Fox News Channel, not one to back down from programming that irks the liberal media, announced on Monday that it is suspending two contributors for their profanity-laced remarks about President Barack Obama. Executive Vice President Bill Shine disciplined Stacey Dash, a frequent guest host of the afternoon chat show "Outnumbered," for saying on Fox News that Obama "could give a s--t" about terrorism. Meanwhile, on Fox Business, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters took a smack for calling the president "such a total p----."
“Earlier today, Fox contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air," Shine 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.”
Both contributors were whipped up to discuss Obama's Sunday address on the San Bernardino mass shooting, the Islamic State group, and national security at large.
“It’s ridiculous,” Dash said about the speech on "Outnumbered." “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 felt like he could give a s--t – excuse me, like he could care less," she said, bleeped by the producer's booth. "He could care less.”
“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!” Peters said breathlessly. “This guy is such a total p----, it’s stunning,” Peters added.
Fox News host Steve Varney called out Peters by politely saying, "you can’t use language like that on the program." Peters didn't respond.
The segment continued normally for several more minutes until Varney returned to the remark, apparently having gotten a signal from the producers.
“You used some very strong language there about the president of the United States. I’m the anchor of 'Varney & Co.' and I have to ask you to either apologize for that or take it back,” Varney said.
"I apologize," Peters said in a monotone voice. "I apologize."