Longtime Fox News contributor and strategic analyst Ralph Peters quit his job Tuesday, accusing the Trump administration and Fox News of “assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers.”
“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,” Peters said in the letter.
“Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed,” Peters declared before attacking the prime-time hosts of Fox.
“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,” Peters said indignantly.
Fox News was not ready to openly take Peters’ attacks on their network. Fox released a retaliation statement saying that Peters is “entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon to gain attention.”
Fox then ended their letter by saying they are “proud” of their top-rated prime-time shows and their opinion programming.
As always, we need to step back and look at the bigger picture here. On the surface, it may seem like Peters was trying to leave the network in anger, and in his rage wanted to discredit Fox and their employees; however, there is something bigger here.
For the last few years, Peters has assured his followers that Russia is a world superpower with terrible intentions, and their goal is to rule the world while destroying all who oppose them, as said best when he was interviewed by Fox host Tucker Carlson. Peters is seen in the interview comparing Carlson to Charles Lindbergh making apologist arguments for renowned dictator Adolf Hitler, just because Carlson challenges Peters’ assertion that Russia is our ultimate enemy. In this case, they posed a threat to America in the fight against ISIS.
Peters has not only spoken out on this issue but was also a vocal advocate for the war in Iraq. In 2006, Peters wrote an article for the New York Post cheering on efforts in the Middle-Eastern country, saying the attitude of the press against the war painted an entirely different picture than what actually happened. While the media tells of civil unrest in Iraq, Peters recollects a cheerful, welcoming population that awaits the U.S.’s overthrow of Saddam Hussein, and somehow this will make everything right in the Middle East.
Actually, it has done the exact opposite. The Middle East has gotten worse since the United States entered it. Countries with tyrannical dictators such as Hussein were actually better off before their leaders were overthrown. We began this war by trying to make the Middle East a more democratic region filled with happy and healthy populations and growing economies. $6 trillion later, the Middle East is in the worst shape it has been in since before the Ottoman Empire.
The point here is that Peters is a war hawk; always has been, always will be. The flaw with Peters is that he is willing to wage war against anyone and anything that is fundamentally different from us. Globalists such as Peters want the United States to impose their way of life on the rest of the world; most of the time, this requires force, which the United States has an overabundance of.
Peters also wants to wage war against anyone who is not like us, and if anyone disagrees his ideology, they might as well be Nazi apologists.
The real reason Peters quit is that he realized that Fox News was no longer a place where behaviors like this are promoted. Furthermore, conservatism does not carry the same ideology he does, no matter what he says. Peters left not because Fox is absent of conservatism, but that it has an overabundance of conservatism, and he is not a conservative. Therefore, he is no longer needed.