Fox News Guest Sinks to Awful New Low


Shortly after President Barack Obama’s address from the Oval Office on Sunday night, critics on the right slammed? the president’s plan to eliminate ISIS and fight terrorism. But one pundit, Fox News contributor Ralph Peters, has taken the anti-Obama rhetoric one step way too far.

“Look, Mr. President, we’re not afraid. We’re angry, we’re pissed off, we’re furious!” Peters, a regular Fox commentator and military analyst, said when asked for his reaction to the address on Monday. “We want you to react; we want you to do something!”

He continued: “This guy is such a total pussy, it’s stunning.”

The wildly offensive remark was even too much for host Stuart Varney, who finally interrupted Peters to say that while he may be “very angry,” he “can’t use language like that on the program.”

The retired lieutenant was allowed to continue taking jabs at the president for being an ineffective leader and an ISIS sympathizer. 

Update, 3:46 p.m. EST: Peters, along with fellow Fox News contributor Stacey Dash, have been suspended for two weeks. Earlier in the day, Dash echoed Peters’ remarks by saying Obama didn’t “give a shit” about terrorism.

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