Show some class when refuting FOX program

I realize that recent comments made by Greg Gutfeld and others on FOX’s Red Eye program have left you frothing at the mouth and eager to snarl back.

I realize that recent comments made by Greg Gutfeld and others on FOX’s Red Eye program have left you frothing at the mouth and eager to snarl back.

The show, with its panel of comedians and pretentious magazine editors, is designed to take a satirical approach to hot stories and global issues. Popular programs like The Colbert Report and Real Time With Bill Maher, along with scores of other well-known comedians have a similar, though less flagrant agenda.

Watch any of these programs and you’ll quickly realize that they target themselves as much as anyone else.

I agree one hundred per cent that the comments directed at Canada’s military were over the top and completely unmerited. But spouting off a string of vulgarities and childish name-calling won’t do anything but rationalize their belief in this country’s frivolity.

I am not defending Mr. Gutfeld or the FOX network, whose carelessness in this matter has clearly pushed the boundaries in what can be considered acceptable and accountable entertainment.

I do however, find the equally careless comments posted on sites like YouTube to be extremely shameful and embarrassing to the Canadian people.

If you have something to say, find an intelligent way to say it. Flooding these sites with grammatically incorrect and aggressive language is a pitiful way to take a stand.

Let’s counteract the immaturity of Red Eye by showing support for our troops and taking pride in the values that are truly unique to this great country. Let’s show a little class and watch them eat their words.

Josh Christensen

Red Deer

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