SORE LOSERMEN  12:31 pm October 15, 2012

Fox News ‘Doctor’ Just Asking If Joe Biden Has Dementia, That’s All

by Kris E. Benson


This is a video of a Fox “News” “Medical” correspondent visiting Fox and Friends to argue that Joe Biden is either a drunk, obnoxious asshole OR a senile, drunk old man with dementia. Apparently these are the only explanations for interrupting someone that isn’t Jim Lehrer—being an obnoxious asshole, or having dementia.

First they play a clip of Paul Ryan begging for mercy while Joe Biden exposes his lies about Medicare, and then cut to guy-who-is-not-Steve-Doocy fake bantering with lady-who-is-not-Gretchen-Garlson. “Dr.” Ablow is then asked for his professional opinion, which is that “Joe Biden has shown tremendous disregard for the opinions of others” because something about lying about how good he performed in college. (We found this part confusing, but whatever, it’s Fox & Friends and we went into it with low expectations. So far, we are not disappointed.) But it’s not just that Joe Biden has a low regard for other people’s opinions — isn’t  “bizarre laughter” and “interrupting” indicative of something more serious, like dementia? He’s just saying, that’s all, just throwing it out there, just asking a question, because after all, Dr. Ablow doesn’t TREAT Joe Biden; he just goes on Fox & Friends and speculates about the mental health of people he DOESN’T treat. Anyway, this line of reasoning was too stupid even for lady-who-isn’t-Gretchen-Carlson, who pointed out that Joe Biden’s command of details was inconsistent with a dementia diagnosis and that the substance of what he was rattling off — within the context of what he believes, of course — was solid. No problem, says Dr. Ablow, “facts” and “knowing facts” is not an issue. You can have dementia and know “facts,” and in that case, we look forward to the day that he “diagnoses” Rush Limbaugh live and on the air.

[Media Matters]

 
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Lascauxcaveman October 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Biden? Dementia?

I thought Obama was supposedly the more Reaganesque one.

chascates October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Biden has 'mentia', the very opposite of 'dementia'.

gullywompr October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Da Mensch-a!

PugglesRule October 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Biden IS Da Mensch-a!

Come here a minute October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Joe Biden has a chronic case of Kicking Republican Ass fever and the recommended course of treatment is electoral victory. There is no cure.

ChillBill October 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

The only cure is more Biden.

Generation[redacted] October 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

And more cowbell.

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Please, won't you contribute today? For only pennies an hour we can eradicate* this scourge in our lifetime.

*By eradicate we mean "hold at bay".

mille derps October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

It should be allowed to run its course.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

…And Takin' Lady Bikers' Names.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

With a name like that, Dr. "Ablow" needs a new job…

Oblios_Cap October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

a blow job!

Schmannnity October 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

He's a research fella at Tio University.

angrycrank October 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I’m guessing those bus-bench ads reading “Dr. Ablow – analrapist” are attracting entirely the wrong sort of clients.

actor212 October 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Dr. Ablow, paging Dr. Ablow, Dr. Thars Ablow….

PugglesRule October 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

You sure his first name isn't Dick?

Actually his first name is Keith, which does nothing to improve his credibility as a shrinker of people he does not actually know.

snowpointsecret October 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Is dementia code for laughing at the demented?

eggsacklywright October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What else is one to do but laugh when confronted with absurdity?

sbj1964 October 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Paging Dr.Assmunch,Dr. Assmunch your needed at Fox news STAT!

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wow, Republicans have as much trouble with evidence-based medicine as they do with evidence-based everything else.

JustPixelz October 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

There's probably something about that in the DSM-IV. The problem is it's the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. And I'm pretty sure Repubicans can't solve a Statistics 101 mid-term problem. So it must be wrong.

