Fox ‘Expert’ Blames Killing Spree on The Gay

Another day, another mass shooting, this time by a bitterly misogynist little rich kid who vowed to kill women because other women wouldn’t have sex with him in order to prove himself the “true alpha male.” And right on cue, Fox News brings on an “expert” who says he probably did it because he’s gay.

Reality television psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig asserted to Fox News that a mass shooting in California over the weekend may have been triggered because the suspect could not cope with his “homosexual impulses.”…

“When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,’” Ludwig recalled. “And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?’”

“Was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him?” she continued. “But this is a kid who couldn’t connect, and felt enraged, and wanted to obliterate anyone that made him feel like a nothing.”

Ludwig later declared that Roger’s could have been “angry at the men for not choosing him.”

“This was just a kid that was angry in general. He probably felt rejected, he couldn’t connect, he couldn’t feel loved, he couldn’t feel successful. Maybe he couldn’t even feel like a real man.”

The lesson, as always: There is no claim so idiotic that Fox News won’t present it.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    But you must admit that if the was gay that would explain him not having sex with women.

  • blf

    There is no claim so idiotic that Fox News won’t present it.

    A goody, a new contest… “Obama is a champion of civil liberties.”

  • alanb

    When I was first listening to him…

    The guy wrote a 141 page “manifesto” that shows no evidence of homosexual feelings and mentions several girls/women that he had crushes on. Maybe you should try reading that before jumping to ill-formed conclusions.

  • Pen

    From the channel that supports making it harder to cope with homosexual impulses.

  • colnago80

    This clown is a clinical psychologist who presumable treats (or used to treat) patients. doesn’t say much for the profession.

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    He was gay, even though much of the Fox contingent believes that gay isn’t something innate, but learned from being exposed to too much gay. Something that one can unlearn, suppress, or pray away. Nothing about this guy indicates that being unable to get men was a source for his anger. Pick one, dumbasses.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Consider the False Noise personnel lineup.

    Consider that Rodger had an overt hostility to “stuck-up blond sluts”.

    False Noise has no choice but to call him the worst thing they can think of.

    Guess who he’d be, if he’d had a moustache…

  • busterggi

    Maybe the poor little rich kid kept hitting on lesbians?

    C’mon, its just as likely as Faux’s position & still blames the gay.

  • leni

    I saw a fair amount of that in the youtube comments on his videos. “Faggot” and “pussy” seemed to come up a lot, unsurprisingly.

    I don’t know why I read those damn things.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Reality television psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig

    I want to know what kind of credentials you need to qualify for the title of “reality television psychologist”.

  • colnago80

    Well, according to Wiki, “Dr.” Ludwig has a Master’s degree from the Un. of Pennsylvania, which is certainly a legitimate pedagogical institution (Ivy League no less). However, her “PhD” is from a correspondence school, aka diploma mill.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robi_Ludwig

  • jameshanley

    a bitterly misogynist little rich kid

    I have no criticism of the main point of your post, but I think this description really misses the point. By all accounts we’re hearing, from friends and family, this guy had a very severe mental problem. Being rich had nothing to do with it, and the bitterness and misogyny were almost certainly symptoms.

    He wasn’t just a spoiled kid who didn’t get the girls-as-toys that he wanted; his brain was miswired.

    Sometimes, Ed, you seem awfully unsympathetic to people with mental problems. Generally, the problems are not their fault. You might as well make fun of someone with prostrate cancer.

  • anubisprime

    colnago@80

    However, her “PhD” is from a correspondence school, aka diploma mill.

    Shocked I tell ya!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Ah ha! I wondered why the site was covered in glitter!

     

    alanb “The guy wrote a 141 page ‘manifesto’” that shows no evidence of homosexual feelings and mentions several girls/women that he had crushes on.”

    He must’ve been extra gay to write that much and not homo it up once.

     

    “Maybe you should try reading that before jumping to ill-formed conclusions.”

    It’s not “ill-formed”. They’re starting from the conclusion that “Guns are Good” and work back from that. The fag-baiting is a bonus. Next up; wall-to-wall coverage of “New Gay Panthers! New Gay Panthers!”, followed by False Flag conspiracy theories of Obama (when asked to comment on it by a reporter) only commenting on the shooting to distract from Benghazi.

  • DaveL

    Has anyone ever done a concerted study on whether there’s a correlation between a society’s acceptance of homosexuality and its rate of violent crime*? Because by an informal survey it seems to me there’s a definite tendency for societies that are more accepting of homosexuality to be less violent in general. Probably because homophobia correlates with many aspects of “toxic masculinity”: male entitlement, rape culture, the perceived need for men to answer humiliation with violence, etc.

    * Yes, I know, Google, but it’s not as easy a task as it may sound at first glance.

