After President Barack Obama gave his Oval Office address regarding terrorism on Sunday night, the political pundits made their way to the television viewers to express their opinions of Obama’s message, according to the Washington Post on Monday. Two of the pundits on Fox News chose to heavily criticize Obama on Monday via language that is not appropriate for the airwaves. Specifically, conservative actress Stacey Dash and United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters made comments that resulted in two week suspensions from appearing on Fox News.
On the Fox News program “Outnumbered,” Dash asserted that Obama’s terrorism speech was an epic fail. She said that Obama’s mood appeared to be bored and disinterested. Her reaction to Obama’s presentation was “like when you have to go to dinner with your parents, but you have a party to go to afterwards.” She said, “That’s what it felt like.” Incidentally, immediately after giving the televised speech, Obama changed into a tuxedo and went to the Kennedy Center Honors with his wife, Michelle. Worse, however, was the choice of words Dash used after that. She said that the speech didn’t make her feel any better. She also said that she didn’t feel any passion from him. In the words that got her suspended, she exclaimed:
I felt like he couldn’t give a s—-, excuse me, like he could care less. He could care less.
Peters, on the other hand, was obviously not happy with Obama’s performance either. On Stuart Varney’s Fox Business program, the military analyst for Fox News was very critical of Obama’s message. In response to Obama telling Americans to not give into their own fears, Peters said, “Mr. President, we’re not afraid. We’re angry! We’re pissed off! We’re furious!” He went on to say that Americans want Obama to react and do something. Speaking to Obama via the television, he said:
You’re afraid! I mean, this guy is such a total p—y. It’s stunning!
He continued to lecture Obama by saying:
We, the American people, who he does not know in any intimate sort of manner, we want action. We want action against Islamic State.
According to PJ Media, Peters said that Obama has done more damage to American police departments than he has to IS. He said that Obama has restrained the United States military. He angrily asserted:
This is a president who doesn’t want to hurt our enemies. This is a president who cares more about thugs in Guantanamo or thugs in Ferguson, Missouri, than he does about law-abiding American citizens and their right to live in safety and peace.
Stuart Varney interrupted Peters’ tirade to tell him that he couldn’t use the foul language he was spewing. Varney said, “I can tell you are super angry, and I asked you what your reaction was… but you can’t use language like that on the program.” Bill Shine, the Fox senior executive vice president, said that Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone such language – and have thereby suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks. Peters gave an apology for the salty language after he was asked to do so.