Ablow’s Moronic Psychoanalysis

Ablow’s Moronic Psychoanalysis June 6, 2014

At some point, some consideration should be given to yanking Keith Ablow’s license to practice psychiatry (if he even still practices). Time and again he goes on Fox News and pretends to provide a genuine psychoanalysis of politicians and others in the news. And his conclusions are always idiotic. Here he is talking about Bowe Bergdahl and Obama.

“The fact that he was a dancer and a lifter — not a weightlifter, but I guess he would lift the ballerina — what does that mean?” Brian Kilmeade asked, with an assist from fellow host Steve Doocy.

“Supposedly he was recruited by these girls to have that role,” Ablow replied. “I think front and center on any stage is this guy’s M.O.: 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 going to keep you at a throttle of twelve out of ten.”

And then the pinpoint turn: “I’ve been saying it before, Barack Obama does not have the will of the American people, Americanism, in his soul. 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.”

“Well, he definitely wanted out of Afghanistan and maybe it’s his way of closing GTMO regardless of the consequences,” Doocy said.

“He wants out of America, my friend,” Ablow said. “Trust me.”

This is psychiatric malpractice. And it’s just plain fucking stupid. The video really must be seen to be believed.

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  • John Pieret

    Could he and those morons on the set have been more obvious in saying that ballet is somehow un-American and faggity? And who could be more front and center on any stage than Clint Eastwood? Would he have made the same analysis of Clint after his speech at the 2012 Republican convention?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    At the 2 minutes 35 seconds mark woman in the red dress at the centre of the TV panel :

    “Obey your commander not your conscience.”

    Some people here think I’m an authoritarian (I’m really not btw.) but, yegods, fuck.

    Even I think that’s a disturbingly wrong thing to fucking say.

    “Ve vere only follink ordahs” is NOT a good line – even when said in US or any other accent.

  • Randomfactor

    Catch ’14: Anyone who wants to get out of Afghanistan must be crazy.

  • newenlightenment

    Reminds me of the Soviet psychiatrists sagely declaring anyone who failed to believe in communism was obviously nuts.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    The person who *lifts* is the star? Not the dancer who is lifted?

    you can’t give him a job unless you’re going to tell him you’re the star

    Fucking pronouns – how do they work?

  • vmanis1

    According to the Wikipedia article on Ablow, he

    graduated from Brown University in 1983, magna cum laude (high honors), with a Bachelor of Science degree in neurosciences. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1987, and completed his psychiatry residency at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in psychiatry in 1993 and forensic psychiatry in 1999.

    (citation, and request for citation, omitted.)

    Looks like a whole bunch of people made the same mistake about him. He has no more business expressing psychiatric opinions on anything than i have expressing opinions about whether Martians should eat more manganese.

  • Trebuchet

    @6: Just another addition to the very long list of smart, educated people believing and saying stupid and ignorant things.

  • colnago80

    Re vmanis1 @ #6

    According to the Wiki article, Ablow also “diagnoses” individuals he has never met or examined, including Vice President Joe Biden amongst others and pontificates on them. This is considered a no no in the psychiatric field. IMHO, referring to this asshole as a quack would not be out of line. He’s Robi Ludwig with a legitimate degree.


  • We prolly can’t get his license lifted, Ed. I will content myself with ignoring him and if someone else brings his name up, say, “Oh, you mean the Ablowjob guy on Fox?”.