Fox News Contributor Quits the ‘Propaganda Machine’

Mar 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Declaring that he’s “ashamed” of his association with Fox News, a contributor to the cable channel resigned from his position with the channel, reaming Fox News in an email.

BuzzFeed reports that Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has been appearing as a Fox News “strategic analyst,” also ripped the Trump administration in his email to colleagues.

Peters used the email to explain his decision to leave the channel, writing: “Four decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer. I swore to ‘support and defend the Constitution,’ and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers. Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed.”

Peters also writes: “In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts — who have never served our country in any capacity — dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller — all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of ‘deep-state’ machinations — I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.”

Peters also focuses attention on Trump’s ties to Russia, writing that Fox News hosts “advance Putin’s agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign. Despite increasingly pathetic denials, it turns out that the ‘nothing-burger’ has been covered with Russian dressing all along. And by the way: As an intelligence professional, I can tell you that the Steele dossier rings true — that’s how the Russians do things.. The result is that we have an American president who is terrified of his counterpart in Moscow.”

Readers who wish to read Peters’ letter in full can click here to go to BuzzFeed to see the complete email.


  1. Trump hater quits Fox News and says nasty things on the way out; big shock.

    I’m sure now that he’s shown he’s one of them he’s waiting for the call from CNN.

    • Don’t be too dumb to know you’re dumb. It’s embarassing for everyone around you.

    • The story here, BIll, is that Peters is a conservative, a Republican, someone know as being a staunch critic of Obama (not a snowflake). The alt-right loonies have hijacked the White House and our party, and the country is suffering because of it. I think that whatever one’s political persuasion, it is obvious that Fox News has been one of the primary factors leading to these changes.

  2. Bravo!

  3. Everything Peters says is absolutely true. Fox News is a premeditated, purpose-built propaganda machine operating in bad faith to sow division.

    And Trump, a sociopathic bully who supposedly isn’t scared of anyone, is so obviously intimidated by Putin that he must something on Trump. It’s all going to come out in the end…and when it does, my message to Trump supporters is: You own this.

  4. What took so long? I can’t even watch Fox News anymore without laughing. They leave out so many facts and come up with hairbrained conspiracies. They have lost their ability to give a right wing trusted voice. Enjoy the 700 club crowd and rednecks. Advertising bounce in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  5. I helped put FoxNews on the air back in the mid nineties. It was fresh and exciting to be the underdog pushing back against the main stream. Now it is the mainstream and it no longer aspires to the Red White and Blue patriotic values that it was founded upon. The rot has set in and even though the old guard were bounced out following the revelation of their scandals, the mold remains.

  6. I thought Free Speech and Free Press were part of the Constitution.

  7. I admire Peters for his truthfulness. Fox News isn’t reporting the news, they are supporting the greatest scam in American history. Fox News, through their propaganda, have set it up for people to believe the unbelievable. Anyone who doesn’t want to believe what really is happening to our country, listens to the fantasy world on Fox News. Peters is a true hero for saying enough is enough.

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