Keith Ablow (Credit: Fox News)

WATCH: Fox News contributor praises new child-labor app -- "At fourteen, my son is going to work"

He admitted that he was on the app's board of directors, but it didn't stop Fox from letting him discuss it anyway


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 29, 2016 6:17PM (UTC)

Fox News' Medical A-Team correspondent Keith Ablow appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to tout a new iPhone application he's personally invested in -- no conflict of interest there, none at all -- which he believes will end the rampant entitlement of modern youths.

He unwittingly confessed to having raised an entitled child, so his expertise on how not to do so isn't necessarily to be trusted, but he assured co-host Brian Kilmeade that his new "ourly.help" app will transform entitled youths into efficient wage slaves.

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"My son Cole is fourteen," Ablow said, "and I said, 'Look, I'll put some chores on ourly,' and what happened? Number one, Cole's telling me, 'Dad, I got to get home, I have to put teak oil on the deck furniture, you said $10.'"

"I thought, 'Wait, we're out at a restaurant, and he has to get home to do chores -- that's a big deal,'" Ablow said, apparently unaware that not all families have patio furniture that requires the regular application of teak oil to maintain.

He further praised the child-labor app for forcing every child compelled to use it to tithe 20 percent of their earnings to charity -- and his son, Cole, conveniently chose one of Fox News' favorites, Wounded Warriors, the scandal-ridden charity which has been accused of spending as much to cover up its uncouth activities as it did on the activities themselves.

Ablow further praised the app because it means that "at 14 years old, my son Cole, he's going to work." Because nothing says "good childhood" like an early entry into the corporate mentality.

Watch the entire segment below via Fox News.


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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