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Fox News suspended contributors Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash for two weeks after they used swear words on the air when referring to President Obama.

Peters, who is a military analyst for the network, appeared on Stuart Varney’s Fox Business Network show to talk about Obama’s Oval Office speech on Sunday night, when he went off against the President:

Look, Mr. President we’re not afraid we’re angry. We’re pissed off. We’re furious we want you to react. Do something. You’re afraid. This guy is such a total p**** it is stunning. We want — we the people, American people, we want action. We want action against Islamic State and then — then when the President is telling us he’s going to destroy ISIS, this is a President who has done more harm to American police departments than he has done to Islamic State.

Varney jumped in, pressing Peters to apologize, but the damage was already done.

Later, on FNC’s Outnumbered, contributor Stacey Dash, also commenting on Obama’s speech, said that the President didn’t “give a s*** about terrorism,” leading to her suspension.

In response to the use of profanity, Bill Shine, the EVP of programming at Fox News, issued the flowing statement:

“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 Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks.”

Peters and Dash may not like the President or his policies, but that doesn’t give them the right to use profanity on the air to describe him.

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