Courtesy of Philly.com:
Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a former Fox News contributor who in the past harshly criticized President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, unloaded on his former network in an interview with CNN on Wednesday night for its part in pushing a baseless conspiracy theory about the FBI spying on President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“For years, I was glad to be associated with Fox. It was a legitimate conservative and libertarian outlet, and a necessary one,” Peters said. “But with the rise of Donald Trump, Fox did become a destructive propaganda machine, and I don’t do propaganda for anyone.”Peters, a Pottstown native who attended Penn State before enlisting in the Army in 1976, said the network’s prime-time opinion hosts shoulder the blame for undermining public support in the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Hosts like Sean Hannity have been repeatedly pushing unfounded theories for the last year about a “deep state” determined to tear down Trump and his administration, the latest dubbed “Spygate” by the president himself.
“I suspect Hannity really believes it. The others are smarter. They know what they’re doing,” Peters said. “It’s bewildering to me. I mean, I wanted to just 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?”
“Before he became a candidate or president, Donald Trump was the perfect target for Russian intelligence. Here is someone who has no self-control, a sense of sexual entitlement, and intermittent financial crisis. I mean, that’s made-to-order for seduction by Russian intelligence,” Peters said. “And, look, I may be wrong. I hope I’m wrong. I hope he doesn’t have a grip on him. But the dossier rings true. I think in the future, we’re going to look back at the much-maligned Christopher Steele, who took that dossier to the FBI, as something of a hero.”
We need a lot more of these Fox News co-conspirators to come out and tell the truth about the network and their lies to cover for Donald Trump.
Though I have to admit that I have a sneaking suspicion that once they leave Fox they essentially just disappear forever in the eyes of the viewers of that channel.