I know, lot of diaries today, but I don't get much of a chance to do them and this is too priceless not to note. For some reason, some conservatives are not liking the World Cup much. (Why, too much brown people support? Too European?) I thought Ann Coulter's ridiculous column saying soccer represents the U.S.'s "moral decay" was ridiculous (and a pathetic attempt by the ever-more pathetic Coulter to get the attention she needs like a vampire needs blood), but trust me, this is more ridiculous.
What do I mean? This from Fox News's "Outnumbered" today:
"I'm suspect," Dr. Keith Ablow said Thursday on "Outnumbered" as the US men's national team faced off against Germany. "I am suspect because, here's the thing. Why, at a time when there are so many national and international issues of such prominence -- I'm a little suspicious of yet another bread-and-circus routine. Let's roll out the marijuana, pull back the laws, and get people even more crazy about yet another entertainment event."Yes, you heard right. Apparently, the World Cup is all an elaborate plot by Obama to distract from the world's problems.
If you think that's ridiculous, well, you're not alone, as this proved too much for even Ablow's fellow panelists:
Ablow's four female co-hosts weren't buying it, interrupting him with protests of "what?" and "what's wrong with you?"But according to Ablow, games are insidious, evil things as well!
"This is a way to distract people," Ablow continued. "This is like Rome. I can see why Obama would love the World Cup --"
"What are you talking about?" interjected Kimberly Guilfoyle, who said her son plays soccer. "This is encouraging for kids to get out and play sports, and you can play soccer from a young age."
Ablow continued to insist he found it odd that "people are playing games more than ever" when there are other pressing issues to pay attention to. He didn't enumerate what those issues may be.I'm going to guess its not global warming or the income gap or any real, serious issues. No, it's likely those issues would be "IRS" or "Benghazi." So STFU, "Doc."
That also won him no further friends among his fellow panelists, who at least seem to be based somewhat in reality concerning the World Cup:
"Gosh, I'm gonna have to disagree with the doctor here," Harris Faulkner chimed in. "They set these scheules years ago. It's not like they lined it up with the current events of the world, so no way is that the case."Unless the World Cup schedules are secretly residents of Gallifrey, I would say yes.
Ablow, a longtime Fox News "medical expert," has a history of saying asnine things, like saying transgendered people don't need protection becasue they don't exist, declaring Obama doesn't have "Americanism" in his soul, and obsessing over Bowie Bergdahl's ballet dancing. But this is ridiculous even by his standards.
Oh and he also had this to say about Hillary Clinton:
Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers, however, took issue with pundits who criticized the former first lady because her husband had defended her during a recent book tour.What. An. Asshole.
“I think that’s unfair though,” Powers said. “It is her husband, he’s in the public life. And somebody is naturally going to ask him. What is he supposed to say?”
“She wouldn’t be in the public life if it weren’t for her husband,” Ablow shrugged.
“You don’t know that,” Powers shot back.
“I do,” Ablow stated. “I don’t think she would have been elected to anything, I don’t think she would have been appointed to anything. Because her entire reputation as a national figure came from living in the White House and sleeping with the president.”
I think our very own Hunter put it best:
Oh look, guy I have pegged as Fox News regular most likely to someday be arrested after the shallow graves of multiple people are discovered under his house, Dr. Keith Ablow, is back and has things to say.Wouldn't surprise me. Even when conservatives blame Obama for everything under the sun, he gives it the extra crazy.
And can you just let us enjoy the World Cup in peace?! That means you too, Ron Fournier!