As NewsBusters previously reported, Bill Maher last Friday disgracefully attacked Bristol Palin saying, "The s--t doesn't fall far from the bat."
On Wednesday's "Fox & Friends," noted psychiatrist Keith Ablow analyzed the behavior of HBO's "Real Time" host concluding that the comedian has a deep-seated hatred of women and absolutely no regard for life (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BRIAN KILMEADE, HOST: TV host and comedian Bill Maher on the attack once again. This time attacking Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol on the release of her new book.
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BILL MAHER: Bristol claims that the night she lost her virginity, she had accidentally gotten drunk on wine coolers that she didn't know contained alcohol and then -- and then blacked out and didn't remember a thing. Oh, the Palins. I'll tell you the s--t doesn't fall far from the bat. Bristol, just admit it, you were horny, and while we're at it, stop claiming that you were on birth control pills that didn't work when you got pregnant. Here's a tip, hon - they're not birth control pills if they're shaped like Fred Flintstone.
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KILMEADE: All right. Are these attacks called for? What would prompt him to speak that way about a young woman and not about other people? Let’s ask Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and Fox News contributor joining us right now from Boston with his reaction. You heard what you could that we couldn't -- that we didn't have to bleep out. What's your take? Just a comedian going off trying to get laughs?
DOCTOR KEITH ABLOW: No. Look, this guy needs his head examined so it's good that you called me in. Bottom line is here's a guy you have to understand, her book’s called “Not Afraid of Life.” Here's a guy who never saw a life that he didn't question. For euthanasia. For the death penalty. For abortion. This is somebody who is not affiliated with life at all. No children. So you have to look at him and say you know what? Why is he so hostile toward women? He has a deep-seated, it seems, hatred to some extent, of women. Frequents the Playboy mansion. All the girls that he dates, the women he dates, they have to be supermodels. And the bottom line is you really got to wonder is he projecting on to her?
KILMEADE: I mean, but the thing that gets me is not so much the attack, it's the hatred that's behind it. I mean, it almost bleeds out of his eyes and ears.
KILMEADE: And that's what I'm getting. Also, you factor in his movie, the documentary “Religulous” where he's anti-religion as well.
ABLOW: Anti-religion. Don't forget, he said that suicide bombers at 9/11 were more heroic than American servicemen. This is someone very closely affiliated with not loving the birth, not having regard for life and therefore, I would say, having it in for women. He says elsewhere in the tape that basically the way that people are born is that babies drop out of them. He's very much divorced from the beauty of the birth experience. He doesn't say, “Bristol, admit it, you had feelings for this young man.” No, you were horny. See, he wants to think women are sluts. That's his view of the world. Interestingly, his mother who happened to have been Jewish, denied her religion until his teen years. So you wonder what kind of ascendance was in operation in that family. Was the male so far above the female that he's internalized this?
KILMEADE: Right, and what does it say about society that this guy is still on the air and gets paid a ton of money to act like this?
ABLOW: Has it in for women, doesn't like the notion of birth, embraces death, likes suicide bombers. Very simple.
KILMEADE: All right. And doctor, we should charge him for this, because you just gave him a quick diagnosis. Now it's up to him to get treatment.
ABLOW: I sent a bill because this could have taken six months.
KILMEADE: Making a lot of money because HBO is a pay service. Dr, Keith, thanks so much for joining us from Boston. See you soon.
This certainly explains the constant attacks on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota).
Yet, the bigger picture is indeed what it says about our society that he has a nationally televised program on a premium cable network that people have to pay for.
Heaven help us.