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By Nicholas Fondacaro, LifeNews, Aug. 26, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Crazy might be the best term for describing the first segment of CNN’s so-called Reliable Sources on Sunday. Media janitor Brian Stelter invited on two far-left psychiatrists to debate how the media should cover President Trump alleged mental illness. While one was busy advocating to throw out professional ethics, the other one was declaring Trump had been worse than some of the last century’s most evil people.
Dr. Allen Frances was there to counter the argument that the media should tap psychiatrists to get medical opinions about the President’s mental health. “Well, I think that medicalizing politics has three very dire consequences. The first is that it stigmatizes the mentally ill. I’ve known thousands of patients, almost all of them have been well-behaved, well-mannered good people. Trump is none of these,” he pressed.
From there Dr. Frances became more unhinged as he wildly lashed out at the President, the “crazy” public for electing him, and suggested Trump was worse than some of mankind’s most heinous killers (click “expand”):
The second issue is that calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist. Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were. He needs to be contained but he needs to be contained by attacking his policies, not his person. ….
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