Skip to comments.Greg Gutfeld needs to be freeped.
Posted on 03/21/2009 6:22:02 PM PDT by Jason Kauppinen
This was what Greg Gutfeld broadcast the very day that four Canadian soldiers lost their lives in Afganistan.
Let him know what you think of his show here:
So the Lt general didnt propose the candian military take a year off?
Dig his show.
Whatever day the show was shown, it was filmed the day before.
Gutfeld kept the 'panel' on topic well which was the current announcement of Canada's 1-year leave. Maybe the Candadian gov't shouldn't have announced the 1-year leave so close to having 4 soldiers killed.
I see nothing wrong with the segment.
Do you insult people who are helping you?
I watched the segement....it’s pretty clear Greg is mocking command and the govt....not the soldiers in afganistan.
Only if they’re insanely sensitive and look for victimhood behind every nook and cranny.
The Conservative government did a lot of work in re-establishing the consensus here to have those troops there in Afganistan. We’re also coming off of 13 years of Liberal government which is why we only got the Leopard 2s for our armored force last year. But somehow Gutfield thinks it’s ok to insult America’s allies?
Canadian military needs year off after Afghanstan, official says
Oh man, you are totally off base.
I live in a small town. Not metro. Fortunately I’ve seen most of these shows, and enjoy the un-PC attitude and spirit of the show.
Our soldiers deserve better than this.
I saw him respond to a question about this subject.
I like his show. He will enjoy you freep. Frum wrote about this. TV land’s Andy Levy said “David, they already filled the position for the conservative writer at NYT”. missed the rest....
I have a good memory.
Canadians hurl abuse at U.S. hockey peewees
By INGRID PERITZ
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - Page A1
MONTREAL A peewee hockey tournament in Montreal became a trip into hostile territory for a busload of Americans who say they encountered such fierce anti-Americanism that they will think twice before returning.
During a four-day visit, boys travelling with their Massachusetts hockey team witnessed the burning of the Stars and Stripes and the booing of the U.S. national anthem. When travelling in their bus emblazoned with a red-white-and-blue “Coach USA” logo, they saw people on the street who extended their middle fingers or made other angry gestures.
On the ice, the Canadian players told their visiting counterparts that “the U.S. sucks” and dispensed other anti-American insults, the Americans said.
“It was a shock to go to a tournament and have kids saying this to us. These are our friends that are doing this,” Brockton Boxers coach Ernest Nadeau said.
“We didn’t expect Canadian players especially young boys would take things to that extreme,” he said in an interview.
The 11- and 12-year-old boys from Brockton, 30 kilometres south of Boston, had been looking forward to the hockey tournament in Montreal. But parents who accompanied them said they were unprepared for the depth of anti-American sentiment over the U.S.-led war against Iraq.
One parent, Bill Carpenter, was so upset he cancelled his family’s vacation to Quebec this summer.
“We were very offended by the whole thing,” said Mr. Carpenter, who accompanied two sons on the trip.
“I understand the opposition to the war. But we were made to feel unwelcome just about anywhere we went.
“Montreal is a 5½-hour drive for us. It’s not like we were travelling to Syria or France or Germany,” he said. “As Americans, we felt in the past that Canada was our closest ally and friend. No one told us we were heading into unfriendly territory.”
The trip soured soon after the Americans rolled into Montreal on March 20.
Their bus entered downtown Montreal just as hundreds of college and university students were marching through the streets in an antiwar demonstration. Police cruisers spotted the U.S. bus and escorted it to its hotel on Sherbrooke Street as a safety precaution. A police officer urged the visitors to remain in the bus until the protest passed.
The children watched as several demonstrators made obscene gestures toward the bus. A U.S. flag was dragged through the street.
“We felt horrible,” Mr. Nadeau said. “How would you feel if the Canadian flag was dragged down the streets in the U.S.A.? This is a country that’s supposed to be our ally.”
That night, about a dozen families went to the Montreal Canadiens-New York Islanders game at the Montreal Bell Centre, a much-anticipated visit planned months in advance. In a gesture later condemned, the U.S. national anthem was widely booed by the crowd, leaving the visiting American children perplexed.
“The kids were just questioning, ‘Why are they doing this?’ “ said David Cruise, who was there with his 12-year-old son. “It’s hard for them to realize we weren’t in America any more; we were in a different country.
“I said, ‘They’re booing our national anthem because they don’t like us.’ “
Mr. Cruise felt so uncomfortable that he left with his son after the first period. “Whether you’re for or against the war, we have guys over there dying,” Mr. Cruise said. “The next time, we’ll stay in the States. I’m not going back there again.”
The visitors say anti-American comments continued when the young players faced off against the Beverly Bandits, a team from Beverly, Ont. U.S. players say the Canadians hurled insults during face-offs and at other times.
“They told us we sucked, gave us the finger and said ‘Down with the U.S.A.’ or ‘The U.S.A. sucks,” Mr. Nadeau said. At one point, a Canadian player made a disparaging remark about the United States “and the referee turned around and said, ‘I agree with you.’ “What stunned us was that the referee, who is supposed to be unbiased, is agreeing with the boys on the ice.”
His players “wanted to retaliate” against the Canadians, but Mr. Nadeau said he urged them “not to do anything foolish.”
Denis Desrochers, president of the minor hockey team in Beverly, west of Hamilton, said in an interview that he had heard nothing about the anti-American slurs.
“It boggles my mind that the kids would say that. They don’t even talk about it,” he said. “I wouldn’t tolerate it. Whether you’re American or Canadian, you’re not allowed to swear at any kids.” On Saturday, Mr. Carpenter went for a walk downtown with his two children as another antiwar demonstration unfolded in Montreal one of several that drew huge crowds in a province staunchly opposed to the war.
Mr. Carpenter came across a knot of demonstrators surrounding a protester who, with an Iraqi flag and a U.S. flag, had climbed atop a traffic light.
The crowd cheered when the man waved the Iraqi flag, and booed the U.S. flag, Mr. Carpenter said. Then the protester doused the U.S. flag in kerosene.
“It went up in a puff of smoke and flames, and the crowd went wild. They were all cheering,” said Mr. Carpenter, whose 24-year-old son, a U.S. Marine, was sent to retrieve bodies of Americans killed in the 2001 terrorist bombing of USS Cole in Yemen.
Mr. Carpenter tried to explain the anti-American displays to his children. “I said to my kids, ‘These folks disagree with our government, not you personally.’ “
As they crossed the border into the United States, cheers went up in the bus. “We were very, very happy to get back home,” Mr. Nadeau said.
So am I mad about some jokes?
> Canadian military needs year off after Afghanstan, official says
Request a signed permission slip from the Taliban.
Don’t ping me and don’t stalk me across threads.
As an ex-Canuck from Vancouver, BC, I agree with you. It was just the timing and the timing was that it was TAPED previously.
No you are not wrong on the attitudes of most canadians of being anti-American. We were indoctrinated to hate Americans since grade school.