Fox Suspends Pundits: Fox Commentators Stacey Dash And Ralph Peters In Trouble For Obama Digs

fox commentators suspended

Fox suspended pundits over disparaging comments made about President Barack Obama’s Oval Office address. While the president’s speech was widely panned even by many Democrats, Stacy Dash and Ralph Peters went a step too far with their terminology, Fox News officials decided.

Stacey Dash is a regular Fox commentator on the Outnumbered afternoon news show, and makes appearances on other newscasts on the cable news network. Dash was also an actress and is perhaps best known for her starring role in the cult classic movie, Clueless. Ralph Peters is a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel. He serves as a strategic analyst on multiple Fox News shows, as well.

Both Stacey Dash and Ralph Peters have been suspended by Fox News for two weeks, Examiner reports.

“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,” Fox senior executive vice president Bill Shine said about the two suspended commentators according to a CNNMoney report.

Stacey Dash Obama “doesn’t give a s**t about terrorism” video

Following the President Obama Oval Office address, retired Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters said that the president is a “total p***y” and does not want to hurt our enemies. Stacey Dash said that Obama “didn’t give a s**t” about the terrorism threat ISIS poses to the United States.

Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney asked the retired military officer what he thought about the president’s speech, and Ralph Peters had this to say, according to a Media Matter reporting of the exchange.

“Well, first of all he keeps speaking about ‘we can’t give in to our fears.’ You know, ‘don’t be afraid.’ Look, Mr. President we’re not afraid we’re angry, we’re pissed off, we’re furious. We want you to react, we want you to do something. You’re afraid. I mean this guy is such a total p***y, it’s stunning. And, you know, we want — we the people, the American people, whom he does not know in any intimate sort of manner, we want action. We want action against Islamic State and then — then, when the president is telling us he is going to destroy ISIS. This is a president who has done more harm to American police departments than he has done to Islamic State. This is a president who restrains our military. He uses it not to defeat ISIS, but for political purposes for political cover. This is a president who doesn’t want to hurt our enemies. This is a president who cares more about thugs in Guantanamo, or thugs in Ferguson, Missouri, than he does about law-abiding American citizens and their right to live in safety and peace.”

The following is the Stacey Dash tweet referencing President Obama’s Oval Office address.

After making the comments about Obama’s address, which garnered angry backlash from some and applause from others, Peters ultimately apologized.

“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. My choice of words was incorrect, but my sentiment, I think, is shared by many.”

Stacey Dash doubled down on the Obama comments made during a segment of Outnumbered. On Twitter, she posted that she did not have a problem with being suspended for two weeks for speaking her mind in the manner which she did.

“Consequences. Some of us have to pay them. Gladly.”

What do you think about the two suspended Fox commentators statements about President Obama’s Oval Office address?

[Image via AP/JMA/STAR MAX/IPx]