Oh good, we’re at the part of the Santa Barbara shootings news cycle where we’re just throwing sh*t at a wall, and seeing what sticks. It’s one thing if you’re just some Joe Sixbenghazi tweeting at no one online, but it’s another if you’re a so-called “expert” on Fox News, MERELY SUGGESTING that Elliot Rodger did what he did because of his “homosexual impulses.”
Reality television psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig asserted to Fox News [on Justice with Judge Jeanine] that a mass shooting in California over the weekend may have been triggered because the suspect could not cope with his “homosexual impulses.”
“When I was first listening to him, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s angry with women for rejecting him,’” Ludwig recalled. “And then I started to have a different idea: Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?’ Was he angry with women because they were taking away men from him? But this is a kid who couldn’t connect, and felt enraged, and wanted to obliterate anyone that made him feel like a nothing.” (Via)
Or maybe he was just a hateful straight male? They do exist. See: most Fox News anchors.
Ludwig later declared that Roger’s could have been “angry at the men for not choosing him.”
“This was just a kid that was angry in general. He probably felt rejected, he couldn’t connect, he couldn’t feel loved, he couldn’t feel successful. Maybe he couldn’t even feel like a real man.” (Via)
“My professional opinion is that Elliot’s favorite show was Two and a Half Men, because he could so strongly relate to the Half Man. Oh yeah, and he’s probably Muslim” — Dr. Robi Ludwig. Also:
While Dr. Ludwig is a psychologist and not a psychiatrist, the American Psychiatric Association mandates members may not violate the Goldwater Rule:
On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement. (Via)
I expected better from you, Justice with Judge Jeanine!