Thursday, October 26, 2006

Low Blow...

Here are a couple of paragraphs from a news story that really upset me...

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh refused to apologize for accusing Mr. Fox of "acting" out severe Parkinson's symptoms during a 30-second television ad endorsing Claire McCaskill, the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator and a strong advocate of publicly funded stem-cell research.

The spot, which first aired statewide during the World Series opener, shows Mr. Fox shaken by uncontrollable body tremors as he asks viewers to elect Ms. McCaskill in the Nov. 7 mid-term elections.

She "shares my hopes for cures," he says, adding the incumbent, Republican Jim Talent, opposes a ballot measure that would protect stem-cell research in Missouri's constitution.

The response from Mr. Limbaugh, whose radio show reaches 10 million listeners, was withering and accusatory. "He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's clearly an act," he said on his program. "This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he is acting. He is an actor, after all."


Come on... whatever your beliefs are on stem-cell research, is it really necessary to make personal blows like that? Yes, Michael J. Fox has parkinson's disease. And if he wants to go off his medication to show the true effects of the disease, that is admirable in my book.

Hey, Limbaugh... where were you when Christopher Reeve was advocating stem-cell research? Why weren't you screaming... "he's just acting... he doesn't have a spinal cord injury."

Perhaps you need to get back on your medication... you fat jerk!


At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay WOW! Way to put your thoughts out there sista!

I heard Laura Ingram talking about this yesterday. Seems like they think that it was trickery to get attention towards the canidate. Well, yes. This is what politics is all about. The shock factor.

Does Fox say in the commercial that he has stopped taking his meds in order to show how his diseas really effects him?

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

another reason why I hate and don't listen to Rush.

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh is just jealous because he isn't supposed to do any more drugs!!

At 10:50 PM, Blogger SongBird said...

You go girl!! I totally agree. What a jerk!

At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, I read this story.

Just ANOTHER reason to hate that douche bag. He makes it so easy.



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