Ralph Peters, the retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who was a longtime analyst for the Fox News Channel, has been an outspoken advocate against Donald Trump since before he resigned from the network earlier this year.
Appearing Sunday morning on Reliable Sources with CNN’s Brian Stelter, Peters gave an unvarnished look at exactly the kind of damage Fox is doing to America and the kind of people who watch Fox exclusively. Those people, he says, are not Republicans:
Fox isn’t immoral, it’s amoral. It was opportunistic. Trump was just a gift to Fox and Fox, in turn, is a gift to Trump. It’s a closed loop. People that only listen to Fox have an utterly skewed view of reality. And by the way, you know, earlier some of your guests were describing ‘Trumpworld,’ you know, in terms of Republicans. The Republican Party is gone, or at least it’s dormant. What we see now, the people supporting Trump, are radicals, these couch-potato anarchists. They’re people that don’t have a program to ‘make America great again,’ and by the way, America’s great right now. Rather, they’re destructive. They want to tear things down. They want vengeance, and Trump is brilliant at that.”
Stelter went on to ask Peters whether he thinks that his former colleagues at Fox are “proud of their performance” regarding the effort to simply whitewash away any negativity about Trump and call into question the very facts that people see with their own eyes. Peters responded with possibly the best answer anyone has ever given about the network:
The polite word is ‘prostitutes.’ Um, so we’ll just leave it at that. I don’t want to be the go-to guy for Fox-bashing forever, but what Fox is doing is causing real harm to our country right now.”
Watch the video of the exchange below:
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