Fox News Contributor Claims Obama Wants Ebola To Spread In US Because He Hates America

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During an appearance on Fox News Radio’s The John Gibson Show Tuesday, Fox News contributor and psychiatrist Keith Ablow claimed that President Obama wants the Ebola virus to spread in the United States because “his affiliations are with” Africa. Ablow also stated that Obama considers himself the leader of Africa and not the President of the United States. The member of Fox News’ ‘Medical A-Team’ also went on a rant about the United States only electing Obama because the country was suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. In Ablow’s opinion, Americans thought if we elected a black man with a name that sounded like a mix of Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein that we would no longer be attacked by terrorists. Seriously, he actually said this.

The good doctor gave his ‘diagnosis’ of Obama, as he has done countless times on Fox News programs, even though Ablow has never actually spoken with or been anywhere close to the President. However, that hasn’t stopped Ablow from providing his ‘expert’ opinion about President Obama and his psyche. On Tuesday, Ablow suggested that Obama wants America to suffer for its ill-gotten gains and therefore is purposely allowing Ebola to spread within the country’s borders. He also said that Obama thinks of himself as the leader of the entire world (a claim he’s made before) and that he doesn’t actually like America. Since he dislikes the United States, why would he be interested in protecting it?

While discussing Obama’s ‘psyche’ with Gibson, Ablow decided to role-play and spoke as if he was Obama.

“You miserable people have destroyed so much in the world in terms of good things, and now you’re going to build a wall? Really? To insulate yourself from things that are devastating other nations when your gains are ill-gotten? And the very fact that you can build a wall — you’re using wealth that you never should have had to build it. This is just another manifestation of you didn’t build that, business. Right? You didn’t build the right to make yourself immune from something that is devastating a country with lesser resources.”


Of course, the crazy train kept on rolling. Ablow insisted that the United States doesn’t have a president. Instead, President Obama really only cares about Africa, because, you know, he’s black and all.

“His affinities, his affiliations are with them. Not us. That’s what people seem unwilling to accept. He’s their leader … we don’t have a president…We don’t have a president who has the American people as his primary interest.”

From there, Ablow told Gibson that the main reason Obama even got elected is that the majority of Americans were so traumatized by 9/11 that they decided to vote for someone whose name not only sounds like two of our biggest enemies, but who also thinks the country is evil and hates it.

“What would the cure be? The cure is 2016, perhaps, where people finally say look, here is what happened. They knocked down our buildings on 9/11. It was horrible. It was horrible. It was unspeakable. In the aftermath of that, we got something like national Stockholm Syndrome, which is what people get when they’re taken hostage on planes. And for a time, they start expressing the feelings of the people who took them hostage because they don’t want to die.

And I think that we became psychologically mired in a form of national Stockholm Syndrome. We said to ourselves, and the world, “Look at this guy. We’re going to elect this guy president. Why would you attack us? We’re not even voting for somebody who likes us. This guy, who has names very similar to two of our archenemies, Osama, well, Obama. And Hussein. Hussein. Surely you won’t attack us now because we’ve got a shield here of a guy who, as the leader of our country says we’re bad. So leave us alone. We get the message.”

Now that was a really horrible psychological strategy because that doesn’t stop anybody, number one, from attacking you. And what it does is it removes the United States from its rightful place at the leading edge of a march for freedom in the world and encourages those who hate freedom like ISIL to go on their own march, which they have.”

Below is a clip of Ablow’s entire segment, courtesy of Media Matters:



It appears that Ablow was following along a narrative he’d pushed in a column he wrote for a few days earlier. In that article, he said that President Obama wouldn’t impose a travel ban on western African countries because he feels that America should suffer.

Such a travel ban would go some distance to stem the tide of Ebolophobia, too. It would symbolize our country’s intention to shore up its defenses against the illness. But President Obama is very sensitive to being defined in any way by the borders of this country. I think he sees himself as a citizen of the world and sees Americans as having infected others with our deadly economic policies for a long time, thereby inflicting untold suffering on developing nations. To now lead the way to America insulating itself from a scourge sweeping the very countries he seems to think we have preyed upon could, of course, strike him (if only unconsciously) as profoundly unfair.

I believe the president may literally believe we should suffer along with less fortunate nations. And if he does, that is a very dangerous psychological stance from which to confront Ebola.

