Bill Maher Responds To Dr. Keith Ablow's Virtual Psychiatric Evaluation
Reported by Priscilla - July 14, 2011 -
Recently, Fox's chief of psychiatry and right wing political hack, Dr. Keith Ablow, psychoanalyzed Bill Maher on Fox & Friends, "the morning happy-talk show that Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream." This deep delving into the DSM IV was a reaction to Maher's satiric comments about Bristol Palin. Fox needed to hit back so they brought on Ablow to explain, in a professionally concerned manner, that Maher's comments stemmed from a deep seated hatred of conservative women. Ablow has also provided "diagnosesis " for Chaz Bono regarding his transgender status (none of Ablow's business) and Media Matters president, David Brock who was totally trashed, albeit in a "professional" manner. This seems to be Fox News' newest and rather creative line of personal attack, given that these "virtual" evaluations focus on what Dr. Ablow thinks are personality disorders in whomever he attacks. (Whoops, diagnoses) This could represent a violation of professional ethics; but for Fox News, character assassination, given by a board certified physician, trumps any issues of professionalism. Last week, on "Real Time," Bill Maher responded with some scathing and humorous commentary. While he spoke, Ann Coulter laughed uproariously and told Maher that misogyny is the least of his problems. After Bill referenced Ablow's claim about Bill's lack of children, he looked at Coulter and said "just like you." She didn't laugh at that one. But Maher got in some great jabs while Chaz Bono looked on while, hopefully, feeling vindicated. Video follows.