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I believe Doctor Zoom has demonstrated to us that if Republicans cannot understand something, they simply deny it. So you are probably correct.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Well that is confirmation bias at work for you…also explains why they listen to Flubs McRapeaboybaugh and Faux, not to informed but constantly feel legitimized. Confirmation bias is kind of funny because of shit like this: they'll literally go to insane heights to try and justify that Eddie Munster didn't get his smirking ass beat. Sure Joe Biden laughed at him but what person who isn't a wingnut neanderthal wouldn't laugh at him?!? My favorite by the way was when he tried to legitmize his paying for college with a survivor benefit while explaining why social security needs to be destroyed…it was a tour de farce.

EatsBabyDingos October 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

"Doctor, my braaaain hurts."
"It'll have to come out."
"Will it hurt?"
"Noooo."

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Well, if your brain is in your head and your head is up your ass, some pain could be involved.

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Relax, it's easier than popping a zit, in his case.

CommieLibunatic October 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Well, it technically wouldn't hurt as much as you'd think, considering that the brain itself is incapable of feeling pain. Motoko Kusanagi said so herself, so it must be true!

actor212 October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

“Joe Biden has shown tremendous disregard for the opinions of others” because something about lying about how good he performed in college.

Something then like lying about your time in a marathon is a sign of dementia?

mille derps October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

IOKIYAR.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Or Megalomania.

Lucidamente1 October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Paging Doctor Heywood Yablowme.

Pragmatist2 October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I was wondering if Dr. Ablow suffers from delusions of grandeur. Pedophiles often do, some people say.

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I was thinking about delusions of adequacy, myself.

weejee October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Dr. A_blow has shrinkage issues?

Biff October 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Delusions of grandeur adequacy.

mille derps October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I read that on the Internetz just today, so it must be true!

eggsacklywright October 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I want an opinion from Dr. Demento.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I think Dr. Pepper is on-call right now…

bikerlaureate October 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I've read about that connection between deluded doctors and pedophiles on the internet (just now) !

ManchuCandidate October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

The most successful graduate of the Dr Nick Skule of Medisin and Body Stuff.

actor212 October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

"Hi, boys and girls!"

eggsacklywright October 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

He also appears on the Dr. Weasel show (Dr. Oz).

One_who_wanders October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Can you say Malpractice, boys and girls?

And where was this guy when Cheney was swearing at elected officials in public?

mille derps October 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Probably busy diagnosing Terri Schiavo.

Biff October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

You mean enabler of pedophiles "Dr." Ablow?

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

YES!! The Collective Wonkette Unconscious should have remembered this epic post:
http://wonkette.com/430482/what-exactly-is-glenn-

Kris needs to spend some more time in the memory hole!

EDIT: An aside to Doktor Zoom: I guess I was confused about your avatar because GuanoFaucet actually uses that Joe Strummer photo as his avatar, as I am reminded by This Olde Poste.

weejee October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

He was Jerry's Sandusky's shrink?

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm
SexySmurf October 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I've just "diagnosed" "Dr." Ablow with Dick Head Syndrome because his head looks like a dick and he's acting like one.

( Fun fact: Dick Head Syndrome is named after Dr. Dick Head who first discovered the disease.)

Lucidamente1 October 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I thought it was Ryan who needed a doctor to remove Biden's foot from his ass.

CrunchyKnee October 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

What the fuck is it with fly-over country tea-bagger white guys and shaved heads? Are they just embracing their inner skin-head, or do they actually think that they look cool?

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

My husband says it makes it a lot easier to get ready in the morning, plus it's much less of a pain to get rained on…but if he's going to be mistaken for a Republican, I may have to get him a toupee.
The real reason, of course, is that if you're purposefully bald you don't look balding.

Biff October 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

god only made a few perfect heads, the rest he covered with hair…

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

If you're purposefully bald, you simply look like you tried to beat Nature to the punch before you went naturally bald. Or like a neo-Nazi.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Not, o' course, that the latter possibility applies to your honey-bun, I'm sure. :0)

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I much prefer the bald look to the desperate comb-over look.

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Amen to that. A friend once told a group of women that her husband had a serious comb-over and the long hair would become unanchored and flop around during sex, making arousal rather difficult. I have mentioned that little story to every male that I thought might need to know it.

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

And I'm sure they were very grateful.

I use to snicker at comb-over-owners, but since I caught the olds I'm slightly more empathetic. Slightly.

vodkamuppet October 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I can see how that would be distracting for both parties.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

It also makes bustin' out loud laughing difficult to avoid. Just sayin…

Steverino247 October 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I thought it was the solar panel for a sex machine?

(I'm not bald, but my brother-in-law tells that joke)

CrunchyKnee October 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Shaved heads are just the mullets of the early 21st century. :)

gullywompr October 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

There's a name for this type of dismissal of authority – oppositional defiant disorder. The entire right wing suffers from it.

sullivanst October 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Strange though, since when it's their chosen authority figures in command, they become The Authoritarians.

Schmannnity October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This diagnosis just in from the Bill Frist School of Video Diagnosis.

KathrynSane October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

When someone mops the fucking floor with your snivelling little punk of a candidate in a debate, I don't think it really helps to claim that the guy who did said mopping was able to do it while suffering from dementia.

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Well reality is not a strong suit: Slightly OT, yet another rightwing group takes the Onion seriously.

MissTaken October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Hmm….Dr Ablow is not that good with the diagnosis stuff. In fact, he totes missed the pedophile standing right in from of him here:
http://wonkette.com/430482/what-exactly-is-glenn-

emmelemm October 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

A-men.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Gah, beaten to the punch twice already today!!

SorosBot October 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

It's Obama's fault, somehow.

Estproph October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

None of the above: he won.

Mumbletypeg October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

FÖX are the ultimate losers, for hiring a hypochondriac as a 'med consultant' to come on their show and describe symptoms that aren't really anywhere except in his head.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hypochondriac? Ablow was describing his own symptoms, then? There's probably a compound-word for that disorder as well! All the good ones are in German…

bobbert October 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

KopfinArsch Syndrome.

Kwachie October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

ROFL (completely appropriately)! Why don't we go back and parse Romney steamrolling the MC of the first debate, paying NO regard to the rules of the debate, behaving like he was then only person in the room … I'll take 2 from column "Narcissism" and 1 from column "Sociopath."

Ablow yourself.

bikerlaureate October 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

What, are you saying "'tremendous disregard for the opinions of others' because something about lying" isn't okay when a LIEbral does it?

elviouslyqueer October 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

A, Blow me.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

B. Get stuffed, ya posturing quack…

viennawoods13 October 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

You had to bring ducks into it?

cc423 October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

"Dr." Ablow is about as big a media whore as Dick Morris. And that makes him a pretty damn big whore.

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Is he of the toe-sucking variety too?

ChillBill October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I have the feeling that "Joe The Doctor" is not a licensed physician.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Deft.

Oblios_Cap October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I don't treat Dr. Ablow, but I'm just throwing out that he shaves his head because he's aptly named and wants to look more like a giant penis.

it would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Schmannnity October 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

He should watch some Newt Gingrich tapes. Sociopath? Psychopath? Narcissist? Get fair and balanced, doctor.

Lucidamente1 October 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Best video diagnosis since Bill Frist said Terry Schiavo wasn't in a persistent vegetative state.

Lot_49 October 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Not_So_Much October 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Fake doctor Keith can ablow himself.

Callyson October 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oh, this is too easy:

Bill O'Reilly goes nuts on a caller. Has a hissy fit then hangs up on a caller who called him on his lack of military experience. Tells caller to "SHOVE IT!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WObY922U-Ms&pl

Bill O Reilly Swearing at Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q15XRN1oyj8&fe

Bill O'Reilly this Time YOU SHUT UP!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqPRWWu47mg&fe

I could add more…

prommie October 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I must have a similar form of dementia, then, because I have a tremendous disregard for the opinions of most other people. In fact, I have an active sneering contempt for the opinions of most other people, and especially, of the opinions of 2 specific sets of people, the idiots, and the assholes. These sets overlap in the set of Fox viewers.

Chet Kincaid_ October 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Being from Jersey is in the DSM-IV now?

prommie October 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Should be. Ask Fakakta, she has a whole routine now based on observations of the natives. Hilarious, that one is!

SayItWithWookies October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Mr. Ablow is simply unaware of the appropriate reaction to a pathological liar — which is kinda surprising since I figured he's seen it on a regular basis.

PuckStopsHere October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

It's weird when it's the doctor who is off his meds.

Hammiepants October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I guess they have never heard the expression "derisive laughter".

One_who_wanders October 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm

You would think all of them would have extensive first-hand experience in that area, Dr. Ablow in particular.

johnnyzhivago October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Is it medically possible for a cable news channel to have dementia?

ManchuCandidate October 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Many of its audience does.

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

So it would appear.

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Cable news channels are people, too, my friend.

iburl October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Isn't Ablow the same "Dr." who tried to tell us that Newt Gingrich would be a great president because of all the cheating, divorcing and remarrying he does? As the evolutionary superior duck would say: "QUACK!"

BoroPrimorac October 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

He said that if we weren't careful Argentina was going to steal Newt and his amazing ideas away from us .

PugglesRule October 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Yeah, one and the same. Also the same Ablow who warned parents not to let their kids watch Chaz Bono on Dancing With the Stars because transgender! http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/02/dont-le
What a dick head (figurately and literally).

HRH_Maddie October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Is "Dr." Ablow suffering from a syphilitic mind? I don't know, I'm not a doctor. Just asking questions.

mille derps October 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

It would be irresponsible not to speculum.

MosesInvests October 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I just read it on the interwebz, so it must be true!

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Costco: It's not just for law degrees, any more!

…Dr. Lexus

Dr_Zoidberg October 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

That's where I got my medical degree – they were having a two-for-one special, so I am also a certified vet tech!

Geminisunmars October 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I use to get my value-packed degrees there, but it was too hard to store them and use them all up before they before they went bad.

Blueb4sinrise October 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Joe Biden has shown tremendous disregard for the opinions of others

So Ryan was expressing opinions? Whew! That's a relief for anyone that thought he was trying to make factual claims.

vodkamuppet October 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

We found this part confusing, but whatever, it’s Fox & Friends and we went into it with low expectations. So far, we are not disappointed.

You don't want it to make sense, if FOX starts making sense to you, you are in a bad place and should consult a physician immediately. Not Dr. Ablow though.

Dr_Zoidberg October 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

This here is the biggest difference between Democrats and Republicans. When Obama tanked in his debate, we said "Obama tanked, did a poor job, needs to do better.'. When Ryan was eaten alive by Ol' Handsome Joe, the Republicans blame everything else, up to and including sunspots and the price of corn in Nebraska, for Ryan's poor performance.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

A baseless sense of entitlement requires hard work to maintain, ya know…

Fox n Fiends October 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Republicans, like the Pope, are infallible. Its ALWAYS someone else's fault: the Welfare Queen, the Liberal Elite, the Communist under your bed. Only God is perfect, but not as perfect as a Republican.

vodkamuppet October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I think Biden and the Tri-lateral Commision must've dosed Ryans water bottle. It's the only plausable explaination.

Weenus299 October 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Statements all FOX-employed physicians must sign on the set:

"I'm a doctor, and I'm certainly able to speak about my observations of a stranger's mannerisms in the most unethical way possible."

alzronnie October 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

A doctor should be more concerned with Ryan's Bassethound-itis.

TootsStansbury October 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Goebbels wept.

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

You know who *else* was a "Doctor"?

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

The commie Dr. Seuss?

Biff October 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Demento!

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

The kitten in the photo playing on the piano?

smitallica October 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Yes, using facts and reason to dominate a detailed, complicated argument with a pathological liar, while laughing at obvious falsehoods so bald-faced they're truly laughable.

Textbook signs of dementia.

BornInATrailer October 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

What does this make? 3 or 4 Wonkette items for Dr. Ablow?

Terry October 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

If laughing at chronic liars is a sign of dementia, we're all in serious trouble.

One_who_wanders October 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I was going to say that "Going to catholic school made me demented!"

BadKitty904 October 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

"Following his show's cancellation, Ablow has been a contributing editor for Good Housekeeping Magazine and Men's Fitness, and a columnist for the New York Post."

'Nuff said…

YouBetcha October 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

"Dementia"? You mean "We just got our asses kicked by that jovial old fella."? OK, just checking to make sure that words mean the same things to all of us.

Dashboard Buddha October 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

There he a-blows!!!

Oh…he wouldn't!

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

LAAAAAMMMMEE!!!!!!!!

BigSkullF*ckingDog October 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

If laughing at republicans is a sign of dementia then call me demented.
Wait, what?

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

You're demented!

Wait, what?

johnnyzhivago October 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

My wife has been spending a lot of time in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio lately for work and mentioned to me that when I describe the election and when she hears people in those places describe the election it's as if we are in two completely different countries. She also noted that in a lot of airports they have FOX and CNN monitors and different looking groups of people congregate in front of each of them.

Steverino247 October 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I've noticed that monitor grouping as well.

True story: A few years ago I was in a hotel in Chicago "enjoying" the standard breakfast fare of such places and CNN Headline News was on. For about 30 minutes I watched the most banal lineup of "news" I'd ever witnessed. I was prompted to blurt out "Our Army is in the field and this is all you put on television?!" Everybody else looked around as if a shot had rung out. But they stopped watching it after that.

BigSkullF*ckingDog October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

You guys thought they were back for a second, didn't you?

vodkamuppet October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

NUTS ARE YOU!

Blueb4sinrise October 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I loathe you draft that is best handled his !!!

THEY HAVE BECOME Commenting on LA GO DUCKS GAY!!!

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

You just broke every torture rule ever! I would hope they'd been waxed by now..by votes.

MosesInvests October 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Bom dia!

TavariousChinaSmith October 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I have had it with these motherfucking Brazilians on this motherfucking plane!

WordSaladNation October 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This stupid motherfucker. I'm sorry, but I have no snark for this. My father died in June as a result of Lewy body dementia which did not, as "Doctor" Ablow claims, make him laugh bizarrely and interrupt people. Rather, it made him unable to communicate, completely incontinent, immobile, and left with none of the dignity that he spent over 40 years working as a physician to achieve.

starfanglednut October 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Sorry bout your dad, WSN.

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

No Snark. My condolences, and may you come out stronger.

Snark: Fuck Ablow.

Chow Yun Flat October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Bill Frist could have used this guy during the Terri Schiavo mess. Both can diagnose from TV clips.

SpiderCrab October 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

What does Paul Ryan have under his kilt?

Ablow! Ablow!

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Same as a Ken doll only without Ken's compensating good looks.

kittensdontlie October 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

" Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich's three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president: "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."–Wiki

One_who_wanders October 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This should automatically pop up below him every time he speaks on TV.

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Using that logic, why isn't Larry King president?

Biff October 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Because he's dead? And if he's not dead, why is he not dead?

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I've been trying to kill the fucker for decades with votes. He just keeps coming back!

kittensdontlie October 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Not dead. His seventh wife keeps him young. Yes, he is literally sucking the life out of her.

Mittaplasia October 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

If a robot can run for president, why should we discriminate against a zombie?

HistoriCat October 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The zombie is running for Vice President this year.

jamsie25 October 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I wonder what the good doctor would have to say about Mr. Ryan posing for those really not sexy muscle shots wearing a backwards baseball cap? Would he diagnose him as a narcissistic a-hole or just a run of the mill tea bagger a-hole who is overcompensating for something?

One_who_wanders October 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

All of them, Katie. If the poser was a Democrat.

owhatever October 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Now let's move on to the possibility that a purple space alien may have taken over Biden's body and reduced his intelligence level to that of a grasshopper. Dr. Ablow, your thoughts?

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Herp a derp?

barto October 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

The good doctor is simply following the fine tradition of "remote video diagnostician" which was first brought to prominence by the gifted Senator (Dr.) Frist when he gave Terri Shiavo a clean bill of health right on the senate floor based on a video feed he just saw. If only all doctors were as good as these two our health care bills would plummet to damn near zero as we can all just skype it in!

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

So what you are saying, is that the Cisco video with the doctor in Copenhagen is not the future?

sullivanst October 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Yeah, Fox, great plan, it makes Ryan look sooooo much better if you can make your audience believe that the guy who wiped the floor with him was suffering from dementia. Can't even beat an old, with all your P90X? Go back to Wiscahnsin!

a_pink_poodle October 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Is this vengeance over questioning whether the Patron Saint of the GOP, His Holiness, Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's or not?

HarryButtle October 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Anyway, this line of reasoning was too stupid even for lady-who-isn’t-Gretchen-Carlson, who pointed out that Joe Biden’s command of details was inconsistent with a dementia diagnosis and that the substance of what he was rattling off — within the context of what he believes, of course — was solid.

If she keeps this up, she won't be allowed to not be Gretchen Carlson for very long.

CommieLibunatic October 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Nevermind that Biden is a teetotaler and has been for a long time. You can thank a family history of alcoholism for turning him off to the idea.

BIDEN WAS DRUNK HURR DURR: Yet another meme that can't die soon enough.

Biff October 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

To be fair, everyone thought dumbya didn't drink, too.

CommieLibunatic October 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

And yet, everyone voted for him because "they'd like to have a beer with him."

All my confusions. ALL of them.

PurgedVoter October 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Without Dr. Ablow,, whose name should always be pronounced as if coughing, we would not know about the insidious evil dwelling in the hearts of women buying knockoffs, http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/05/are-wom

sayprettyplease October 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

So what the good doctor is saying is that Ryan lost the debate to a man who has dementia…
Pffffttttttt

PugglesRule October 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Ablow. Keith Ablow. Maybe a(good)blow to the head would fix his brain.

LibrarianX October 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Dr. Ablow – in your expert opinion, does Willard Romney run on blood or anti-freeze?

YouFail4eva October 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Money?

Biff October 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

If the debate can be analogized as a boxing match, I guess that would make "Dr." Ablow ryan's cut man in the corner. Which makes as much sense as him being an actual "Dr."

bobbert October 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The thing is, (a)Blow is actually an MD (Johns Hopkins, go figure), and apparently still a practicing psychiatrist when he's not running his mouth on the air. It seems to me that proposing a specific diagnosis of mental disorder, not based on personal consultation, should be a major ethics violation.

I wonder is whatever board he's certified by will say anything about this.

cheeseholm October 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I love how the panel's "evidence" of mental illness would pretty much disqualify every anchorperson, show lead, and producer on the Fox network.

Slim_Pickins October 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Bedlam calling the world crazy.

glamourdammerung October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

This is the same clown that felt Gingrich's multiple affairs made him particularly fit for the presidency because he could scam women into having affairs with him and then marrying him.

Seriously.

glamourdammerung October 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Also, extra points for Fox trying so hard to push the "drunken Irish troublemaker" stereotype.

JustPixelz October 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

If Dr. Ablow wants to diagnose someone, a doctor-patient relationship is established. And medical confidentiality rules should apply.

Wile E. Quixote October 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I guess that Dr. Keith Ablow is unaware of section 7.3 of the American Psychiatric Association's ethics principles, the so called "Goldwater Rule" which states:

On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.

This rule was instituted after Fact magazine wrote an article speculating that Barry Goldwater was too insane to be president. It was a sleazy media hit job, oh wait, Fox News, IOKIYAR, never mind.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fact_(magazine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldwater_rule

Baba_NinjaCat12 October 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

He shaves his head, soon will wear dark rimmed glasses and he becomes Dr. Wong Burger which he surrounds by dicks at Fox News.

ttommyunger October 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

"I'm actually a Doctor, but I play a cynical racist political hack and shill for Faux Noose on the teevee."

PsycWench October 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

They looked pretty horrified at first but I'm sure they were grateful eventually.

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