Apparently Alan Dershowitz got insulted when he claimed he had a perfect sex life, and forensic psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee thought it verged on delusion like his buddy, IMPOTUS*. Darn those tweets and darn that tendency to lawfare.
This may have seemed like symmetric media messaging because Dershowitz and Trump were sharing similar public statements about perfection, and everyone was keeping their underpants on (for the gnomes).
Alan Dershowitz has now taken his grievance to the deans of Yale Law School and Yale School of Medicine. Fortunately, I am less afraid of power than I am of truth. I have considered the costs; if he expects me to cower and to compromise, I will not.— Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) January 11, 2020
He’s now trying to trash that psychiatrist a la Bret Stephens and David Karpf by attacking her through her employer, even though she’s never referred to some of his more salacious revelations. It’s just more duty to warn.
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump is a 2017 book edited by Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist, containing essays from 27 psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.
Donald Trump supporter Alan Dershowitz may have a “shared psychosis” with the president, a forensic psychiatrist noted on Thursday.
Dr. Bandy Lee offered her analysis after former White House ethics chief Richard Painter posted a link to an interview with Dershowitz where he claimed he had a “perfect, perfect sex life.”
Painter likened it to President Donald Trump claiming his phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “perfect.”x
The dust-up started on Jan. 2nd, when University of Minnesota Law Professor Richard Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer in George W. Bush administration, noted that Dershowitz was using the exact same language that Trump has employed in his impeachment defense.
Ã¢ÂÂ Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) January 11, 2020
“Alan Dershowitz’s employing the odd use of ‘perfect’—not even a synonym—might be dismissed as ordinary influence in most contexts. However, given the severity and spread of ‘shared psychosis’ among just about all of Donald Trump’s followers, a different scenario is more likely,” she noted.
“Which scenario? That he has wholly taken on Trump’s symptoms by contagion,” she explained.
“There is even proof: his bravado toward his opponent with a question about his own sex life—in a way that is irrelevant to the actual lawsuit—shows the same grandiosity and delusional-level impunity,” Lee noted.
“Also identical is the level of lack of empathy, of remorse, and of consideration of consequences (until some accountability comes from the outside—at which time he is likely to lash out equally),” she added.x
Which scenario? That he has wholly taken on TrumpÃ¢ÂÂs symptoms by contagion. There is even proof: his bravado toward his opponent with a question about his own sex lifeÃ¢ÂÂin a way that is irrelevant to the actual lawsuitÃ¢ÂÂshows the same grandiosity and delusional-level impunity.
Ã¢ÂÂ Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv (@BandyXLee1) January 3, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ S-bart (@shitebart) January 10, 2020