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.