Fox News analyst quits after finally realizing it's a 'propaganda machine'

Life comes at you fast.

Ralph Peters, a retired Lt. Col. for the army and until recently a Fox News strategic analyst, decided to leave his post at the station after finally having a moment of clarity. 

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Peters' departure was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which obtained a copy of an email announcing his departure and detailing his reasoning to his colleagues. 

"Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers," Peters wrote in the email. "Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed."

Peters continued by saying he thought that Fox News "degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."

Hard to believe it took him this long to realize it, but be assured he hasn't had a total change of heart. Peters, who was briefly suspended from the network  several years ago for calling then President Obama a "total pussy" on live TV over his terrorism strategy, used his goodbye letter to take a dig at him one last time while simultaneously bashing Trump and Fox News' hosts.

"As a Russia analyst for many years, it also has appalled me that hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots and who, justifiably, savaged President Obama for his duplicitous folly with Putin, now advance Putin's agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign," Peters wrote. 

Fox News wasn't just going to let Peters trash talk the network, however, saying he was using his opinion "as a weapon in order to gain attention."

The full email from Peters to his colleagues at Fox News can be read below: