Two Fox News contributors were suspended Monday after using profanity while discussing President Barack Obama‘s Sunday night address from the Oval Office.
Ralph Peters a Fox Business “strategic analyst” called Obama a “total p*ssy,” and Outnumbered contributor Stacey Dash said the president doesn’t “give a sh*t” about terrorism. Both were reprimanded for using profanities on the air and only given a two-week suspension.
The EVP of programming at Fox, Bill Shine, said in a statement.
“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 Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks.”
On Fox, Ralph Peters calls Obama a "total pussy" and Stacey Dash says he doesn't "give a shit" about terrorism. Fliippin' embarrassing
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 7, 2015
Dash’s remarks were censored during the broadcast, however Peters’ direct insult was not. Varney & Co. host Stuart Varney warned Peters about using profane language on the program following the statement.
Earlier this afternoon, Mediaite columnist Joe Concha demanded the pair’s suspension and called their outbursts “unprofessional.”
The White House has not commented on the matter.
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