March 24, 2009 5:13 PM Subscribe
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Fox News, keeping it classy, recently aired a comedy segment ridiculing the Canadian military's efforts in Afghanistan. On the overnight programme
, host Greg Gutfeld
and friends joked about Canada's plan to pull out troops in 2011 to "do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants." He also suggested invading Canada seeing as how they "have no real army", and mocked the last name of one of the Canadian generals as being unmasculine.
The Fox segment has been one of the leading news stories
in Canada for the past 48 hours. There is also some discussion
States-side, although MSNBC decided to lead off with the glib title "Fox News sorry for dissing Canadian army, eh?
Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Mackay has stated "it is insensitive and it is, in fact, disgusting given the timing (on the day of his statement, four more dead Canadian soldiers were being brought back to Canada for burial). Meanwhile, Gutfeld has issued a statement of apology, claiming that the program is meant as "a satirical take on the news, in which all topics are addressed in a lighthearted, humorous and ridiculous manner." He also posted on Twitter: "My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians
." Meanwhile comedian Doug Benson, who appeared with the Red Eye discussion panel and claimed during the segment that he didn't even know Canada was involved in the war in Afghanistan, has had comedy dates in Alberta canceled
Watch the complete segment, if you care to, at the usual YouTube link