Bloggers are constantly getting a bad rap because we can basically post whatever we want and no one is "checking our facts" (except of course our readers, I know mine certainly keep me in line when I make an error, and I appreciate it, and when this happens and I have put misinformation on my site I do what I can to correct the situation). I realize not all bloggers do this, and also realize that there is a lot of BS out there on blogs. But bloggers should not be the only ones under fire when the professional media apparently does not have standards that are any higher! Take this example, which is currently creating a bit of friction between Canada and the United States.
See "How to Lose Friends and Alienate Countries" on YouTube.
Although the Canadian military seems to have taken the stance that FOX's moronic comments don't deserve more attention and should be ignored, I would like to address it.
The gist of it - a late night (I believe it airs at 3 am in some time zones) American political satire show made some rather inappropriate comments about Canada's military's plan to take a 1 year break from field operations after its tour in Afghanistan ends in 2011. From what I understand, Canada at that point will have been there for about 10 years and has taken on much of the most dangerous territory.
So people have an opinion about it, that is understandable. However, this is where it gets ridiculous:
"Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country? They have no army!"
The last part of the quote: This is not what we would call a smart culture. I am not even going to touch that one!