Now I Know Why TV Is Called The “Idiot Box”

OK, I can’t believe that I’m sharing this video with you. But, here goes:

Granted, these are a bunch of hacks lucky to be on television. But, seeing this clip horrified me. If it was meant to be funny, then it failed BIG TIME! Watch “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report” to see how it’s done.

If you’re going to do satire, three of the most important rules are you have to tell the truth, you can’t be a bully and don’t be an a**hole. Being a bully is not satire.

Now, I’m not saying that us Canadians can’t poke fun at ourselves. We do it all the time. In fact, Rick Mercer does it on his show every week. But, he does it in such a way that is FUNNY. This was tasteless and disrespectful. Clearly, some better writers are needed at Fox. There is a way to be relevant and humorous without having to resort to low blows to get cheap laughs. To call this kindergarten humour is an insult to kindergarteners.

We do joke that “Canadian military” is an oxymoron. But, despite our limited resources, we’ll still be there to do what we can. We’re willing to make that sacrifice for something we believe in. We help our allies. Over a hundred Canadian lives have been lost in Iraq. Why desecrate their memories with this drivel?

I can’t believe that these morons could be so glib and flippant about this serious issue. I’m not pro-war. Let me repeat, I’m not pro-war. But, the military does more than just combat. They bring humanitarian aid to other countries, act as peace keepers, and educate and discipline young minds. Yes, they’re underfunded and undermanned. But, they’re willing to be there to give support and put their lives on the line. Canada has a long and proud military tradition. We may not have the mightiest armed forces, but the women and men who have served this country are heroes nonetheless.

To put it into perspective, this train wreck of social commentary is on at 3 AM. It is beneath notice. I suppose the reason why I’m upset (as well as many other people) is because it’s galling when satire is done so poorly.

These inept, brainless douche bags on Fox should be ashamed of themselves.


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10 Responses to Now I Know Why TV Is Called The “Idiot Box”

  1. materix01 says:

    This is why I’ve lost all faith in Fox…
    I had recently watched a video of fox news where they were discussing the sexual nature of the game Mass Effect. Only problem was their effect for arguing about explicit content had never even played the game and was raving on something she probably read online…

    Congratulations Fox

    I am not anti war nor pro war. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, especially on a controversial topic such as the Iraq War. One may not respect the cause they fight for but don’t desecrate their memories and their sacrifice. These men and women died believing they were protecting and helping make the world a better place. Australia has lost about 9 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, with 3 in the last week >.<

    • myra36 says:

      Thanks for dropping by materix01! Your input is much appreciated.

      That link that you provided just illustrates again how asinine and pompous these so-called experts at Fox are. Get them off the air!

  2. andybolton says:

    Pompous experts at Fox are a joke themselves … High Brow or eyebrow – there will always be differences … good discussion, but let’s see what tomorrow brings?

  3. Lubi :) says:

    FOX needs to get a life.

  4. Afrose says:

    sad and very distasteful…

    • myra36 says:

      Thanks for stopping by Afrose!

      I completely agree. Fortunately, Greg Gutfeld has since issued an apology but it only came after one of our MPs demanded one. So, I don’t know how heartfelt it was.

  5. salomey5 says:

    I saw that on the news. not funny.

    it’s especially ironic that this should come Fox Noise, who are always the first ones to point the finger and scream at unpatriotism when it comes from libs who criticize the war. not the soldiers, the WAR.
    man, are these guys a bunch of hypocrits.

  6. materix01 says:

    Response to this video…
    I am now really glad we don’t get fox news in Australia.

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