  • alanb

    @DaveL,

    Finding correlation between a acceptance of homosexuality and the rate of violent crime is actually pretty easy. It’s only if you try to look for a causal relationship that things get tough. My suggestion: stick with correlation and don’t make extra work for yourself. It seems to work pretty good for Republicans.*

    _______

    * So does making shit up, of course.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    DaveL “Because by an informal survey it seems to me there’s a definite tendency for societies that are more accepting of homosexuality to be less violent in general.”

    Your “informal survey” is inaccurate, on account of you caving in to the Gay Lobby and ignoring the massive, throbbing increase of Spiritual Violence due to all that government sanctioned homogay mansex in pro-homo societies.

  • escuerd

    jameshanley @ 12:

    You might as well make fun of someone with prostrate cancer.

    As if that weren’t the oldest excuse in the book for lazy Muslims trying to weasel their way out of doing their daily prayers.

  • naturalcynic

    @jameshanley:

    I think that he was fully cognizant of the “right or wrong” of hi actions, but his sense of rage and revenge overrode that knowledge. He just seemed to have a low threshold,

    And being rich gave him access to his BMW, guns and ammunition while insulating him from responsibility. It exacerbated the problem by allowing him to have the feelings that he was alone in spite of his advantages. His sense of entitlement wouldn’t have been as strong without his perceived advantages.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    She is in not a clinical psychologist. She has a master’s in social work, unspecified non-degree training at hunter college and a “doctorate” from an online school. She doesn’t call herself a clinical psychologist or even a psychologist because she is not credentialed to legally use either title. She can only say that she has a doctorate in psychology, which means little because it’s from the correspondence school.

    But even if she actually was a clinical psychologist, her blathering would reveal nothing about the profession of clinical psychology. There are quacks, cranks and charlatans in every profession and field.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Like James, I’m taken aback by the description of Rodger. You don’t need an expensive car or wealthy parents to be a spree killer.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Dr X “She can only say that she has a doctorate in psychology, which means little because it’s from the correspondence school.”

    Seems like it matters more than “little” to me. She got her degree by remote and she diagnoses remotely. That kind of expertise is hard to come by.

  • colnago80

    Re Dr. X @ #21

    The Wiki article says that she is a licensed psychotherapist in New York State. Her undergraduate degree is from Ceder Crest College, a woman’s school, in Allentown, Pa. which I never heard of until 45 seconds ago. According to a Wiki article on the college, it is rated among the top liberal arts schools in the country. Perhaps Prof. Hanley knows something about the place. Given her degrees from reputable schools, I find it curious as to why she obtained her PhD from a diploma mill.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Crest_College

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    colnago80:

    “I find it curious as to why she obtained her PhD from a diploma mill.”

    I suspect she wanted a cheap and easy way to bill herself as a “doctor,” a title that makes her sound more impressive in her TV appearances and in her self-promotion. Why take on 4-7 more years of costly and demanding graduate study and clinical training when all she wanted to do was buy the letters “Dr” to impress a gullible TV audience?

  • colnago80

    Re Dr. X @ #24

    Fair enough.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    @colnago80:

    The Wiki article says that she is a licensed psychotherapist in New York State

    She’s a practicing psychotherapist, but there isn’t a designation “licensed psychotherapist” in NY. New York State says Ludwig is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

    LCSWs are permitted to engage in psychotherapy practice, same as licensed counselors, licensed [psychiatric] nurse practitioners, licensed family and marital therapists, licensed psychologists and licensed physicians [psychiatrists]. There are a few other designations depending upon the state. These professions vary significantly in the amount and kinds of training required, as well as the permitted scope of practice, hospital privilege and authority to commit.

    I suspect Ludwig prefers to leave aside mention of her legal designation in favor of the generic term “psychotherapist” because, coupled with the word doctor, she is more likely to be erroneously regarded as a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. If she calls herself a social worker, which is what she is both legally and by training, no one will make mistakenly assume she holds more advanced, legally recognized credentials.

    According to NY, Ludwig has been a social worker since 1991, when the designation was certified clinical social worker. 18 years after becoming a clinical social worker, presumably after earning her MSW or MA in Social Work, she earned a BA in Mass Communications. That should tell you where her professional priorities lie.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Dr X now, look, would FoxNews hire her if she wasn’t an expert?

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Why take on 4-7 more years of costly and demanding graduate study and clinical training when all she wanted to do was buy the letters “Dr” to impress a gullible TV audience?”

    Oh, great! NOW, you tell me! And here I was, almost done with my dissertation: “On the Practicality/Utility of Pissing Everyone Off”. Shit!

    This young man seems to have been a spectacularly fucked up individual but he was prolly sane by any reasonable standard. When I see people that are that fucked up I gotta think it’s not just them.

  • dan4

    @12: Ed wasn’t “making fun of” anyone.

  • sprocket

    The lesson here of course is that Heterosexuals can’t take personal responsibility for anything.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @30:

    Well, they do have their own lives, their politics and their religion to illustrate that point.