Fox Host Apologizes for Taunting Canadian Forces
Canadians outraged at slight
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2009 10:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – The host of Fox’s Red Eye apologized yesterday for a segment mocking the Canadian military, CBC reports. On March 17, Greg Gutfeld derided a general’s comment that troops need down time after Afghanistan combat, saying the military wants to “do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants.” Canada’s defense minister called for an apology over the “totally, totally inappropriate, ridiculous and demeaning” comments.

The segment, which aired days before four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, “was in no way an attempt to make light of troop efforts,” Gutfeld said. “However, I realize that my words may have been misunderstood.”