Canada vs. Red Eye?
The National Post’s Shane Dingman writes about Red Eye taking some shots at Canada and its mission to Afghanistan…
“We want an apology from this so-called comedian and his panel. These are despicable, hurtful and ignorant comments. No one is laughing and they owe Canada, and more importantly the families of each one of our fallen heroes, an apology for their ill-informed mistakes,” Dan Dugas, the spokesman for Defence Minister Peter MacKay, told Canwest News Service on Monday.
MacKay, along with Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean, was to attend the repatriation ceremony Monday at CFB Trenton, Ont., where the families of Canada’s four latest Afghanistan fatalities were to meet the flag-draped coffins of their fallen loved ones.
MacKay reiterated his call for an apology in a brief interview with CTV News.
Update: Gutfeld apologizes…
A Fox News host is apologizing to Canadians in the face of widespread outrage over comments he and his guests made on a late-night talk show.
“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.