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Thu Jun 7, 2018, 05:22 AM

Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Unloads on Sean Hannity

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Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Unloads on Sean Hannity
The former Fox commentator said Sean Hannity might actually believe his own conspiracy theories, but ‘the others are smarter, they know what they’re doing.’
Matt Wilstein
06.06.18 9:56 PM ET


Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters isn’t done taking his former employer to task. A few months after he quit his position as military analyst at Fox News in dramatic fashion—calling the network a “propaganda machine”—he appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night and went even further in his condemnation.

While President Donald Trump has claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller is leading a “witch hunt” against him, Peters argued on CNN that it is Fox News that is promoting a witch hunt against Mueller.

“For years, I was glad to be associated with Fox. It was a legitimate conservative and libertarian outlet. And a necessary one,” Peters told Cooper. “But with the rise of Donald Trump, Fox did become a destructive propaganda machine. And I don’t do propaganda for anyone.”


Peters went on to say he believes the network in general and “particularly the prime time hosts” are attacking “our constitutional order, the rule of law, the Justice Department, the FBI, Robert Mueller,” and other intelligence agencies. “And they are doing it for ratings and profit,” he added. “And they’re doing it knowingly, and, in my view, doing a great, grave disservice to our country.”

Asked by Cooper if the prime-time hosts actually believe their own conspiracy theories about the “deep state,” Peters singled out Trump’s most loyal Fox News servant. “I suspect Sean Hannity really believes it,” he said. “The others are smarter, they know what they’re doing."

“I want to cry out and say, ‘How can you do this? How can you lie to our country? How can you knowingly attack our Constitution, the bedrock of our system of government, the bedrock of our country?’” Peters said. “And when you go after the Constitution, you best beware, because you are doing a phenomenal, indeed immeasurable damage.”

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Reply Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Unloads on Sean Hannity (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2018 OP
Dorian Gray Jun 2018 #1
brush Jun 2018 #2
dembotoz Jun 2018 #5
Sunlei Jun 2018 #7
slater71 Jun 2018 #25
malaise Jun 2018 #3
sweetroxie Jun 2018 #4
Sunlei Jun 2018 #6
Achilleaze Jun 2018 #8
Vinca Jun 2018 #9
Nitram Jun 2018 #10
hibbing Jun 2018 #11
PatrickforO Jun 2018 #13
zipplewrath Jun 2018 #16
Nitram Jun 2018 #23
The Genealogist Jun 2018 #26
Nitram Jun 2018 #27
The Genealogist Jun 2018 #29
librechik Jun 2018 #30
Pepsidog Jun 2018 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2018 #14
47of74 Jun 2018 #15
RVN VET71 Jun 2018 #20
Scalded Nun Jun 2018 #17
RVN VET71 Jun 2018 #21
gratuitous Jun 2018 #18
Nitram Jun 2018 #24
Dorn Jun 2018 #19
Dem_4_Life Jun 2018 #22
BadGimp Jun 2018 #28

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 05:29 AM

1. I think Hannity

is that dumb....

And so is Trump.

Everyone else around them is smarter... manipulating....

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 05:42 AM

2. Yes, and there was a report yesterday that trump and Putin talk everyday.

Talk about manipulating—it sure isn't trump manipulating Putin on those phone calls.

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:13 AM

5. Like the asshole grandson working grandpa to redo the will

Actually happened in wife's family. Long story

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Response to brush (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:40 AM

7. known fox installed many in the WH & contacts trump daily for many years-hannity link-

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 01:24 PM

25. Like Trump, Hannity cant help himself.

His ego is a big as Trumps. He wants to be like Trump. Anyone that is on his show who talks about any subject Hannity turns it toward and what he did or said and how he was right. Who does that sound like?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 05:55 AM

3. Hannity should be arrested for his comments last night

I can't believe what I'm reading

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:09 AM

4. What Hannity did is obstruction of justice

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:36 AM

6. fox lies

sunlei, 2007

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:48 AM

8. "a great disservice to our nation..."

There you have it - the KGOP republican party in a nutshell.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 06:54 AM

9. That was an interview that should make everyone in this country terrified.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:23 AM

10. Peters is a tool.

"“For years, I was glad to be associated with Fox. It was a legitimate conservative and libertarian outlet."

No it wasn't. They've been dealing in propaganda and misinformation since they started. Only someone with his head up his ass could think otherwise.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:30 AM

11. Exactly

That's when my bs meter went off.


Peace

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:38 AM

13. LOL, well the guy's a rat leaving a sinking ship.

These people know - Some are betting we'll end up with a fascist dictatorship with Trump then Don Jr. They are acting accordingly.