Let me say this plainly, as a psychiatrist who has studied this president only from a distance: In order for President Obama to keep thinking of himself as the leader of the world — and not just the free world — it may be that our boundaries must remain porous, allowing illegal immigrants and, potentially, even diseases to flow through them.

This is pure nuttery and something we only hear from the extreme fringe of the right. The problem that exists with Ablow is that he’s trotted out by Fox News on a daily basis as a legitimate psychiatrist whose opinion should be taken seriously. While we all know that Fox News is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the Republican Party, it still tries to position itself as a real news outlet. Yet, they have one of their featured contributors going out there and  spewing the kind of conspiracy-fueled nonsense that would make even the most racist birther blush.

Will Fox do anything to Ablow after this disgustingly awful rant? I doubt it. In fact, this will probably lead to more appearances for him. He is telling the bigoted base of the Fox audience what they want to hear.


H/T Media Matters


71 Replies to “Fox News Contributor Claims Obama Wants Ebola To Spread In US Because He Hates America”

  1. I just don’t understand how a man who is not a medical doctor can be trotted out to make these insane comments and gets away with it. I fear for our countries sanity if a good proportion of our populace believes this asshat and agrees with him.

    I encountered a right wing cretin with a high school diploma who told me he was happy to be moving to Reno because people are smarter there then in San Francisco. I had to control myself to not laugh out loud in his face. Luckily his wife is divorcing him because she can’t take his idiocy anymore.

  2. To the already existing barnyard chorus of goebbel-goebbel-goebbel-Koch-a-doodle doo, we must now add quack, quack, quack…

  3. You know, every time I read some crazy shit that fox said I took a drink. My doctor told me if I love my liver, stop reading idiotic shit from fox.

  4. Man this guys nuttier than a fruit cake. Again just when you think you heard it all they out do them self’s.

  5. He is a psychiatrist so he is a medical doctor… and he should KNOW BETTER. My question would be – at what point should he face sanctions against his medical license?
    Doctors have actual REAL obligations.
    Unfortunately, we have a number of medical doctors in congress who seem to be just as ’round the bend as this guy.

  6. How about this bit from his Wiki page:

    During the 2012 Republican primary, Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich’s three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president. He wrote: “When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we’ll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we’ll want to let him go after one.”[21] The column was criticized, with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative commenting thusly: “Oh for frack’s sake. At some point, you have to wonder when shamelessness crosses the line from character defect to psychopathology. If only Dr. Leo Spaceman were a Republican, he could have a lucrative career on Fox.”

  7. It is humiliating to the human race that this guy is allowed to spout this on television. Seriously.

    We have Dilmeade and Koocy, (and of course the nearly naked girl in the middle), and yet fox news see’s fit to put this garbage on.

    Obama considers himself the leader of Africa? Why would he do that? The US is so much richer!

    Ablow needs to go

  8. Somebody needs to remind these people that are blaming Obama that this is all taking place in “We don’t need no gubmint” Texas. These Republican fearmongers need to include Gov. Perry in their blame games. The healthcare system there seems to be run by Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine & Dr. Howard.

  9. As a former chemical operator we first learn what’s call ‘HAZ-MAT Response Team’which the state suppose to have emergency medical procedures run by the state (that mean Gov. Rick Perry). 1) After the initial contact w/the effect patient the top heads of the hospital would put the hospital on high alert, 2) that floor & medical personal would be isolated from the general population 3)emergency equipment/procedues would be distribute. 4) Finally all procedures & reports would be given to the Federal agcy CDC.
    Who at the hosp. admin. was in charge? Who was monitoring hosp. personal? Who was in charge of personal training? But most importantly who was in charge of state security? And where in the hell was the Gov.? I tell you, he was in Europe (UK) giving Amer. foreign policy speech.

  10. Who was in charge? The bean counters at the hospital. No insurance ? Give him 2 aspirin and send him home. But its the best system in the world

  11. Rick Perry is/was a total failure on so many levels. Every other state that handle these ebola patients w/o incident yet, every time a emergency happen in Texas this governor is a totally FU W. TX explosion 11 ppl. died b/c of the lack of regulation this governor FAILED to put in place. TX wildfires was harder to get under control b/c this gov. layoff the fire fighters right at the beginning dry season.
    Immig./border (so-called crisis), this fool put Nat’l Guard on the border w/ no define mission but costing the state $$$ millions.
    Every incident this incompetent cause more harm then good. & it fell to the fed. gov’t to clean up his FU. & yet, the Amer. media skip over the state/governor & go straight to the Pres.. & this asshat is taken seriously as a contender for Pres.. These fools scream, “down w/ fed. govt.” but when it come time to show leadership they are a bush of infantiles pointing fingers cast blame on anybody but themselves.

