tired of our government acting like the worlds policeman.



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