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‘Ashamed’ Fox News Commentator Quits the ‘Propaganda Machine’

Retired United States Army lieutenant colonel Ralph Peters, announcing his resignation as a contributor to Fox News:

Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed.

In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts — who have never served our country in any capacity — dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller — all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of “deep-state” machinations — I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.

I love this kicker at the end, regarding Peters’s history as a commentator:

Peters was briefly suspended in 2015 for calling President Obama a “total pussy” while on the Fox Business Network.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018