It must be awkward being a war-loving, troop-loving, Fox News-loving Blogging Tory at the moment. When Fox so hilariously mocks Canadian soldiers at the same time four of them lose their lives in Afghanistan, I'd guess a number of Blogging Tories are grappling with who they adore more -- Fox or our troops. And, from a quick perusal of the BTs, it would appear that our troops are coming in a very distant second.
Currently, at the BT main page, we have one Blue Blogging Soapbox showing some serious annoyance and ... well, that's about it.
Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories: Telling Canada's military that they can fuck right off because, hey, there's American right-wing news to worship. I'm sure it was a tough decision.
HERE'S A THOUGHT: Given Canada's Blogging Tories' constant whinging, griping, pissing and moaning about how "Lefties" don't support the troops, let's do a quick survey. In the comments section, leave a link to either a Canadian Leftie or a Canadian Rightie who's thoroughly miffed with Fox News' mocking of our military. At the end of the day, we'll tally the results and see who stood up more for our troops.
To make this fair, any posts published after this one simply to skew the survey won't count. This addendum is going up at 5:24 AM Monday morning so that's your cut-off point. And away you go. Let's give it a day and see who loves our troops more and is more inclined to defend them from mockery and ridicule, shall we? Yes, let's do that.
A running tally follows:
"TROOP-HATING" "LEFTIES" PISSED AT FOX NEWS:
- CC HQ.
- Red Tory.
- The Centre for Strategic Centrism.
- Canadian Soapbox.
- The Galloping Beaver.
- Dymaxion World.
- A BCer in Toronto.
- West End Bob.
- Toronto Mike.
"TROOP-LOVING" "RIGHTIES" PISSED AT FOX NEWS:
WHAT THE HELL?
Free Dominion weighs in. Not a lot of troop love there, if I read it correctly. Kind of a mixed message. Then there's FD, part deux.
AFTERSNARK: Check out the comments at Frum's piece. Apparently, David needs to, like, totally lighten up because it was all meant as a joke.
The Ann Coulter Defense. Sadly, it never works for lefties.