OTTAWA — The Fox News television host who mocked Canadian troops in Afghanistan has apologized for what he says was a satire.
"The March 17th episode of Red Eye included a segment discussing Canada's plan for a 'synchronized break,' which was in no way an attempt to make light of troop efforts," Greg Gutfeld, host of the segment, told the Canwest News Service on Monday in an e-mailed statement.
"However, I realize that my words may have been misunderstood. It was not my intent to disrespect the brave men, women and families of the Canadian military, and for that I apologize. Red Eye is a satirical take on the news, in which all topics are addressed in a lighthearted, humourous and ridiculous manner."
I went back and watched the segment again and I think in retrospect it was the added factor of the Canadians losing 4 KIA after the segment aired more than the actual joking that pissed me off. It was mostly ripping on the government, but since the Canadians are about the only country that sends combat effective troops to war with us they need encouragement not abuse. Plus I heard from many sources that Gutfeld is a good guy and a troop supporter. Next slide.