Fox Suspends 2 for Swearing About Obama

Peters, Dash made 'inappropriate and unacceptable' remarks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2015 3:14 AM CST
Stacey Dash is seen during the Fox appearance that led to her suspension.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Two Fox commentators have been given two weeks to cool their heels after crossing the network's line for criticism of President Obama. Strategic analyst Ralph Peters was suspended for calling the president a "total pu---" on Fox Business Network while discussing his Sunday night Oval Office speech on terrorism, CNNMoney reports, while Fox contributor Stacey Dash was suspended for saying Obama "didn't give a sh--" about the speech during a Monday morning Outnumbered appearance on Fox News, reports TV Guide. Dash's profanity was bleeped but Peters' wasn't, CNN notes.

The pair "made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air," a Fox exec said in a statement. "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." The remarks were criticized by Fox's own Howard Kurtz, host of MediaBuzz, who deemed them "flippin' embarrassing," reports Mediaite, which notes that there has been no comment from the White House. (In October, a frequent Fox contributor was arrested for lying about his CIA service.)

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