Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Let's not forget what a piece of shit Ralph Peters is

Please please please, let's not make Ralph Peters into some kind of hero for quitting FOX.

A Fox News contributor quit the network, calling it a 'propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration'

First of all. FOX has ALWAYS been a propoganda machine for the far right. They have always promoted a destructive and ethically ruinous agenda. This is not something that suddenly happened on Jan 20, 2017. The entire Time that Ralph Peters was there, FOX was spewing hatred and lies and racism and all the other -isms.

Here's an excerpt from Peters' open letter to his FOX colleagues. You can feel the smarmy, self-righteous hypocrisy just oozing from every keystroke:

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.

As if FOX hadn't been dismissing facts and empirical reality since the day it launched. One obvious example: climate change. FOX has been the leading source of the dangerously dishonest lies about the scientific fact of global warming.
And it's almost ironic that Peters is so upset about FOX hosts launching " profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts. . .  and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller," when he had no such compunction about dishonest attacks on President Barack Obama - a "model public servant" if ever there was one.

Peters: ‘Obama Expected His Charm Would Work on Islamic Terrorists’ Watch Megyn Kelly's full interview with Peters: SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???? WHAT HAS CHANGED TO MAKE THE USA IMPOTENT???? ONE WORD: OBAMA.

Also, he's just an all-around terrible person:

Ralph Peters about 4GW

Make no mistake: The anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent Picture Quote #1

A Hamas terrorist, a UN aid worker and a journalist walked into a Gaza hookah bar. And no one could tell who was who. - Ralph Peters

And in his conclusion to his stupid open letter, he actually says this:

Also, I deeply respect the hard-news reporters at Fox, who continue to do their best as talented professionals in a poisoned environment. These are some of the best men and women in the business..




Abu Scooter said...
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Abu Scooter said...

What, did Shepard Smith clone himself several dozen times? Because that's the only way Peters's claim that Fox's "hard-news reporters" are "the best in the business" even comes close to being true. And by close, I mean 'in the same area code,' not 'on the same dartboard with the actual target.'

OTOH, if Peters now decides to just stay off media for the next few years, I could call that a win.

anne marie in philly said...

"talented professionals" - somebody bitchslap this stoopid white asstwat!