Bill Holter’s Commentary
Snopes Admits Blasey Ford Can’t Call Herself A Psychologist If She’s Not Licensed
October 2, 2018
The Left is so frightened about Christine Blasey Ford’s credibility, they let poor Snopes humiliate itself again.
After an exclusive report on DANGEROUS was published Friday calling into question whether the most bizarre person in public life, Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, could legally use the word “psychologist” in her title when presenting herself publicly, the “fact checking” website Snopes has doubled down in its defense of Ford and further exposed its remarkably bold leftwing bias.
Yet, even after Snopes deemed the DANGEROUS story to be “False,” the leftwing site admitted it could also not verify that Ford had a license in psychology. Snopes wrote, “the title ‘psychologist’ is indeed protected, meaning that it is against the law to falsely represent oneself as a psychologist without proper certification.” According to public records, Ford does not have a license in psychology.
Snopes then went on to selectively look at sections of California’s Business and Professional code in order to manufacture a label of “false” on the DANGEROUS report. The original DANGEROUS article, written by Chadwick Moore and published Sept. 28, took a much more expansive look at the law than Snopes did. The original article details how Ford may have perjured herself in the first sentence she uttered during her testimony last Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under questioning, Ford identified herself as a “research psychologist”, in violation of California’s Business and Professional Code, as it pertains to who may, and who may not, refer to themselves as a “psychologist” and under what circumstances. The law states that while Ford may use the title “research psychologist” within her place of employment, she may under no circumstances use that word anywhere in her title or job description when she holds herself out to the public, unless she is licensed. The law is clearly intended not only as a measure of consumer protection, but also to preserve the integrity of the Board, its members, and the reputation of licensed psychologists. It appears under the law the way Ford identified herself publicly was the equivalent of someone who isn’t a doctor saying, “My name is John Doe, I’m a professor of medicine and a research physician.” It appears the appropriate way for Ford to have identified herself would have been as “a researcher at the Stanford School of Medicine.”