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Originally posted by brill
The content I think deeply reflects american sentiment and values and THAT speaks volumes.
Information about Red Eye's Nielsen Ratings is sparse, but it appears to have at least fairly consistently been the number-one cable news show in its time slot. In March 2007, when the show was still airing at 2 a.m., Red Eye averaged 309,000 viewers in its time slot, down about nine percent from March 2006 but still beating MSNBC's true-crime programs and CNN's reruns of Anderson Cooper 360. In the age 25-54 demographic, however, the show was up 15 percent from the prior year. In March 2006, the 2-3 a.m. time slot averaged 134,000 demo viewers; in March 2007, it was 154,000. In the 18-34 demo, the time slot was up 27 percent, from 33,000 to 42,000.
After the show moved to its current 3 a.m. time slot in October 2007, Red Eye's ratings decreased. As of the show's one-year anniversary, average viewership dipped 15 percent, to 285,000. The 25-54 demo was down 24 percent, to 123,000. The show's second anniversary episode on February 5, 2009, however, appeared to show significant improvement: Red Eye averaged 390,000 viewers, with 166,000 in the 25-54 demo; CNN's Larry King Live re-run averaged 301,000 viewers with 108,000 in the demo; and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews re-run averaged 214,000 viewers with 126,000 in the demo.
"Red Eye" host Greg Gutfeld says his comments "may have been misunderstood" and in no way were meant to disrespect "the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military."
Fox News issued the Gutfeld statement just after the Canadian government demanded an apology for what it called the "despicable" and "disgusting" comments.
Originally posted by vor78
Whether you find it funny or not is a matter of your own opinion.
As for the content, well, do you watch every night? Somehow, I doubt it. I'm not going to say that the show doesn't have a conservative bias, it does, but they're not averse to taking pot shots at everyone...themselves included.
Understand something: I am not defending what was said. All I'm saying is that given the nature of the show, it is NOT a news broadcast and the show *intentionally* pushes the boundaries and can be offensive if you get your political sensibilities bruised easily.
"My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians," Gutfeld mused in his Twitter account on Sunday.
On June 2, 1940, as his armies were conquering France, Hitler personally toured the Vimy Memorial and its preserved trenches. Hitler had been twice decorated for bravery as an infantryman during the Great War and saw combat in the general vicinity of Vimy, often against Commonwealth soldiers in similar trenches. While the German leader had no qualms about destroying culturally significant locations in France including many French war monuments which were torn down by the Nazis, the Vimy memorial carried no messages of Allied triumph over Germany. So it was protected by Hitler, who assigned special units of the Waffen SS to guard the monument from defacement by regular German Wehrmacht soldiers. University of Ottawa historian Serge Durflinger notes that "Hitler admires it immensely, he says so at the time. As a result, the Germans respect[ed] the memorial all through the war."
Originally posted by mmiichael
Canadians are like the Muslims. Just can't take a joke.
Rioting in Ottawa, burning down the US consulate are next.
Prior to Greg Gutfeld jamming his foot down his throat with an asinine TV piece slamming the Canadian military, the Fox News commentator thought we were a nation of pushovers. Over the past week, he received one hell of a wake-up call, and deservedly so.
We’re too damned cerebral. If the previous U. S. administration had bothered to use its brains before flexing its muscles, it would have never stumbled into Iraq, chasing WMD ghosts its so-called intelligence experts fabricated. Bad Canada for not following blindly in the U. S.’s wake on that one.