The Associated Press has published a scathing profile of Fox News Medical A-Team member, and disgraced psychiatric fraud, Keith Ablow. The article by the AP’s media analyst David Bauder solicited opinions from distinguished psychiatric professionals and academics and found Ablow’s quackery to be outside the bounds of acceptable conduct, saying that…
“…the Fox News Channel analyst freely mixes psychiatric assessments with political criticism, a unique twist in the realm of cable news commentary that some medical colleagues find unethical.”
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Indeed, Ablow has demonstrated himself to be a committed purveyor of vitriol aimed at President Obama and other mostly liberal targets. His most recent screed for Fox made an absurd and dangerous argument for an “American Jihad,” wherein he advocated for a military campaign to force other countries to adopt the American political system.
For more on Ablow’s unique brand of assholiness, see these selected choices from the recent past: He charged that President Obama was waging psychological warfare on the American people. He praised Newt Gingrich for being unfaithful to multiple wives. He welcomed the pain of Americans suffering through the recession. He offered his recipe for building a terrorist that read more like building a Tea Party. He repeatedly diagnosed President Obama and others without ever having examined, or even met them. And my personal favorite, he actually had praise for the Unabomber’s sociological philosophy.
A couple of the assessments of “doctor” Ablow’s misconduct by his the real psychiatric pros he would like to imagine are his peers include…
Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons: It is shameful and unfortunate that he is given a platform by Fox News or any other media organization. Basically he is a narcissistic self-promoter of limited and dubious expertise.
Dr. Ford Vox, Shepherd Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center : [R]eally just irresponsible and it’s embarrassing for physicians in general.
But perhaps the most stinging criticism came from the spokesman for the primary target of Ablow’s virulent wrath. Apparently Ablow’s attacks had little to no impact on his intended victims. Jay Carney, who recently left the post of White House Press Secretary wasn’t even sure who Ablow was, saying…
“I’m confident that no one in the White House spends any time thinking about him. Fox is Fox. It doesn’t really matter who the salesman is. The product is always the same.”
That just about sums it up. Ablow is an ineffectual scoundrel whose lunatic ravings are generally ignored. Yet he is emblematic of the hateful bias that permeates the alleged “news” network. In fact, the description of Ablow as “a narcissistic self-promoter of limited and dubious expertise,” could actually apply to almost anyone at Fox News: Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, Steve Doocy, etc.
Media Matters has compiled a revealing video collage of Ablow’s dementia.
[Update] Ablow has characteristically responded with a stream of venomous drivel, saying that “As a medical professional it is readily apparent that [Obama] is a President who has issues with the nation of which he is President.” He regards Bauder’s article as “an unfair attempt to impair my credibility.” But that would require that he had any credibility in the first place.