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Fox News' Greg Gutfield Apologizes To Canada After Belittling Their Soldiers

[media id=7635] (YouTube) Scarce caught Gutfield and his imbecilic Fox News "Red Eye" show making fun of Canadian troops: The spectacularly stupid

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Scarce caught Gutfield and his imbecilic Fox News "Red Eye" show making fun of Canadian troops:

The spectacularly stupid and offensive Fox News show Red Eye with host Greg Gutfeld (above) sunk to new depths this week by belittling a neighbor and ally in the so-called war on terrorism. Although Canada opted out of involvement in Iraq, they have been in Afghanistan since 2002. Originally slated to leave in 2009, the Canadian government has extended the Afghan mission to 2011. At least one of the guests claimed he didn't know Canadian forces were in Afghanistan, which is typical of the expertise on the show. Certainly, conservative radio host Monica Crowley wasn't out of place.

An ill-considered and ill-timed bit of idiocy it was too, as yesterday four Canadian soldiers were killed and eight wounded near Kandahar.

Gutfield most have felt the heat because he tried to crawl out from under his comments.

A Fox News host apologized Monday to Canadians in the face of widespread outrage over comments he and his guests made on a late-night talk show.

The statement came hours after a request by the Canadian government for an apology over remarks about this country's military that were described as “despicable” and “disgusting.”

Greg Gutfeld, host of the controversial segment on Fox's Red Eye show, said he never intended to make light of Canadian military efforts in Afghanistan. “However, I realize that my words may have been misunderstood,” Mr. Gutfeld said in a statement released by Fox News.

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In the Fox News segment, widely aired on the Internet, Mr. Gutfeld said the Canadian military “wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white capri pants.”

“Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country?” he said. “They have no army.”

Defence Minister Peter MacKay requested an apology just before leaving for Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where he was to attend a homecoming ceremony with the families of the latest soldiers killed.

“It's crass, it's insensitive, it's in fact disgusting, given the timing,” Mr. MacKay told CTV News.

We just misunderstood Greg Gutfield, who tries really hard at being Mr. Ann Coulter for FOX. Remember when she said this about Canada:

Coulter: No, they need us. They better hope the US doesn't roam over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent!

And we can't forget Tucker Carlson calling Canada a third-rate country. Gutfield is succeeding in being part of the offensive front of TV talkers, that's for sure.

UPDATE: The Canadians are not impressed, eh?

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