Ralph Peters quits Fox News, analyst says he is ashamed to work for ‘propaganda machine’

Fox News analyst Ralph Peters reportedly issued a scathing email to colleagues at the network over why he has decided to leave.

Buzzfeed reports the retired U.S. Army lieutenant-colonel said that he was “ashamed” to work for the network which is “assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers.”

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Peters said he was once proud to work for the network which once provided “a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices.”

He went on to say it has degenerated into “a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration destructive.”

Peters, who has been a frequent critic of former U.S. president Barack Obama, spent a decade working in U.S. intelligence.

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He wrote that he was dismayed over the network’s constant attacks on the U.S. judicial system and law enforcement.

Peters ripped the network’s prime-time hosts for attacks on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community and Robert Mueller.

He said the network’s decision to dismiss the Russian investigations as a “nothing-burger” has left the U.S. with “an American president who is terrified of his counterpart in Moscow.”

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In a statement issued to the New York Times, Fox News said it was “extremely proud of our top-rated prime-time hosts and all of our opinion programming.”

“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,” the network said.

Peters told the New York Times that the email was “intended for internal consumption,” adding: “I am not trying to grandstand. Fox was good to me for many years.”

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