I envy the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. I wish I could edit Donald Trump out of my head. Unfortunately, I’m told very few insurance plans will approve that kind of surgery, no matter how many times I tell them it’s not really “elective.”
So the CBC edited Trump out of its broadcast of Home Alone 2, stating that it was trying to make more time for commercials. Or maybe they just didn’t want to ruin Christmas for millions of viewers.
Either way, Fox & Friends decided this was an international incident.
In the film, which the President called “one of the biggest” Christmas movies during a video call with troops abroad earlier this week, Trump briefly appears in a scene where Macaulay Culkin’s character asks him for directions to The Plaza Hotel’s main lobby.
After co-host Ed Henry disputed CBC’s explanation that they edited Trump out of the scene so that it could make more time for commercials, conservative pundit Mark Steyn argued that the CBC is “terrified” that people will remember how Trump was a “beloved mainstream cultural figure” before he was “the new Hitler.”
“That’s who Donald Trump was before he was the new Hitler,” Steyn said. “I think they’re terrified of these little things that will remind people just how deranged his opponents are.”
"Fox & Friends" takes issue with CBC editing Trump out of their airings of "Home Alone 2" pic.twitter.com/UYVh4sVRRy
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 26, 2019
So after Steyn called Donald Trump the new Hitler (his words), co-host Katie Pavlich said that the CBC’s decision amounted to “censorship” — because people don’t know what words mean anymore, in large part thanks to Fox News.
So, yeah, Merry Trump-less Christmas, I guess.
And thanks, Canada. Just in case you ever want to arrange a trade for Trump, we’ll take Rob Ford and Nickelback. Just say the word.
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