If there’s one thing that Fox News likes to do, it’s talk badly about President Obama. It’s pretty much as treasured of a pastime for the folks at Fox as baseball, or spit-shining their gun holsters. So, it was really no surprise that when after the president spoke to the nation on Sunday night regarding ISIS, San Bernardino and fear, that many on Fox News wouldn’t speak kindly of what he had to say.
However, two pundits on Fox have apparently crossed the almost non-existent boundary of ethics that even they have established, and they’ve been suspended.
One Fox analyst thought it wise to go on a disgusting, hate-filled rant against the president, and actually took it to the point where he called the Commander-in-Chief a “total pussy.” Fox contributor Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said:
“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 pussy, its stunning.”
Wow, the lack of class coming from the mouth of that contributor is pretty vile. However, not to be outdone, Fox News’ Stacey Dash decided she would also be equally as repulsive with her language, saying:
“It’s ridiculous. His speech was an epic fail. It was like when you have to go to dinner with your parents, but you have a party to go to afterwards, that’s what it felt like. I did not feel any better. I didn’t feel any passion from him… I felt like he could give a shit– excuse me, like he could care less.”
The Clueless actress, seemingly unaware that the phrase is “couldn’t care less,” also seems to think it’s okay to bring her potty mouth that the conservative blogosphere has such a fondness of, and bring it into work to spew on national television.
While Peters did half-ass apologize, saying:
“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.”
Dash instead owned what she said, and doubling down, took her consequence like a champ:
Consequences. Some of us have to pay them. Gladly.
— Stacey Dash (@staceydash) December 7, 2015
We can’t be surprised that these Fox contributors used this sort of language. Every other form of hate-filled speech has been openly embraced by the “news” network. However, even the devil can find evil in others every now and then, and consequences must be served.
Will we start seeing less loathsome prose coming from the mouths of those over on the media branch of the Republican party? Hardly. They’ll still spout their vitriol about the president day in and day out, but at least we know two words they can’t use — pussy and shit. Which is ironic, really, considering the network is so full of shit themselves.
However, kudos must be given to those who finally drew that line in the sand and suspended these contributors after such disdainful rhetoric.
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