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Fox News Suspends Two Contributors

Dec 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Two Fox News contributors appearing on two different channels got in hot water over crude remarks they made about President Obama. Variety reports that Fox News suspended both contributors.

Military analyst Ralph Peters, appearing on FBN, blurted out an insult against Obama that prompted FBN host Stuart Varney to ask him to apologize — which he did. TVNewser reports that the incident took place this morning on “Varney & Co.” when Peters was asked for his response to Obama’s speech Sunday night from the Oval Office.

Peters started by saying, “He keeps speaking about how we can’t give in to our fears.” Then Peters launched into a bit of a tirade, saying:

“Look, Mr. President, we’re not afraid, we’re angry. We’re pissed off. We’re furious. We want you to react. Do something. You’re afraid. This guy is such a total pussy it is stunning. We want — we the people, American people, we want action. We want action against Islamic state and then — then when the the president is telling us he’s going to destroy ISIS, this is a president who has done more harm to American police departments than he has done to Islamic State.”

Varney interrupted Peters a couple of times, saying: “I can tell you’re super-angry and I asked you what your reaction was, but you can’t use language like that on the program.”

Peters said, “I’m sorry,” then continued his rant, the story reports.

Varney reportedly stepped in again, telling Peters: “You used some very strong language about the President of the United States. And I’m the anchor of ‘Varney & Co.’ and I have to ask you either to apologize for that or take it back.”

Peters again apologized.

The other incident involved contributor Stacey Dash. Appearing on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” Dash said the president didn’t “give a s–t” about terrorism, according to Variety.

The Variety report quotes a prepared statement released today by Bill Shine, senior executive vice president of programming for both networks, in which he says: “Earlier today, Fox contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air. Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks.”

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  1. Don’t worry these two blowhards will be back in a nanosecond. Of course during Bush’s reign to speak like that about him would have been touted as treason. Since it’s Obama all you will hear is crickets.

    • @ Bewildered…you are about as incorrect as anyone I’ve seen. Bush was criticized again and again..more then Obama ever was. Anyone who mentioned anything negative against Obama was either called racist or a right wing nutcase. So get your facts straight because you will never see the truth in our present day politics. I’m guessing your a left wing liberal. Have a nice day.

    • Not crickets. Unqualified approval.

  2. You are correct. To criticize President Bush was considered “unpatriotic,” but I must admit that Fox News is starting to sound logical to me. Lol

  3. So, we now know what the price of speaking the unvarnished truth is on FOX News.

    That’s not nearly so interesting to me as the reality that the country is waking up to the fact that Barack Obama is a man who believes in a pile of foolish things, that he has been and plans to continue to act on those beliefs and that a lot of unnecessary and unacceptable damage will be done to this country as a result.

    I continue to believe that at some point, the American people will demand the removal of Barack Obama from office. The only real question is whether that happens soon enough to actually make a difference.

  4. Sad to see this type ‘elementary talk’ occur towards our President. Sadder yet, is a Network that allows this type anger to be allowed on TV where millions of people are watching. Sadder still, it seems to be standard dialog with on this Network. It seems a large part of America is becoming radical and “anti-Constitution” and includes “hate and fear” beyond rational reasoning. God Bless America!

  5. The choice of words may have been indiscreet but the description was accurate and it is about time that we see some truth emerging. Fox was right to suspend because professionals are supposed to avoid language that offends – not ideas, facts or opinions that offend, but words inappropriate for broadcast. History will record the lack of success of the Obama administration. The failures of virtually everything they have touched will be cataloged. The contempt for our constitution, the total lies told to the American people about health care, employment and foreign policy will stand out when the record is reviewed. And no other president has ever consumed that taxes of more than 200 taxpayers just to take a holiday vacation!

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