Two Fox News contributors were suspended Monday for using inappropriate language about President Barack Obama while discussing his speech on terrorism the night before in two separate episodes.
The analysts, former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and actress Stacey Dash, were each ordered off the air for two weeks.
Peters was appearing on a Fox Business Network program hosted by Stuart Varney when he was asked his reaction to the president’s speech. He didn’t like it.
“This guy is such a total p—-y, it’s stunning,” Peters said. After he spoke some more, Varney said that while he could tell Peters was “super angry,” he shouldn’t use such language.
Dash, who appeared in the movie “Clueless” and has been a Fox contributor since 2014, said on Fox News Channel’s noontime program “Outnumbered” that Obama’s speech was an epic fail and followed up with an obscenity. “I felt like he could give a s—, excuse me, like he could care less.”
Bill Shine, senior executive vice president of programming at Fox, said in both cases the language “was completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air.”
Watch Ralph Peters criticizing Obama on-air:
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Garry Allyn DeManty says
When you get suspended for telling the truth against a administration who dont know what they are doing from a whole in the ground its bad for the network.Wrong call shame on fox.
ELIZABETH VALENTINO says
I AGREE, GARRY ALLEN DEMANTY!
Lately they remind me of the NFL ‘officials’. FOX probably got warned Obama was after them, now they can not have anyone say anything against the POS AH illegally in our White House. To hell with that. Tell the TRUTH. Let the chips fall wherever! No, FOX, just like “Congress”, is “too p___y” to do anything. Afraid of offending the BNIC? SCREW HIM! A Thousand times.
This is one good example of why I don´t watch any of the networks. They are all controlled by corruption of various kinds and don´t deserve my time and attention. There are many good news sources…don´t waste your time with these lie mongers. Find the truth!
When is the truth being pushed away and outlawed? Fox News is getting real bad by stopping people from telling the truth. The only time that I watch Fox Chanel is when a foot ball game is on and no other time but I keep hearing about bad things about them. They need to be fixed.
GRACE KARAUSKY says
TOTALLY AGREE, USE TO BE AN ARDENT FAN >>>>>NO LONGER
OBUMMA IS EXACTLY HOW PETERS CALLED IT. WHO ARE THESE TWO FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTORS. I;M SURE WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO KNOW. now you will all understand why TRUMP IS SO VERY POPULAR. GUYS LIKE FOX AND HIS CONTRIBUTORS, CAN’T SCARE HIM OR BUY HIM. HE IS NOT FOR SALE.
I agree, FOX is a sellout. They p_ssyed-out, yet again. Especially Bill Obama. I mean Bill O’Riely
julia james says
I can not believe FOX banned these two people for 2 weeks . this is the anger AMERICANS are feeling with our(hopefully) outgoing President. Americans are not goiing too take this anymore
julia james says
SHAME ON FOX, for the first time in my life i am ashame of our politcal parties and our white house ,for fox to join them is shameful. now fox you are looking like NBC,CNN,ABC,CBS.
Justin W says
This president is incompetent and has ruled our country in a reckless manner. Anything President Obama says at this point is nothing more than an attempt to cover his butt. We have lived under close to seven years of this guy’s failed policies.
Like George Bush, Obama’s portrayal of Islam as a religion of peace is more wishful thinking than reality.
I agree with what he said 100%. I also agree with what Fox did. In Obama’s USSA it wouldn’t surprise me if two violations of FCC rules were used to take a source of inconvenient truth off the air.
penny mercadante says
Peters remarks didn’t go far enough….barry o is not a p—-, he is a traitor…
Whether it is the truth or not, inappropriate language for tv is still inappropriate. No one hates Political Correctness more than me,and while I may agree with the comments made, we need to keep the language on tv clean and appropriate.
[email protected] says
now that Obama and all his buddies in the middle east, know the American people are not afraid of all the terror groups. so lets look at what they are. it’s you Obama, afraid of having to put up with traitors.
The Muslim religion itself is one huge sleeper cell. If you are a Muslim, you follow the Quran. If you follow the Quran, at some point in today’s terrorist climate, at some point, the great sleeper cell that includes all Muslims may be called upon to kill the infidel and even the methods of death are called for in the Quran. What do you prefer? Boiling hot oil to be poured on you, to be beheaded or some other heinous death? And Fox is worried about a 4 letter word when the Fox Network is set to air a show, Lucifer, that will glorify the devil? Smarten up, America. Ever heard of spiritual warfare?
fox news is a pussy and a pos
Jay Bell says
I agree with Ron. It is important to keep the level of discourse on the air at a civil level. All Peters had to say was that the President was a “coward” and few people would have had a problem with what he said–expressing that opinion was his free speech right. Even Dash corrected herself to use a more acceptable expression. Of course, there is a bit of a double standard on the networks. They permit terrible language in their entertainment programming–should they be surprised that it spills over into news programming? But, be that as it may, I hope that we can find ways to express anger without resorting to foul language. We should have some respect for the office of President, even if we don’t have respect for the man who inhabits it. But, this is little more than a slap on the wrist from Fox. After all, it was only a two-week suspension.
tell ob the air force one is going by by and he run drop all to get a ride. take plane away and he would cry and stamp[ his feet
Rita Moore says
Fox is becoming less and less fair and balanced. I used to watch all the time but as of lately, after the first debate, when Megyn Kelly, jumped Trump, I have not been trusting them as much. There have been several instances where lately Shep Smith and M. Kelly have been bias toward the republican opponents. Come on fellas, go back to being who you used to be. Someone interesting, truthful, investigative, oh, yes, fair and balanced. Love America, the most wonderful country on earth. The best place for your children and mine to live their lives.
I do not believe Obama is Christian but I do know God did place Obama in the office of the Presidency. Obama being there is part of the end of times.
I am praying for you Fox, Megyn and Shep.