Ex-Fox Analyst Ralph Peters Condemns Pro-Trump Hosts on MSNBC: Sold Their Souls ‘So Cheaply’


Ex-Fox News analyst and retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters once again trashed his former network in an appearance on MSNBC tonight.

Peters left Fox a few months ago with a barn-burner of a statement decrying what the network has become in the age of Trump. Fox News responded at the time, saying, “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.”

Ari Melber spoke tonight with Peters, who said Fox used to be an important and necessary outlet for conservative voices, but now it’s a “propaganda machine” full of people helping Trump’s attacks on American institutions.

He insisted there’s still good people at Fox News, but when Melber asked if there are Fox hosts “knowingly misleading” their audience on these big issues, Peters responded, “Yes, of course.”

And it’s not just that they sold their souls, he added, but that “they sell them so cheaply.”

He brought up the primetime news hosts––Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham––though he only mentioned one by name. He said they’re all “propagandizing” and pushing conspiracy theories, but Hannity, he conceded, is different because he is a “true believer.”

But ultimately, he concluded, “people who go on the air and say things to the American people that they know are untrue, that they know are destructive––and they’re doing it for ratings and money.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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