NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Dr. Keith Ablow, television commentator and best-selling author in response to biased national wire stories:
"As a psychiatrist, news commentator, and medical professional, my analysis is accurate. I stand by what I have said. Psychiatrists are uniquely situated to comment on political figures, and the interface of politics and psychology is improved by psychological analysis.
The CIA, FBI and law enforcement authorities worldwide employ psychiatrists to profile world leaders. Bestselling books have been written by mental health professionals profiling world leaders. Media reports indicate that the 2012 President Obama campaign hired a team of behavioral scientists, including psychologists, to work on his campaign – for which they signed non-disclosure agreements.
While some may be offended by my commentary, it is, nevertheless entirely accurate.
President Obama provided the data for my commentary through his statements and actions.
As a medical professional it is readily apparent that a President who tours the world apologizing for America, who was part of a church in which the pastor preached "God damn America!" and who admonished American entrepreneurs that they did not build their own businesses is a President who has issues with the nation of which he is President. The use of selected and edited comments of mine to attempt to "shoot the messenger" is an unfair attempt to impair my credibility.
I am apparently joined by my nemesis Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman in rejecting the APA position that psychiatrists ought not comment on public figures. Lieberman condemned me as a "narcissistic self-promoter," yet he has never interviewed me. From where does this analysis come?
My commentary is accurate, and I will continue to speak truth to power."
SOURCE Dr. Keith Ablow