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What About Us?

March 21, 2011 @ 08:43

You may have noticed I'm a bit of a news junkie, and that's why I spend a lot of my time watching news shows.

I couldn't you a goddamn thing about CSI, no matter what city. I don't watch reality shows and I don't want some of the great stuff on HBO. If I'm not watching a game, I'm watching CNN, The Fox News Channel, MSNBC, W-5 and even some of the nauseating left wing shit that the CBC has to offer.

I've got to tell you folks; Freddie P. was blowin' smoke out his ears yesterday.

Flippin' between the American nets I couldn't believe how rude they were towards Canada's involvement in the international coalition.

It's not what they said that was insulting; it was what they didn't say. I must have heard twenty five references to the coalition yesterday and they might have mentioned Canada half a dozen times. Tops.

I realize when it comes to war Americans like to think they're the cat's ass, but for the so-called reporters at America's so-called news networks to give Canada much less than adequate respect yesterday is appalling.

This is not a shot at America's military. I'm sure uniform wearin' Americans are extremely pleased with Canada's involvement and I'm sure they're well aware of our long and rich history of going to battle with them.

It's the all the other goobers I'm talking about.

The newscasters and commentators who get so wrapped up in self strokin' they're oblivious to everyone else.

They need some education even though it will be tough to swallow. Because if you take the time to analyze all those involved in the coalition, top to bottom, all things considered, Canada has, and always has had, the best soldiers on earth.

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19 Responses to "What About Us?"

March 21, 2011 / 13:06

Two points:

The CBC is not left wing Fred. The CBC is simply pandering the majority of the population in the East WHICH is left wing. I've heard CBC defend the oil sands in Calgary.

Rah Rah Americanism: You watch an American newscast and you're surprised they focus on American "success" in this attack (and ignore the others). What's next Fred, are you going to tune into ESPN and complain they focus too much of American Football?

March 21, 2011 / 13:52

honest to god... your schtick of being the pissed off grumpy white asshole is really losing it's romance.

for fuck's sake there's a greater part of the story in Libya that doesn't have to do with which countries are involved. Your just another Pathetic Canadian, always needing a pat on the back by their big brothers to the south.

And by the way, your pathetic attempt to add a visual to your posts is a joke. What do you do - google image search news channels?

I think I'm done with this site.

March 21, 2011 / 15:29

Welcome to reality Freddie. Despite what we like to think, we're not perceived as major mover shaker by the rest of the world. Sadly, that is reality. We're a small (population) country.

El Torpedo
March 21, 2011 / 16:47

I too found this post weird. When have American newscasts ever given Canada more than a passing reference? I'm sure the majority of Americans have no idea we are even in Afghanistan and that's a much larger scale involvement than sending 6 planes to Libya.

How many times did they mention the Belgians in their news reports Fred? Because Belgium and Canada are contributing about the same resources. When the rest of the coalition are throwing in nuclear submarines equipped with Tomahawk missiles, destroyers and bombers we seem like (and frankly are) small potatoes.

March 21, 2011 / 18:10

It's amazing who you guys get fished in by Freddie.. that's why he should have a talk show.

March 21, 2011 / 18:34

We know we are there Fred. Don`t blow a gasket over something like this. But if you are really worried about it, call your buddy at KFI.
Maybe he could spread the word.

El Torpedo
March 21, 2011 / 19:28

You're probably right Gene. He posts bizarre crap like this not because he actually believes in it, but but to fish in people. The question then would be "Why?". It's not like there's a ton of traffic or ad revenue to be had by encouraging debate over these posts, so unless it's for his own personal amusement, I'm stumped.

El Moutho
March 21, 2011 / 21:44

Stumped at what El Torpedo?
That he posts thought provoking comments and then has a bunch of people not only debate what he said, but why he said it?
Sounds like a pretty good formula to me.

El Torpedo
March 21, 2011 / 22:07

Try and keep up "El Moutho". When Freddie's on his game, he posts thought provoking comments. When he's not, he posts stuff that can't really go anywhere. This is one of those (according to Gene it's an obvious attempt to fish people in). Or do you really consider this topic thought provoking? If so, I imagine you find tic tac toe a mental workout.

Buffalo Boy Mike
March 22, 2011 / 00:58

MSNBC probably wasnt the station talking trash, Let me guess, Fox News including Hannity and OReilly....although OReilly today was actually very supportive of Obama, I thought I was dreaming

Speyside Phil
March 22, 2011 / 08:34

I'm just shocked he actually watches Fox News. The best cable news in North America. Wonder if you have ever seen Glen Beck Fred or do you just spout off based on other peop-les views.And Buffalo Boy OReilly often is in support of Obama. Remember Fair and Balanced, although I personally can't see anything balanced about Obama.

March 22, 2011 / 08:59

Fox network can't spend two minutes talking about Canada's involvement but can spend 8 minutes talking to a 8 year old kid who apparently went up and talked to God in heaven when he was three and a half, when he was recuperating from surgery.

March 22, 2011 / 09:46

You know Fred, your a good guy but you anti left wing schtik needs to end. News these days is bull shit anyway. It's packaged like snack food. A quick little bite then move on to the next topic of bull shit. When did some nut like Charlie Sheen become more than just a sound bite? When did it become news when some starlet get pregnant? Like the song says " give us dirty laundry." The Americans have never got us Canadians; It's easier to criticize without any real clue. It's no longer left vs right but one brand of BS vs another. News has become entertainment. Networks are always trying to one up each other.

March 22, 2011 / 09:53

The news is exaggerated to get people to return and thus watch their ads which make them money. Ever wonder why the weather is grossly overdone? Big storm approaching from the south west expected to dump an inch of snow on us. More reports of this tempest in a tea storm at 11. Bah humbug!!!!!

March 22, 2011 / 14:38

On the weekend CNN actually had a bit on specifically the Canadian involvement and actually talked about it for 5 or 10 minutes from what I remember. It was quite complimentary too. Do you think the CBC ever had ANYTHING good to say about the US lol! And did I miss something or has MSNBC stopped spouting nauseating left wing doodoo now?

Buffalo Boy Mike
March 23, 2011 / 09:31

Speyside Phil, did you really just call Fox News the best Cable news? Glenn Beck btw is a hack job whacko you my friend are amongst the brainwashed.

Speyside Phil
March 23, 2011 / 09:55

Buffalo Boy Mike, Beck's ratings consistently beat all other cable news shows
. If I'm amongst the brainwashed I have lots of company.

March 23, 2011 / 10:48


Beck's ratings do beat all the other cable news networks. Then again Justin Beiber & Britany's records outsell a lot of other artists so.......

Buffalo Boy Mike
March 23, 2011 / 22:13

ROFLMAO PHIL thats the funniest thing I heard all day, Where do you get the ratings numbers from? lol, Ed Schultz on MSNBC beats Beck, thats why sponsors have been dropping his show left and right. The guy is a crazy man. How can you watch him with a straight face? Id buy more of what Charlie Sheen says than Beck. I saw today he is thinking about starting his own network, he should call it CWCN The Come Watch Crazy Network. He can bring all his loony toon friends from Fox and then maybe wed get fair and balanced on Fox

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