  12. Starting with a helluva lot of people. You realize how anemic our culture would be without ’em, though.

  13. Tani you hit the nail right on the head. Here`s this guys chance to show some leadership but he`s off somewhere bitching and moaning about the President. You can`t make this crap up.

  14. I was wondering how long The Tex.Guv would take to show up.

    Bet he will fly by a private decontaminated jet, and will not go near any of his Texas hospitals once he gets here.

  15. Let me say this plainly, “as a psychiatrist who has studied this president only from a distance, your opinion of our President’s mental health and of his motivations are no more valid than anyone else’ opinion on the subject.”

    OTOH, you DO seem to think rather too highly of yourself and your own opinion, Dr. Ablow.

  16. Wow this site is fantastic. A lefty breitbart (I think that’s a compliment). So, I did enjoy Adlow on that show Lost, though I’ve never made it through the whole marathon. Fnc is good for democrat turnout.

  17. Perry is currently in Europe, playing POTUS, according to the Dallas Morning News. Pres. Obama cancelled campaign fundraisers today to meet with cabinet members about stopping the spread of Ebola in the U.S. Perry isn’t even in the U.S., but we can count on him to return from Europe and criticize the president’s response to a situation he, as governor of TX, should have been on hand to handle in his own state. Just think what GOPTPers would be saying if the president were in Europe at this time. They’d be accusing him of not caring and being incompetent. The only reason I can think of as to why no one in TX is saying the same thing about Perry is because if they did, they’d be telling the truth. He tried to use his trip to Europe to avoid having to appear in court this month. It didn’t work. The judge set Halloween as the new day for him to show up.

  18. I’m not surprised one bit. What do you expect from tabloid radio/TV? Faux News is just a video and radio version of The National Enquirer. Bigfoot anyone?

  19. When a guy like this is a psychiatrist, it’s obvious that working with the mentally ill has rubbed off on him. It’s like osmosis, he absorbed the mental disorders and they took control

  20. A psychiatrist is supposed to be a medical doctor, this fool is no psychiatrist, and a very bad psychologist.

    I wish FCC would demand to see his degree as a psychiatrist, but sadly some idiot right wing federal judge during bush2 years ruled that FCC Rules are merely suggestions and not law.

    Ablow is a fraud.

  21. He’s not a psychiatrist which by law is a medical doctor. I wouldn’t even say that he’s a psychologist or a counselor. FNC made it all up.

  22. So does this also mean that any white President automatically has a larger linkage to Europe than the United States? At the least the comment is stupid, ignorant, and racist.

  23. Seriously, this man needs a doctor himself, why is he not in the mental health ward?

    Rick Perry came out (looking very wise and
    educated) before this unfolding mess and – said Texas was ready and able to handle this, in fact he said that Texas was one of 13(I think) states that were trained for it.
    When trouble became apparent he hightailed it overseas – to the UK? they do not even know him there and would be able to spot him as a fool in just a short time (as they did Romney). One more thing, I cannot help thinking about the time the Aids crisis started, it was scare after scare,
    they smuggled Rock Hudsons body out in a body bag and everyone was afraid to be touched with someone infected with Aids, I was in the UK at the time and the shock waves over the fact that Princess Diana
    hugged a gay patient were unbelievable.

  24. Shiva what is even more dis heartening is the fact that so many Americans parrot what spews forth from that sink hole of ignorance. I feel pity for them and I have shown it in my latest decal expressing pity for Fox News viewers. Sad Sad people…

  25. Keith Ablow is a jack-ass! This MD needs to be on a psychiatrist’s couch himself. How could any “professional” person make comments like his with a straight face. Very illogical, but of course, hate based decrees. And FOX, once again is shown to trot these mindless fools out to talk the FOX base talking points. Disgusting. No serious news organization or media outlet would have this buffoon on as a guest, so that tells you FOX brings out the worst of the worst from the cesspool of toxic thoughts. Feeds it on to the open mouthed vultures who are then satisfied with the garbage being fed to them. Unbelievable what goes on in these UNITED States.

