Fox News Suspends Contributors for Using Profanities to Criticize Obama
Fox Business analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Fox contributor Stacey Dash were suspended for remarks.
Two Fox News contributors were suspended on Monday after using profanities while insulting President Barack Obama's Oval Office address.
Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a Fox Business analyst, appeared on Fox's Varney and Co. to talk about the speech about terrorism that Obama gave on Sunday in the Oval Office.
"Look, Mr. President, we're not afraid — we're angry, we're pissed off, we're furious!" retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on the show. "We want you to react, we want you to do something. You're afraid. I mean, this guy is such a total p—y, it's stunning."
Host Stuart Varney admonished Peters for using "language like that" on his program soon after Peters was done talking. His profanity was not bleeped out in the broadcast.
When Varney asked Peters to apologize, Peters said he was sorry for "giving in" to his anger but added, "My choice of words was incorrect, but my sentiment, I think, is shared by many."
Meanwhile, Outnumbered contributor Stacey Dash said Obama doesn't "give a shit" about terrorism. Her curse word was bleeped out on the air.
“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," Bill Shine, senior executive vp programming for Fox News and Fox Business, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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."