Fox News suspends contributors for vulgar criticism of Obama on live TV

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A Couple Fox Contributors Went a Bit Too Far Criticizing The President

Ralph Peters, a Fox News commentator whose junk drawer of TV-ready insults includes "fierce as a chocolate éclair," "pixie dust president who still thinks he can say something three times and make it come true," and "he's ugly, he's ruthless, he's vicious, and I don't like him at all, but he's brilliant," just got suspended from Fox News for two weeks after saying that President Obama is "such a total p***y, it's stunning" on the Fox Business Network on Monday.

It wasn't clear if this was the offense that condemned Peters to two weeks of not offering every single thought that popped into his brain on television, or if the many articles that were published later calling out the "strategic analyst" for using such language were what convinced Fox News to suspend him. During the program, host Stuart Varney told Peters,"I can tell you're super angry but ... you can't use language like that on the program. I'm sorry."

See reaction to the suspensions on social media:

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Consequences. Some of us have to pay them. Gladly.
@Ralph_Peters1 kudos Ralph-- you speak for many people who have had enough of this freedom smothering political correctness.
@Ralph_Peters1 One simple word which defines you: Traitor!
@Ralph_Peters1 Col. Peters, I support you and what you said about Obama. You are one of my favorite commentators. Don't let them get to you.
@Ralph_Peters1 thank you for your honesty and your service sir. Majority support you. #keeptellingthetruth
#StaceyDash is ignorant and has no morals
Can someone give #ralphpeters and #staceydash their on show..
How does @FoxNews deal with truthful rhetoric? Suspensions! I support #RalphPeters #StaceyDash
Stacey Dash and Ralph Peters are new National heroes in my book!
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Stacey Dash, a panelist on the Fox News show Outnumbered, was also suspended for two weeks after saying that Obama doesn't "give a sh**t" about terrorism on Monday. According to CNN, Dash's comment was partly bleeped out, while viewers got to hear an unabridged version of Peters's soundbite.

"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," a Fox executive told CNN in a statement. When they return, the commentators will have to return to following the company's unofficial guidelines on how to criticize the president in a family-friendly fashion -- like calling Obama a "moral, physical and intellectual coward," or "inept, ineffective, cowardly" -- or by noting that "if President Obama developed athlete's foot, he would blame George W. Bush."

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