OK, I’m hot under the collar now. I just received an email that some psychologist on Fox News had attacked someone by calling him adopted. Nah, I thought, this is not possible. Not in this day and age. Yes, some people might think it, but no one is going to actually say it live on national TV. But oh, how wrong I was.
Dr. Keith Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist, when discussing the politics of someone named David Brock , who has something to do with an organization called Media Matters, actually said on live TV:
This is an adopted boy who needs to plumb the depths of his psyche. He was adopted. Many adopted children are tremendously well-adjusted, but for some reason, this man feels he’s unloved and unlovable, shunted to the side, and that’s the antidote he feels: unlimited power.
I imagine right about now, you are thinking that I’m wrong. That I absolutely must be mistaken because no news organization would stoop that low. So, listen for yourself.
What? What?? WHAT?!? I had no idea who David Brock or Media Matters were, but could guess that they are liberal if Fox News is disagreeing with them. But that’s beside the point. I don’t give a rat’s behind about why someone would say such a thing, or even if they are right and he is wrong. I care that an entire group of people are being defamed. Why would anyone in their right mind use the adoptive status of someone in a public attack? Being adopted does not make someone liberal or conservative or right or wrong. This type of attack is hurtful and wrong. It is spreading biased prejudices around. It is disgusting.
P.S. My Google-fu resulted in the following about Media Matters taken from their website. Normally I steer clear of anything political, but I’m just ticked off enough to give this some publicity.
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.
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