I guess we’ve now entered the potty-mouth phase of the Obama Derangement Syndrome that has infected Fox News for the past seven years. Following up Fox analyst Ralph Peters calling the President a “total pussy” when discussing Sunday night’s Oval Office speech, Outnumbered co-host and sorta kinda actress Stacey Dash decided to jump on the contrived faux outrage train and use a dirty word herself. During a panel conversation on Monday’s program, Dash claimed that Obama doesn’t “give a shit” about terrorism, based on her interpretation of his speech.
While the Fox News censors tried to catch it, apparently the delay wasn’t long enough to completely block it out, and for the second time in one day, Fox had an employee use one of George Carlin’s seven filthy words live on the air. After former MTV VJ Kennedy — yes, this is the level of Fox’s punditry — claimed that she now thinks everyone is a terrorist on her subway ride because Obama didn’t properly comfort her Sunday evening, Dash complained that the speech wasn’t passionate enough.
“Right. It’s ridiculous. And his speech was an epic fail. It was like when you have to go to a dinner with your parents but you have a party to go to afterwards. That’s what it felt like. He was just trying to get through it because he just wanted to go to this event afterwards. I did not feel better. I didn’t feel any passion from him, like you said, Andrea. I felt like he could give a shit — excuse me, like he could care less. He could care less. And here we have 14 people dead. Today is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, okay? His speech should have had a lot more passion. Where is Winston Churchill when we need him, is all I have to say. We are at war. He should have said that. The fact that he said terrorism, we’re all excited that he said terrorism. Big deal. What is that going to do? Nothing.”
Considering that Peters had already done his little predetermined “pussy” rant earlier in the day, Dash is all likelihood decided ahead of time that she would also toss in a curse word in order to show she was also really pissed at Obummer. In fact, I wouldn’t put it by Fox that they put some of their pundits up to this. Basically, have them go ‘rogue’ to show just how upsetting Obama’s lack of leadership on ISIS and terrorism really is to them. They know all too well that this kind of tabloidish and amateurish behavior will totally resonate with their audience.
Will Peters and Dash be reprimanded for their actions? Eh, maybe, maybe not. Even if they do, it won’t be a real punishment. But we do know that right now, there are a bunch of Obama-hating conservatives applauding both for “telling it like it is.” And that will lead to more behavior like this on Fox.
UPDATE: CNN Money reported on Monday afternoon that Fox has given both Dash and Peters two-week suspensions for their cussing.
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters: