Keith Ablow (Credit: Fox News)

Conspiracy-mongering Fox News "expert" Keith Ablow: If someone at a party named "Syed" leaves early, "call the cops"

"Why would the president want to disarm us when we're under assault by radical Islam?" he asked


Scott Eric Kaufman
December 3, 2015 9:51PM (UTC)

Fox News Medical A-Team member Keith Ablow not only did his part to further the Fox News gospel that Wednesday's mass-shooting in San Bernardino, California was a terrorist attack, he went above and beyond the call of duty, suggesting that President Barack Obama is plotting an Islamic overthrow of the United States, and that no one named "Syed" can be trusted.

"The president wants to talk about gun control while America is bleeding," Ablow said. "The bottom line is we’ve got to think about that too. Why would the president want to disarm us when we're under assault by radical Islam? That's interesting. Why?"

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But conspiratorial speculation about why the president addressed gun control in the wake of yet another mass shooting -- it was only a month ago, after all, that Obama said that "as I said just a few months ago, and as I said a few months before that, and as I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough" -- wasn't the only item on Ablow's menu, not with an entire culture available to be debased.

"Listen," he said, "if somebody named 'Syed' leaves your party and people ask, 'Why is Syed leaving?' You know what? Call the cops." If such action seems extreme, don't worry, because "as a journalist" it's obvious to Ablow that someone named "Syed" would only leave a party if he had been mortally offended by white Christian culture.

"Maybe Syed said, ‘Why aren’t we celebrating my holidays?'" he authoritatively speculated. "Maybe somebody said something that he considered off color about his faith and he decided, 'Now it’s go-time.'"

"That’s the point at which we’re at in this country," Ablow concluded. "I’m sorry to say it, but we’re there, and to do otherwise would be [to give into] the psychological force of denial." Because if it "looks like a duck [and] acts like a duck, we have to get ourselves out of denial -- it’s a duck." And even if it turns out not to be, no doubt Fox News will continue to insist it was anyway.

Watch the entire interview below via Fox News.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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