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.