Crackpot doctor blames abortion and Facebook for murder allegedly committed by three bored teens
For all his academic credentials as a psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow (above), is most famous for the ridiculous statements he makes on Fox News Channel.
A few examples:
Ablow has suggested that President Barack Obama’s appearances on “YouTube and the daytime talk shows” may have contributed to an increase in suicide rates.
Ablow has stated that “Lots of species may be about to leave the planet, and I don’t care.”
Ablow has falsely suggested that there is “no evidence” linking asthma to the burning of fossil fuel.
Ablow has likened President Obama to a wife-beater.
Ablow has suggested that Vice President Joe Biden be evaluated for dementia and alcoholism.
And now, there’s THIS:
On Tuesday, prosecutors charged two teenagers who allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Christopher Lane — an Australian student in Oklahoma — for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder and a third with acting as an accessory. Conservative media has seized on the case to pressure President Obama and civil rights leaders who spoke out against the murder of Trayvon Martin to similarly address the death of Lane, implying that they are less interested in Lane’s murder because he was white, while his attackers are black.
But Fox News contributor Keith Ablow took the narrative even further toward the absurd, during an appearance on the network, suggesting that America’s disrespect for life, third-term abortions, and Facebook pushed the three teens to allegedly kill Lane.
“We do have an epidemic of disconnectedness,” Ablow said, responding to a leading question from anchor Shannon Bream. “We have people saying they have hundreds of friends on Facebook, when those aren’t friends and we have people text messaging when in fact they are not reaching out to anybody, because they are sending their thoughts and feelings in the air, if you will.”
Ablow, who is part of the network’s A-Team, has a long history of wild and unsubstantiated claims. He has previously said that enthusiasm of Anthony Weiner’s sexting partners can be blamed on feminists, access to contraception, and gender equality in the military, suggested that same-sex parents of transgender youth need “psychological evalutations” and charged that working moms are “anti-gender” and “despise the parts of themselves” drawn to motherhood.