Turns out Ralph Peters wasn’t the only one today to give in to his anger and say something inappropriate. Stacey Dash was the other and both she and Peters have been suspended for two weeks:
CNN MONEY – Two Fox News commentators were suspended on Monday for using profanities while criticizing President Obama on Monday.
Ralph Peters, a Fox News “strategic analyst,” called the president a “total pu—” who “doesn’t want to hurt our enemies.”
A couple of hours later Stacey Dash, a Fox contributor, said the president “didn’t give a sh–” about Sunday night’s terrorism speech.
“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 senior executive vice president Bill Shine said.
“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,” he said.
According to CNN, Peters apologized for his comments on-air, but said his sentiment was shared by many:
“I do apologize for giving into my anger, but… I feel like you know the American people understand where I’m coming from on this,” Peters said. “My choice of words was incorrect, but my sentiment, I think, is shared by many.”
Oh he’s right about that. I think many share his sentiment. Personally though, I don’t share it. But that’s because I think Obama is way more intentional than he’s given credit for. I don’t think he operates so much out of fear, but rather design – his design.
By the way, here’s the video of Stacey Dash’s comments that go her in trouble – for as long as it lasts on YouTube:
You can hear Peter’s comments here.