“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?’” This is likely how most Americans feel when they hear the incessant attacks by Fox News that have been ongoing in an attempt to protect Donald Trump despite all evidence pointing to his treasonous role in the Trump-Russia conspiracy against the United States. This statement, however, was made by someone who used to work for Fox News.
As Palmer Report has previously documented, more and more individuals are calling out Fox for their lies and refusing to work for them any longer. Retired United States Military Lieutenant Colonel, Ralph Peters, had been working as an expert commentator for Fox News for the previous decade when he recently penned an article explaining why he would no longer provide his voice to help attack the Constitution. In the article he said “Four decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer. I swore to ‘support and defend the Constitution,’ and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers.”
This week Peters went back on television, but this time talking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. During the interview Peters again called out Fox News saying the channel 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.”.
Peters added “I suspect Sean Hannity really believes it. The others are smarter, they know what they’re doing.” While it’s refreshing to see that some people can come to their senses and not believe the propaganda emanating from Fox News, there is definitely a long way to go. I believe everyone can agree with Peters’ final takeaway from the interview: “When you go after the Constitution, you best beware, because you are doing a phenomenal, indeed immeasurable damage.”
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