  26. Just to show you how stupid fox and the Reich wing are they want a travel ban on nations infected with Ebola. So since the US is a nation infected that would mean a travel ban on America.

  27. The hate everyone and everything black hate machine at the Fox Hates & Lies TV Station was once again in full hate and lie mode. These sick, despicable, hateful, hate filled, hate mongering, lying republican liars full of hate set a new high in their reach for a new low in hate and lies daily. There is nothing republican that is American any longer. The GOP hate and lies must die, at the voting booth this November, the gangrene stench of republican hate and republican lies needs cleansed from our capital and our nation, our country will never be healed from the republican destruction until they themselves are politically destroyed. Save America from the hate and lies of the GOP, vote DEMOCRAT.

  28. Mental illness is a severe problem, and is more contagious than ebola, it spreads primarily by word and only effects everyone within the republican party.

  29. Oy!!! Is there any level of idiocy for republicans?

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn Confuses U.S. Borders With Three African Nation’s Borders During Ebola Hearing

    Blackburn: Doctor Friedman, I wanna be sure I heard you right. You just said to chairman Upton that we cannot have flight restrictions because of a porous border. So do we need to worry about having an unsecured southern and northern border, is that a big part of this problem?

    Frieden: I was referring to the border of the three countries in Africa Liberia….

    Blackburn: You were referring to that border, not our porous borders?

    Frieden: Guinea and Sierra Leone.

    Blackburn: Mr. Wagner, would it help you all, the border patrol if we secured the southern border and eliminated illegal entry?

  30. Faux News is made up of slanderous individuals who are not challenged. I stopped listening to their garbage several years ago. Why aren’t they sued for false allegations? Since when does FREEDOM OF SPEECH CONDONE such falsehoods without punishment+

  31. It seems liberal madness resides in your low information mentality. Many doctors and ebola scientist have made the same claims that the only real news Americans receive from Fox expert doctors. It is very clear that this administration has arrogantly refused to protect it’s citizens by banning air flights they use stupid excuses that we cannot keep track of patients. We really see how this worked for Duncan Hunter that lied on his application. The CDC is not prepared nor was it every despite what Obama said a month ago that we are prepared. The idiots that listen to this dumb down version of anti panic supports the political agenda of the left. England and France have already set banns on flights from west africa. We as a nation need to protect our people. There are charter flights that can go to Africa and any global trade is a mute point from a fledgling country like Africa. It would appear to me after researching, watching c span, and reading all I can on Ebola we are lied to.

  32. Then dumbass since the US has Ebola cases travel from this country should be banned? Oh wait we cant do that, we might upset your white exceptionalism

  33. Since most liberals can copy and paste only real research is unknown to them I have copied just for a moment in Africa’s history. Africa was the target of more than a billion and a half dollars in US military aid. The Clinton administration ramped the militarization of Africa to unprecedented levels, funneling enormous quantities of arms, training and other military assistance to 50 out of the 53 nations in Africa. The Bush regime has further escalated the quantities of arms and aid and on October 3, 2008 inaugurated Africom, the Pentagon’s eyes, ears, mouth, wallet and foot on the African continent.
    As Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz in the Ravaging of Africa told us last year:
    “Africa is the most war-torn region in the world, with armed conflicts going on in nine countries; Ethiopia with Somalia, civil war in Ethiopia, Uganda, Chad, Nigeria, Morocco with Western Sahara, and Algeria. The US has provided arms and military training to participants in all of these nine wars. Washin…

  34. Your dumbass was the one who brought up a travel ban I am just saying if countries that have cases then the US travel should be banned. See being homeschooled you cannot think two no, one step ahead. That is why you have a mental disorder called teabaggeritis

  35. Liberals are always misinformed about who really is the cause of cut backs to the CDC you have proven it by your copied version of the truth told to you by the lying left here is the real truth.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is currently blasting out ads accusing Republicans of voting to cut CDC’s Ebola-fighting capabilities in February 2011 by voting for a bill to cut $60 billion from the federal budget, including from the CDC, in anticipation of the fiscal year 2012 budget battle. The House passed the bill on Feb. 19, 2011, but the bill never passed the Senate.
    But the Obama administration proposed to cut CDC funding, including for public health preparedness and response, in its very own budget proposal released the very same week as the House vote.

