Even Fox News Had Enough of Stacey Dash

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15:  Stacey Dash arrives at the "American Sniper" New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Even Fox News Had Enough of Stacey Dash

Find out why the conservative commentator was suspended.

Published December 8, 2015

Stacey Dash has been benched by Fox News after the actress-turned-commentator finally crossed the line while talking about President Barack Obama.

"His speech was an epic fail," Dash said in reference to Obama's Sunday night address on terrorism. "It was like when you have to go to dinner with your parents, but you have a party to go to afterwards, that's what it felt like."

Noting that the president put on a tuxedo and headed to the Kennedy Center Honors soon after his address, Dash added, "I did not feel any better. I didn't feel any passion from him. I felt like he [couldn't] give a s***, excuse me, like he [couldn't] care less. He [couldn't] care less."

Turns out Fox News is cool with hateful bigotry, but has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to profanity. The network announced on Monday that both Dash and another commentator, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, were being suspended for using foul language on the air.

"Earlier today, Fox contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air," said Bill Shine, senior executive vice president of programming for both networks, in a statement. "Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks."

Dash, for one, seems unbothered by the slap on the wrist. "Consequences. Some of us have to pay them. Gladly," she tweeted on Monday afternoon. 

We would roll our eyes, but two weeks without Dash on the air is really a gift to us all. Now if only we could have a break from ... 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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