This guy, Peters, is betting the other way. By denouncing this, he gets out of the way of the millstone of justice, which we hope will grind up Trump and his posse.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:48 AM

16. Yeah, that's a bit messed up

It really puts him in the light of "as long as it was MY BS they were selling, it was fine..."
He's complaining that they changed the flavor of bath water he's been drinking.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 11:55 AM

23. Exactly!

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 01:53 PM

26. They've been peddling RW propeganda for years

It was disgusting back in the Bush II years, and it has only gotten worse. If it weren't so serious it would be funny, the twisting and turning and lying they do Their machinations are so obvious that it seems farcical. But, deplorables eat up those lies, and have for many years now.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 05:23 PM

27. Actually right wing talk radio and Faux News got their start during Bill Clinton's presidency.

they were part of the vast right wing conspiracy, which just got vaster and more conspiratorial.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:03 AM

29. I remember fighting the stupid, back in 2002

I was in my last course for my MA. The class spent the first 1/4 to 1/3 of each session correcting the verbal diarrhea of a FAUX-watching dim-bulb from an ultra-conservative college across town. I don't know how he got into a grad-level class. He was truly an idiot, and we wasted tons of our time. The prof was about the kindest man ever, and I can still see the sad look on his face as he gently debunked the pure drivel that poured forth.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:55 AM

30. indeed.After many years of devotion, suddenly he realizes the truth?(snicker)

well...

welcome, repentant NeverTrumper. All hands on deck!



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:36 AM

12. Wow! Finally a crack in the dam.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:39 AM

14. Yeah, fuck you Ralph. That worthless piece of shit network was never

"necessary". Too little too late.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:44 AM

15. Exactly

 

It was never necessary. Ralph was all too willing to prostitute himself to attack President Obama and the Democrats.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:17 AM

20. Agree

But, going back to its very beginnings, Fox had the opportunity to be a voice of reason (as reasonable as conservatism will allow). But Rupert Murdoch does not do reason, has never done reason, will never tolerate reason -- especially when big fat ratings are waiting in the wings for demagogic bull-puckey and fascist propaganda. It (Fox) tempered its lies somewhat 'til Obama came along. But if it hadn't been Obama, it would certainly have been Hillary, both of whom are more intelligent, more clear sighted, more honest than anyone at Fox, ever. So Murdoch unabashedly unleashed the fury of alt-right ignorance on them and any and all who might choose to support them. But now, with Trump, all restraint is gone, and Fox is just 21st century Goebbels, shamelessly lying, promoting the lies of others, venting racist and xenophobic hatred, stirring up fear and division.

I think Peters went eagerly along with the lying arrogance that was and has always been Fox's trademark until the vileness got so bad that even he couldn't help seeing it on his face in the mirror every morning. But liars always lie. So he quits, turns coat on a network that has grown viscerally loathsome, and now lies to himself and to Cooper that he (Peters) was always, after all, a man of honor and decency who, alas and alack!, must now leave this network because its conservative sheen has changed to crap--- and, tells Cooper, essentially, "I sure didn't see that coming!" Yeah, right, pal.

And as for Hannity: I don't agree he's stupid. I think his intelligence (don't get me wrong, I'm not saying he's exceptionally gifted or anything) has been back-burnered by his basic, nasty, ugly, evil propensities. He's a modern anti-Faust. Faust, as I recall, sold his soul in exchange for knowledge. Hannity has sold his poor, scrawny little soul for ignorance. Faust wanted to know more. Hannity wanted to know less, and, of course, get rich by selling his demonic ignorance to the public.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 07:56 AM

17. He got his money

Now he wants to clean up his name. Too late for that, mister.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:19 AM

21. Totally agree

He knew he was working for the devil. And once you sell your soul, as I understand it, you can't ever get it back.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:02 AM

18. It's easy to be cynical about Peters and his motivation

I tripped over the same "legitimate" and "necessary" bullshit line everyone else did. But let's focus on some of the other things Peters said, and who the audience for those remarks might be. Is that audience going to listen to the likes of us at DU? Fat chance. But quote Peters' comments about the Constitution and immeasurable damage to them and see if you can't get the rusty machinery of their brains clanking back into activity.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 11:57 AM

24. Oh, I'm glad he said it and I hope it turns a few conservatives our way.

but if they get their news from Fox, they'll never hear this. I'm not going to forget who he really is, nor do I want other Democrats to forget.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:15 AM

19. "legitimate libertarian outlet" is an oxymoron

Libertarian is a best learned and forgotten in high school.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:32 AM

22. If Fox viewers ONLY watch Fox then what will it take to get through to them and how....

How will they ever see instances where people who were former Fox people (that they probably like/liked) would they actually believe these people.

Do you think if more people like this spoke out it would make a difference? Or is it just hopeless since they won't believe them when they aren't a part of the Fox cult or hopeless since they probably would never hear these things since it isn't on Fox?

What will it take to get through to the average Fox viewer?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2018, 09:06 PM

28. PUTIN WINS AGAIN

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