Fox News Suspends Ralph Peters And Stacey Dash For "Completely Inappropriate And Unacceptable" Remarks

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Fox News suspended two contributors for "comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air."

During a December 7 appearance on Fox Business, Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters said of President Obama after his Oval Office address last night: "I mean this guy is such a total pussy, it's stunning." Host Stuart Varney told Peters he can't "use language like that on the program," and Peters replied that he was sorry.

While co-hosting Outnumbered, contributor Stacey Dash reacted to Obama's remarks by stating: "I felt like he could give a shit -- excuse me, like he could care less."

CNN's Brian Stelter reported today that the two commentators "were suspended on Monday for using profanities while criticizing President Obama on Monday":

"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," Fox senior executive vice president Bill Shine said.

"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," he said.

CNN noted that "Media Matters, a liberal anti-Fox monitoring organization, almost immediately flagged the Peters profanity, which caused it to get widespread attention on the web on Monday." 

Fox News host Howard Kurtz, who hosts the weekend media analysis program MediaBuzz, criticized Peters and Dash for their "crude language on the air," calling their conduct "embarrassing." He tweeted prior to the news of the suspension:

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