    Obama’s original budget plan for fiscal year 2012 cut funding for a CDC public health emergency preparedness program by $72 million. The proposed cuts would have taken money away from municipal and state health de…

  36. But you still haven’t answered the question. If your teabagging ass wants to ban travel from countries that have been infected by Ebola shouldn’t the US be included in that ban?

  37. Dr. Ablown it is really a pleasure to meet a shrink that has the time to sophmorically scatter sediments concerning the opinions of those that think we are living under a madmen’s mania. However I think on Dr. Mengala during Hitlers regime he too obeyed the dictator in charge killing thousands of innocent Jewish children. The left seems to have more than it’s share of idiots that are reacting to this corrupt administration feckless and reckless handling of our current situation in regards to Ebola. Tongue in cheek I know you must have real patients in your imaginary world to attend to.

  38. Not trying to call you a dumbass but its Mengele not Mengala. Don’t they teach you these things at stormfront?

  39. My tea bagging ass I am howling with laughter at your ineptness to ask a question. You lack a certain skill set to actually debate this serious question. A ban is to protect American citizens just like in place in Britain. They care about their people unlike this madman we have in the white house.

  40. Then howling with laughter we have cases here, so shouldn’t Americans be banned from traveling?

    Britain does not have a travel ban. Certain Airlines will not fly into the area.

  41. For FOX to even let people spew hate like this really reflects the lack of integrity there. But this is very typical of FOX. Why this is even watchable by ANYONE much less believed, is… UNBELIEVABLE!

  42. The CDC set the entire stage when it comes to protocol. They had not sent any proper instructions to the National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the U.S., is alleging that the Dallas hospital was “constantly changing” protocols for working around Ebola patients and that there were multiple safety lapses, including leaving Duncan in an open area of the emergency department for hours, failing to isolate the patient’s laboratory samples and letting hazardous medical waste pile up. The union also said nurses were not given proper protective gear — their necks were left exposed — and that training in Ebola treatment was optional and minimal.ructions across the nation yet they report we are prepared. Really?

  43. It’s called “Treat ’em and street ’em”, a common practice for those without insurance and apparently in effect even though there was evidence that Ebola containment protocol was indicated.

  44. Keith Ablow 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.

  45. I first envountered his name as the author of a suspense novel about a deranged serial killer who turned out to be a brilliant psychiatrist, and the forensic psychiatrist who hunted him down. Even then, I wondered which psychiatrist the author identified with.

  46. How is this article any different than what the left claims that Fox News does? If you trust the people at all, then report the story without judgement and without commentary and let the people make up their own minds on what they believe. The fact is that the left does not trust we the people. They believe that, in general, they are the only ones educated and thoughtful enough to make the “right” decisions, so they should make up our minds for us. No thanks.

  47. So since we the people are stupid because of education why should we let you dictate policies? You baggers don’t believe in climate change, you still believe that Sadamm was working with Bin Laden and had WMD, STILL THINK TRICKLE DOWN WORKS so please tell us why we should listen to you idiots?

  48. How could anybody in their right minds even consider believing this crap that Fox News spews out.

    Fox News — Semper Stupid!

  49. “You miserable people have destroyed so much in the world in terms of good things, and now you’re going to build a wall? Really? To insulate yourself from things that are devastating other nations when your gains are ill-gotten? And the very fact that you can build a wall — you’re using wealth that you never should have had to build it. WTF??? If Obama really felt like this, he would not be getting PAID the big bucks from that ILL-Gotten money,,this is such bullshit!

  50. FYI, when you finish looking at the other major flaws in your argument and thinking, you might want to note that Africa is not a country. Sarah Palin called the large Continent a country too, publicly at least once. Small Pox came from European immigrants and wiped out most of North America’s Indigenous people. It was part of the invasion. This Ebola outbreak is something different. Funny how there is no criticism of the Conglomerate corporations that are pressuring the Administration to keep business open in America.

  51. I made that mistake once on the Yahoo boards just after we went into Iraq. Hundreds and hundreds of people commenting. I took a real beating that day!

  52. Isn’t just amazing that there is no Ebola news? The way it was covered I thought the bubonic plague was about to wipe out America. I guess the elections and fox cured it

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