Blasting Canadian Neil Young for Bush criticism, Cavuto forgot his own Canada-bashing

››› ››› BEN ARMBRUSTER

Fox News' Neil Cavuto presented a segment dedicated to a forthcoming album by Neil Young. Noting that Young is Canadian, Cavuto asked Canadian attorney Patrice Brunet: "[H]ow would the people of Canada feel if an American artist devoted an entire record to telling the world what a bad place Canada is?" Brunet replied: "[P]eople, they laugh at Canadians all the time, so we're used to it. It's -- I guess it's your turn on this one." But Cavuto didn't mention that Canada has already had its "turn" to be publicly criticized by an American "Neil" -- Cavuto himself.

On the April 17 edition of Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto presented a segment dedicated to a forthcoming album by singer/songwriter Neil Young, that features a song reportedly called "Impeach the President." Noting that Young is Canadian, Cavuto asked Canadian lawyer and political analyst Patrice Brunet: "[H]ow would the people of Canada feel if an American artist devoted an entire record to telling the world what a bad place Canada is?" Brunet replied: "[P]eople, they laugh at Canadians all the time, so we're used to it. I guess it's your turn on this one." But Cavuto didn't mention that Canada has already had its "turn" to be publicly criticized by an American "Neil" -- Cavuto himself.

For example, Media Matters for America previously noted that in a December 2005 discussion with Brunet, Cavuto responded to former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's criticism of U.S. global environmental policies by wondering: "[H]ave the Canadians gotten a little bit too big for their britches?" Cavuto also suggested that "our neighbors to the north" could "soon become our enemies." He asked Brunet: "Do the Canadian people hate America as much as your politicians seem to?"

On April 14, Young confirmed rumors that he will soon release an album titled Living with War, which features songs about President Bush and the war in Iraq.

From the April 17 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

CAVUTO: Well, have you heard the fuss over rocker Neil Young's latest album? On it, he bashes America's president, American government, and the American war in Iraq. One song is even called "Impeach the President." And Neil Young, in case you didn't know, is a Canadian citizen, though he lives in the United States. So, we ask, how would the people of Canada feel if an American artist devoted an entire record to telling the world what a bad place Canada is? With us now from Québec is Patrice Brunet, he's a Canadian political activist. Patrice, A), what do you think of this whole album fuss?

BRUNET: Well, I mean, Neil, people, they laugh at Canadians all the time, so we're used to it. It's -- I guess it's your turn on this one. But, you know, we're used to getting shots at having, you know, we have moose walking down the street, we live in igloos, we live in a permanent permafrost. So, you know, it's just an artist expressing his views.

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