Fox News has issued two-week suspensions to on-air contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, after each used expletives in critiquing President Barack Obama’s Sunday-night speech from the Oval Office, where he discussed terrorism abroad and at home.
Appearing Monday on Fox Business Network, Peters was discussing the American public’s fervor for action to be taken against ISIS when he said of Obama, “We want you to react, do something. You’re afraid. I mean, this guy is such a total pu–y, it’s stunning.”
Dash meanwhile was a guest on Fox News’ Outnumbered when she criticized what she saw as a lack of passion in the president’s rare Oval Office speech, suggesting that he was in a hurry to say his piece and get to the Kennedy Center Honors. “I didn’t feel any passion from him…. I felt like he could give a s–t — excuse me, like he could care less,” she said, catching herself. “He could care less.”
Not long after the Monday morning appearances, Fox News and Fox Business SVP Bill Shine issued a statement saying, “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.”
Do you think Dash and or Peters crossed a line in delivering political commentary?