Two regular Fox News contributors were suspended Monday for their heated on-air commentary about President Obama, the network confirmed to TPM.
Ralph Peters, a Fox News analyst and retired Army officer, called the President “such a total pussy, it’s stunning” on Fox Business Monday morning, eventually prompting host Stuart Varney to demand Peters apologize.
Not long after, Stacey Dash, a contributor on the Fox talk show “Outnumbered,” was also incensed by Obama’s Sunday primetime address on terrorism, and said it seemed the President “could give a shit” during the Oval Office speech.
Both Fox contributors have been suspended for two weeks for the remarks, CNN Monday first reported.
In a statement provided to TPM, Bill Shine, Fox senior executive vice president of programming, said:
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.