NEW YORK – On the June 26 episode of Fox News’ Outnumbered, Keith Ablow questioned whether or not the FIFA World Cup was specifically designed and scheduled to distract people from the troubles of President Obama.
“I’m suspect. I am suspect,” said Albow. “Because, here’s the thing. Why, at a time when there’s so many national issues and international issues of such prominence- I’m a little suspicious of yet another Bread and Circus routine. Let’s roll out the marijuana, pull back the laws and get people even more crazy about yet another entertainment event.”
“What’s wrong with that?” asked host Kirsten Powers. The four female hosts seemed stunned as Albow attributed the timing of the worldwide sporting event years in the planning to current events.
“I think it’s to distract people,” continued Albow. “This is like Rome. I can see why Obama would love-”
“What are you talking about?” interrupted one of the hosts.
After discussion turned to the benefits of soccer such as getting kids outdoors and playing at a young age, Albow returned to his theory.
“I think that’s fine,” he said, referring to children playing soccer. “But I think it’s interesting that at a time when there’s so much to pay attention to of such great importance, people are playing games more than ever.”
To which host Harris Faulkner replied, “They set these schedules years ago. It’s not like they lined it up with current events of the world.”
Albow shrugged in response.