After Mayor Bill de Blasio lashed out at the media for disproportionately focusing on NYPD-hating protesters, Fox News trotted out psychotherapist Karen Ruskin to delve into de Blasio’s subconscious from afar. And surprise, surprise, surprise! Ruskin concluded the real guilty party is de Blasio, himself.
Ruskin was at least the second psychotherapist on Fox to attack Democrats over to provide psychoanalysis about the NYPD shootings without benefit of examination yesterday. The first was psychiatrist Keith Ablow who once again plumbed President Obama’s psyche to “reveal” that Obama doesn’t want the police to protect Americans.
On Your World, we got Karen Ruskin, there to offer her “insights” into de Blasio’s inner workings. You may recall Ruskin from a few weeks ago, when she psychoanalyzed the atheist mindset behind an anti-Christmas billboard – and likened it to spousal abuse.
Host Charles Payne set the tone in his introduction when he noted that Ruskin thinks de Blasio should be angry at himself, not the media. “I think we all came to the same conclusion but tell us why we’re right,” Payne said.
Despite never having examined de Blasio, Ruskin nevertheless had no problem “evaluating” his psyche:
RUSKIN: Without interviewing him, do we know with 100% certainty? No. …Can we evaluate? Sure. So when it comes to the human mind, when we react to others, typically, it’s because within our own subconscious mind, we recognize that we’ve overstepped our bounds.
…His conscious mind is repressing so as to avoid from having to really hear the reality of what his subconscious mind is saying. That is quite possibly what is going on because that is not uncommon when it comes to the human mind.
Payne pushed for more. “What’s going on here, is something being hidden? …Is the truth being hidden?”
Ruskin got down to suggesting that what de Blasio is hiding from himself is his guilt in the shooting of the New York City police officers.
RUSKIN: If this particular mayor’s style and approach to being a mayor has been one of not positive about the police, then he stays stuck in this pattern because this has been his consistent platform. But if his subconscious mind is saying, ‘Dude, you know you’ve gone a little too far. This is horrifying what’s happened, look at what’s happened because you’ve played a role in articulating against the police.’ These are men and women who are the protectors of New York, right?
Payne said, “Sure, sure.” Later, Payne prodded Ruskin to overtly state that de Blasio feels guilty or should feel guilty for the shootings: “Maybe he bristles at the idea that there’s blood on his hands," Payne said, "but when it was suggested, he came out with the sort of defense that people say, ‘Hey, maybe you do feel a little guilty.’”
Ruskin went right along.
RUSKIN: Yeah. Look, today’s actions we’re seeing some things that he’s doing, some things that he’s saying that’s leading us even more so to think, perhaps he really is feeling guilty, right?
Ruskin started to discuss what she though would happen if de Blasio’s “actions over time” show that he’s serious about trying to bring the police and community together. "If he role models that position, if he makes a true shift then…" she began.
Payne interrupted. “We gotta leave it there,” he said and quickly ended the segment.
Apparently, Fox didn’t want even a few seconds of a possibility that de Blasio might be able to make things right.
Watch it below, from yesterday’s Your World (H/T Mediaite)
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This is what the “fox-nonsense network” is all about. Toss shit against the wall, and hope something sticks in the mind of the brain dead, hateful viewers who tune in daily for their dose of stupid.
Then again, this IS FoxNoise—where ethics only matter for “those people,” never themselves.
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