Dr. Keith Ablow, the Fox News psychiatrist who doesn’t need to examine public figures to analyze them, offered his professional opinion about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, his father and why the prisoner swap for five Taliban members was “bound to happen.” Because, Ablow announced on Fox & Friends this morning, Obama “wants out of America, my friend. Trust me.”
I haven’t evaluated these people formally – but there may be a tendency to distance oneself from institutions, to diminish, sort of, the rule of law, and to elevate the individual above all else – not because of a tested desire to oppose something through civil disobedience again or to make things better for our country but because you don’t feel part of our country.
And this is a tremendously psychologically dispiriting moment for our people because we’ve traded somebody who may not feel very American for five people who definitely don’t.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade brought up Bowe Bergdahl’s role as a ballet “lifter.” “What does that mean?” Kilmeade asked.
Not surprisingly, Ablow had that one figured out, too.
I think front and center on any stage is this guy’s MO. Unless it doesn’t feed him narcissistically, you can’t give him a job unless you’re going to tell him you’re the star and we’re gonna keep ya at a throttle of 12 out of 10.
And then, like any Fox News contributor who knows on which partisan side his bread is buttered, Ablow made Obama the big, anti-American villain in it all:
And here’s the thing I’ve been saying it before. Barack Obama does not have the will of the American people – Americanism – in his soul and this swap: somebody who may not feel very American for five people who definitely don’t, is symptomatic of that. It was bound to happen when you have a leader who doesn’t affiliate with patriotism. …He wants out of America, my friend. Trust me.
That seemed too much even for co-host Steve Doocy. He began to wrap up the segment by saying, "Alright, Dr. Keith Ablow with his (Doocy’s emphasis) analysis on this Wednesday morning."
But instead of any challenge, Doocy said, “Keith, thank you very much.”
Watch Ablow psychoanalyze people he never seems to have met below, via Media Matters.
Has anyone taken the trouble to verify if his name is actually on the membership list of a reputable association?
Does this guy practice? Aren’t there professional rules about publicly psychoanalyzing people you’ve never met?
FNC is evidently not a reputable news outlet.