Friday, June 01, 2007

Too crazy even for Fox

Canada's version of Anne Coulter, adorable serial stalker Rachel Marsden was fired and escorted out of the Fox News headquarters by the Fox security guards Bill O'Reilly keeps threatening people with.

She was too nuts for Fox News. Contemplate that thought and be awed.

UPDATE: In Ms Marsden's own words:
"Much has been made of my being escorted by FOX security to gather my belongings from the Red Eye office. As it was explained to me, this is standard procedure whenever someone leaves a show, regardless of their reason for leaving. I did so calmly, cordially and professionally, just as I have always -- without exception -- conducted myself in my career."
Where to start...?

3 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

Chiff, I have watched Rachel for a while, and I think that she has a serious mental illness, so your crazy comment is not too far off.

In fact, having worked in the mental health field for a long time, and particularly people with serious mental illness, I think she displays behaviours associated with bipolar disorder.

I do so hope that someones who cares about her encourages to seek help.

Cliff said...

I hesitate to diagnose from a distance, but with the volatile Ms Marsden it's almost unavoidable at this point.

Apropos of nothing but am I seeing things or are their a lot more public and quasi public people spectacularly flaming out lately? There's always been self destructive celebrities, but lately it seems like it's the last act of Frances for somebody new every week.

janfromthebruce said...

I normally would not make such a public perception about anyone, but due to her "past history" I couldn't let it go by.

Doing more arm chair mental health assessment, I actually would put her behaviour in the personality disorder category. I was being generous when I said bipolar.

Um, borderline and narsistic personality disorders come to mind.

Personality disorder - General diagnostic criteria
Diagnosis of a personality disorder, must satisfy these following general criteria, in addition to the specific criteria listed under the specific personality disorder under consideration.

A. Experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture. This pattern is manifested in two (or more) of the following areas:

cognition (perception and interpretation of self, others and events)
affect (the range, intensity, lability, and appropriateness of emotional response)
interpersonal functioning
impulse control

go to wiki page for characteristics of these two - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_disorder

Cheers
RSW,MSW, 3 years doctoral education

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