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Fox News Analysts Suspended For Foul-Mouthed Criticism of President Obama

Actress turned political commentator Stacey Dash and a former high-ranking Army officer were both suspended from appearing on Fox News after using obscenities to describe the president (video below).

Neither Dash nor retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters will appear on the channel for two weeks for their comments, which were described by Fox executive Bill Shine as "completely inappropriate and unacceptable," CBS reported.

Peters' faux pas aired on Fox Business Network, when he was weighing in on President Barack Obama's Dec. 6  speech to the nation about fighting terrorism at home and abroad. Speaking to host Stuart Varney, Peters said he was annoyed by Obama's insistence that Americans are scared of Islamic terrorists.

"Look, Mr. President, we're not afraid, we're angry, we're pissed off, we're furious," Peters said. "We want you to react, we want you to do something. You're afraid. I mean this guy is such a total p----, it's stunning."

Dash, the actress best known for starring in the movie "Clueless" and its TV spinoff, was appearing on Fox News Channel's "Outnumbered" when she called the president's speech an "epic fail." She criticized the president for speaking without "any passion," and said Americans were looking to their leader for reassurance and didn't get any.

"I felt like he could give a s---, excuse me, like he could care less (sic)" about terrorism, Dash said.

On Dec. 7, the unrepentant Dash tweeted that she wasn't sorry for the way she described Obama.

"Consequences," the actress tweeted. "Some of us have to pay them. Gladly."

Obama's speech centered on the ongoing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and the Dec. 2 shootings in San Bernardino, California, by a couple that had reportedly pledged fealty to ISIS and had been radicalized. The president called the shooting, which left 14 people dead, an act of terrorism, and once again cautioned against conflating Islamic extremism with Islam in general

Seeking to reassure the American public, Obama said the U.S. will continue to fight ISIS overseas while finding potential terrorists at home, according to The New York Times.

“The threat from terrorism is real," Obama said, "but we will overcome it.”

Sources: CBS, The New York Times, Twitter / Photo credit: Business Insider

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