Fox News contributor Ralph Peters quit on Tuesday and railed against the network in an email to colleagues.

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Fox News contributor quits, says network is a ‘propaganda machine’

He was suspended in 2015 for calling Obama a 'pussy.'

Mar 21, 2018, 12:40 am

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Kris Seavers

A Fox News contributor, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, quit on Tuesday, blasting the network and President Donald Trump in an email to colleagues obtained by BuzzFeed News.

“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 wrote.

The foreign policy analyst railed against what he sees as the news giant’s increased “dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community,” and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who’s overseeing the probe into Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

“Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed,” Peters wrote.

Fox News issued a statement in response.

“Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention. We are extremely proud of our top-rated primetime hosts and all of our opinion programming,” the network said.

Peters was suspended for a short time in 2015 after he called former President Barack Obama a “total pussy” on the Fox Business Network.

Read his full email to colleagues here.

H/T Business Insider

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2018, 12:40 am