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.

$500,000 MATCHING GIFT

In 2014, before Donald Trump announced his run for president, we knew we had to do something different to address the fundamental challenge facing journalism: how hard-hitting reporting that can hold the powerful accountable can survive as the bottom falls out of the news business.

Being a nonprofit, we started planning The Moment for Mother Jones: A special campaign to raise $25 million for key investments to make Mother Jones the strongest watchdog it can be. Five years later, readers have stepped up and contributed an astonishing $23 million in gifts and future pledges. This is an incredible statement from the Mother Jones community in the face of the huge threats—both economic and political—against the free press.

Read more about The Moment and see what we've been able to accomplish thanks to readers' incredible generosity so far, and please join them today. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 total, during this critical moment for journalism.

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate

We have a new comment system! We are now using Coral, from Vox Media, for comments on all new articles. We'd love your feedback.