Right on Cue: Fox News Analyst Keith Ablow Blames McKinney Pool Party Incident on… Obama
On Wednesday, Fox News analyst Keith Ablow said that the McKinney pool party incident was the result of teens’ changing views on police which he blamed, at least partially, on President Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A day after Cpl. David Eric Casebolt resigned from the McKinney police department, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that she sees a “new psychological shift” that is “occurring in terms of how teens or people in the streets are reacting to police.”
Ablow agreed, asserting that “some leaders in America have fractured the trust that Americans place properly – or placed properly – in authority, in police officers. You know, when I was a kid growing up, if a police officer showed up, you were quiet, you answered questions.”
“Not so now,” Ablow claimed. “Things have shifted, and that’s a shift encouraged by some leaders. I don’t think our president or our former attorney general did anything to help people out when they seemed to side with folks other than the police or, for that matter, the mayor of New York.”
“These messages are very powerful,” Ablow added. “And they’re heard by young people who may think of it as a cause celebre to sort of resist police officers.”