How does the World view Canada?
In my politics class, we have been studying Canada's relations with other countries. He has shown us some pretty extreme news clips.
How to lose friends and alienate countries:
Ann Coulter :banging: on FOX/Tucker Carlson on CNN
I know these are some pretty extreme views, but do people actually listen to this and take this seriously?
I felt pretty sick to my stomach while watching these clips. It bothers me how people can be so ignorant.
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Not to worry.
I looked at the first clip. I had never heard of Gary Gutfeld before, so I looked him up. He got his start as an editor for "Men's Health" magazine. 'Nough said. Then he was editor for Maxim magazine in great Britain, but was fired when their readership dropped by 40,000 readers.
I have never heard of this "Red Eye" program -- I suppose because I do not stay up late at night watching TV. But if it has anything to do with Fox News, you can be sure that no one in the U.S. is taking it seriously. Fox News is very well known as a haven for disgruntled conservatives and for giving a far right slant to eveything they broadcast. Think Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View, if you get that silly U.S. daytime talk show.
In particular, they just can't stand it that Barrack Obama is president.
As for the second clip, I didn't have to look at it. Ann Coulter is well-known to be a foaming-at-the-mouth ranter. I am not sure whether she does it on purpose just to get on TV, or if she really is as mean-spirited as she pretends to be.
As for the question "what do Americans think of Canadians?" -- I do think there is a feeling that Canadians are "nice guys" who are a little on the bland side, compared to the spicy Latins or the irrascible Irish, for instance
Ok, that's reassuring.
Originally Posted by Mathman
I don't mind so much if people don't like Canadians for whatever reason. That's fine. I can get over that. I can't get over people disregarding our troops who are fighting in Afghanistan or people who call Canadians "the [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color] cousin you see at Thanksgiving and pat 'em on the head" (Thank you Tucker Carlson).
I don't always have the highest opinions of the USA, but I would never ever make a negative comment about troops fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq.
I would say that "ignorant" is the word. I have never seen any thing on TV close to this, but I don't watch TV that much. Those examples are really extreme. They don't reflect the way of the majority of the Americans thinking. A good portion of the Americans, sorry to say this, don't know, and don't even bother to try to know things outside of their own country. They don't know, therefore they don't have an opinion about Canada and Canadian, positive or negative. I am a Canadian who live in the heartland of Texas. I have never heard any American talking about Canadian or Canada, nor disrespected them.
Matt Savoie~Soul Skater
Greg Gutfeld says everything tongue-in-cheek. He doesn't expect anyone to take him seriously.
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